Monday Listicles

Due to summer days and vacation mood I am going to be short and sweet. You are welcome.

Last week was a blast. I had a great time reading your answers. Surprisingly lots of us have a key on our keychain that we have no idea what it opens. And most of you store wrapping paper under the bed. Also Girl with curl reminded us what the answer to life, the universe, and everything. It’s 42. (I knew there was another The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy mad fan out there!!)

This listicle was suggested by Deborah and inspired by Nora Ephron’s list THINGS SHE WILL MISS AND WHAT SHE WON’T. Feel free to give it your own twist and have fun with it. I promise you this is just a hypothetical list! Thank you Mannahatta Mamma for a great idea.

Next week let us make a list 10 THANKS. Cannot wait to see where this takes you!

But now, 10 things you would and would not miss if the end came today.

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



10 Things I would miss if I die today


1. My son’s smile

2. Love

3. Wind

4. Chocolate

5. Art

6. Tomorrow

7. Toothbrushing

8. Smell of freshly baked bread

9. Seeing my son first thing in the morning and waking up next to my husband

10. My dog’s happy tail


10 Things I would not miss if I die today

1. Queues

2. Money

3. Word verification

4. Heat

5. Whining

6. Calories

7. Airport security

8. News

9. Voice mail

10. Mosquitoes

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  1. Ado July 8, 2012 at 19:06 #

    Heh – we both put art. (-:
    I wonder why I didn’t think of mosquitos and airport security! (-:
    Great list Stasha (and great topic from Deborah!)
    Ado recently posted..My Child Gets Very Deep At Bedtime. Very. Deep.

  2. Delilah July 8, 2012 at 19:24 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    Perfect lists, Stasha! I am pretty much just in love with every picture you take. They awe me, in a good way :)
    Delilah recently posted..To Miss or Not To Miss…that is the question

  3. [email protected] July 8, 2012 at 19:34 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    We are kindred food spirits because we both listed chocolate and smell of freshly baked bread. I also would not miss mosquitoes!
    [email protected] recently posted..Things I’ll Miss And Things I Won’t

    • Stasha July 8, 2012 at 20:02 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I think we should stop what we are doing right now and have a piece of bread with nutella. What say you?

  4. Galit Breen July 8, 2012 at 19:39 #

    Twitter: GalitBreen
    I’m in LOVE with this listicle topic! It knocks my socks off! Hat tip, woman!
    Galit Breen recently posted..Magnum Opus

  5. SouthMainMuse July 8, 2012 at 19:59 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    The wind. That’s a great one. I would miss it…but I HATE it in my face on a long bike ride. The wind is truly wonderful when you think about it. I just usually hate it on bike rides.
    SouthMainMuse recently posted..My Perfect Day. Minus the dishes.

    • Stasha July 8, 2012 at 20:10 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Me too. Unless it is helping me pedal when it is pushing against my back :)

  6. The Sisterhood July 8, 2012 at 20:13 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    Whining mosquitoes in the heat are the worst.

    Your things you would miss gave me a little lump in my throat. Luckily, chocolate should soothe that. :) Ellen
    The Sisterhood recently posted..Time After Time

  7. Bridget July 8, 2012 at 20:16 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    I have a feeling you’ll need a calculator to track all the Mosquitos on these lists!
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

    • Stasha July 8, 2012 at 20:48 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Word!! I googled recently and discovered that if mosquitoes were extinct the whole water eco system would collapse and ultimately the world would come to an end. Too bad…

  8. Jessica July 8, 2012 at 20:16 #

    Twitter: spitupchronicle
    LOVE this topic! DANGIT I completely forgot about mosquitos, but I wouldnt miss them either.
    Jessica recently posted..Miss Me Now You Gotta Kiss Me

  9. Tonya July 8, 2012 at 20:31 #

    Twitter: letters4lucas
    I am right there with you with both of these lists! I love how we both included our son’s smiles. :) And word verification? UGH!!
    Tonya recently posted..Ode To Nora Ephron

  10. Christine July 8, 2012 at 20:42 #

    Twitter: cyu888
    I love this listicle! So great. No, I wouldn’t miss whining or mosquitoes or heat at all! Oh, and airport security too.
    Christine recently posted..Friday Round-Up

  11. Terri Sonoda July 8, 2012 at 20:44 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Art and the smell of freshly baked bread. Me too!
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Monday Listicles – Ten things if I were not me

  12. ellie July 8, 2012 at 20:58 #

    Word verification is really beginning to get on my nerves. What’s worse is word verification coupled with comment approval.


