Monday Listicles

Happy New Year!!!

I am writing this just before midnight, to properly ring in 2012. Mostly because this is the fastest I have ever written a list. Thank you Theresa for a fun list idea. In case you have been too busy drinking eggnog, Mountain Momma said we should write a list of ten New Years resolution we will never keep. Should I be worried this was so easy for me?

Anyhow, before we begin there is a small business of next week’s topic. Your mission, should you choose to except it, is to find Squashed Mom among the link ups and see what she says our next Listicles will be. To help you a wee bit, Varda is sleepless in NY, mom of two gorgeous boys, wife to a guy with a great pick up line and Mannahatta Mamma’s friend!

Last thing before you wander off. Go and enter a super fly giveaway I posted on Friday. It is an awesome tutorial from Photography Concentrate that will show you how to make the most of your fabulous new camera! GO, CLICK.

And now, the first Listicle of 2012!

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




1. Let me begin with the 100% no fail one: LOOSE WEIGHT.

2. Coming in close second: EXERCISE MORE.


4. Also near impossible, cause I suck at making money: START CHARGING PEOPLE REALISTIC PRICES FOR PHOTO SESSIONS.

5. Making weekly attempts but failing miserably: CLEAR OUT PHOTOS FROM MY COMPUTERS THAT ARE NOT PRINT WORTHY.


7. Another one that is a bust: GO TO BED BEFORE MIDNIGHT.


9. I know I should and have no excuse: TEACH MY SON MY MOTHER TONGUE.



62 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

  1. Twitter: Bitsofbee
    You’re too funny! No need to keep resolutions when you don’t need to change anything! I’m sure you’ll achieve at least one of those things in the next year πŸ™‚
    Bits of Bee recently posted..Twenty Twelve

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      YES, it is indeed. And cowboys, provided they drink it from a tin cup. Right?

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      This is good to know. I am not alone. Also, fries and chocolate thing on your list killed me. I am laughing again, just thinking about it!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Nothing right, specially if we put on some lipgloss. OK, I need to start wearing lipgloss…

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You know I don’t even mind making just a few lattes a session. But other photographers on the island are not impressed. There should be a standard I know, otherwise I am making them look expensive…But I feel bad asking for more then I could afford to spend. If Trump had my business sense he could not even afford the first wife πŸ™‚

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You are a sweetheart and I suppose there are worse addictions we could have, right?

  2. Twitter: kiddothings
    I need to wear other clothes in my closet too – I keep wearing the same boring pieces but they’re so super comfortable I can’t help it. I think you did good with this list πŸ˜‰
    Kiddothings recently posted..New Year’s Resolutions

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thanks G. I just always pick out the stuff I washed and folded. It is like a three shirts maximum in my closet. Perhaps I should skip laundry for a few weeks and force myself to fish out other stuff?! Hmmmm…

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Well at least we are good at admitting to being bad at resolutions. Cannot wait to se your list!

  3. I love your list…because I feel quite certain that I won’t do any of those things either, and therefore I unresolve all of them. Especially that junk about coffee! Please, without floofy creamer? Or all manner of deliciousness in a starbucks cup? That’s crazy talk! πŸ˜‰
    My Mercurial Nature recently posted..The Definition of Mercurial

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Yes! We are from PNW and stand proud with Venti double cream and all!

  4. Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Oh Stasha, DO try to teach Little J your first language! It will be an amazing thing for him to know. He can count it as a skill, as well as a connection to you and his ancestors. You could probably get him Rosetta Stone to help you with the teaching part of it, and fill in all the little things you can’t know about a language/culture unless you have a connection to it. You should so do it!
    Just Jennifer recently posted..I am a Blogger.

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    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I have a problem my friend. It is like I cannot let go. Just keep buying more storage all the time. Even the worst shot, I get all sentimental and think I cannot recreate the moment and must keep it. I should be on Hoarders/ Photo edition or something.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      All sorted. Thanks for joining in, your list is too funny and you know your cooking stuff!! Lovely blog you have.

