Monday Listicles

Greetings list makers!

Sun is shining, school is out and I just ate a salad we grew! Not to mention earlier this week I, like you all, spend a thousand dollars. Pretend, but still..Thank you all for playing along and sharing your plans on spending $1000. Promise to increase your allowance next time.

This week my friend Kim from G is Silent chose for us to write a list about 10 memories of a special man in our life. Father’s day 2012 was very important in Pugliano family and I am so happy we are all joining in the celebrations. I chose to tell you about my grandpa, who I grew up with. Feel free to write a list of anyone you want. It is the best way to say thank you! Cannot wait to read it.

For next weeks list here is 10 questions I would like you to answer. They are as random as can be.

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, and find line 4. What is it?

2. How many times a day do you say Hi?

3. Have you ever worn a uniform?

4. What do you think about the most?

5. How many keys are on your keyring?

6. What was the last thing you bought?

7. Are you growing anything these days?

8. What is under your bed?

9. What is most important in life?

10. What is the strangest word you used this week?

Copy and paste. Easy peasy lemon squeeze! In the mean time a list about a man:

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





1. Sitting next to him quietly while he is fishing.

2. Asking him questions. Honestly the man was like Google. Only faster.

3. Afternoons spent doing crossword puzzles with him.

4. Dancing with him, ringing in the New Years.

5. Cycling around the city. With our dog running behind us. All 32.5 kilometers. Almost everyday in summer.

6. Watching the evening news with him.

7. Listening to his stories. About his childhood, work and travels.

8. Hiking. Picking up berries, mushrooms and elderberry flowers.

9. Fixing his car. Or my bike. Not they they needed it, we just liked taking things apart. And we always found spare screws after assembling it back…

10. Telling him I love him. Wish I said it more often.

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  1. Rachee June 24, 2012 at 19:10 #

    Twitter: sayitrahshay
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  2. Terri Sonoda June 24, 2012 at 19:17 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Your grandpa sounds wonderful! I love number 2!
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Monday Listicles – Ten things I love about my Dad

    • Stasha June 24, 2012 at 22:27 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I see your dad and my dedi had that one in common.

  3. [email protected] June 24, 2012 at 19:19 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    What an awesome man, your grandfather. Glad you had such good memories with him.

    Love next week’s list of questions! Nothing more I like than answering random questions.
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    • Stasha June 24, 2012 at 22:30 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Right? I bet you I will be answering them 5 minutes before I publish. I am organized like that. I blame summer.

  4. Tonya June 24, 2012 at 20:22 #

    Twitter: letters4lucas
    Sounds like your Grandfather was a wonderful man.

    Looking forward to next week. :)
    Tonya recently posted..Memories Of Daddy

    • Stasha June 24, 2012 at 22:29 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thanks Tonya. Love your list!! And thank you for having me at your blog this week. What a treat!

  5. Kim @The G is Silent June 24, 2012 at 21:33 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    Say I love you. My fave.

    • Stasha June 24, 2012 at 22:29 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      We were not much for saying our feelings. But I always knew he loved me. Truly.
      Hope he did too!

  6. Robbie June 24, 2012 at 22:43 #

    Twitter: momma23monkeys
    love this list in honor of your grandfather. I love that he was so good at answering questions…and faster than google!
    Robbie recently posted..SOC: Telling My Story

  7. Mama and the City June 24, 2012 at 23:34 #

    Twitter: Mama_AndTheCity
    So, I’m about to visit your awesome site and see what kind of list I could commit to make in the next 5 minutes, and here is what I found:

    1. Woah! this sounds like a lot of work! — I said as I kept reading about the 10 things to-do list. I actually had my heart racing fast. LOL

    2. The next list was even harder since I did not meet any of my grandfathers. Bummer.

    However, I loved reading your thoughts about your granpa. I find the same thing about memory and Google with my grandma – sharp as a knife!

    I’m still trying, without success, to pronounce the name of that place on the map.