  13. Ducky July 8, 2012 at 21:04 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    UGH! Word verification makes me want to bang my head on the wall repeatedly and yell WHY?????????
    Ducky recently posted..I Will, I Won’t in 10

  14. Kim @The G is Silent July 8, 2012 at 21:07 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    Toothbrush! Oh gosh yes!!!! And how could I NOT include my pups? I want a re-do! Oh I’m the worst mom ever!!
    Kim @The G is Silent recently posted..Comment on Scavenger Hunt Sunday by My Inner Chick

  15. hollow tree ventures July 8, 2012 at 21:30 #

    Twitter: RobynHTV
    Word verification! Calories! Of course! I might need to go edit my lists… :)
    hollow tree ventures recently posted..I’m Going To Die

  16. Ally July 8, 2012 at 21:33 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    I definitely won’t miss word verification or calories either!
    Ally recently posted..Things I’ll Miss And Things I Won’t – Monday Listicles

  17. Mark July 8, 2012 at 22:30 #

    Twitter: Rsimplelives
    “word verifications”; why people, why????
    Mark recently posted..A chip off the old block

  18. BonnyBard July 8, 2012 at 23:50 #

    Twitter: thebonnybard
    I need to add mosquitoes to spiders and cockroaches!
    BonnyBard recently posted..Monday Listicles – the macabre one

  19. Diane July 8, 2012 at 23:50 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    Toothbrushing??? Never really thought about that but yes I agree. And definitely would NOT miss mosquitoes!!! AUGH!
    Diane recently posted..I Got Tagged!!!

  20. Brooke July 8, 2012 at 23:58 #

    Twitter: brookebewell
    I had an idea or two for Monday Listicles– just in case your idea box actually gets low one day…

    How about 10 things you wish the fairy godmothers gifted you with at birth? Or ten experiences everyone should have by age 30? Fun, Fun! Thanks for doing this– I’m learning to love Mondays. =)

  21. Barbara July 9, 2012 at 00:38 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Great list! Chocolate is definitely one of those things that would be on my list too!

  22. JDaniel4's Mom July 9, 2012 at 03:38 #

    I love both of your lists. I noticed your guys appear twice on your list. My guys would be all over my list too.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently posted..Celebrating Imagination-Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day

  23. Vidya Sury July 9, 2012 at 05:50 #

    Twitter: vidyasury
    Your would not miss is pretty close to what I might write. I would most certainly miss my son’s smile (it is the reason for sunshine you know?).

    Love this listicles Monday!
    Vidya Sury recently posted..Feathered Friends and Landscapes

  24. kathy July 9, 2012 at 06:23 #

    Haha…you’d miss “tomorrow”….love that! :)
    kathy recently posted.."Oh how I regret not having worn a bikini…

  25. Stacey July 9, 2012 at 06:52 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    Amen to word verification! Hate it! I love the picture of your little guy at the end. Such a cutie!
    Stacey recently posted..Summer madness

  26. Jackie July 9, 2012 at 06:59 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    Word verification is just silly and I truly wonder if some of those “words” are really words!
    I live in a “Whine free home”, at least I’m trying to :)
    Jackie recently posted..Things to Miss and Those Not Worth It

    • Stasha July 9, 2012 at 11:22 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      It’s adults whining that I fear hearing the most. Specially fellow moms. Or man with flu! The worst 😉

      • Jackie July 9, 2012 at 19:07 #

        Twitter: notwifezilla
        Whining adults are worse than kids, I will give you that oh, Grand Dame de Listicles, and whining husbands with the man cold- the worst!
        Jackie recently posted..Things to Miss and Those Not Worth It

      • NerdyMum July 10, 2012 at 07:53 #

        Twitter: NerdyMummy
        Totally agree!!! Whining husbands (down with man-flu) who think they are the rightful first-born!!!!

  27. June July 9, 2012 at 07:04 #

    Twitter: Yjune
    I think I’ll miss reading all your lists on Mondays, Stasha! 😀
    June recently posted..What I will miss if I die today

  28. Erin July 9, 2012 at 07:04 #

    Twitter: UniquelyEN
    Such an interesting topic! I agree I wouldn’t miss whining, but I would miss seeing my kids’ faces.
    Erin recently posted..Girlfriends

  29. Sara July 9, 2012 at 07:46 #

    Twitter: mommysummers
    Great list! Love the picture!

