Friday, October 15, 2010

Five Question Friday

It's time for Five Question Friday!  TGIF!

1. What is your favorite Halloween candy?
    I love candy corn.  I eat it so much it makes me sick. 

2. Do you fold your socks?
    Yes but sometimes the dryer monster steals them and i'm left with one sock or ones
     that don't match.

3. What is something that you wish you had been warned about?

    Hmmmm nothing really comes to mind at the moment.  I didn't know Old Yeller
    was shot in the movie and that kind of traumatized me growing up.

4. What is the most significant difference between you and your significant other?

    He is so much more laid back than me and has a lot more patience.  For me
    if I am waiting for something to happen I want it to happen right then.

5. What are three words you would use to describe yourself? (And, just for fun...if your significant other is around, ask him/her what 3 words they would use to describe you!!)

   Loyal, Fun, Sensitive

Here is another one!  Check this one out at What Would Jen Do:

1. What is your favorite scary movie?
    Halloween esepcially with that music. 

2.Whats the scariest movie you have ever seen?

   The original 1970s Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  Talk about torture.

3 Whats your favorite Halloween costume you had when you were little kids?

    I think I was rainbow bright one year.

4. Whats your favorite Halloween candy?

    See previous post

5. Do you hand out candy or go tricker treating? Who in your house hands out the candy?

We both hand out candy and it goes pretty quickly.  We have a ton of kids in our neighborhood.

6.Are you going to dress up this year? If yes, what are you going to be?

Not sure yet.  I might be going to a Halloween Party and dress up as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz.  We'll see.

Challenge Day 5

So I guess I'm doing two 30-day blog challenges.  It can get quite confusing so I think I am just going to stick to the 30-day challenge.  It is more up-to-date and I was so far behind on that one.  I got to Day 5 though.  No will still learn a lot about me if you care to :)

And here is my Day 5 from the Challenge at Katie's Journey.

My Sibling- My Sister

These are the same 2 girls:  My sister Heather and I.  Heather is on the left in both pics.  The first pic is circa 1991.  Don't you just love my hair and yes I still have my crimping iron. It hasn't been plugged in quite some time though.  My sister was dressed up in a surgeons aunt was head of the OR so she played dress up quite a bit with her scrubs.  Oh life was so easy back then.  Heather is 6 years younger than me.  We fought alot growing up although in this picture we look so happy holding hands.  Heather wanted to do everything I did and would sneak into my bedroom and steal my clothes.  She was the typical annoying little sister....but then we grew up.  I moved out and we got a lot closer.  And then she was my maid of honor on July 15, 2006 on my wedding day.  I didn't inherit any sister in-laws as Lee is an only child so she's all I have.  We are still pretty close.  She lives about 2 hours away now so I don't see her as often.   I think I need to plan a weekend trip soon. 

30 Day Blog Journal-Day 5 Favorite Quote

From Ah...Married Life's blog here is today's journal entry:

"We don't laugh because we're happy -- we're happy because we laugh."-William James

This is so true.  Laughing can be very therapeutic and good for your soul:)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Challenge Day 4-My Parents

Ok if my mom saw this picture she would probably kill me.  This was taken in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World a few years ago.  Whenever we go I always to have to get a picture wearing a hat and I have quite a few actually from that trip.  Anyway, my mom is the best.  I can talk to her about anything.  We talk multiple times a day and she lives no more than 5 minutes away.  We actually "work" together.  She got me the job doing medical transcription for the hospital and when I say "work" together we work for the same hospital.  We both work from home!  I constantly have to call her to listen to a word I'm having trouble with or how to do a certain report.  We both love American Idol and America's Got Talent so we always talk after the show to get each other's feedback.  She has always been supportive of everything I have done in life and has always been there for me.......  This blog has mostly been about the good stuff in my life leaving out the bad.  This isn't really a bad thing but my dad and I don't really have a good relationship.  In fact, we don't really have one at all.  We talk on holidays to say Merry Christmas or Happy Thanksgiving and our birthdays but that's pretty much it.  I had surgery a few weeks ago and he did come to see me in the hospital for that which I am grateful for.  Other than that we don't really see much of each other and we live about 20 minutes from each other.  My mom and dad divorced when I was 7 and my sister and I did the whole every other weekend thing but after that we just grew distant.  Both remarried.  I wish I had a better relationship with my dad and I have tried to call him recently but no answer.  Anyway enough of this sob story.  I have a great life and couldn't ask for a better family.

