Monday Listicles

Welcome back to the one and only link up that keeps being mistaken with balls.

Big thank you to everyone who shared a list of their top ten books last week. I have bookmarked most of them and compiled a long list that I plan on borrowing from the library in the next few months. OK, let’s be real. Next few years…

I am so excited about this week. Mommy Padawan gave us an option of writing a LIST ABOUT THINGS WE ARE GOOD AT or THINGS WE WOULD DO IN 48 HOURS WITH UNLIMITED MONEY AND NO RESPONSIBILITIES. My husband came up with the most elaborate list including space travel and private Oasis concert. If I had 48 hours to myself I would take a long shower and garden in peace and quiet. So I chose to do a list of ten things I am good at. My first one was a sarcastic one including spending money and eating chocolate. But I decided to give myself a pat on the back and write why I am a pretty cool chick. I encourage you to do the same, we sure don’t do it often enough! Thank you Anna for making me proud of the good I can do in life!

Next weeks topic is inspired by Stacey from Mothering Moments and her wonderful new link up called An hour in a day. So we ask of you to make a list of Ten things that happen in an hour of your life. You are welcome to join her link up with the same list. It is like buy one, get two chocolate cakes. Isn’t life great?

OK, let’s play:

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




1. I am good at being good. Even as a child I was obedient. I never stray from course. I follow directions well and I have no vices that would require interventions.

2. I am good at most things. Not great at many, but most sports I did or hobbies I had I was OK. That makes me good at being average.

3. I am good at taking pictures. I understand art is subjective so people either like it or not. But I know I am technically sound. I also know that no matter if I take a photo with my phone, $2 disposable camera or my fancy work cameras, the photo turns out good. So I am confident it is me, not my gear.

4. Making friends. I was always comfortable around people and I have no trouble striking a friendship.

5. I am good at languages. I speak 4 fluently and can understand a few more. It was always very easy for me to pick up a foreign language.

6. I am good at being idle. I have never needed much to be happy. I do not get antsy if there is no fun stuff happening and you will never see me filling up my calendar with events to make my life richer. I can sit down and just be.

7. I am good at anticipating. I think that was my strongest quality back at work. Even now I make things happen for my family before they ask for it.

8. I am good at being on my own. Perhaps an only child thing, but I can be alone for days and happy. I cannot recall a single moment in my life I have felt lonely or bored.

9. I am strong. There have been many challenges in my younger years and there have been some in recent years that would crush the spirit of many. For most part I deal with them graciously and never burden anyone else with my problems.

10. I am good at making list. But you already knew that :)

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  1. Ado April 29, 2012 at 19:07 #

    I love that bee-you-ti-ful self-portrait you took. Great list. Yes you ARE very, very good at taking photos (along w. all the other things) – but your photos so inspire me, really. (-:
    Ado recently posted..More Stuff Ella Says

  2. Bruna April 29, 2012 at 19:10 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    I could vouch for you on many of the things you listed having only met you in real life once! I love your photography and you are definitely a social gal. The other things are a bonus. Love to learn more about you Ms. Listmaker!
    Bruna recently posted..super wonderful me

  3. Runnermom-jen April 29, 2012 at 19:13 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    I agree with Ado, your photos inspire me!
    For the record, I think you are way above average in my book :)
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Running is my Super Power

  4. paul April 29, 2012 at 19:19 #

    You really are just a bunch of awesome. Gracious indeed.
    It may be an only child thing, but so much of your list could be on mine.
    Those fields of tulips you photographed this week, are they growers for bulbs?
    Beautiful pics, and little j’s shark LOL
    paul recently posted..Schneewhichen

  5. Anna April 29, 2012 at 19:20 #

    Twitter: mommy_padawan
    Wow, this is an amazing list! I think you are the most happy and secure person I’ve ever “met”! You are a very talented photographer, I wish I could be more at ease when making friends, that is a great quality as well. Your #6 is something I’m always working on, just being at peace with the moment, whatever is or is not happening.

