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February 12, 2012

7 Things about Me, Day 7

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 6:00 am

A week ago, I decided to accept the “Versatile Blogger Award” from Michaela and Amy.  I scribbled down some notes about what my seven “reveals” would be and started writing.


I thought I had enough to say to create a week of posts, a la Amy.  I rolled out and scheduled the first three fairly easily.  Then I hemmed and hawed and wasn’t sure of some of my subjects.  Was the one about the high school crush too much of a downer? (maybe it was; only a few commented) Was the one about the Big Bang Theory not really about me?

The subject of Saturday’s post was one that came to me fairly recently and became a real desire thanks to many of you!  I’ve enjoyed reading about and seeing pictures from so many different places these past few years through your blogs.  But what in the world was I going to write about for the seventh day?  I hemmed, I hawed once again.  I read blogs.  I looked through photo albums. I curled up on the couch and tried to think or perhaps meditate on this.  I read some more blogs.  Then I read this one of Kathy’s.  I even commented on Kathy’s post about how I was still reaching for elusive #7.  Suddenly, it dawned on me.

My final reveal about me became obvious: I am absolutely terrible about making decisions!!!  And I’m not talking about huge, life-changing decisions (well I’m horrific at those too, but luckily those don’t come along very often) but little, daily decisions.  What should I eat?  Should I go for a walk?  Do I let the children do such-and-such for such-and-such a reason? Should I write a blog about that?

I examine things from a zillion different sides and sometimes probably create sides that didn’t even exist before I started thinking about them.  I ask my poor husband a ridiculous amount of questions.  And if it is a decision about whether to buy something – watch out!  Even if it is something I’ve desired for a long time, I question my decision to purchase, even after it is done. How many of you remember my struggle with the decision to purchase a DSLR, and then deciding which one?
New toy!

And so there you have it, dear readers, 7 things you didn’t know about me ( or maybe you did).  It was an interesting week of posts.  Or maybe it wasn’t.  I don’t know, I can’t decide… 😉


  1. I enjoy all of your posts, Karen. I read them all, but I know that I don’t comment on all of them all. Perhaps I should, but sometimes I can’t think of anything interesting to say. But rest assured, I am here……… 🙂

    Comment by Bob Zeller — February 12, 2012 @ 6:38 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Bob. I don’t think any of us could possibly comment on every blog post we read – and that’s one thing I am sure of! 😉
      But really, I think we should comment on the posts that strike us in one way or another, not just comment for the heck of it.
      Glad to know you are reading. 🙂

      Comment by Karma — February 12, 2012 @ 8:57 am | Reply

  2. Tee hee. You decide. No, you decide. No, you decide. Sometimes I am terrible at making decision, too. Don’t you wish the OTHER person would decide what restaurant to visit? Other times–like in the Canon Rebel purchase–Barry said “there’s a guy in town that’s selling a Canon Rebel, do you want one?” and what could I say but, “Sure!” Come to think of it, I did email Scott first and ask him if it was OK.

    Second, now in retrospect wasn’t it kind of interesting to “blog-blind”, i.e., not know what you were going to say? And didn’t it end up teaching you more about yourself? One of the Diving Deeper writing techniques (which I utilize frequently) is to sit down at the computer without having any idea what to say and let your fingers do the talkin’. This is supposed to reveal more about what your deepest self wants to say, versus your controlled self.

    OK, it’s too early in the morning to be writing a novella under your comments! Have a great day, Karma.

    Comment by Kathy — February 12, 2012 @ 7:49 am | Reply

    • I love your novellas, Kathy. The ”blog-blind” idea for me is a difficult one! I think I’ve told you before I feel compelled to illustrate with photos, and sometimes I can’t even conceive of blogging if I don’t have a picture to go with it – that’s part of what made some of these posts difficult for me was figuring out what to use for a picture. One of these days I want to try a more truly blind blog – there’s plenty of times that “blogging conduit of creativity” wants to blog but I stifle her, telling her I have no pictures to feature.

      Thanks for your thoughts Kathy – you have a great day too.

      Comment by Karma — February 12, 2012 @ 9:03 am | Reply

  3. Sorry. Couldn’t decide what comment to leave today, Karen. 😉

    Comment by Sybil — February 12, 2012 @ 8:09 am | Reply

  4. Ha! Maybe it’s a woman thing…add me to the indecisive list. When we moved into our house, Zan made me go shopping for my washer and dryer ALONE!! He absolutely refused to help me pick them out…”You’ll be the one using them most of the time, and I don’t care what I use, so you pick them.”
    “But, how much should I spend?!?!”
    “You decide…”
    “But, but…how big should I get?”
    “You decide.”
    “But what color should I choose?!?!”
    “Whatever color you want.”
    “I can’t make this decision without you!”
    “Well then, I guess you’ll be going to the laundromat until you can.”