Journal Day 4- Favorite Book

Any book by Jodi Picoult

This is not my collection but i have read all of these books by Jodi Picoult.  They are great.  Her books tell the story from each character's point of view so you can see all sides of the story.  Her books make you think and you may have one side at the beginning of the book but may change it at the end.  I haven't read her latest one yet, House Rules, but it's on my list.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Always, Sometimes, Never

I'm still wired from the Caramel Frappucino the hubs brought me during lunch so I thought I would post this:  Always, Sometimes, and Never from A Southern Love.


  • Have room for icecream.
  • Floss my teeth at night.
  • Say my prayers.
  • check Facebook 100000000 times a day.
  • am so nervous watching Auburn football.
  • love going to Hobby Lobby.
  • sing in the car.
  • watch the Golden Girls before going to bed.
  • love a good book.
  • tell the dogs goodnight.
  • tell the hubs I love him before going to sleep.
  • talk to mom multiple times a day.

  • get sick after eating Mexican food.
  • drive until the gas light comes on.
  • wished I exercised more.
  • leave the towels in the dryer and use them until the next load.
  • forget to turn the lights on while driving.
  • wished I had more patience.

  • like cleaning the bathroom.
  • like doing the dishes.
  • regret marrying the hubs.
  • thought I would marry someone who was an only child.
  • remember my camera.
  • like Mondays.
  • eat breakfast.


I have read several blogs doing the 30-day Challenge from Katie's Journey (gosh this is would think that all I do is blogstalk all day!) I'm a little behind on the days so I'm trying to catch up.

Day One: Introduce, Recent Picture, 15 interesting facts

I'm Kari and I just turned 30 last month (OMG!)  I work at home (hense why I can blog stalk during the day) doing medical transcription.  Lee manages a rental car company.  We have been married almost 4.5 years and have 2 dogs who are our children for now. 

1.  I do not have anything pierced...not even my ears. 
2.  I am addicted to reality TV.
3.  I can do a clover roll with my tongue.
4.  I have never had a broken bone.
5.  I love Lifetime Movie Network.
6.  The last time I got the flu shot I got the flu.
7.  I have never seen Gone Wtih The Wind.
8.  My dream job for a day would be to have a bookstore/ cafe and I would read 
     the books all day.
9.  I have been to Disney World 6 times.  Each time it gets better.
10.  I love Disney movies.
11. I get mistaken for a teenager quite frequently.
12. I talk to my dogs like they are human.
13. My name is Kari and my dad is 1/2-japanese.  He was adopted but his last name
     before that was Yoki.  So just put the two together and you have Karaoke!  I just
     so happen to like karaoke too!
14.  I am ocd and check to make sure everything is unplugged twice before I leave the
15.  I am a confessed blog stalker and love reading new blogs.

Day Two: Meaning Behind Your Blog Name

There really is not a meaning to the blog name.  Busby is our last name and busy was just something that was close to it....and we're busy hense the name The Busy Busbys

Day 3- Your First Love

I guess my 1st love would be my childhood dog Coco.  He was my 1st dog.  My sister and I got him as a Valentine's gift one year and he was such a part of the family.  He went through playing dress up without a complaint and ate our vegetables when our parents weren't looking:) He went to the Rainbow Bridge a few years ago.  He is greatly missed.

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I am loving a lot of things right now and if you want to participate too go to Jaime's blog and play the blog hopping game!

