If You Want Something Done, Give It To A Busy Person

This busy person, at the moment, is not me.  Summer vacation has me firmly in its grip, and I’ve become the most slothful of sloths.  Yesterday I mustered up the little energy I had to clean the bathroom and pay the credit card bill.  On a typical day, all bets are off after my morning walk.  My husband suggested that Sex and the City might be on Netflix; this way I wouldn’t have to even get up to put the DVDs in, I could control everything from the couch.  Four o’clock in the afternoon seems like a good time to take a shower.  I have a book to finish for book club.  I stare at it a lot.  It stares back. I’ve even let more than 24 hours pass before posting a new post.

Like other stuff in my life that is meaningful and put on the back burner, there are a few blogging awards that have gone unacknowledged.  I’d like to take this time to recognize those awards and the kind bloggers who have given them to me. I am always honored when other bloggers think that my blog is worth recognition; there are many excellent blogs out there (many I wish I had thought of), and I know they don’t have to choose mine.

The  One Lovely Blog Award comes from Good Old Girl, who always fills her blog with compassion and humor.

This award requires sharing 7 facts about yourself and nominating 15 co-bloggers. Since I have been fortunate enough to have received 3 awards, I will nominate 5 each. All of the bloggers I nominate bring something different to the table and all are interesting, thoughtful, and teach us something new.

My 7 facts:

1.  The sight in my left eye is pretty bad, but the sight in my right is almost perfect.

2.  The hearing in my left ear is pretty bad (10%), but I have 65% hearing in my right.

3.  I have mild scoliosis.  Which direction does my spine veer?  Yes, to the right.

4.  This causes my right shoulder muscle (my trapezius?) to be bunched up and over-developed.  It is clearly noticeable and makes tops fit strangely.  I could see this bulge in my shadow, and this prompted my husband to call me his “little hunchback”.  He’s lucky I didn’t make him a hunchback, if you get my drift.

5.  I am right-handed.

6.  When I get a cold, my right nostril gets plugged up (this is ridiculous, I know).

7.  When I run into poles, which side of my face hits it?  The left.  I’m too busy listening to the person on my right (hence, reading their lips) to notice it’s there.  So, please, if you and I happen to be walking and talking, alert me about the pole.

My 5 nominees:



Books, Tea & Me


Gen Y Girl

Iamrahulashok nominated me for the Thanks For Writing award.  He is constantly looking at life in new and different perspectives.

Criteria for the nomination of this award:

1) Nominate 6 to 7 (or you pick the no.) bloggers, who influenced or inspired you.

2)Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they have been included and invited to participate.

3. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you.

My nominees:


Nomadic Noesis


Blurb My Enthusiasm


Lastly, truthlets & thought bits nominated me for the Illuminating blogger award. Her blog is positive and inspiring, and she delves into what it means to be human.

Share 1 Random Thing: I think I may know all of the lines to When Harry Met Sally, Bull Durham, Mermaids and Dirty Dancing.  Sally Albright, Annie Savoy, Rachel and Charlotte Flax, and Frances “Baby” Houseman were characters I looked up to growing up. I ended up most like Sally.

Nominate 5 Bloggers:

In My Opinion…

Summer Solstice Musings

Shut Up Dad

Jilanne Hoffmann

Robin Coyle

Again, thank you Good Old Girl, Iamrahulashok, and Truthletsandthoughtbits for the nominations!  They mean a lot to me and encourage me to keep writing.

20 thoughts on “If You Want Something Done, Give It To A Busy Person

    1. I’m set up to review, but this is the only comment I see from you on this post. I read your response to my comment on your post (see, there’s no incentive for me to take up running!). WP sometimes “eats” my comments as I write them. It’s very annoying.

      1. One trick I learned in taming the WP beast is to comment from the notifications page rather than the orange box drop-down panel. That’s normally where my comments get eaten. Thanks for going through the trouble! : (

  1. Ok, take two! I said something about how my husband owns all the Seinfeld DVDs, yet still TiVos every rerun. I used to give him a bunch of crap about it until I did something similar. Now I’m asking myself what I did so I can tell you, but I can’t seem to remember. Perhaps I should start giving him crap again. Then again, my entire blog is based off a premise of laziness…

    Oh wait!!! I remember! (Good thing I had to do a comment rewrite or you would have really missed out! Ha!) I still watch Hulu on my laptop (which is always set up within arms reach of the couch) even though we now have Hulu Plus (which means I could actually watch it on the TV). I don’t watch it on the TV because I’m generally too lazy to get up off the couch and get the remote. Wow. I’m too lazy to use the remote. Definitely can’t give the husband crap.

    And now I’ve gone on entirely too long about this.

    1. You just reminded me that I have Netflix on my iPad. Woot! Woot! Yeah, I don’t think I want to be at your house when the who’s lazier discussion occurs. On second thought, it would be really funny. Of course, I will check my email on my phone, even though I have an iPad, because I don’t want to reach across the table for it. The hubs gets frustrated with me and mimics my whine. There’s a lot of crap-giving over here, too!

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