Monday Listicles

Holly Molly Sunday turning into Monday.

Where is time flying??!? Please, please tell me you are madly busy and it is not just me being the worst time manager ever. Because I can hear footsteps upstairs and I know everybody is ready to go for our Sunday Hike and they will give me the stink eye when they see me typing in my PJ’s. OY!

OK, your home edition Listicles were fabulous. No left or right about it. And I bet your fall must haves will make me oh and ah and want to go shopping. I totally envisioned posting amazing Pinterest boards full of stunning stuff I cannot afford and will never wear anyway, but hey… I ran out of time and really who am I kidding? So I am depending on you. In the mean time my list is the truly what I have and wish not to do without this fall.

What shall we do next week? I say 10 COMPLIMENTS. Either give them to yourself or someone else. Or the ones you get or wish you would hear more often. Or anything really.

Also: email me if you have any ideas for listicles. Or tweet, or facebook or send a pigeon. With a nice cuppa coffee.

Must dash so here is what I cannot do without this fall.
Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Nice weather.

2. Good company.

3. Tweed

Image courtesy of my favorite store ever : Joules.

4. Dubarry Boots

I got mine from Noble Horse Gallery.

5. Silk scarf.

Yep, Joules again.

6. Comfy cardigan.

This one is from Ralph Lauren but I would rather ask Jenn to knit me one.

7. Good book or two. Or ten.

I am finally reading the one I won over at Cookie’s book club giveaway.

8. Soup

Image by Con Poulos.

My favorite: Colombian chicken and potato soup.

9.PSL! = Pumpkin Spice Latte

10. Most awesomest coffee cozy.

I won mine over at The Robot Mommy but there is plenty more over at Sew Tara.

Soccer mom

Not to brag, but I am kinda cool.

I mean on a scale of 1 to 10 I am a solid 11 when it comes to being relaxed and easy going. Not much you can do to wind me up. Years of serving passengers, who took news that there is no more chicken meals left on board an aircraft worse then if I told them we were crash landing, ironed out any chance of me being confrontational or high strung.

My husband on the other hand, is a worrier. A perfectionist even. So when he signed up Little J for soccer this year I figured it should be his spiel. Let him stand on the sidelines and worry about our son’s performance, because I am just too relaxed and not competitive at all. But faith would have it that he ended up being the coach. Not one to miss out on an opportunity to see my man struggle with 5 year olds wearing shorts I ended up going to some of the practices.

Because I am so incredibly cool I never ever, not in a million years imagined I would be that mom. But I am. I am a the shouting one, the annoyed one, the absurd one and the embarrassing one. It started innocently enough. I really was just trying to help by guiding Little J from the side, helping out my husband. You know, the occasional ‘no, the other goal mate’ and ‘go get the ball’ followed by ‘kick it mate, kick it!’ and ‘go boy go!!’ and finally ‘get up, your fine, just run’ and the dreaded ‘you can do it, go, score!’

I look around and all the other parents are so zen and truly practicing ‘it is all about the fun’ motto. And there I am, trying to get my kid to stop picking flowers and playing fireman and start scoring points. Major points in fact. The ones that will lead this nation into winning world cup. Of course, my son ignores me on the soccer field as much as he does all other times. Lucky for me the coach has not thrown me of the field yet, possibly because he would have no clean underwear within a week. But he did mention the other day it was nice at the game because the parents are so lovely and do not interfere with his work at all. Yes, that was the one I did not go to.

Please tell me that soccer brings the bizarre out of you too?

Monday Listicles

Hello autumn.

I think I am all grown up because in the past few years I decided it is my favorite season. When you are in school it is impossible to like it, right? But now, autumn is full of goodies. I am also rather high on life because I spend time with Ally yesterday and that my friends is a very special treat. Yeay for happy days!!

Before I get too mushy I want to say thank you for sharing your wedding stories last week. I read most of them on Saturday and felt like I was at a wedding all day again. Without champagne but with dessert. You all make me feel like dancing.

This week I suggested you look around the house and tell me about 10 THINGS IN MY HOME. Before you begin reading mine a quick disclaimer: my house is very tidy as I type this. Unusually tidy in fact. Mostly because husband returned home this week and we made an effort to impress him. But there are still loose cannons everywhere and here are 10. I will spare you the visual images but feel free to ask about the ones that might not make sense to you.

Next week tell me about your TOP 10 AUTUMN MUST HAVES. To get us in the mood for the season.

And now, let’s do the tour of the house.
Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Dinosaur bones stuck in the couch.

2. Remains of the popped orange balloon under my pillow.

3. Whole bag of cotton balls spread neatly on the floor.

4. Avocado tree on the kitchen counter.

5. Warranty for car floor mats on the printer.

6. Fluffy purple boas on the garage floor. And 7 sombreros.

7. Orca whale in the bath tub.

8. Mr Potatohead’s mustache by my keyboard as I type.

9. Personalized licence plate among my office supplies.

10. Empty coffee cup. The only item i plan on rectifying right now.