Saturday, February 7, 2009

This Week's Top Ten Observations

I can't seem to get organized enough to post something every day anymore so I thought if I could post once a week about something, I would at least be able to stay in touch. I haven't even been visiting blogs because I don't feel like a "real blogger" anymore! And while it feels like I don't have enough time these days to do blogging justice, I'm just not ready to give it up so I'll try this Top 10 Weekly Observations approach for a bit and see if it helps to "keep me involved" in our little world of cyberspace.

This week, I've observed the following 10 totally random things:

10. Coffee tastes better if you drink it out of your "favorite" cup.

9. I don't like it when my family is separated. Life feels better when we're all together.

8. Shoe shopping is just plain FUN.

7. I'm better at getting housework done if I have the I-pod blaring.

6. In general, democrats are all for abortion, calling it a "woman's right", but most will protest loudly and proudly against the death penalty, calling it murder.

5. In general, republicans are anti-abortion, calling it murder, but most are willing to pull the switch or push the plunger to put a convicted murderer to death, calling it justice.

4. Balancing my checkbook, no matter how much damage I've done to it with my shoe shopping obsession, calms me.

3. Judging by the headlines on many so-called "news" webpages, the world loves drama, the darker the better. Stories aren't reported anymore, they are sensationalized. And the public just eats it up.

2. I am a procrastinator. A really, really good one.

and lastly...

1. Reflection on the past can be a good thing. Too much reflection, however, isn't.


  1. Hi Kari
    I never could do a post everyday...not even in my wildest dreams. Things keep popping into my head, but only 2 or 3 times a week!

    Loved your top 10 observations. I also like the concept of posting top 10 observations.

  2. Now those were interesting observations. Glad that you included the words "in general" for numbers 5 and 6. Actually, the only ones I feel like hurting these days are those who are still in la-la land.

    If you are resorting to once a week blogging, you may have moved on and have found yourself a spot in real life. I hear that can be quite good for one's emotional health.

    Take care, Kari. See you next week!

  3. Nooooo! Don't leave us, Kari!!!!
    Just blog when you can, ok? And go check out the video I posted today. Amazing!

  4. I'm with Mary - don't stop blogging! You know I love reading your posts - especially your rants!

    Doing a weekly Top 10 Observations is neat.

  5. I've missed you! And I was excited to see you posted. I am NOT excited though to see you're pulling away from blogging! That is un-acceptable girlfriend! Get your skinny behind back in the chair and return to blogging. NOW!

    Seriously, I've missed you and your visits too.


  6. reflection is good and I wish balancing my check book calmed me but can i show you my shoe collection?

  7. Listen to me girl!!

    I don't care if you post everyday! I love it when you DO post! You are fun to read! I would rather read a post that you wrote that you liked than one you just threw on there because you "had to post." I love your writing!!

    Can I go shoe shopping with you?

  8. Not a real blogger? Come on - you are one of the best. If a person got booted out of blogland for not posting every day I would have been gone a LONG time ago! Your posts are always great!

  9. We are posting everyday in February. :-0
    By the end of the month I am going to be showing off the contents of my underware drawer!

  10. Interesting top 10...but, hey..looking at the Christmas photo makes me aware of one thing. Stand us side by side and you could be my sister from another mother! Lovin' your hair, sistah!!

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  12. Well...I'm a re-run here, but Happy Valentine's Day to you & Randey!!


  13. I know what you mean...I've been in hibernation for two weeks...loved this one...well thought out.
    Aunt Sandi

  14. Okay just had to drop back in and say Doggone if you aren't the prettiest Granny I've seen in a long while!
    Aunt Sandi

  15. Hey girl,
    Where are you? Been looking for you on facebook and here. I'm your stalker. LOL No really, I hope everything is well and you are just super busy right now, I know how that is because I always seem to running in all directions! Oh and I've been catching up with Burn Notice(watched three of them yesterday). I have come to the conclusion there is nothing better on TV right now.

  16. Kari, Don't check out just which technologically impaired little old me just figured out how to publish a photo with my post! Please check out my pro-life post when you get a chance!

  17. Ahem... No new observations yet?

    Miss seeing you!

  18. Hi Kari,
    I can so relate! I have been so busy lately and haven't posted on my blog like I'd really like to - not just classes and photos but stories! Have thought about closing it down because of the lack of time but I do enjoy it when I have the time so for now I'm gonna try and keep it going.
    Can so relate to your #2 - I'm such a procrastinator!!
    I have been visiting my favorite bloggers today have gotten down to "J's" on my list and I've been on the computer for over 2 hours!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!!

  19. When you have time, please come read a story I posted about my husband and keep him in your prayers.

  20. hey kari, I am hoping you not posting means your life is full and happy and your enjoying the lightness of your new body please know you are such an inspiration to me.

  21. Great post and your number one is so true!! (really liked 5 & 6 too)

  22. Excellent observations about republicans and democrats. I hadn't thought about it like that but it makes sense.

    And sometimes it is NOT a good thing to dwell on stuff.


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