Friday's Top Ten

Since I took a short break and have since been busy catching up on everything I let slide during April, I haven't settled back into a routine. So...

The top ten things this list is not about this week:

10. Anything to do with writing

  9. Or blogging

  8. Anything to do with Facebook

  7. Or Twitter

  6. Or Goodreads

  5. Anything to do with organization

  4. Or schedules

  3. Anything about Firefighters

  2. Or Coasties

And the #1 thing this list isn't about this week:

  1. Anything remotely constructive or meaningful

Happy Weekend!


Sometimes those are the best, Carol!
Nothing better than a list of things you DON'T have to do.
Great post Carol.

michelle said…
I love your "constructively meaningless" post!
We need these kinds of posts sometimes, to keep sane.

Writer In Transit
LD Masterson said…
Hmmm. Can't talk about writing or reading. Then I guess I can't mention what I got in the mail from Amazon a couple days ago. :-)
VR Barkowski said…
No routine? Sounds like a well-deserved post blog-break recovery week to me. Have a great weekend, Carol!

VR Barkowski
Teresa Coltrin said…
Love your list. Number one especially speaks to me. :)
Julie Luek said…
Glad to know you took a week off from the crazies. Enjoy!
L.G. Smith said…
Yeah, takes awhile to get back into the routine. Although, letting things slide has its appeal. :D

Have a great weekend, Carol.
Summer Ross said…
LOL. Thanks for the smile!
L. Diane Wolfe said…
I'm going to have a day like that tomorrow and I can't wait!
Laura Eno said…
That sounds like a happy list. :)
Have a great weekend!
Linda Kage said…
It's these meaningless lists and blogs that are the funnest to read!!
Mark Means said…
Sounds like a great 'non-list', so get out there and enjoy yourself! :)
Lexa Cain said…
That sounds so peaceful and pleasant. I have to stop worrying about so many things and just do what I want to do for a change. You've inspired me! :-D
Carol Kilgore said…
Alex, Delores, Yvonne, Michelle - I may have found my brain on vacation, but it's not operating at capacity yet. It was very tired. This was all it could produce :)

LD - You can talk after you finish :)

VR - I'm having to recover from recovery :)

Teresa - Sometimes I just need to do nothing.

Julie - I needed it bad!
Linda G. said…
You deserve your break! Happy Weekend to you, too. :)
Jennifer Shirk said…
It takes me a while to get settled back into routine too!
Carol Kilgore said…
Luanne - I was so behind on everything. I've been working hard to catch up.

Summer - My pleasure!

Diane - Good for you!

Laura - I plan to :)

Linda K - I'm glad...I have a lot of them LOL :)

Mark - Too funny! Here's to a happy weekend for all!

Lexa - I was drowning. I'm trying to reclaim my life.

Murees DupĂ© said…
Enjoy, not having to do these things. I am sure you can do with a break and if you get worried, there is always next week to sort everything out...or the week after that...
I can definitely relate to this list!

Totally meaningless. Thoroughly enjoyable ... as always!
Johanna Garth said…
LOL, your lists are a Friday favorite of mine.
Carol Kilgore said…
Linda G - I know we've all been at that point.

Jennifer - Good to know I'm not the only one!

Murees - I hope to clear out all my backlog next week and be ready to move forward after Memorial Day.

Julie, Wendy, Johanna - Sometimes it's just really nice not to have to think!
M Pax said…
Some time off from the social media sounds really nice.
Helena said…
Hey, sometimes you just need a break from it all! And getting off a computer and going outside sounds wonderful. I bet your dogs appreciated your freedom.
CATachresis said…
Nice to have a non top ten!! have a great weekend :)
Shelley Munro said…
I think a lot of us should step away from the computer. :)
Michael Di Gesu said…
This WORKS FOR ME..... Have an AWESOME WEEKEND, Carol!
That sounds a perfect top ten. For many more days than Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.
Jo-Anne Meadows said…
I agree with your list
Hi Carol,

So what's it to be?

Taking a break? Or catching up?

Both are important.

DWei said…
My last post wasn't all that constructive or meaningful either. :P
mshatch said…
I think we all need a break from everything we 'have' to do or are 'supposed' to do. I know I wouldn't mind one - preferably somewhere like your header pic :)
J.L. Campbell said…
Hoping you're well rested to jump back into the writing fray.
Carol Kilgore said…
Mary - I took a whole week off, and then was sporadic this week. Maybe next week I'll be a little more present. It was very nice :)

Helena - The dogs are lazy bums LOL! We've all had a great time :)

CATachresis - Like a kitty basking in the sunshine :)

Shelley - I plan to do so more often.

Michael - Thanks! You, too :)
Carol Kilgore said…
EC and Jo-Anne - Sometimes I just need a little bit more break than I think I do :)

Maria - First vacation, now I'm playing catch up...for two months worth of paper and chores. Hope to finish this week and be back in business by the following one.

DWei - Sometimes it's like that for all of us :)

mshatch - I agree! That's Galveston. I could be there by five o'clock :)

Joy - Almost :)

Jan Newman said…
Constructive and meaningful are overrated. ;) Gils just gotta have fun sometimes.
Stephen Tremp said…
I've found the happiest weekend are those I'm away from writing and social networking!

And yet here I am blogging. Time to just walk away.
Medeia Sharif said…
I can't wait for summer so I can have days like these.
Carol Kilgore said…
Jan - Love Cyndi Lauper!

Stephen - Bare Minimum Blogging and Social Media Zone for me this weekend :)

Medeia - It's great! This summer I hope to be totally immersed in my WIP.
Old Kitty said…
Oh noes!! No firefighters?!?! Not even cute little dog firefighters!?!? Awww! *pouts*

Take care
Nas said…
Great list of top tens, Carol!
Carol Kilgore said…
Old Kitty - Oh, Noes! Youz may have withdrawal pains!

Nas - Thanks!
Sometimes you just got to relax and take a break :o)
Fe said…
Mmmmm. I'm going to go with specified days too. That way I can get on with my novel ( I think I avoided use of all those on your non-list).

Btw, I've popped over from Alex's site and your novel sounds great.
randi lee said…
Hi Carol! Stopping by to say hi :) Also to tell you that there's no set day that you'll need to "review" someone. It's a "when you can" sort of thing, so you can review your person when you have the time to do so. Thanks so much for signing up and I'll contact you soon with your person! Thanks again, R.
Carol Kilgore said…
Janet - So true.

Fe - Good for you! Thanks for stopping by.

Randi Lee - Cool. I'll watch for it.