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March 16, 2012

Thoughts on a Friday

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It’s Friday afternoon.  I feel like writing a blog post.  I’m going to do what Kathy tells me to do when I’m blog-blocked.  Just start typing and see what happens.

I started doing what I normally do when I want to write a post and checked through my pictures. Sometimes I find something that sparks a memory of something I meant to blog about, but never got around to it.

I found some food pictures that I think I meant to share with you and tell you about something fabulous that I ate.  I’m not sure, maybe the food wasn’t so fabulous?


I found some pictures that I took in hopes of completing Scott’s current assignment, but none of them moved me. **sigh**  I kind of like this one that I took quite a while ago:

but we’ll see if I can do better.

I considered creating one of my silly animal conversations with pictures of cardinals,

but my humor/wit doesn’t seem to be flowing concerning Mr. & Mrs. C’s possible domestic situation.

I thought about flipping through some photo albums (yes REAL photo albums,  not on the computer) and trying to recall some funny story from my early days of motherhood to tell.
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That would require pulling out the photo albums, finding the ones from the mid-to-late 1990’s, plucking the photos from their carefully nestled positions in the albums, hauling my clunking old scanner up from the basement, connecting to my laptop, scan the photos, put them back, put the the photo albums away.  It’s Friday!  Nope, didn’t want to do it.

I considered mentioning that it is only one month until we leave on our cruise and blathering on about how excited I am and how I went to see the travel agent today to ask a bunch of questions and about how I’m even excited to start my “electronic check in” procedures on Carnival.com, but I thought who’d want to read about that? (oops, I kind of did that anyway didn’t I?)

I could blog about the fact that we are off to Pickity Place once again tomorrow, but how many blogs have I written about that?

Many of my favorite blogs, including Robin’s and Holly’s, have been proclaiming the joys of early spring and showing lovely signs of it.  It’s about time I took a stroll around my yard to find some of that myself,daffodils to be

but today is a bit drizzly and cool (funny to be calling 50° cool at this time of the year, but that’s how it feels after the week of 60’s and 70’s we’ve had) and not inspiring me to go poking around outside.

So what happened when I started writing a blog with no plans?  I think I just wrote my first blog about not blogging!


  1. Karen, that noodles and beef looked good..

    Comment by Jim Dinsmore — March 16, 2012 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

    • I think it was just okay – I really can’t remember!

      Comment by Karma — March 17, 2012 @ 8:58 pm | Reply

  2. Look a blog about nothing. Maybe you can produce a TV series about nothing. It worked once. 🙂

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — March 16, 2012 @ 7:06 pm | Reply

    • Funny how those episodes of Seinfeld said a whole lot of somethings – kind of like this blog, I suppose!

      Comment by Karma — March 17, 2012 @ 8:59 pm | Reply

  3. Is that Sarah at OSV?

    Comment by Renae — March 16, 2012 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

    • Yes, that’s the now tall, lanky Sarah as a little one.

      Comment by Karma — March 17, 2012 @ 8:59 pm | Reply

  4. Ah, see, at times like this I’m glad that my blog is basically a photo blog…. I can just put a photo up and be done with it. No words required 🙂

    Comment by TheDailyClick — March 16, 2012 @ 7:19 pm | Reply

    • I may be too much of a blabber-mouth to go totally word free! 😉

      Comment by Karma — March 17, 2012 @ 9:00 pm | Reply

  5. Well I liked Little Miss Lavender Hood.

    Comment by Gerry — March 16, 2012 @ 8:36 pm | Reply

    • Little Miss Lavender Hood isn’t so little any more!

      Comment by Karma — March 17, 2012 @ 9:01 pm | Reply

  6. Looks like you thought about a LOT of stuff…and that abstract photo is cool! My daffodils are up about the same I think…will check tomorrow. Isn’t this spring wonderful! Except for the tornadoes around here last night. We’re safe but so many others nearby are not. Scary. I’ll be (hopefully) finding something abstract to photograph this weekend. Time’s slipping away!