1.  The weather. 

I've posted about this quite a few times lately.  The dogs love it too.  They just lay in the yard all day with their legs up in the air dreaming of maybe chasing a cat or burying a bone.  Sitting outside with them in the afternoons and reading a good book is great.

This is Mason about 2 years ago.  As you can see, he is thrilled to be sporting his Halloween costume from Target.  He did good to get the cape on.  No way was he going to cooperate and let me put the horns on.  Halloween is getting closer and he doesn't have a costume this year.  Maybe this year I can put his horns on him.  He is too sweet to be the devil though :)

This was taken last week of Bella.  I had just bought the toy and even though Bella hates to fetch she didn't want her brother to have it so she takes it and plops down.  And there's no getting the toy from her either.  As soon as you come within a foot of her she will take off.  Notice Mason is a lot skinnier than Bella.  Bella is a girl and is lazy.

2.  McDonalds Caramel Frappe and Monopoly game

These are so yummy and are much cheaper than Starbucks!

Like I'm going to win big but hey it's fun.  The hubs brought me lunch from McDs today.  Who could want more than a Caramel Frappe and fries.  We each one something.  Lee won fries and I won a breakfast sandwich.  We'll start somewhere!  Maybe we'll win big this year!  Oh well it's still fun to play.

3.  A Dog's Purpose
I am currently reading this book right now.  It's a little sad but such a sweet book.  The dog is the narrator.  It's fun to think of what Mason or Bella might be thinking.

4.  Hobby Lobby
I love this store and can spend hours in here.  I love making crafts and this place is awesome.  I am really into decopage now and their scrapbook paper isle is like heaven. 

5.  Auburn Football

The weather is perfect for football!

6.  VO5 Green Tea Shampoo
This makes my hair smell soooo good!

Whatcha Say Wednesday

I found this from Candice at Stash Mama. You can check out her website and link your post too and be a blog hopper!

1. Do you have any pets, or do you want any? (Of course I love hearing pet names!)

Yes we have 2 dogs, Mason and Bella.  Aren't they cute?  They are like our children and yes I talk to them like they understand me:)

2. Are you a collector of any kind, what do you collect?

Not really.  I do have an abundance of candles though.

3. What would be your ideal place to get proposed to at...or where and how did your hubby propose to you????

The hubs proposed to me in front of my apartment after dinner.  It was sweet and I had no clue. I think somewhere outdoors (which was his original plan but fell through bless his heart) is nice...maybe at a park or a beach.  Any proposal though is romantic I think.

What is another word for "thesaurus"?

Day 3-Favorite Television Program

I have been a faithful watcher since Kelly Clarkson won in 2002. I loooove this show and even though Simon is gone I'm sure I'll still watch it. I'm not quite sure how the show will do with Steven Tyler and JoLo as judges though. Randy's the only original judge left. I love when January comes and the weeks of auditions. They are hilarious and I admit I record them on my DVR and watch them when I need a good laugh:)

And Grey's Anatomy runs right up there as well. I have seen every episode. Thank goodness for DVR b/c that's when Lee's shows come on on Thursday.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Top 2

I found this neat idea at The Undomestic Momma. So please feel free to participate and leave me a comment.

Top 2 Favorite Places in Your Home
1. The Kitchen
Our kitchen is very "comfy." It is very quaint and I love the cabinets. The hubs and I love to cook (him more than me) especially on Sunday nights and we love the crockpot. Tonight we made chicken tacos and the house smiled quite nicely during the day.

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2. My couch in our living room
This couch is so comfy especially on a rainy day to watch Lifetime movies
or read a good book. It's so easy to fall asleep on.


What are your favorite rooms?

