Excuses, Excuses: Top Ten Tuesday

September 15, 2015 Blogging, Personal, Top Ten Tuesday 39

Howdy Bookworms,

It’s been a while since I’ve made a Top Ten List for the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s prompt is a freebie so I’m going to tell y’all a little about WHY I have been such a terrible blogger lately. I haven’t been keeping up with anyone else’s blog, I’ve barely been keeping up with writing mine, and I figure you all deserve to know the reasons. Even if they’re terrible reasons.

  1. I’m extremely lazy. Sometimes I’d rather lie on the couch in a semi-comatose state and watch terrible television than read or blog.
  2. Adult coloring. It’s super fun, and when I think “I should treat myself to not blogging” it usually ends in me coloring for hours and hours during blogging time. It’s addictive.
  3. I’ve been pretty bummed out. For reasons. Of course, those reasons seem worse thanks to crappy brain chemistry. In any case, I keep cutting myself slack when I don’t feel like doing anything, which is a bad idea because doing nothing always makes me feel much worse. R&R is apparently not the cure for what ails me. (Seriously, don’t worry. This too shall pass.)
  4. I’ve been exercising a lot. It’s is a good and healthy thing to do, especially for the chronic mopeys. However, by the time I get home from work and the gym and shower and eat it’s kind of late. Then coloring happens.
  5. Hair bows. My Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law just had a baby girl. I was feeling crafty, and now I’m obsessed with Pinterest and ribbons and hot glue. I don’t even know myself anymore. Crafting? ME?!
  6. YouTube. My husband has become obsessed with watching The Tim Tracker. They’re a husband and wife daily vlogging team who live in Orlando. They go to theme parks a ton which we love because Disney World and Universal are made of magic. They also have two really cute dogs and have somehow managed to make dull daily chores entertaining. Plus, Tim has the jauntiest mustache in the history of ever. They’re like imaginary friends, who are real, only we don’t know them and they have no idea we exist. Hi Tim and Jenn! We love you in the least creepy way!
  7. Work. It’s busy there.

That’s it, you only get 7 excuses. Par for the course, really. At least you know what I’ve been doing while being a half-assed blogger. Sorry, y’all. You deserve better. I’ll try harder, really I will.

Tell me something, bookworms. What’s the best excuse you’ve ever used for being unproductive? 

39 Responses to “Excuses, Excuses: Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. Heather @ Capricious Reader

    Wow Mildred, my spirit animal, my twin in laziness, my inspiration. I could just copy all this and post it for myself, except for The Tim Tracker thing. I’d have to insert watching coloring videos on YouTube. It’s a disease, a DISEASE I tell you! Love, Ethel.

  2. Amy @ Read a Latte

    I feel this SO HARD. Especially with the coloring, I can’t stop! Luckily, it helps me with my own bummed out mopey feelings. Hopefully that combined with your working out helps gets you feeling better soon!

  3. ThatAshGirl

    I feel ya. The longer I’m away from my blog the less I feel the need to write. Work’s busy, I’ve been spending a lot of time with family since my uncle passed away, I’ve been knitting and coloring and reading and enjoying the summer and now it’s fall and I want to curl up with tea and knit and read some more. I seriously lack motivation and I’m finding it hard to be enthusiastic about anything enough to write about it (my version of the mopey’s makes me neutral to everything, even the things I love).

  4. kristin @ my little heart melodies

    Gurrl I hear you. I’ve been pretty crappy about blogging lately too. Work (at both my jobs) has amped up now that school and concert seasons have started, and my orchestra rehearsals are back too. When I have an evening “off” I never feel like sitting at my computer (same with weekends) :-/ I don’t even know what I’m doing in my “free” time, if I ever have such a thing… I guess I try to get together with friends usually, or practice bass, or read.

  5. Ciska @ Ciska's Book Chest

    My excuse usually is that I have been sitting behind a computer all day and do not feel like starting up the one at home. Plus I’d rather read.
    I hate that I do not want to do anything today feeling in the morning blaming yourself for not doing anything in the evening.
    Enjoy your time with the colouring books and watching YouTube with the husband.

  6. Megan M.

    I think you should get a medal for exercising! If I were to write a list for why I never actually write anything it would be 1. Lazy 2. Bummed 3. Hulu/Netflix/AmazonPrime 4. Facebook 5. Tumblr 6. Planning out stories in my notebook 7. Kids/cooking/housework

    • Words For Worms

      I love how kids/cooking/housework comprise #7. I’ve been worse than usual about cooking these days and I’m usually pretty awful about it. I congratulate myself for making scrambled eggs. Oye.

  7. Loralie

    Lately I haven’t been getting anything done after work. So I tell myself that I will get up early and do it in the morning, which, in the entire history of me, has never happened. I don’t know why I think it will be different the next day but it doesn’t work out that way. Take care of yourself, we will all be here when you are ready to come back!!

  8. Akilah

    Sorry to hear about the mopeys. It’s good you’re taking care of yourself, though.

    I usually don’t blog because of work and/or lack of motivation. The two often go hand-in-hand. Also, my kid. We’ve been super busy lately and by the time I got home last night, it was too late to write a post even though I really want to do a freebie TTT. So.

    • Words For Worms

      Well your excuses are even better than mine, what with just having gotten married and all. I’m sure you were up to your eyeballs in to-do lists until recently! You made a beautiful bride, BTW.

  9. Kelly

    Sorry about the case of the mopeys. I get how those go. They are often directly correlated to me being absent from my blog. Blechhh. I hope that part turns around for you soon…but the coloring time, that’s just fun. 🙂

  10. Jenny @ Reading the End

    Aw, friend. I’m sorry you’ve been bummed out. I have as well — my crappy brain chemistry is under good control for most of the year, but I get flare-ups now and then, and September’s nearly always a time it happens. POOH.

  11. Jennine G.

    Happens to everyone! Got a case of mopes myself, I’m lazy and R&R makes me lazier, I’m binge watching Survivor and now Lost. Work, like you said, work. I’ve been reading and commenting on blogs, but just posted my first actual review on my own in a month! So yea, I get it. Hope all the bad passes and the good gets better.

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