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.

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  1. [email protected] July 1, 2012 at 19:15 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    As a word lover, I love haberdashery!
    [email protected] recently posted..Random Things You Probably Didn’t Want To Know But I’m Going To Tell You Anyway

  2. Susi July 1, 2012 at 19:20 #

    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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    • Stasha July 3, 2012 at 23:06 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Send them over 😉

  3. Anna July 1, 2012 at 19:31 #

    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!
    Anna recently posted..Monday Glimpses

  4. SouthMainMuse July 1, 2012 at 20:56 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    Nothing under your bed? Wow. What about your closets?
    SouthMainMuse recently posted..A grab bag list of ten.

    • Stasha July 3, 2012 at 22:49 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Not as neat as you might imagine…

  5. Tonya July 1, 2012 at 21:04 #

    Twitter: letters4lucas
    Haberdashery is a great word! Love this week’s listicles. :)
    Tonya recently posted..10 Random Questions

  6. Brandee July 1, 2012 at 21:08 #

    Twitter: archaeolemur
    Haberdashery is indeed a funny word. A long one too! Great list. I love that I am not the only one who ‘fessed up to dust bunnies as well. 😉
    Brandee recently posted..Some randomosity – Monday Listicles

  7. Lisa C July 1, 2012 at 21:44 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    Haberdashery is a great word. I also like millinery, which is almost the feminine equivalent. :)
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    • Stasha July 3, 2012 at 22:52 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know :) to purchase a fancy fascinator at our favorite millinery. Heavenly no?

  8. The Sisterhood July 1, 2012 at 21:49 #

    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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  9. Bridget July 1, 2012 at 22:14 #

    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.
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

  10. BonnyBard July 2, 2012 at 00:17 #

    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!
    BonnyBard recently posted..Monday Listicles – The totally random edition

  11. Diane July 2, 2012 at 01:03 #

    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!
    Diane recently posted..Random Q & A…#Monday Listicles

  12. Mark July 2, 2012 at 03:05 #

    Twitter: Rsimplelives
    I miss the kids going to Catholic Schools. Wearing uniforms every day was such a blessing.
    Mark recently posted.."Come and knock on our door"

    • Stasha July 3, 2012 at 23:07 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I think you leave the best comments. Ever.

  13. Tamar Strauss-Benjamin July 2, 2012 at 04:15 #

    Love reading these! I had a uniform for my school days, college was a whole new world in actually wearing my clothes 7 days a week!
    Tamar Strauss-Benjamin recently posted..Half way around the sun!

  14. Ducky July 2, 2012 at 04:51 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    We love puzzles too!! What a unique place to find your unusual word!
    Ducky recently posted..The Random 10

  15. Barbara July 2, 2012 at 05:54 #

    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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  16. Wayne July 2, 2012 at 06:12 #

    Twitter: profwaynewsmith
    Thanks for hosting such a great hop!
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    • Stasha July 3, 2012 at 23:05 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Wayne. Hop ain’t nothing without you fun bunch!

  17. Jackie July 2, 2012 at 06:34 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    While others are impressed with haberdashery, I’m quite impressed with Lil J’s accomplishment with that puzzle! Way to go!
    And how were those lemonade glazed pecans?
    Jackie recently posted..Monday Listicle: 10 Questions

    • Stasha July 3, 2012 at 23:05 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I might have a massive addiction with those pecans!!

  18. Terri Sonoda July 2, 2012 at 06:43 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Haberdashery…Awesome word! And now I’m curious about the book “When God was a Rabbit”. Have a good week, Stasha, and thanks for sharing!
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Holy cannoli Batman! Up in the sky! Is that a book launch?

  19. Stacey July 2, 2012 at 07:15 #

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

  20. Katie E July 2, 2012 at 07:16 #

    Twitter: euregirlsandboy
    Great answers! I love your answer to #4. So interesting. And I tried not to think about the bad stuff I might be growing :)
    Katie E recently posted..Monday Listicles: Random Questions

  21. Ally July 2, 2012 at 07:57 #

    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.
    Ally recently posted..Random Answers – Monday Listicles

  22. Just Jennifer July 2, 2012 at 10:15 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Haberdashery is a great word. I can’t wait til we start growing edibles!
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Stasha Wants to Know

  23. Farrah July 2, 2012 at 10:18 #

    Twitter: afulfilledmommy
    This is fun! I am linking up for the first time. Thank you!
    Farrah recently posted..Monday Listicles

  24. Larks July 2, 2012 at 11:25 #

    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!
    Larks recently posted..We do not negotiate with tantrum-ists.

  25. My Inner Chick July 2, 2012 at 14:06 #

    Twitter: krrobi
    –I love that you see the world thru frames…you are quite someting, Stasha. X
    My Inner Chick recently posted..15 Absolutely Totally Incredibly Kick Ass Books

  26. ellie July 2, 2012 at 15:24 #

    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.

  27. ellie July 2, 2012 at 15:26 #

    P.S. I didn’t put this in my post, but I wouldn’t mind teaching in a real uniform and seeing kids in my school do the same.
    ellie recently posted..My First Listicles

  28. Meredith July 2, 2012 at 15:46 #

    Twitter: meredithspidel
    I loved the questions this week! So fun to check in on my favorite blogs and see what they had to say–thanks for coming up with this!
    Meredith recently posted..Simples Pleasures from Hershey: The Monday Review

  29. Iza Trapani July 2, 2012 at 16:11 #

    Love your list, Stasha! And I so agree about the uniforms in school. And what, no dust bunnies under your bed? :-)

    • Stasha July 2, 2012 at 23:54 #

      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. :)

  30. RoryBore July 2, 2012 at 19:16 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    can’t wait to use “haberdashery” at some point in the next week. great word.
    and eat something with pecans. pretty sure they will be buried in ice cream.
    RoryBore recently posted..Monday Listicles: Stasha Asks

  31. Amanda July 2, 2012 at 22:02 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    I swear I didn’t peek at your answer for number 9 before I wrote my own list! :)

    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!
    Amanda recently posted..10 Random Questions

  32. Audrey July 3, 2012 at 05:49 #

    I have been looking for a new book so thanks! :) Like I have much time to read anything besides trashy magazines LOL
    Audrey recently posted..Monday Listicles – 10 random questions

  33. OT and ET July 3, 2012 at 10:11 #

    Twitter: otandet
    i am curious how well J does at jigsaw puzzles? we are great puzzlers around my house but Otto feel ages away from that skill level. xxoo as always!
    OT and ET recently posted..that’s what little boys are made of

  34. Marie July 3, 2012 at 12:00 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    Yum! Lemonade-glazed pecans!! No dust bunnies under your bed? 😉

  35. Dominique July 3, 2012 at 23:19 #

    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    I haven’t heard of that word for a really long time. The puzzle sure looks really impressive.
    Dominique recently posted..Two Weeks of Creative Fun- Making a Subway

  36. kim July 6, 2012 at 05:30 #

    looking forward to next week!

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