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Monday Listicles

This is the fastest turnaround on a Monday ever. Officially.

In the past week I have taken over 2000 photos, ran late at least twice, brushed out seven bags of hair, allowed my son to sleep in my bed three times, had two iced coffees and drove off the island four times. But the highlight of this fantastic week has been seeing my son run across the finish line of his first ever 1k race at the Whidbey marathon this morning. I cried. Because well, one would right? Is doesn’t get much cutter then a bunch of kids running with all they got passing the marathoners in a mad dash for the finish line. Julian was so proud of himself that he overtook some adults I did not have the heart to tell him that they were on the last few yards of their 26 plus miles. So he will forever remember this Sunday as the day he ran faster then super awesome adults. It is so great to be a kid.

So far I am loving this spring. You? Tell me all about!

Next week:


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



*For your viewing pleasure click on the photos to supersize them.*

1. Testing new Fuji X100S curtesy of the lovely friends at Lumoid.

2. Stevens pass during spring break.

3. Setting up camp in Utah.

4. Snow day at the campsite.

5. Arches national park.

6. Sand dunes, Moab.

7. Spring in our neighborhood.

8. Salt flats, Utah.

9.Tulip fields.

10. Julian crossing the finish line.

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Monday Listicles

What happened to Listicles??!

I know that must be the number one question in the nation this week. And frankly there is no simple answer either. In fact even I don’t know for sure. But let me try to explain.

This week was spring break. I decided on a whim to take the boys camping in Utah and we left Saturday morning. I wrote the post ahead of time and scheduled it to be published at it’s regular slot. Why it never posted is anyone’s guess. I could blame it on word press or linky tools or bad karma but let’s not go there. Luckily come Sunday evening as we checked in at the temporary lodging near Salt Lake City I realized the error. Unlucky for me I do not know the password for my blog by heart because after I had it hacked a few years ago I change it often and it is longer then anaconda. Lucky for me I save passwords of websites I use often on my iPad and get signed in automatically. Unlucky for me Julian used iPad on the 8 hour drive that day and the battery was dead. Luckily we were in a hotel room that night and there was no shortage of sockets. Unluckily although I could have sworn I packed the plug for my charger I could not find it anywhere.

But not all was lost. I had car chargers galore so as soon as we hit the road the next morning I would charge the iPad, stop at Starbucks, use the wi-fi and check why listicles didn’t post. Except the front dashboard socket was occupied by the DVD player and I was not about to cut the kid off onboard entertainment for the duration of the 6 hour drive. Luckily there is another outlet in the trunk of my minivan so I plugged the iPad in and placed it carefully into the storage, padding it with my scarf and towel so it stays there as it chrages. Unlucky for me Bruce sat by the iPad and it seems he found his own way to be entertained on the long drive to Moab.

In conclusion: my dog ate the listicles.

Appart from not posting what would have been 144 listicle in the row, loosing my beloved iPad to Bruce and driving all the way to the desert for spring break only to be snowed on every night which caused our tent to bend and break we had a fantastic time and I cannot wait to tell you all about it. And in case you were wondering I did find the plug for my charger as I unpacked my backpack today…

Thank you again Cathy for a great idea for the listicle last week. Here is my contribution. Feel free to link yours even if it is a week late. And please forgive me for missing the first ever listicle since I started this nearly 3 years ago.

Next week:


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1. Say NO more.

2. Worry less.

3. Laugh more.

4. Nag less.

5. Follow through with threats more.

6. Loose my marbles less.

7. Support more.

8. Agree less.

9. Praise more.

10. Insist on him learning to tie his shoe laces. At least before he goes to college.

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Monday Listicles

Hello spring!

Is everything blooming where you are this week? Does it make you happy? My son is all grouchy because he loves miserable weather and never-ending rain. Lucky for him next week the famous Northwest rain is scheduled to make it’s appearance. Personally I am OK with spring and such but I refuse to participate in any of this spring cleaning nonsense. I have however dedicated endless hours to brushing my shedding dogs and horse in the last few days. I will tell you all about it next week… It’s rather epic!

In the mean time lets share 10 times you ‘just knew’. Thank you Robin for a great listicle idea.

Next week:

Thank you Cathy.

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



1. Skipping math classes my last year of high school.

2. All the brand new cars I bought in my 20s.

3. Saying yes when my first boyfriend proposed.

4. Saying yes when my second boyfriend’s mom proposed.

5. Saying yes when I didn’t hear what my son asked but felt bad admitting I wasn’t paying attention.

6. Saying yes when I didn’t hear what my husband asked but felt bad admitting I wasn’t paying attention.

7. 99.9% of all the impulse purchases I ever made.

8. Every time I say ‘oh I’ll remember that’ and refuse to write it down.

9. Every time I have just one more piece. That turns into two more. And so on…

10. Watching ‘Criminal minds’ before I go to sleep.

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