  30. Rorybore July 9, 2012 at 07:57 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    agh, how could I forget word verification?

    fabulous list. something is wrong with me still – I must still be under the weather a tad because I didn’t really mention food enough 😉
    Rorybore recently posted..Monday Listicles: All That You Leave Behind

  31. Harriet July 9, 2012 at 08:58 #

    Twitter: harrietglynn
    True dat! I certainly wont miss CAPCHA!
    Harriet recently posted..Things I won’t miss and things I will

  32. Just Jennifer July 9, 2012 at 09:13 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    You would miss toothbrushing? I agree with NOT missing voice mail.
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Inspired by Nora Ephron

    • Stasha July 9, 2012 at 10:55 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I love brushing my teeth. t is one of my top five things in the day.

  33. Marie July 9, 2012 at 10:42 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    I don’t mind the tooth brushing so much, but reading your list reminded me how much I dislike going to the dentist and having my teeth cleaned!!
    Marie recently posted..Monday Listicles: What I Would Miss and What I Would Not Miss

  34. [email protected] July 9, 2012 at 11:36 #

    Are you sure my 3 year old didn’t inspire this list…because I really don’t want you to die.
    [email protected] recently posted..What To Really Expect When You Become A Parent

  35. Christie July 9, 2012 at 11:38 #

    Twitter: christineorgan
    I am totally with you on the mosquitoes. And word verification. It is beyond annoying. Especially when its just a mess of unrecognizable symbols.
    Christie recently posted..Things I Will Miss

  36. Jessica July 9, 2012 at 14:04 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    Word verification cracked me up. I wish that would go away sooner rather than later.
    Jessica recently posted..Time Dog: The Only Dog That Actually Listens To Me

  37. Tamar Strauss-Benjamin July 9, 2012 at 16:17 #

    Oh totally with you on calories!!

  38. deirdre July 9, 2012 at 16:48 #

    Twitter: ladiesholiday
    yes the smiles… to be cherished always…calories…not so much.
    deirdre recently posted..Favorite Funny Movies

  39. Meredith July 9, 2012 at 17:00 #

    Twitter: meredithspidel
    Another great listicle! And I loathe word verification–it’s seriously becoming my archenemy…
    Meredith recently posted..Parenting/Parents Magazines: The Monday Review

  40. Susi July 9, 2012 at 18:16 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    That is the best photo ever. So cute. Love the glasses. Great list. I hope I’ll get to mine now… way late but better late then never, right. It’s been a crazy day here!!!
    Susi recently posted..Instagram Sundays #12

  41. Robbie July 9, 2012 at 19:37 #

    Twitter: momma23monkeys
    Wonderful list! I would love to do without calories & word verification!
    Robbie recently posted..Miss or not?

  42. Wendy Coffman July 9, 2012 at 20:48 #

    Twitter: stampingrules
    I love your one word lists. I’m too wordy for that level of awesome succinct-ness!
    Wendy Coffman recently posted..Dallas, Here I come…and another Listicle!

  43. Milena July 10, 2012 at 02:56 #

    It is really interesting, that no one would miss the mosquitos:) So am I:)
    Milena recently posted..Wo steht die Sonne um Mittag eigentlich?

  44. Recovering Supermom July 10, 2012 at 12:46 #

    Oh, yes, the smell of freshly baked bread is a good one! I also agree with mosquitos! Hate those!
    Recovering Supermom recently posted..Life on Earth: What I Love and What I Won’t Miss

  45. Bruna July 10, 2012 at 15:50 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    I wouldn’t miss whining but I’d definitely miss chocolate. Great list. Great photo of your little man. Getting more and more handsome by the day :)
    Bruna recently posted..four, funny and fantastic

  46. My Inner Chick July 10, 2012 at 16:03 #

    Twitter: krrobi
    –9. Seeing your son in the morning and waking up next to your husband.

    MY Fave! Xx
    My Inner Chick recently posted..Magic Bars, Sweetened Condensed Milk & Madonna.

  47. Danielle July 10, 2012 at 20:44 #

    Great list! I just did mine but there are some from yours I’d like to add…like not missing heat or mosquitoes!
    Danielle recently posted..And In The End

  48. Jessica July 11, 2012 at 21:47 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I like your lists; I totally agree! Also, adorable photo of Little J… as usual. :)
    Jessica recently posted..The Birthday List

  49. Janice July 12, 2012 at 10:50 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    I would miss those things too. But I think that your list of NOT going to miss is quite awesome. I nodded to all of them. :)
    Janice recently posted..Las Vegas Sans Gambling, Alcohol, and Half-Naked People

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