Monday listicles

Listicle time of the week!

Let us begin by wishing my neighbors Happy Canada day! And continue with celebrations this week. Happy 4th of July! Not to mention happy everything to everyone all over the world. Have fun and be safe!

Last week we did a great list to celebrate men. Fathers, husbands, parents. That one man that rocks your world. Thank you so very much Kim, it was a wonderful show our gratefulness to them. Can she pick a topic or what?

And just as I though I will have to get my 4 year old to pick a topic for next listicles, Deborah send me a tweet with a great suggestion. As you all know Nora Ephron past away leaving behind an incredible wealth of wit and wonderful writing, entertaining films and one of my all time favorite movie scenes ever. In her last book she listed THINGS SHE WILL MISS AND WHAT SHE WON’T.

Next week I encourage you to do the same. Thank you Mannahatta Mamma for a great idea!

This week I have 10 Questions for you:

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





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

…foot to another, playing in her own spectacular world. It was a…

I won my copy at Cookie’s book club. Thank you Sue.

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

At least twice.

3. Have you ever worn a uniform?

Yes. 2000-2007 almost every day at work. I like uniforms. Eliminates ‘what to wear’ drama. Also I wish all schools would go back to uniforms for pupils. It instils a sense of unity and cuts out differences in wealth and lifestyle among children.

4. What do you think about the most?

I look at the world in frames. So I guess images?

5. How many keys are on your keyring?

Three. I had to look cause I never use them. Always leave through the garage. To be honest I am not sure what the third key is for.

6. What was the last thing you bought?

I checked my Amazon since that is the only place I shop.

Placed an order on Saturday. I buy him a box a month as a treat.
For myself? A bag of fancy lemonade glazed pecans at farmers market.

7. Are you growing anything these days?

We have a lovely garden this year. Lots of flowers and vegetables. Little J is in charge of carrots, me everything else.
Also mold in the sink and dust bunnies practically everywhere.

8. What is under your bed?

Nothing at all.

9. What is most important in life?


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

Haberdashery. It was on a puzzle Little J and I put together and it prompted a witty exchange with my friend Melveen.

44 thoughts on “Monday listicles”

  1. Twitter: bocafrau
    Love your answers. Who uses the word haberdashery anymore? I bet Little J enjoys his Legos. So sweet of you to get him one once a month. My boy has two under bed boxes full of them. Unfortunately, they are collecting more dust these days…
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  2. Twitter: mommy_padawan
    I love these questions for the topic this week! I agree with you about the uniforms as well, although I hated it at the time, I think it’s good for school aged kids and makes things a lot easier. Legos are the best! Great topic and list!
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    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know πŸ™‚ to purchase a fancy fascinator at our favorite millinery. Heavenly no?

  3. Twitter: SensibleMoms
    Others have beaten me to it, so while my reaction lacks originality, it is rife with honesty: I love the word haberdashery. I am working it into conversation tomorrow! Ellen
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  4. Twitter: twinisms
    I totally agree on the uniform thing. When we were stationed in Savannah the pubic schools had them. It was pretty much the best thing ever.
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  5. Twitter: thebonnybard
    I’m with you on the uniforms, apart from the very first one I had that included a tie (who in their right minds makes elementary school kids wear ties? Although most times I’m the only one around who can tie a tie…). It literally used to take me 20 minutes in the morning to shower, dress and eat breakfast and I was out the door. Uniforms give us precious minutes of extra sleep, not spent rifling through the closet wondering what to wear!
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  6. Twitter: dkotucker
    I feel the same about uniforms in school. I think it would definitely help cut out the differences in wealth and lifestyle. Would probably be a lot less painful for parents of teens too. Tee hee.

    I love doing puzzles too!
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  7. Twitter: babspinfrance
    Haberdashery is a such a fun word to say! I love your answers. I went to a private school and have to agree that uniforms are the way to go. Plus I didn’t even have to think about what to wear in the mornings.
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    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Wayne. Hop ain’t nothing without you fun bunch!

  8. Twitter: staceysmoments
    I always leave through the garage too. In fact, I’m not even sure if the key to the house works. Haberdashery!

  9. Twitter: normalmomally
    I agree about school uniforms. Having just sent a child all the way through the public school system, I’ve had this conversation many times. To remove the socioeconomic boundaries created by “wardrobes” (and believe me, it IS an issue) would make huge strides in many schools.
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  10. Twitter: LarksNotesThis
    I remember a few years ago I did some kind of viral FB status thing that involved turning to page 23 and writing down line 4 only my kid was 18 months old and it had been months since I had even picked up a book with 23 pages. LOL! Beautiful pictures!
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  11. I wonder what would happen if you went to Target or WalMart and asked for the haberdashery department.

    I have just linked up, and I thank you for the fun opportunity.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Nope. We have a carpet so they don’t stick. Now downstairs.. OMG they roll and they roll and then they get stuck under the couch where they meet Max’s hair and live happily ever after. πŸ™‚

  12. Twitter: lilahbility
    I swear I didn’t peek at your answer for number 9 before I wrote my own list! πŸ™‚

    I have to differ a little on the school uniforms issue – there will always be ways that kids express their differences. In my school, there were the girls who wore their kilts shorter, or with designer shoes or expensive highlights in their hair. Wearing a uniform to school may have cut down on the differences, but they were still there, just perhaps a little more subtle. But girls still notice these things. And for some reason, they matter when you’re in high school. More than they should.

    p.s. That is a very impressive puzzle for a little guy to be working on!
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