    Hugs chica!
    Mama and the City recently posted..Hello Vancouver!

  8. BonnyBard June 25, 2012 at 01:33 #

    Twitter: thebonnybard
    Wow, riding 32.5 miles a day every day? Yes, that’s what I got stuck on… also, it really is important to say I love you as often as we can, while we can.
    BonnyBard recently posted..Monday Listicles – Ten (or so) Happy Memories about a man in our lives

  9. Jackie June 25, 2012 at 05:18 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    I always love reading about your grandfather. He truly seemed like an amazing person, and how lucky you were to have had him in your life.
    Jackie recently posted..Christmas Wishes

  10. Sara June 25, 2012 at 07:17 #

    Twitter: mommysummers
    I didn’t grow up nearby my grandparent’s & when we finally lived nearby I was in high school but some of my best weekends were made hanging out in the yard watching him trim the roses & just talking! Great list by the way!

  11. Jennifer Worrell June 25, 2012 at 07:19 #

    Twitter: jennwrites
    What cool grandfather! Such terrific memories! Thanks again to you and Kim for the Listicles this week:)
    Jennifer Worrell recently posted..It Takes Balls to Be on This Listicle

  12. Ally June 25, 2012 at 07:44 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    What a great list! Such special memories. I love that some of your memories are active doing things and some are simply “being” quietly.
    Ally recently posted..Got Milk?

  13. [email protected] June 25, 2012 at 08:25 #

    I love when you write about your grandparents. Thanks for inspiring me to reminisce about my grandpas…I really should do that more, and write about it, at least for my kids.
    [email protected] recently posted..I Love You And I Don’t Want You To Die

  14. Bridget June 25, 2012 at 09:02 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    He sounds great. I bet you’re a lot like him:)
    Bridget recently posted..Best Friends

  15. Delilah June 25, 2012 at 09:24 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    What a wonderful collection of memories. You made me smile this morning :)
    Delilah recently posted..He Still Makes My Heart Go Pitter-Patter

  16. Just Jennifer June 25, 2012 at 09:45 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    You had an awesome grandpa and that is a very cool thing!
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  17. OT and ET June 25, 2012 at 09:52 #

    Twitter: otandet
    your time with your grandfather sounds peaceful and lovely. as if the two of you had a quiet understanding of your love for each other. i sometimes worry that i am not outlandish enough in my fun-making with Otto. but then i realize that what we have, although it is sometimes very mellow, is also very deep and lovely. maybe you and your grandpa were two peas in a pod? i love that. always love reading your posts Stasha! xo
    OT and ET recently posted..loretta at three and a half months

  18. Jen {at} take2mommy June 25, 2012 at 12:44 #

    You certainly had some fun experiences with your grandfather. He sounds like an amazing person! Looking back now I wish I did more with my grandparents while they were still around. I remember them taking me to the mall to go shopping, but I can’t remember much else.
    Jen {at} take2mommy recently posted..10 Things I’m Dreading This Summer

  19. Meredith June 25, 2012 at 13:42 #

    Twitter: meredithspidel
    Love that you picked your grandpa for this–and love that all of this stuff is just person-to-person stuff (technology free)–very nice :)
    Meredith recently posted..Longwood Gardens: The Monday Review

  20. theresa June 25, 2012 at 13:59 #

    Twitter: amountainmomma
    Your grandpa sounds lovely… sniff…
    theresa recently posted..What have you been doing, Momma?