    You rocked this list! I think you’re awesome and I’m glad I was able to inspire you to look at all the ways you feel you are awesome too :) Great photo at the end!
    Anna recently posted..Super Powers and Living Without Limits

  6. Rach (DonutsMama) April 29, 2012 at 19:22 #

    You are amazing with your photography. I wish I were better at #6 and #8–you are very comfortable in your own skin and it shows.
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Monday Listicles: A 48 Hour Free Pass but I’m Honestly Confused About How I’d Spend It

  7. Sensible Moms April 29, 2012 at 19:31 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    Your list is almost as lovable as you are. Seriously, who can write that they are good at being idle and making friends?? Us labrabor retrievers tend to be a noisy bunch. You have such a solid, warm presence even over the internet and your photography and writing reveal your heart and mind so well. Love the whole list, but kind of blown away that on top of all your other enviable traits, you can speak 4 languages—that’s just cool. Erin

    • The Sisterhood April 30, 2012 at 04:21 #

      Twitter: SensibleMoms
      Your list is so awesome that I just had to chime in and second what Erin said so well! I wish I could invite you over for a cup of coffee TODAY! If I added in some chocolate cake, would it be worth the plane trip? Ellen
      The Sisterhood recently posted..A Hit and A Miss: The Monday Listicle Game

  8. [email protected] April 29, 2012 at 20:15 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Ah my beautiful listmaking, chocolate eating, photo taking friend. You are awesome. xoxo
    [email protected] recently posted..This Is About Blogging Again…. and Thank You

  9. jacqui April 29, 2012 at 20:18 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    Love the photo! And your awesome list too!
    jacqui recently posted..Official Complaints…

  10. stacey April 29, 2012 at 20:27 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    I do love chocolate cake! 😉 Your photography is beautiful. And speaking 4 languages fluently? That’s just cool. I can mostly speak English.
    stacey recently posted..Super Powers

  11. Delilah April 29, 2012 at 20:39 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    You are awesome. Your photos are always so inspiring. I wish I could speak 4 languages but I’m barely proficient in English.
    Delilah recently posted..Dinners for Dollars

  12. Twisted Domestic Goddess April 29, 2012 at 21:22 #

    So what you’re saying is you pretty much rock which well we already knew! Love you my friend!Can’t wait to do this listicle this week!
    Twisted Domestic Goddess recently posted..The After Effect of Facing Down My Demons…

  13. deborah l quinn April 29, 2012 at 22:05 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    Don’t forget good at building community, too. And good mom, good at horses and other large animals (including dogs & husbands), good at helping doofy wanna-be photogs choose camera lenses, really good subject of own photos, and… etc.
    deborah l quinn recently posted..Monday Listicles: A booklist mashup

  14. tinafreysd April 29, 2012 at 22:43 #

    Thank you for sharing this awesome list..I really like it..
    tinafreysd recently posted..Scar Removal Creams

  15. Jessica April 29, 2012 at 22:43 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    You are great at taking pictures and at making lists. Also, you are great at giving me a new drink at Starbucks and for indulging in chocolate.
    Jessica recently posted..This Summer Will Be Much Cooler

  16. ava April 30, 2012 at 00:04 #

    Twitter: ava812
    What a beautiful self affirmation Stasha! :) You truly are a beautiful person inside out. Glad to have the chance to know you.
    ava recently posted..10 Memorable Reads

  17. Ducky April 30, 2012 at 03:29 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    I never considered being idle a strength. It’s definitely going in my list of things I am good at. I can do idle and be 100% content with it. In fact, I will seek out idle solitude if I don’t have my fill of it.

    Fabulous list!
    Ducky recently posted..I’m SO Money

  18. Jackie April 30, 2012 at 05:42 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    What a lovely photo Stasha! Please tell your hubs, that he’d probably have to spend quite a bit of his time getting Noel & Liam to agree to perform together as Oasis during his 48 hours.
    Nothing is a good as being idle right?
    Jackie recently posted..Not to be Modest….

  19. [email protected] April 30, 2012 at 05:48 #

    Twitter: bestillaminute
    I can’t even tell you how impressed I am that you can fluently speak four languages. You are definitely above average, my friend!
    [email protected] recently posted..10 Things I’m Good At

  20. Sharon April 30, 2012 at 06:19 #

    Twitter: SharonPfeiffer
    You take amazing, creative, and touching photos.

    And 4 languages? THAT is incredible! Sometimes I feel like I’ve barely got a handle on this one.

