It seems like this week has been full of lists. One after the other has crossed my desk as I’ve read through email, other sites, and the news. Lists like…

“Ten Things About…” or

“Five Ways To…” or

“Three Tips On…”

Which is great, because I love lists. To a fault, actually.

Especially to-do lists.

It’s the checking-things-off that I like.

But, because there’s always a lot to do, that makes for a lot of writing. And a lot of checking.

So I recently automated my list on my computer.

And that’s helped.

Except I can’t fit my laptop in my purse. And I like to bring my list with me (sad, I know). So now I find myself hand-writing a second list from the top items on my first list.

It’s ridiculous.

But I’m getting off topic. Back to this week and the lists I liked…

I was glad when Munchkins and Music stopped by my site and commented so I could find her site, and her great list of reasons why kids should learn music.

And then I happened upon a list with some easy and helpful tips to reduce water consumption.

And, thanks to Kelly at Pass The Torch, I was inspired by a list of young volunteers who’ve been recognized for making their communities a better place (Kelly’s own daughter was a regional scholarship recipient).

I also liked this one: 100 Things To Do During a Money Free Weekend.

And, because I can’t resist, here’s a list of my own:

Ten Reasons Why I’m Glad We Set Our Frogs Free:

1. I found a cricket hopping around our kitchen last weekend.

2. I found another one a few days before that.

3. In the bathroom.

4. Which means they’d been living in our house.

5. Since the cricket incident.

6. Over ten days ago.

7. Which gave me the willies again.

8. And made me glad my kids agreed that our frogs would be happier outside.

9. In our backyard.

10. Where they can feed themselves. :)

26 Comments on Ten Reasons Why

  1. Oh goodness – I’d be happy about your list too! Yikes! Thanks so much for mentioning my daughter’s scholarship. The list of volunteers at the Kohl’s site is pretty inspirational.Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks for the link to the music blog! I've been in a rut with music "education" and have been looking for some motivation & ideas – this blog looks great!

  3. Genny, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. You are welcome back any time. I love your blog — I’m catching up on posts and love your writing style…and blog design. Coffee…I was made for it! lol.–Kristen

  4. Yes, lists are amazing. My friends were all laughing at me around the campfire, while camping, that I was already making a list for next year on what I’ll need to bring and what worked well (because I KNOW I’ll forget a year from now). I suppose there’s some deep thoughts on how I was wasting the opportunity to “live in the present” in order to anticipate the future, but, hey, it’s what made me happy at the moment…..Love your sense of humor – looks like a VERY good choice to let those frogs free!

  5. I love finding old To Do Lists in my purse or desk and seeing if everything that was on there weeks or months ago has been done or resolved. Sometimes the things have been done and recycled to being back on the top of the list again!!I love lists it definitely keeps our family chaos a tiny bit more organized. Cute post!!

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