Monday Listicles

I am sitting and typing, wearing my wellies.

Because it is wet and rainy and I am suppose to go pick up the last of the strawberries and tomatoes. And I will, I will. As soon as I finish this. In fact it is one of the many things I realized have not changed about me in the last 20 years or so: I never quite finish one thing before I move on to the next. Wait 20 years? I meant 2, you know since I turned adult and all…

Which brings me to the listicles. I am really excited about this weeks topic. Christine suggested we write a list of 10 WAYS YOU ARE THE SAME OR DIFFERENT THAN YOUR YOUNGER SELF and I can just see all your lovely and poetic lists! Thank you Christine for a lovely suggestion.

Next week topic was suggested by Bridget from Twinisms and backed up by Brandee from One Crazy Kid

And then by Ellen from Sisterhood of Sensible Moms which was supported by Robbie from Fractured Family Tales

In case you are unsure, next week is : 10 HALLOWEEN COSTUMES.

But first, here is how some things changed and some remained the same about me. And you?
Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. I love spinach now.
Once grandma told me I am not to leave the table until I finish spinach that was side dish at lunch. She gave up and send me to bed 7 hours later.

2. I never talk on the phone.
I used to call my best friend as soon as I got home from school and talk for hours. And yes, we sat together in class. I must have used up all my minutes as a teen because I HATE talking on the phone now.

3. I never watch TV. Ever. Unless my friend Nola visits and we watch Justified together.
I had a TV in my room as a teen. MTV was on in the background all day. Again, must have burned my quota.

4. I love photography.
Some things never change, some loves grow every day.

5. I love outdoors.
Some things never change, some loves grow every day.

6. I love chocolate.
Some things never change, some loves grow every day.

7. I am still awkward around children.
I never babysat or helped anyone with kids and even after becoming a mom I am not naturally drawn to kids.

8. I still daydream.
I always imagined scenarios in my head and lived them out as a kid. Well I don’t act them out now but I still daydream all the time. Trust me when I run I am winning a Boston marathon.

9. I still color my hair.
In fact I have not seen my natural hair color since I was a teen. Imagine if it is the same as the one I pay good money for every month?

10. My name has changed.
Sure, I now have a different last name. But my first name is spelled differently too. Staša is now Stasa on my documents and Stasha in my everyday use. Confused? Me too, most of the time…

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  1. Rach (DonutsMama) October 14, 2012 at 19:18 #

    I used to spend way too much time on the phone and now I can barely stand it either! And I’ve never stopped daydreaming. But it was baaaad when I was in school.
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Monday Listicles & A Whoops

    • Stasha October 14, 2012 at 19:45 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I was in my own world most of the time. Like parallel universe or something 😉

  2. Ally October 14, 2012 at 19:25 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Making a kid sit at the table to eat something they don’t like – always seem to backfire. (I threw up my peas once!)

    Mmmm, chocolate. Yes, that never changes. Well, maybe it intensifies.
    Ally recently posted..My Younger Self – Same or Different?

    • Stasha October 14, 2012 at 19:45 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know, what were they thinking?! Not that I don’t feel like doing it to my prodigal son all the time. But I resort to bribe instead…

  3. Stacie October 14, 2012 at 19:39 #

    Twitter: snapsandbits
    Spinach is my fav, so awesome!
    Stacie recently posted..10 Ways That My Life Is Different In NJ

    • Stasha October 14, 2012 at 19:50 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      If someone told me I would eat it raw when I was a kid I would think they are insane!!

  4. [email protected] Mom October 14, 2012 at 19:46 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    Talking on the phone made my list, too! Like you, I would spend hours on the phone and now, hardly any time at all. Never thought that I might have used up my quota; bet that’s what happened!
    [email protected] Mom recently posted..I’ve Changed – 10 Things That are Different About Me

  5. Robbie October 14, 2012 at 20:33 #

    Twitter: momma23monkeys
    I’m with you on talking on the phone..I am a major texter now which I NEVER EVER thought would happen.