  6. Okay for #5 that is what a good external hard drive is for. I HATE deleting pictures and usually only delete the blurry ones that you can’t even make out. Oh and I think the jeans and hoodie thing comes with the Washington territory haha.
    Danielle recently posted..Monday Listicles: Yeah Right!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      If you saw how many drives I have, you would understand. I took over 10000 photos in the last 4 months. I have a problem… Feel free to come up for an intervention πŸ™‚

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I never had addictions but since I started blogging I am ripe for rehab…

  7. I think you look great and can check off number 1, but teaching little J your native tongue is a worthy goal. Kids learn languages so quickly, and he sounds like an especially bright little boy. Have a wonderful New Year!

  8. Ok, on No. 9 – you have no excuse! Teach your son your mother tongue! If I could speak anything besides pig latin I sure would. Just talk to him all the time in your language and he will become fluent in it. (-:
    On the topic of charging realistic prices – my sister is a graphic designer and artist and when she started out she had this dilemma too. She read a book (I forget the name) that helped her choose her niche market and price accordingly – she decided she wanted to be at the “high end” of her profession, and the book’s advice was that people who seek out high-end expect to pay high-end. It was counter-intuitive but the more she charged the more demand for her there was. Just my two cents. (-:
    Signing off now – happy NY’s day (-:
    Ado recently posted..1 Year, 7 New Year’s Resolutions, and 1 Video

  9. Twitter: notwifezilla
    I wish I could be like a grown up and drink any type of coffee. Just not going to happen, since my taste buds don’t agree.
    Kudos to you for attempting to teach Lil J your native tongue. I always wished my older relatives had taught our family more then a few phrases. Now, my girls only know two words in Polish: butt & Stop. Classy, I know.
    Jackie recently posted..New Year, New Me?

  10. Terri,

    So funny! I made one and I sure hope I can keep it! All the others are just lip service and you know me, I don’t do that! Hope you get one done! I just thought of a second one I know I can keep “Tell my family and friends I LOVE THEM more”! I love you!!!

  11. Twitter: rorybore
    I am hoping I can at least keep the first 2: to lose weight and exercise more — that is if I can get my kids to share the new Wii. Not likely to achieve bedtime of prior to midnight either!
    RoryBore recently posted..Happy New Year!

  12. Twitter: mommysummers
    Who even drinks black coffee?! Ha! I have so many pictures on my computer that are copies or just blurry & need to be deleted. I don’t know why I don’t get to it.

  13. The good news is I don’t have to worry about editing out my pictures. My hard drive crashed a few months ago and I lost all of them. πŸ™

    The bad news is that I will probably never lose weight, exercise more, stay offline, branch out in my wardrobe, or go to bed at a decent hour either.

    Thank you for hosting the Listicles! It’s a very fun meme.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      My drive crashed last year, but I send it to some clever guys and they recovered everything! It can be done, asks around, people tend to be related to nerdy, super clever men πŸ™‚

  14. Twitter: ava812
    Loose weight, exercise more, teach little J your mother tongue. I have similar hopes with you Stasha. Except for exercise more, I plan to make this resolution no matter what, this year. Here’s to a great 2012!
    ava recently posted..I Would, If I Could version 2012

  15. Twitter: yhwriteme
    This looks like a fun one. My list would be so depressing: a list of even more failures. Ha. So I’ll just read along. Happy New Year, friend!

  16. Twitter: teamrasler
    Oh, this is a brilliant listicles idea. I may have to enter it belatedly. I think I could just copy most of yours, though, so it might not be very original. Anyway, sorry I’ve been missing a lot of your posts. They haven’t been showing up in my reader, and I just thought you were taking a vacation from blogging. Ack! Trying to figure out the problem.
    [email protected] Rasler recently posted..One little resolution

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