    Comment by Dawn — March 16, 2012 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

    • I heard about those tornadoes and wondered if any of the Michigan bloggers I read were affected. Glad to hear all is well with you.
      That’s a cheater-photo on my daffodils from last spring – but I think that’s about the height they are at right now.

      Comment by Karma — March 17, 2012 @ 9:03 pm | Reply

  7. Well, there ya go!:-)

    Comment by milkayphoto — March 17, 2012 @ 10:42 am | Reply

  8. Sometimes the “I have nothing to say but I feel like talking” blogs are the most fun. It’s like pretending to be a politician for the day. We have sunshine right now, the first we’ve seen in a few days. Maybe I’ll go look for daffodil sprouts today.

    Comment by Carol — March 17, 2012 @ 10:45 am | Reply

    • Funny how nothing to say can turn into something to say, huh?

      Comment by Karma — March 17, 2012 @ 9:05 pm | Reply

  9. LOL, I really like the written out train of thought here, even though it ended up nowhere in particular. The randomness is intriguing. Maybe this non-blogging is actually a blogging idea…

    Comment by plainmama — March 18, 2012 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

    • Random – that’s really descriptive of me and my blog sometimes!

      Comment by Karma — March 18, 2012 @ 8:24 pm | Reply

  10. Ha! You did it, Karma! You aren’t blog-blocked any more. You just blogged and it all came out beautifully. Your trip is coming up! I am so excited for you…

    Comment by Kathy — March 18, 2012 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy. I don’t know if this was “honest” free-flow blogging, since I kind of fell back to my typical blogging ways, but I’ll tell you this: I wrote the whole thing before I picked pictures to go with it – that’s the opposite of how I usually blog.
      I’m very excited for this trip; I even took care of that horrible shopping trip that most northern women dread – bathing suit shopping!

      Comment by Karma — March 18, 2012 @ 8:28 pm | Reply

      • Even leaving our typical blogging ways for a short while can be energizing, can’t it? I am proud of you for blogging before picking out pics. New energy! Errr….bathing suit shopping….I did that before Nicaragua, too. Found something I liked, too. Glad you’ve got the dirty work behind you, lol.

        Comment by Kathy — March 19, 2012 @ 7:34 am

      • Thanks, Kathy! It’s good to try doing things a little differently now and then.
        I’m honestly happy with the suit too – I picked out a whole ship-board “ensemble” actually: bathing suit, matching sandals and a cover-up! Woo-hoo!

        Comment by Karma — March 19, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

  11. lol! It’s funny how that works, isn’t it? You just start and the next thing you know, you have a blog post! Yay!

    The food looks yummy. The trip looks exciting. Mr. Cardinal sure does pose well for you this year. And thank you so much for the link. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — March 19, 2012 @ 11:54 am | Reply

    • Thanks Robin. Mr. Cardinal has been a bit of a ham this year, where last year I found it a challenge to get one nice shot.
      You’re welcome for the link!

      Comment by Karma — March 19, 2012 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

  12. The anticipation of going on my cruise (Nov. 2010) almost KILLED me!! I think I completed my online check in on the earliest day possible!! It was only a 3-day cruise. Considering the amount of work involved in the check in/check out process, flying back and forth (which was an adventure in itself for me), and just everything involved, period, cruises really should be a minimum of 7 days to make it all worth while!! I was so exhausted when I got back home!! BUT – it is definitely something that you will never forget!! Can’t wait to see photos from your adventures!! 😉

    Comment by Photo By Holly — March 19, 2012 @ 11:59 am | Reply

    • My excitement is palpable, Holly! Hubby and I went on a cruise for our honeymoon – 20 years ago! Yikes! – and this will be the first one since then. It’s only 4 nights, but the trip fits perfectly into the girls’ (and my) spring break from school; it’s a Monday – Friday trip, then we’ll have the weekend at home to recover before going back to school. I’m sure I’ll go a little photo-nutty on this trip!

      Comment by Karma — March 19, 2012 @ 9:00 pm | Reply

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