Day 2- Favorite Movie

"The Hills are alive with the sound of music...." I love the Sound of Music. I have the 40th Anniversary edition on DVD. I had it on VHS when I was younger and I know all the words to every song. I love all the songs on the movie but I think my favorites are The Goodnight Song and My Favorite Things. I do love Do Re Mi also...heck I love all of them:) Christopher Plummer was quite the looker in his day and I just love Julie Andrews. The 45th edition comes out soon and I believe they are re-releasing it participating theatres. Why can't they come to Auburn?

Okay so since this is MY blog I have another favorite movie:

When I watch this movie it makes me want to move to New York and open up a little bookstore. I love Tom Hanks and I cried at the ending. What can I say I love romantic movies. It made me want Meg Ryan's hair back then but I could never pull it off.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 1- Favorite Song

Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright- Bob Marley
This song helps to cheer me up if I'm having a bad day. The lyrics are simple but just listening to it helps me to know that everything will be okay.

30 day Blog Journal

I found this idea on a blog I read and got an idea to do this. I am trying to blog everyday or at least every few days and thought this might be a good idea. Let's see if I can commit. And if you are reading this blog on day 1 or day 2, etc., let me know what your answer is:)

Day 1 - your favorite song
Day 2 - your favorite movie
Day 3 - your favorite television program
Day 4 - your favorite book
Day 5 - your favorite quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - a photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - a photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - a photo you took
Day 10 - a photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - a photo of you recently
Day 12 - something you are OCD about
Day 13 - a fictional book
Day 14 - a non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - a song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - an art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - my wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - a talent of yours
Day 20 - a hobby of yours
Day 21 - a recipe
Day 22 - a website
Day 23 - a youtube video
Day 24 - where I live
Day 25 - your day, in great detail
Day 26 - your week, in great detail
Day 27 - my worst habit
Day 28 - whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - hopes,dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - a dream for the future

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Top 5: My Week

1.) Pumpkin Spice Latte: Very yummy (see previous post). I just might have to venture out and get another one this week.

2.) Hobby Lobby: I just love this store and Saturday morning trips are the best. Whenever I'm headed to check out I always find more stuff that I need before I get there. It was Lee's fault I spent so long in the store. I had to take him somewhere before he went into work on Saturday a.m. and he asked if there was any way I could stay in the store for about an hour until his co-worker dropped him off there so I could give him a ride home.....Um yes!

3.) Spirit: Today I went to the movies and decided to check out Spirit afterwards. It's a Halloween store and they have tons of costumes and everything Halloween. They even had a life-size Michael Myers doll (scariest scary movie) in the back room that looked real and it played that scary music from the movie.

4.) War Eagle!: Lee and I headed to Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursday to celebrate another Tiger win! War Eagle! I'm a little nervous about Arkansas though. I ate so much last night. I went through chips and salsa like I hadn't eaten in weeks and then a chicken finger wrap. My glass of wine really didn't go with that though. No wonder today I have heartburn.

5.) Coach Lee: Lee coached T-ball earlier this year and is now coaching fall baseball. He loves coaching and while we don't have any little leaguers yet I know he will coach them too. It might be a little different coaching your own child as opposed to other children though.

Southern Plate

Lisa and I went to the movies this afternoon and saw You Again, which was really cute, and I came home to find this in the crockpot...Thanks Lee:) I came across this website Southern Plate and it has all my favorite foods. I'll be using recipes from this website a lot I think!


Fall Decor

I was feeling very crafty this weekend. I go through spurts. I could just spend hours in Hobby Lobby. Time sure does get away from me. Saturday morning I think I spent several hours in there. It doesn't hurt when you have a coupon and pretty much everything in the store is 50% off. I wanted to decorate our house for Fall and so far here is what I've done:

1.) I really enjoy making my own wreaths. It is very inexpensive as well. I bought a plain wreath, some moss, and orange sunflowers. I just used a hot glue gun and glued the moss on top of the wreath and the flowers on top of that. It took about 20 minutes to make. And I think it looks pretty on our front door.


2.) I love Fall smells. I found a few candles. Harvest Home and Banana Nut Bread. I also got the Harvest Home room spray. The candle and room spray smell like cinammon.


