Monday Listicles

New week, new beginning.

We are talking about changes today. I am writing this on 9/11 and this date marks a tremendous change in the world. After the attack on our nation the world changed. Everybody is a suspect and a potential enemy. We are afraid and worry now more then ever. About ourselves and the future of our children. That is the one change I am sure none of us wanted.

It is important to remember. Those who lost their lives, those who are left behind. But also to remember the fear and the sadness that we are slowly healing from, yet so many are suffering right now. There are children in conflict zones today feeling numb, scared and helpless just like we did looking at the towers collapse 10 years ago.

Please remember and retell so NOBODY ever again thinks that attacking another human being is an acceptable way of resolving conflict. Tell everybody how you felt, as detailed as you can, so they know what war is. So we end them now and forever.

When I am sad I want to laugh it away. Changes are not my strong suit, I kind of like everything just the way it is. But I will tell you ten things I would like to magically change in my everyday life. Thank you Deborah for a great topic and for making me hum David Bowie all week long.

Next week let’s do 10 things you wish kids could do like back in the day.  I will compare it to my childhood, but since you are all young, you can go back as many centuries as you want.

Let’s see what changes you have.

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!




1. Three extra hours of sleep that don’t count towards 24.

2. Voice controlled remote for TV so my son can request his favorite show.

3. My espresso machine to be packed and send back for repair. Or better yet, instant self healing of broken appliences.

4. Reverse calorie count of cookies and cucumbers.

5. Fix button on social media sites. I read somebody is having a bad day and I press it. Problem solved.

6.  My camera to be dust free forever.

7. Invisible scarecrow that would keep them away from eating my cranberries and harassing my dog.

8. Supersonic reading power, so I follow as many blogs as I want.

9. Pause button so I can steal an hour here and there for me without loosing any time from my day.

10. Guarantee that my life will always be this happy.

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  1. Tonya September 11, 2011 at 19:11 #

    Twitter: letters4lucas
    I LOVE your take on the prompt. Especially the speed reading, fix it button, pause button and extra sleep! Great job. Happy to be linking up today.
    Tonya recently posted..Change Is Good

    • Stasha September 11, 2011 at 21:27 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      It is so great to have you, thank you for the laugh! Your list is so funny.

  2. Kimberly September 11, 2011 at 19:57 #

    Twitter: MamasMonologues
    Great list! I would also love a few extra hours of sleep and the ability to pause time!
    Kimberly recently posted..I Remember…

  3. Rach (DonutsMama) September 11, 2011 at 20:02 #

    Let me know when you get that pause button. And I’d love the speed reading ability too!
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Changes: My First Year as a Mom

  4. Kim September 11, 2011 at 20:58 #

    I needed to read something magical tonight Stasha to lift my heart up, and your post has helped! Thank you for writing such a passionate post about 9/11 and then showing us the joy of magic in changes :) And thank you too for what you wrote on my blog about your memory of Sept. 11th. It is a perspective, an experience I haven’t read before, and I really appreciate you sharing it with me.
    Kim recently posted..Unanswered Prayers

    • Stasha September 11, 2011 at 21:17 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Kim. I am scared of speaking up about it so as not to come across as unpatriotic. I think 9/11 is a tragedy unlike any other. I just long for the days we thought of people as our brothers and sisters. You know?
      I think my experience of 9/11 is unique in a sense that I represented the ‘other side’ although I am American. It is very different when you step into somebody else’s shoes.
      So how is the little bump doing? Less then 10 weeks to go :)

  5. [email protected] September 11, 2011 at 22:40 #

    ooooh,supersonic reading power…I’d like to throw in supersonic commenting power too, please!
    [email protected] recently posted..Stream of Consciousness Sunday- Carpe Dinner!

    • Stasha September 11, 2011 at 22:48 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know. I miss newspapers, no pressure to comment ;)

  6. Theresa September 11, 2011 at 22:56 #

    Twitter: amountainmomma
    Today is a good day to think about changes.

    I keep thinking about how hard today is, even up here in Canada. I haven’t watched TV all day. Can’t. I did watch for a minute to see the little boy who had been missing had been returned to his parents.

