Monday Listicles

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Yup. Welcome. Hope you are holding a beverage and have time to read a whole lotta great blog posts. Just like all the wonderful lists everyone joined in with last week. I know some might think listing things we would miss when we are gone is rather morbid. But after writing mine and reading all of yours I felt overwhelmed with gratitude and pumped all week to grab life by the horns! Thank you my friends.

Now I called for list of 10 thanks for today. Frankly I had no idea until this morning what to write or what I meant by that. So I am curious to see what this meant to you!

Before you rush off, big surprise! Guess who is picking the topic for next week? It’s Robbie from Fractured Family Tales. She always writes a great list, has me in stitches and gets double, triple extra points for visiting all your lists too. I am so excited to see what she choses for all of us to write about next Monday!

Right now, list 10 THANKS. Cannot wait to see where this takes you!

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



1. Thanks to island living I have no idea what being stuck in traffic is like.

2. Thanks to our dog and horse my son is incredibly comfortable around animals.

3. Thanks to watching Fawlty Towers I learned English effortlessly.

4. Thanks to Instagram I waste what little me time I have.

5. Thanks to no self control I outgrew all my jeans.

6. Thanks to my wonderful husband I have a new vacuum cleaner and no excuses to avoid housework left.

7. Thanks to my grandpa I grew up striving every day to be an honorable person.

8. Thanks to Nikon I am always broke.

9. Thanks to my son I know love beyond words.

“Mommy I love more then anyone and anything and more then all the mess in my room.”

– Little J yesterday morning.

10. Thanks to your fun lists Monday is my favorite blogging day!

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  1. Runnermom-jen July 15, 2012 at 19:08 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Aw, Little J’s quotes are the best and sweetest. I love your “thanks” list. Good luck with that new vacuum cleaner. 😉
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..The Color Run!!

  2. Susi July 15, 2012 at 19:30 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    Little J is just adorable… It’s good to get kids around animals early on. We’ve always had pets and my kids love them all. I envy you your island living… I would love that.
    Susi recently posted..Comment on Picture Perfect Sundays #13 {Formerly Instagram Sundays} by Susi

  3. The Sisterhood July 15, 2012 at 20:45 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    I almost could not read past number 1 because I was so jealous, but I’m glad I did because Little J’s quote was just heartbreakingly adorable.

    You make Mondays a wonderful blogging day for us, too! xoxo
    The Sisterhood recently posted..Thank You, Summer—Jimmy Fallon Style

  4. Kerstin July 15, 2012 at 20:46 #

    Twitter: kerstinauer
    LOVE that list!!!
    And Fawlty Towers. OMG, I love that show!

    I learned English by watching Married with Children. Al Bundy taught me everything I know 😉
    Kerstin recently posted..I did the Fifty Shades

    • Stasha July 16, 2012 at 01:43 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I really do sound a lot like John Cleese. So I assume you sound a bit like Ed o’Neill? :)

  5. ellie July 15, 2012 at 20:57 #

    You really do have a lovely life!
    ellie recently posted..Walk Don’t Run?

  6. Kim @The G is Silent July 15, 2012 at 21:21 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    I saw your Instagram so I know you got the vacuum because you weren’t paying attention (giggle). I would jump up and down with thrill and I have a good one! I LOVE Little J’s quote. He rules.

    And Robbie? She’s so amazing. Always retweeting blog notifications. Can’t wait to see what she suggestion.
    Kim @The G is Silent recently posted..Monday Listicles

    • Stasha July 16, 2012 at 01:41 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      OH my gosh, I opened the vacuum today and it is one of those cordless posh things. Apparently ideal for vacuuming cars, stairs and all the hard to reach places. It is like the man does not know me at all!!! I would never, ever clean the car without a bribe or death threat!

  7. Tonya July 15, 2012 at 21:41 #

    Twitter: letters4lucas
    I loved this week’s topic! Thank you. :) And your list? Perfection. In so many ways.
    Tonya recently posted..A Letter To The Dearly Departed

  8. Jessica July 15, 2012 at 21:41 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I love Little J’s quote! :) And yes, those photo apps and camera companies take a lot out of us!
    Jessica recently posted..The Birthday List

  9. Alison July 15, 2012 at 21:45 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    I like your take on thanks!!

    #8 and #9 (Little J’s quote) made me laugh!
    Alison recently posted..Memories Captured – July Link Up! And Some News

  10. Bridget July 15, 2012 at 22:21 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Thanks to you Monday is my favorite blogging day too!

    That quote from little man is about the sweetest thing ever! Sniff…
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

  11. BonnyBard July 16, 2012 at 01:24 #

    Twitter: thebonnybard
    Honestly, being thankful for a vacuum cleaner! Talk about a positive attitude!!
    And monday is my fav blogging day too!
    BonnyBard recently posted..Monday Listicles – THANKS!

    • Stasha July 16, 2012 at 02:23 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      My husband sometimes reads my blog. He meant well. I felt compelled 😉

  12. Barbara July 16, 2012 at 01:50 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Aww, #9 is the sweetest!
    Barbara recently posted..Aix-en-Provence

    • Stasha July 16, 2012 at 02:25 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      he really has a way with words doesn’t he? he will talk his way into your heart and out of anything 😉

  13. Mark July 16, 2012 at 03:24 #

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets excited over a new vacuum cleaner. Seriously, it would make my day!

  14. Ducky July 16, 2012 at 03:27 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    No traffic?! Grrrrr. :/. I suppose I should be thankful I’m not battling NY traffic or that of California. But stil….