3.) I found a cute little ceramic pumpkin and some towels to bring out a little color in the kitchen.


4.) In 2 words...Mod Podge. This stuff is so much fun to play with! It takes me back to Kindergarten and peeling the glue off my hands...and yes I did that today too! Anyway I took 2 blank canvases and bought some fall scrapbook paper and mod podged them onto the canvases.


After I was done decorating Lee and I headed to Buffalo Wild Wings to pull the tigers through yet another nerve racking game...but they won in the final seconds!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Treat

I have done a lot of overtime this week and I had to go to the doctor this morning so I decided to treat myself to the most talked about Pumpkin Spice Latte. It was so yummy. It definitely woke me up and helped me get through quite a few reports without being so sleepy. I think I have a new favorite holiday drink.


My 1st sip

Monday, October 4, 2010

Urban Spoon

Lee and I are so indecisive and can never decide on where to eat. Urban Spoon is an app where it has 3 categories: City, Type of Food, and Cost. Your phone knows where you're at so you don't have to type that in. You hit shake and it's like a slot machine. It gives you a place to eat. For example you hit shake and Auburn, Fast Food, and $ comes up and it gives you Chick-Fil-A. It also gives you reviews as well. I think we are going to be using this app quite frequently.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Top 5: Weekly Reflections and Anticipation

So I decided to make a Top 5 for the blog. The Top 5 things I am loving about the week or looking forward to or just anything I feel like rambling about.

1. The Weather: I am loving the weather today. I bought the pups a new toy and some treats. I think they are loving the breeze outside too. I caught Bella last week in the yard with her legs in the air and her paws just a moving. Maybe she was chasing a cat in her dream. I might go for a walk later on. Maybe I should start walking in the mornings. I definitely don't want to after work.

2. My new phone: See previous post. I downloaded another app to see movie trailers for upcoming movies and also a list of new movies through next year. I'm like a kid at Christmas...what can I say?

3. Auburn Football: I love going to the games. The atmosphere is ausome (notice I didn't spell it correctly:)...) The hubs and I have the miniseason tickets which exclude Clemson (even though we went) and Georgia (maybe we'll go to that one too). This season has been very exciting so far! Hopefully they can pull out a win next week against Kentucky though last year was a different story.

4. Fall decor: Hobby Lobby is closed today but I might be making a trip next week to get some halloween decorations or a pumpkin...oh and some candy for trick or treaters. It's never too early for candy is it?

5. Outback Cheesefries: Friday, Lee and I went to Outback and even though I found out they are no longer giving the scratch off tickets, I devoured some cheese fries and it was worth it.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Phone

I got a new phone today. It is an LG Ally Droid. I'm very excited. The hubs and I were both due for upgrades with Verizon and so we decided to jump out of our comfort zones with our boring, no apps, doesn't do anything but call and text cell phones and get a fun one. This has so many free apps and I'm so excited. The few I have downloaded are for useless facts, one for cheap gas finds, and a coupon one. It also has one for Pandora:) I will probably be working overtime tonight because of this....j/k. We both had $50 credits and $100 rebate each so that will help. On another note I had a pretty exhausting day. The tigers won big today and we supported them through 3 quarters. It was so hot. I have the pink nose to prove it I took it with my new phone.

Friday, October 1, 2010


I have recently been listening to Pandora as a "pick me up" during the day. Sitting here at home (though very nice) working can get lonely sometimes. Day time TV is not all that interesting unless you want to watch someone get a paternity test to determine whether or not they are father so I've been listening to Broadway on Pandora and it plays Broadway tunes, Glee, and Disney songs. I'm a kid at heart. I can't really listen to it while typing since I have headphones and have to listen to a doctor talk all day, but I can take breaks between reports. It definitely makes the long day go by so much faster and I do catch myself belting out the songs every once in a while. Hey...whatever can keep me awake.