Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday's Top Ten

Top ten items on the back to school list:

10. No mess at lunch

  9. Adult music

  8. Questioning looks from pets

  7. Quiet

  6. Nap

  5. Bubble bath

  4. Play tennis

  3. Wine

  2. A full spa day

And the #1 item on the back to school list:

  1. Finish your manuscript

35 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Time to get it done!

Linda G. said...

NICE list! :)

Jan Morrison said...

Yes ma'am...I'll get write to it! but first a full spa day.

Isis Rushdan said...

Loving the full spa day :)!

Clarissa Draper said...

Spa day for everyone! And then a nap.

Carol Kilgore said...

Alex - Just the man for the job :)

Linda G - Cool.

Jan - First things first :)

Isis - Mmmmmmmmm...

Clarissa - Oh, yeah.

Bonnie R. Paulson said...

Love this list. Making a copy and handing to hubs. Taking off play tennis and replacing with dirt biking. Of course. : )

Laura Eno said...

Yay for back to school! Nap times are the greatest. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

I like that! Been working with my editor ion doing just that. And I'll remember number three later today!

LR said...

I need a spa day too. When is that Mercury retrograde thing over? :)

Mason Canyon said...

Great list as always. Especially go for #2 and #3. Hope you have a great weekend.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress
Freelance Editing By Mason

Hart Johnson said...

Yay for all that! funny, though, in my world my teen and tween are gone a lot and so when I am home, it's relaxing (heck, they sleep until noon, too). Where during the school year, I have to get them here and there... wrestle with homework help... no... it's easier in summer in my world.

Linda Kage said...

Oh, sigh. It sounds heavenly. I look forward to those school days. Heck, I look forward to the day I can go to the bathroom by myself again!

Carol Kilgore said...

Bonnie - Whatever works for you!

Laura - Gotta rebuild stamina :)

Stephen - So will I!

LR - I think August 26 is the last day. So another week. Hang on!

Mason - Yes!

Hart - Well, then...back to work for you :)

Linda K - Don't get a dog or it will never happen!

notesfromnadir said...

Bubble bath -- awesome! :)

Arlee Bird said...

Since I no longer have kids at home I'm not affected in that respect, but since my wife's a teacher there are other considerations. Maybe now I can finish my manuscript as well.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Carol Kilgore said...

Lisa - Yes. Sigh :)

Arlee - Something for everyone!

Maryann Miller said...

Works for me. This was always part of my "back to school" list when my kids were young. Freedom!

Talli Roland said...

Wine wine WIIINNNNEEE!

Carol Kilgore said...

Maryann - Yes!

Talli - Wine is wonderful :)

julie fedderson said...

#9 definitely. If I never hear the Wiggles again, it will be too soon.

L.G.Smith said...

Yep, son started school yesterday. Summer is over. Time to get back to work -- after I enjoy the solitude for a day or two. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Julie - I totally get that!

L.G. - A new beginning for all :)

Lydia K said...

Yes, time ten.
:)

Carol Kilgore said...

Lydia - LOL!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Awesome list! I have a feeling I'll be needing a pet to give me quizzical looks once my daughter starts kindergarten next year. This year she will only be going a couple hours, three days a week. Still, that amount of time seems massive right now!

Theresa Milstein said...

I hope you get to accomplish your list!

Just don't drink too much wine during the day. ; )

Empty Nest Insider said...

What a perfect list! I love #10! Now both of my boys are away at school and the house is much cleaner and quieter. Could we trade? Good luck finishing your manuscript! Julie

Carol Kilgore said...

Shannon - Babies grow up. The first short separations this year will probably be more traumatic than the Big K next year.

Theresa - Darn! How about beer :)

Empty Nest - I can always use lots of good luck. Thanks!

RaShelle said...

A bubble bath? Sounds wonderful!!

Carol Kilgore said...

RaShelle - Positively decadent!

Karen Walker said...

It really is time for me to get back to my manuscript - feels as if I'm a kid and have been on summer break. Perhaps this weekend at the cabin while everyone else is hiking....
Karen

Carol Kilgore said...

Karen - I'm closing in on getting my structured writing schedule back after a wild summer.

Rula Sinara said...

Late to comment, but I had to say I love your Friday lists. I really love the questioning look from the pet, LOL, because that's exactly what our dog does when the boys aren't around.

Carol Kilgore said...

Rula - I know...it's so sad sometimes. Others it's 'can I take a nap now?'