    Thanks for the shout out on halloween costumes :)
    Robbie recently posted..Looking Back

  6. Alison October 14, 2012 at 20:35 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    #2, #6 & #7, ME TOO!
    My god, the amount of time I used to spend on the phone when I was a kid! I guess that’s what happens when you don’t have the Internet. :)
    Alison recently posted..I’m A Better Writer Than I Am A Vlogger

  7. Lisa C October 14, 2012 at 20:36 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    Great List! I’m the same with #2, 5, 6, 8. However I *stopped* colouring my hair since I was 22 (I think it was purple then) & my name hasn’t changed at all, unless you count being called Mama. :)
    Lisa C recently posted..List #47: Me vs. Younger Me

  8. Kate Hall October 14, 2012 at 20:45 #

    Twitter: KateWhineHall
    I am SO with you on the phone. Hate it. Ditto for #6 and 7 too. I wish I were better with other people’s kids. My husband is great! I’m jealous.
    Kate Hall recently posted..I’m The Same…But Different

  9. Amanda October 14, 2012 at 21:00 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    You never watch TV??? No wonder you are such a blogging superstar! I’m with you on the phone issue, though. I am guilty of keeping my phone on silent most of the time and ignoring all incoming calls. However if you text me, you will usually get a response within 5 minutes.
    Amanda recently posted..How Motherhood Has Changed Me

  10. The Meaning of Me October 14, 2012 at 21:04 #

    No TV made my list too! And I definitely don’t talk on the phone like I used to…it’s that darn texting instead!

    Great list topic – thanks for the inspiration! :)
    The Meaning of Me recently posted..Ten Things I Love/Hate About Me

  11. Bridget October 14, 2012 at 21:16 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    My name changed too. I think I’ll stick with this one:)
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

  12. Bruna October 14, 2012 at 21:23 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    I forgot about chocolate! How could I have done that? Love it even more now that I can’t have it than when I could eat as much as I wanted to as a kid. Figures right?

    Great list!
    Bruna recently i’m the same or different than my younger self

  13. Barbara October 15, 2012 at 00:23 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Great list! I used to have my own phone number when I was younger because I used to talk so much. Now, I much prefer people send me a text message or better yet an email.
    Barbara recently posted..Week-end already?

  14. BonnyBard October 15, 2012 at 06:06 #

    Twitter: thebonnybard
    Wow you’re more stubborn than I am, seven hours! Unbelievable!
    Oh, by the way, what’s next week’s topic??
    BonnyBard recently posted..The, the more things change the more they stay the same, Monday Listicle

  15. Stacey October 15, 2012 at 06:20 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    I was always a daydreamer too. I guess that’s why I like writing. It’s like putting daydreams down on paper! Great list!
    Stacey recently posted..10 Ways

  16. Rorybore October 15, 2012 at 07:00 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    That’s why I hate the phone these days — I burned it all up when I was a teen.
    I was the opposite with children: I always wanted to help at my babysitter’s, in sunday school, but I never wanted any of my own. well, obviously that changed at some point too.
    and thank goodness for the rest of us you still love photography!
    Rorybore recently posted..The More Things Change….

  17. [email protected] October 15, 2012 at 07:18 #

    Twitter: bestillaminute
    I too am a daydreamer from way back. And a chocolate lover! And my hair hasn’t been without color since Clinton was in office!
    [email protected] recently posted..Ways I’ve Changed and Ways I Haven’t

  18. Anja October 15, 2012 at 07:35 #

    Twitter: cocalores
    Great list! My mom never allowed me to dye my hair (well, she didn’t exactly forbid it, but there was very subtle manipulation involved *g*) even though I hated the color. Well, today I’m glad that I stayed true to myself. I love your hair color, though! =)
    Anja recently posted..Ten Ways In Which I’m Still A Teenager

  19. Venassa October 15, 2012 at 07:56 #

    Twitter: a_lifeofourown
    If I hadn’t already posted today i would totally be linking up. Such a fun idea.
    I love your determination in #1. My mom did that to me with oranges once. I still gag at the sight of them.
    I’ll never stop loving chocolate. Some thing are just meant to be.
    Venassa recently posted..Chloe is one year old

  20. just JENNIFER October 15, 2012 at 08:29 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    I was really awkward around kids before I had mine too. But now? LOVE kids! Except the ones who are obviously kinda needy, you know, the ones who feel the need to talk your ear off and ask lots of questions even tho you just met them? It gets on my nerves, but then I feel bad cuz I think it must be because they may not be getting much attention at home, so then I try to give them attention, but it’s exhausting! My favorite age is 1 year olds cuz they are just SO CUTE!
    just JENNIFER recently posted..Some Things Never Change

  21. Terri Sonoda October 15, 2012 at 08:59 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Great listicles! Your name is beautiful…however you spell it.
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Most Days

  22. Diane October 15, 2012 at 09:53 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    I don’t watch a lot of TV either. Spend most of my spare time on the computer. I do still have a friend that I talk to on the phone a lot even after we’ve spent all day together. G can’t understand what we have to talk about. 😀
    Diane recently posted..The Same or Different than My Younger Self… #Monday Listicles