  21. Susi June 25, 2012 at 14:43 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    I lost my grandpa when I was only four, so the memories of him are dim. But a lot of these I had with my grandma… and I feel the same. I wish, I had told her “I love you” more!!!
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  22. Twisted Domestic Goddess June 25, 2012 at 15:36 #

    Sounds like such an amazing man. You were very lucky to be raised by him. Your relationship reminds me of mine and my grandpa’s relationship in a lot of ways.
    Twisted Domestic Goddess recently posted..Memories of My Daddy

  23. Anna June 25, 2012 at 16:47 #

    Twitter: mommy_padawan
    This is such an awesome list! Some grandparents are kind of magical I think and your grandpa sounds like one of them. I loved the images of you two cycling around the city and just sitting together quietly fishing. So glad you have so many happy memories!
    Anna recently posted..Saturday Confessions – Self Pitty and Passing Weather

  24. Runnermom-jen June 25, 2012 at 17:22 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Your “Google Grandpa” sounds amazing. It sounds like a very peaceful time you had with him.
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Things That Make Me Smile

  25. Recovering Supermom June 25, 2012 at 17:29 #

    He sounds like a great man who raised a great woman. What sweet, sweet memories you have of him.
    Recovering Supermom recently posted..My Dad

  26. Jamie June 25, 2012 at 20:13 #

    Twitter: chosenchaos
    I said aw a lot while reading this list. XO

    Also, I’m on vaca next Monday and the homework is PERFECT for me to do ahead of time… thank you my friend!
    Jamie recently posted..a little inspiration

    • Stasha June 27, 2012 at 23:39 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I am glad! Will be keeping listicles short this summer, the weather is too nice to keep you all stuck behind computers!
      Have a lovely vacation.

  27. deborah l quinn June 25, 2012 at 20:38 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    I think Little J must be a lot like his Grandpa … and it sounds like you’re a lot like your Grandpa, with him. Which maybe sounds a bit weird, but you know what I mean, don’t you?
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  28. RoryBore June 25, 2012 at 20:55 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    I can remember watching the evening news and having warm milk while grandpa had his tea..and grandma would bring us toast made with her homemade bread. I miss them both. great memories you have shared of yours.
    RoryBore recently posted..Monday Listicles – What A Lil-Big Man

  29. Barbara June 26, 2012 at 05:23 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Your grandfather sounds like an amazing man, and I am sure he knew exactly how much you loved him!
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  30. Wendy Coffman June 26, 2012 at 07:26 #

    Twitter: stampingrules
    Love your list!
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  31. Leovi June 26, 2012 at 07:37 #

    I like the question … What is under your bed? the truth is that you have not looked. Greetings.
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  32. Larks June 26, 2012 at 12:40 #

    Twitter: LarksNotesThis
    Awww… I love the warm memories of your grandfather. I think it’s so important to take time and really focus on appreciating those we’ve loved. Great for keeping life in perspective especially as parents.

    Love next week’s list too.

  33. Larks June 26, 2012 at 12:43 #

    Twitter: LarksNotesThis
    Ack! Something is eating my comments! Anyway, great post!
    Larks recently posted..Big Things that are awkward to bring up at parties and a zebra.

  34. Jess June 26, 2012 at 13:35 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    I’m guessing it was a different dog running behind you while you cycled around the city. I don’t really see Big M doing that.
    Jess recently posted..8 Seconds at the Reno Rodeo

    • Stasha June 27, 2012 at 23:23 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Oh yes. He was a terrier. Never ending energy. Big M on the other hand has never ending naps…

  35. Liz June 27, 2012 at 09:39 #

    Twitter: LizS_B
    I’m so slack with this list thing! But I loved yours!!
    How wonderful to have such beautiful memories with your Grandpa. My Dad was/is like Google, only faster – I can totally relate to that! (so is my Mum!!)
    I really like the look of next weeks list… answering question I CAN do!! :)
    Liz recently posted..World Bird Wednesday: Australian Pelican Antics

  36. Jessica June 29, 2012 at 13:40 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I love this! My grandpa was very special to me, too. I miss him.

  37. Brandee June 30, 2012 at 00:19 #

    Twitter: archaeolemur
    What a beautiful list. Sounds like you have really amazing memories of him.
    Brandee recently posted..Adventures in acro balancing

  38. Melissa July 5, 2012 at 12:32 #

    In some time we all miss people, miss their habits an time spent with them
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