Monday Listicles

Hello my sweet friends and list lovers.

I am so glad you are back to link your lists 10 THINGS JAMES BOND OR ANY SECRET AGENT OR 10 FICTIONAL FACTS ABOUT YOU ( BUT ONE MUST BE TRUE AND WE WILL TRY TO GUESS IT!). I look forward to reading them, laughing and enjoying myself as I do! I look forward to fun times we spend together as we list sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always great to read things!

Thank you Anja for inspiring us with a great topic this week. I had Little J tell me ten things about his favorite secret agent Finn McMissile (from Cars 2, his current obsession) and I laughed as I was jotting them down. Number one being ‘He is blue.’ We never quite made it to ten. Then I wrote a list of 10 misconceptions people have about me, such as me having an accent meaning I am not American. I tried being funny, but I just could not. Not today.

We went to the Veterans Day parade yesterday. It was a beautiful, sunny, crisp autumn day. We saw friends we haven’t seen in a while, walked around, took pictures, looked at fire engines. Jets flew over and the parade begun. Our fire department, police officers, Marine Color Guard, Navy Color Guard, Veterans of WW2, Vietnam and recent conflicts, survivors of Pearl harbor, their spouses, Navy Wives, retired military personnel, our 50 state flags and our young ROTC club all marched by. And then volunteers from our Navy base carried banners of Washington men and women fallen in combat. And I cried the whole parade.

I have never not followed the listicle prompt. I love all the topics we write about and I love this one just as much. But for once forgive me if I leave my list blank. I was raised by my grandfather who served honorably all his life. He always told me about sacrifices Yugoslavians made during WW2 fighting for our freedom. I grew up surrounded by conflict and baffled how quickly people have forgotten how terrible war is. I am a Navy wife and fortunate that my Veteran is home tonight. But I will never forget and I urge you not too either.

Please remember why 11th of November is Veterans day.

Now go,

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


LISTICLE ON 11.11.12


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  1. Stacie November 11, 2012 at 19:14 #

    Twitter: snapsandbits
    You deserve a week off! Happy Veteran’s Day!
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  2. Marie November 11, 2012 at 19:16 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    Stssha, what a beautiful tribute to your grandfather and your husband. I posted this link on Facebook earlier today. Thought you might appreciate it:

    I thought it was beautiful.
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    • Stasha November 12, 2012 at 00:20 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I could not agree with him more Marie! I initially wrote a list of ten things war is good for and left it blank. Cause nothing good ever comes of it. But I bailed cause the truth is war is in us humans, it will never go away and I don’t want to belittle the ones who suffered through it. I wish people would all agree to disagree and we could spend on education and not weapons. But it is a bit of an utopia, ha?

  3. Lisa C November 11, 2012 at 19:26 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    Here’s hoping the next year will bring more peace than the last.
    Lisa C recently posted..List #51: 10 LIES ABOUT ME

  4. The Sisterhood November 11, 2012 at 19:41 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    Your post was perfection. Ellen
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  5. [email protected] Mom November 11, 2012 at 19:50 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    What a lovely tribute and a great reminder.
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  6. Runnermom-jen November 11, 2012 at 19:51 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Your grandfather would be so proud of you, Stasha. I’m with Ellen, this was perfect.
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  7. Ally November 11, 2012 at 20:55 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Lovely tribute, and I can’t think of a better reason to not follow the prompt.
    Ally recently posted..Which Is True?

  8. Alison November 11, 2012 at 22:31 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    You’re still the Master List Maker, even if it’s a blank one this week.
    Alison recently posted..Memories Captured – November Link Up!

  9. Diane November 11, 2012 at 22:55 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    Diane recently posted..10 "Fictional" Facts #Monday Listicles

  10. [email protected] November 11, 2012 at 23:37 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    Your comment about your Grandfather gave me a lump in my throat. My father was a WWII Veteran. He went over to Italy at age 17. And I am writing a profile for a magazine of a local woman who was killed in while stationed in Afghanistan this summer at age 21. I thought of her mother today too.
    [email protected] recently posted..10 Things About Me. (Or This Could Have Been a Really Funny Post About James Bond.)

    • Stasha November 12, 2012 at 00:23 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Megan McClung was from our island and the first female Marine to die in combat. I thought of her parents today too. Wish more of us knew that soldiers are real and they return home having to live with what we send them out to do. Or even worse never return…

  11. Dominique November 12, 2012 at 00:07 #

    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    Love your blank list.. now to think what I should write this week.
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  12. Susi November 12, 2012 at 07:03 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    Reading your take on the Veteran’s Day parade and how you cried and then the lovely tribute to your grandfather, as well… well, it had my eyes brim with tears. I remember well what happened in Yugoslavia not that long ago… So here’s to your grandfather and your husband — a big Thank you!
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  13. just JENNIFER November 12, 2012 at 08:40 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    You are a such a sweetheart. I published a little Veteran’s Day post yesterday. Not having any experience to draw on I basically just said that I appreciate our veterans. I really do.
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  14. deborah l quinn November 12, 2012 at 08:51 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    beautiful, Stasha, and from the heart. There was a bumper sticker around in the 1970s that is, sadly, still relevant – something like “wouldn’t it be great if schools got all the money they needed and the military had to hold a bake sale to buy a bomb.”
    A tad over-simplistic, I guess, but still… a nice thing to think about. I’m glad your pilot is safe…
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  15. Bruna November 12, 2012 at 09:53 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    I agree with the others, you’re Grandpa would definitely be proud of you. Hope your Veteran’s Day is as relaxing as my Remembrance Day. Us Canadians like to change the name to make it our own 😛
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  16. Ducky November 12, 2012 at 17:58 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    Quiet reverence, awe and all the honor I have to give to our Veterans.
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  17. Bridget November 12, 2012 at 22:01 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Thank you to you and your husband for your service.

  18. Barbara November 14, 2012 at 01:51 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    This post had me crying. I hope you had an amazing Vetran’s Day.
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  19. Jessica November 14, 2012 at 14:34 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I love this. Perfect! :) PS: Josh loves Finn McMissile, too. 😉
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  20. The Meaning of Me November 17, 2012 at 20:40 #

    My Grandfather was a Battle of the Bulge vet. He, your grandfather, and all of our veterans deserve our love and thanks a thousand times over. Sorry. Can’t help my patriotic soft side.

    Great list topic – wish I hadn’t missed it.
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