    I absolutely adore your list … I think I’m stronger now than I’ve ever been. I’ll toast you to that!
    Sharon recently posted..10 Things I Am Good At

  21. RoryBore April 30, 2012 at 06:40 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    4 languages! Oh my…..beautiful and smart my dear! sounds quite a bit above average to me.
    you know you rock, just accept it 😉
    RoryBore recently posted..Friday Four Fill In Fun – Week 60

  22. Ally April 30, 2012 at 07:03 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    That is a wonderful list! I had a hard time with the patting myself on the back, but I realized reading yours that I’m also good at anticipating! See, there’s one I missed :)
    I’d LOVE to be good at multiple languages. I wish I’d learned when I was younger. Three years of French, but then never used it, so I lost so much.
    Ally recently posted..Monday Listicles – I’m Good

  23. Theresa Sonoda April 30, 2012 at 07:42 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    I LOVE your number 3. So so so true! I also love your Wit. You have this clever, understated sense of humor that pops up just at the right time. You’re pretty awesome!
    Theresa Sonoda recently posted..Sara’s Sleep Part 13

  24. Jamie April 30, 2012 at 08:53 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    I can totally agree with your 1 and 2…and 4. But I am horrible with your number 5. How wonderful for you. This was a fun list …and a great photo of you at the end. You need to come take my picture!
    Jamie recently posted..A Top Ten “Rah” for Me.

  25. Yoli April 30, 2012 at 12:40 #

    Twitter: utrend
    I love that you’re good at being average! LOL. I wish i could speak 4 languages. Spanish has been on my to-do list for a while now.
    Yoli recently posted..48 Hours And Unlimited Money…. what would you do?

  26. Iza Trapani April 30, 2012 at 14:02 #

    You forgot to mention that you are humble and I bet you are great (and not just good) at many things. Your photos, of course, are stellar! And you speak four languages? That’s very impressive.

  27. Gina April 30, 2012 at 14:54 #

    Oh my- so many of these I could use to describe myself- all those calming personality traits. :)
    Gina recently posted..Project 366 Rewind- Week 17- Changes

  28. My Inner Chick April 30, 2012 at 15:00 #

    Twitter: krrobi
    –You. Are. Not. Average.
    in any way <3 Xxx
    My Inner Chick recently posted..Moving Forward Using All My Breath

  29. Audrey April 30, 2012 at 15:14 #

    You are amazing! I love your photography and of course you are good at making friends!

  30. Cyn & Co April 30, 2012 at 19:17 #

    Twitter: cynandco
    I’m so happy to have gotten to join you guys this week. Such a great meme and definitely the little boost I needed today.

    See you next week Stasha!!!
    Cyn & Co recently posted..Monday Listacles – First Edition – 10 Things I’m Good At

  31. Michelle Longo April 30, 2012 at 20:51 #

    Twitter: Michellelongo
    This is a great list of things to be good at. I like anticipating and being idle. I don’t think I’ve ever seen people say these are things they are good at, but they are wonderful qualities!

  32. Amanda April 30, 2012 at 21:40 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    Fantastic photo. I’d like to be as good at “being average” as you! 😉
    Amanda recently posted..What’s Good About My Job?

  33. Recovering Supermom April 30, 2012 at 22:25 #

    Ah, great list! Love that you speak four languages and am marveling that you haven’t ever been lonely. I’m not sure I know anyone else who can say that..
    I can identify with your #1. I’m also good at being good. :)
    Recovering Supermom recently posted..Ten Things I Like About Myself

  34. Dominique May 1, 2012 at 08:27 #

    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    Love your photos. You certainly make great lists gal!!
    Dominique recently posted..Top 10 Highlights of April

    • Stasha May 1, 2012 at 10:08 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Dominique :)

  35. Liz May 1, 2012 at 09:30 #

    Twitter: LizS_B
    So many GREAT things to be good at!
    You are MORE than good at taking pictures. Your photography constantly inspires me (whether on your blog, your photography page, Instagram or anywhere else). I can vouch for your making friends (even if only through Instagram & blogging and not yet IRL). I could easily add to your list.
    4 Languages!!! Wow! I bow to you. :)
    And you are definitely the list godess!! <3
    Liz recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Things I’m Good At

    • Liz May 1, 2012 at 09:37 #

      Twitter: LizS_B
      You also rock at seeking out Punch bugs!!!!
      Liz recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Things I’m Good At

      • Stasha May 1, 2012 at 10:07 #

        Twitter: NorthWestMommy
        Yep, I’ll take that :) Then again, location helps. You will see when you visit :)

  36. Barbara May 2, 2012 at 06:58 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    You are good at making lists! I find that the more languages I learn the easier it gets to add another.
    Barbara recently posted..Missing

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