Saturday, September 17, 2011

Top 10 List - Why I was not blogging..

I had said a long good bye to my blog - since the 1st of March this year - and now it is time to return.. The past few months flew by as I told myself each day that I would get back to blogging. My reasons for not blogging were varied and many, some very valid and others, well, obviously not reasons at all, just plain old 'dog-ate-my-homework' brand excuses. In typical late night show fashion, I decided to come up with a top 10 list of all my valid reasons and my excuses and here they are:
# 10. This is the most basic excuse of all - no time to do this and many of the other items on the list will help # 10 out a whole # 10 sends out thanks to #s 9,8,7,6,5,3,2,1!
# 9. I am a working mom, right!
# 8. Maybe this should go higher on the list, but I am putting it at # 8 because I don't want to forget about it as I go up the list - e-books - seriously, are they a bane or a boon? I am not sure,  the ease of having them ready to read on my e-device(in my case, is nothing fancier than my laptop) seems like a boon..I can read while I wait for something to download or while the kids watch Arthur and want me to 'watch' with them. But having it right there - well, I end up reading while I am doing other things as well (cooking and waiting for the microwave to beep, and so on)
# 7. Regular printed books - well, these are books I put on hold at the library months ago and finally got them so I have got to read them, haven't I? And I have to read them after I am done with the things that are the other #s on my list
# 6. Getting the kids to eat - now, this is actually a valid excuse (please note I say valid excuse and not a valid reason, unlike #s 3 and 4) - there are days when I decide that what our pediatrician says is right (and he after all knows what he is saying) - the kids will eat when they are hungry, so don't worry - and I mentally listen to his words and follow them for about, 15 seconds... And then, mommy me comes to surface - and I am at their beck and call (actually at their back and keep calling out to them) - to get them to finish their meal.
# 5. The joys of online shopping! (not that I buy a lot and I was not normally a window shopper but have learnt to love window shopping online)
# 4. Another valid reason - I was away for 6 weeks in March/April this year in India with mom and dad when dad had to undergo a brain surgery (which was an almost overnight decision) when an aneurysm was discovered. The 9 hours we waited in the waiting room outside the operating theatre were among the longest hours ever and now the past six months have flown by while dad has recovered ! and is enjoying playing games on FB and resuming all his normal activities...
# 3. Before I give my top two excuses, here is one more (for me) valid reason - wanting to be involved in my  kid's school activities - so I am den leader for my son's cub scout den, am the room parent for my daughter's  class, volunteer at art docent classes at school and so on...
# 2. I have lots of other things to do. I can make up another top 10 (maybe top 20) list for this, but that can be for another post!
# 1. Excuse or reason - sheer laziness to blog.. you decide..

So now, I have finally run out of excuses, and hopefully, the laziness is on its way out too, and I am back to blogging.



  1. Valid reasons, but I'm glad you're back!

    I'm also glad to hear that your dad is recuperating. That must have been an incredibly scary time.

  2. thank you Elizabeth.. Yes, the first few days when he was recovering in the hospital were tough but I remember that the day he wanted to walk and take a few steps (just about five steps) was a wonderful day..


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