    The nerve of him!!!! LOL But really, it was the best thing he’s ever done for me and our relationship. I’ve gotten much better at making big decisions all by my lonesome when I have to. Independence within a marriage is a valuable gift. Now what to make for dinner tonight??? That’s a whole other story! 😉

    Comment by kanniduba — February 12, 2012 @ 9:00 am | Reply

    • Oh wow, the nerve is right, LOL! I know I couldn’t have made that decision without at least a price ballpark! In reality, it was finally me who made the big decision about my camera, and now that I think about it, it was me who made the big decision about our upcoming cruise in April. I researched, looked at prices and itineraries and told him, THIS is what I want to do. Meghan is a junior in high school this year and our time for taking a family vacation together on a school break is running out. Maybe I’m not as bad at decisions as I think…. or maybe I am 😉

      Comment by Karma — February 12, 2012 @ 9:10 am | Reply

  5. The big decisions often take me less time than the small. The ones that are really hard are the “I want” this, but don’t need this, so should I get this or not? Rarely do I plan ahead on blogs, although there are those nights that I wake up in the wee hours and can’t get back to sleep – then I’ll plot and plan. And not remember what I thought of when I wake again in regular hours. I do as Kathy says – blind blog. Fingers on the keyboard and go. Like this comment, which could end up being a mile long.

    Comment by Carol — February 12, 2012 @ 10:40 am | Reply

    • Yes, the I want but don’t need decisions Maybe I really do need to try the blind blog and see what happens!

      Comment by Karma — February 13, 2012 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

  6. Ha! I’m horrible at decisions too! In fact, I drive myself nuts with it!!! My daughter, on the other hand, is fantastic with them — decides almost instantly and is always happy with her decision. So glad she didn’t inherit my horrible decision-making skills. So glad to know you are a kindred-spirit on the decision-making.

    Comment by Andrea L — February 12, 2012 @ 4:43 pm | Reply

    • I’m so glad to know it’s not just me!

      Comment by Karma — February 13, 2012 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

  7. Me too…can’t decide that is…so much of what I think I want to do, the really big stuff, is just too big to decide for sure. You know?

    Comment by Dawn K — February 12, 2012 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

    • Yeah, that I do know! 😉

      Comment by Karma — February 13, 2012 @ 4:32 pm | Reply

  8. See, this is why I can’t accept the Versatile Blogger award. I would spend way too much time thinking about it (me). It would make my head hurt and then make me feel like I’m so dull. It’s easier to just not think about it. I’ve enjoyed your posts this week.

    Comment by Becky Sue — February 12, 2012 @ 10:09 pm | Reply

    • That’s okay Becky. I find out little bits and pieces about you on your blog anyway! 🙂
      Thanks for reading this week!

      Comment by Karma — February 13, 2012 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  9. Well that’s certainly been quite the interesting week, with a few very interesting revelations… and if I weren’t from the same era, I’d be teasing you so badly about them too… 😉

    Comment by FS Photography — February 13, 2012 @ 3:17 am | Reply

    • Okay, it is time to get over the a-ha thing! LOL! I was much worse about Duran Duran anyway! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — February 13, 2012 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  10. I never would have guessed! Can’t say that I can relate. I may research things first, but once I have all the information I need, the decision comes quickly and then I move on.

    We have learnt quite a bit about you! And it looks like, YOU’VE also learnt some things about yourself, too! Now I’d say that is a pretty successful 7-day’s work. 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — February 13, 2012 @ 12:51 pm | Reply

    • Was that a litle sarcasm Tracy? 😉 Or did you mean it? So hard to tell in comments, texting, emails etc.
      Thank you.

      Comment by Karma — February 13, 2012 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

      • No, no sarcasm AT ALL! I meant that! You seem focussed to me so perhaps you hide your indecisiveness well! 🙂

        Comment by milkayphoto — February 13, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

      • I’m pretty decisive about wanting to take nice pictures! 🙂

        Comment by Karma — February 14, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

  11. Just stumbled on your blog via Kathy’s site and absolutely loved this post! I have the same issue with decisions and it really can be counter-productive when attempting to decide what to write about.
    My solution has been to just start typing and the words eventually start to form coherent sentences and eventually a post is completed (more or less).

    I’ll be sure to check back!

    Comment by JulianeAshley — February 15, 2012 @ 2:30 pm | Reply

    • Hi there Juliane! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a look. I’ve been in a bit of a blogging block ever since I wrote this last post, so I’m thinking of trying the “just start typing” approach.

      Comment by Karma — February 16, 2012 @ 4:29 pm | Reply

  12. I enjoyed all seven days, and now I know more about you. Very fun posts, Karma. 🙂

    I sometimes have trouble with decisions, especially the bigger ones.

    Comment by Robin — February 16, 2012 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

    • Glad you liked them, Robin, and glad to know I’m not alone in the decision-making boat!

      Comment by Karma — February 16, 2012 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

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