  23. Sperk* (Kimberly Spe October 15, 2012 at 10:46 #

    Twitter: sperk01
    I no longer enjoy talking on the phone either. It’s so strange because as a teen, my mom couldn’t keep me off it. Now, I avoid it at all costs. Great list! Glad you’re still taking photos. xo
    Sperk* (Kimberly Spe recently posted..Five Ways I Am The Same, Five Ways I Am Different

  24. Susi October 15, 2012 at 11:16 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    Love me some Raylan!!! We haven’t watched regular TV in forever… I love Netflix too much to sit through commercials again. Plus, I just don’t have the time! :)
    Susi recently posted..Picture Perfect Weekly #24

  25. Runnermom-jen October 15, 2012 at 11:48 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    We have a lot in common, Stasha. I wish we lived next door to each other…or at least in the same town.
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Letters…

  26. Marie October 15, 2012 at 11:51 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    Can so relate to your TV comment–in fact used that one in mine too! As I limit my own kids’ TV watching, I think back on my childhood and do not remember my mom ever limiting my own TV time! Guess I turned out okay anyway. :)
    Marie recently posted..Some things change, and some things stay the same (Monday Listicles)

  27. The Sisterhood October 15, 2012 at 13:06 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    Goodness, I hate talking on the phone too. I think you may be on to something with the burning out the quota.

    And you know what? Don’t tell the rest of the sensible moms, but I’m not what I dub a “natural earth mother” either. I do well with my kids and some select others, but in general, I don’t HAVE to hold a baby. They are awfully moist.

    You made me laugh about the hair color. I wonder if my teen will be the same.

    Long live spinach! Ellen
    The Sisterhood recently posted..10 Things We Would Do Now As New Moms

  28. Jackie October 15, 2012 at 13:12 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    I hate the phone. Really I cannot stand it, and cringe every time it rings. UGH! Thank God for texts & emails.
    Jackie recently posted..What’s changed?

  29. Clarinda @ Enjoying October 15, 2012 at 13:48 #

    Twitter: EnjoytheCourse
    I was a *super* picky eater when I was younger. I’m much more willing to try new things how. :)

    Enjoyed your list. As always.
    Clarinda @ Enjoying recently posted..I’m Still Me!

  30. Pam October 15, 2012 at 14:01 #

    Twitter: pammlofton
    I used to love talking on the phone too. Now, I cringe when it rings. I’m not near as much of a sweet tooth as I used to be. When I was little, I loved any candy I could get my hands on! Now, it’s just dark chocolate covered edamame or raisins. Yum! Love these Monday lists! Have a great week!
    Pam recently posted..The List of Then and Now

  31. [email protected] October 15, 2012 at 17:44 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    I completely get the “feeling awkward around children”. That was hard for me for a long time. I was a terrible babysitter. Now I’m okay — except would always call me “the strict one.”
    [email protected] recently posted..The same old me.

  32. Jessica October 15, 2012 at 21:08 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I have to agree with all of these! Except, I don’t like chocolate, and I only started coloring my hair recently. And my name hasn’t changed quite as much. But definitely with you on the rest! :)
    Jessica recently posted..The Then and Now List

  33. Audrey October 16, 2012 at 07:28 #

    My husband used to color my hair for me. Haven’t done it in a long time. I miss it, maybe I should do it again!
    Audrey recently posted..Monday Listicles – The same but different

  34. Sarah October 16, 2012 at 16:44 #

    Hi Stasha,
    I linked up with your Monday Listicles for this first time this week. I linked to your blog in my post, but I also want to put your Monday LIsticle Image at the bottom of my post. I am new to this, and have NO idea how to do that. Can you help?!

    • Stasha October 17, 2012 at 08:19 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Hi Sarah! Welcome to Listicles. You are a doll for wanting to add the image to your post. The easiest way is to copy and paste the code under the image in my post above. Let me know if it works, otherwise I can send you the image. :)

  35. [email protected] October 16, 2012 at 22:02 #

    I think my eating habits have changed the most. Grew up a carnivore with very little variety in the way of vegetables and now I’m raising my family vegetarian with tons of different vegetables. I am the same in that I never enjoyed team/competitive sports as a kid and I still don’t today.
    [email protected] recently posted..Our Trip to the Happiest Place on Earth

    • Stasha October 17, 2012 at 08:20 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I am many things but not competitive at all either 😉 Unless I am cheering for someone else. Then I am all about winning!

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