    That made today better.

    I keep wondering how it must be for people who live in countries where there are bombings every other day or week. Where they are scared to send their kids to school or walk to the store. The stress must be unimaginable.

    I suppose that we have the luxury of time and peace in our respective countries to take a moment and consider our losses. I hurt for everyone who has lost someone from such unnecessary and violent acts.
    Theresa recently posted..That’s Life, Momma

    • Stasha September 11, 2011 at 23:48 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I do adore you Theresa. Love your words, your views and your writing. I really do.

  7. [email protected] Wants This September 11, 2011 at 23:32 #

    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    #5 – YES. That would be wonderful.
    #9 – If only. :)
    [email protected] Wants This recently posted..I Am Not A Writer

  8. Kiddothings September 12, 2011 at 01:07 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    All the changes I would want for myself too, except 3 and 7 – not applicable.

    9/11 was such a tragic event and the whole world felt it. You must have felt it even more being an American. Although it’s been 10 years, the memory of it is still so fresh in my mind. I feel so sad for all the innocent lives lost on that day.

  9. Just Jennifer September 12, 2011 at 07:38 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Great list, Stasha! Fix-it and pause buttons would be the BEST. I also love the idea of our kids being able to verbally order up their favorite show.
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Change Happens

  10. Eve September 12, 2011 at 07:56 #

    Twitter: EverythingEvie
    Great list! I would love to have more time to sleep, voice remote and supersonic reading powers!!
    Eve recently posted..10 Reasons Why I’m Proud To Raise My Son in America

  11. Karen @ Time Crafted September 12, 2011 at 08:43 #

    Twitter: TimeCrafted
    Love your number ten!!! I think your word magical and possibly the dream of extra sleep that wouldn’t take away from the rest of the day sent me off to Fantasy Land for this listing round. But, it was a fun ride! :>
    Karen @ Time Crafted recently posted..Fantasy Land

  12. Mama, Hear Me Roar September 12, 2011 at 09:16 #

    Twitter: MamaHearMeRoar
    I can relate with wanting more sleep and supersonic reading powers.

    On another note, I hate war too, and whatever manner of attacking of another human being. Simply thinking of it chokes me up.
    Mama, Hear Me Roar recently posted..Change

  13. jacqui September 12, 2011 at 09:53 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    I need all of the things on this list. How close are you to reversing the calories between cookies and cucumbers? You really should put a rush on this idea.
    jacqui recently posted..Boo Chasing Babes Gone Wild…

  14. Jessica September 12, 2011 at 11:03 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    I need all of these. Especially the special button to fix blogs. I would be pressing it right now.
    Jessica recently posted..My Twitter Journey

  15. JDaniel4's Mom September 12, 2011 at 11:27 #

    I love the idea of the cookie and cucumber reversal.
    JDaniel4′s Mom recently posted..Muffin Tin Monday- Chocolate

  16. Iza Trapani September 12, 2011 at 12:07 #

    I love your magical list, Stasha. The fix and pause buttons are brilliant, and how nice it would be to crunch on cookies all day long without loosening our belts. And as for the espresso machine – I can so relate. After chucking our state-of-the-art, big-name coffee machines with all their widgets and gadgets that kept malfunctioning, we have resigned to a good old, reliable Melitta cone and filter.

  17. Janice September 13, 2011 at 01:08 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    I love this list and I want it too. Well, except maybe for the invisible scarecrow. I’ve no use for it at the moment. =)
    Janice recently posted..Versatile

  18. blueviolet September 13, 2011 at 16:23 #

    Ok wait. Do you seriously have cranberries? AT YOUR VERY OWN HOUSE? I’m so jealous!
    blueviolet recently posted..The Road from Ballet to Soccer to Cheerleading and Poms Sure Had A Lot of Toll Booths

  19. Buckeroomama September 13, 2011 at 19:28 #

    Twitter: Buckeroomama
    I love your list. Supersonic reading powers… now that would definitely be handy! =)
    Buckeroomama recently posted..Moonless

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