    Love J’s declaration! Lil Duck has come up with some really good ones that manage to knock my knees out and fill my heart to overflowing.
    Ducky recently posted..And By THANKS I Mean…

  15. Iza Trapani July 16, 2012 at 04:08 #

    Little J’s quote is amazing! And what would life be like without John Cleese? :-)

  16. SouthMainMuse July 16, 2012 at 05:38 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    You learned English by watching Fawlty Towers? I love you all the more. You must speak with an English accent…or I hope so.
    SouthMainMuse recently posted..My Thanks to the Academy for…

  17. Wayne July 16, 2012 at 05:51 #

    Twitter: profwaynewsmith
    Here is a listicle idea – the Brewsters Millions challenge – how would you spend $30 million in 30 days without having an assets at the end?
    Wayne recently posted..Monday Listicles

    • Stasha July 16, 2012 at 21:13 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I like it. But you mean we cannot go into Tiffany’s at all?! Not sure girls will agree with that :)

  18. Ado July 16, 2012 at 06:12 #

    Yes you do make Mondays wonderful bloggy days for us all and I’m really thankful for that! PS: Fawlty Towers?! My husband’s fave!
    Ado recently posted..10 Things I’m Thankful For

  19. ellie July 16, 2012 at 06:52 #

    There are too many links that are not Listicles, and it’s annoying me!

    There, I had to vent.
    ellie recently posted..Listicles is a Real Word

  20. Sperk* July 16, 2012 at 07:30 #

    Twitter: sperk01
    Lovely as usual. I am grateful to know you.
    Sperk* recently posted..Thanks in 10

    • Stasha July 16, 2012 at 21:12 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Right back at you Kimberly xoxo

  21. Terri Sonoda July 16, 2012 at 07:31 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    I LOVE your Instagrams! I click on every single one I see in the Twitter stream. Awesome photos!
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Monday Listicles – Ten Thanks

  22. Ally July 16, 2012 at 08:29 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    He is such a sweet boy!
    Ally recently posted..10 Good Iron Things – Monday Listicles

  23. Marie July 16, 2012 at 11:15 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    Thanks for writing a lighthearted list of thanks and giving me another way to approach this type of list (which I’ve written a few other times on my blog). So much fun! And I can relate to the no-self-control part!
    Marie recently posted..Monday Listicles: Thanks

  24. hollow tree ventures July 16, 2012 at 11:59 #

    Twitter: RobynHTV
    Perfect list! I’d completely forgotten about Fawlty Towers – what a great show! :)
    hollow tree ventures recently posted..10 Completely Non-Snarky Thank Yous

  25. Sarah @sundayspill July 16, 2012 at 12:38 #

    Twitter: sundayspill
    So, I was thinking..I’ll come visit and vacuum for you :) It’s actually my favorite chore :) Also, little J is brilliant.
    Sarah @sundayspill recently posted..Thanks for these 10 annoyances

    • Stasha July 16, 2012 at 21:11 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Sure. I can mow for you in return?

  26. Jackie July 16, 2012 at 13:28 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    Little J is the cutest and this living in a non-traffic town? Is this fiction you speak?
    Jackie recently posted..A little bit of thanks goes a long way

    • Stasha July 16, 2012 at 21:09 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Nope. Scouts honor. I have never waited more then one light to cross the junction.

  27. Sara July 16, 2012 at 13:28 #

    Twitter: mommysummers
    Instagram is awesome! Though, I haven’t gotten into to it so much, I always forget! ha!

  28. Meredith July 16, 2012 at 18:26 #

    Twitter: meredithspidel
    #5, #5, #5…seriously, could you just pitch in a little, my dear self-control?
    Meredith recently posted..The Magazines of Our Mothers: The Monday Review

    • Stasha July 16, 2012 at 21:10 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I am sitting here reading your blog and eating ice cream. That would be a no right?

  29. Melisa July 16, 2012 at 20:48 #

    Oh wow, I am so glad I found your site! What a beautiful idea. I got here from Yeah Write (Erica). Every Tuesday my blog post is called “gratituesday” – things to be grateful for, on Tuesday. :) Thank you!!
    Melisa recently posted..look, a rainbow!

  30. Janice July 16, 2012 at 22:23 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    I love little J’s quote. Absolutely precious!
    Janice recently posted..Will the Real Toddler Please Stand Up?

  31. Linda July 17, 2012 at 05:53 #

    Instagram is my favorite as well! And I like Fawlty Towers, too! Great list, I think I’m going to put one together on an other day, today it is a little bit moody and rainy…
    Linda recently posted..Dein Regenbogen-Panorama!

  32. Audrey July 17, 2012 at 06:36 #

    Glad I’m not the only one addicted to Instagram! And that quote is adorable :)
    Audrey recently posted..Monday Listicles – Thanks

    • Stasha July 17, 2012 at 10:38 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      it is an epidemic my friend!!

  33. Recovering Supermom July 17, 2012 at 11:28 #

    I love the variety of your list! This was a great Listicle idea. :)
    Recovering Supermom recently posted..Thanks to My Kids

  34. Liz July 19, 2012 at 09:18 #

    Twitter: LizS_B
    Great list as always!!
    And I managed to link up this week…. oh dear, I should have made sure you were sitting before I dropped that bombshell. Ah well, you can buy yourself a Starbucks… my shout?? 😉
    Liz recently posted..Monday Listicles (on Thursday): 10 Thanks

  35. Jessica July 19, 2012 at 14:06 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    More than the mess in his room? If his room looks anything like my toddler’s, that’s a lot of love.
    Jessica recently posted..Don’t Mess With The Torres Clan

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