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Monday Listicles

Confession time: I am unreasonably grumpy.

To be honest I totally did it to myself. Last night I binged out on Criminal Minds and after three back to back episodes of gruesome murder and awful people that I hope don’t exist in real life I attempted to go to sleep waaaaaay past my bedtime. Obviously that didn’t come easily so today I am tired and kinda annoyed with everything and everyone except chocolate and cute puppies. The good news is that I am now convinced I am very wise not to be running much this year because most murders and abductions on TV happen to women jogging around. Have you ever seen a dreadful attack on a chubby middle-aged lady sipping tea in her comfy chair with her 5 cats reading a book under a cozy blanket? Exactly! All I am missing is cats for protection…

Not sure why but I have been thinking about my grandpa a lot lately and missing him terribly, so I decided to write my listicles about him and the special times we shared together. Wonder what your moments are?

Next week:

10 THINGS HALLOWEEN

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

 

10 10 MOMENTS WITH MY GRANDPA I WILL NEVER FORGET

1. Fishing by the lake in silence for hours.

2. Playing chess.

3. Sitting in his lap, “helping” him with his cross puzzles.

4. Hiking in the woods.

5. Picking chestnuts.

6. Biking around town with him.

7. Sledding on the high slopes and him pulling me all the way up the hill.

8. Dancing into New Years 1983 in our apartment living room.

9. Walking our dog Kir.

10. Saying good bye to him the last time and telling him everything’s going to be alright. And yet he past away straight after.



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Monday Listicles

Monday hoping and skipping is to commence in 5,4,3,2…

Welcome. How are you? How was Halloween? How much of your kids candy have you eaten already? Don’t deny it, a caterpillar will fail to turn into a butterfly if you lie! For example I pinched all of Reese’s Pieces from my boy’s stash. It is only fair I think for us to get a cut of their catch right?

So this week we are sharing 10 Amazing Memories from a Not So Distant Past. Suggested by our fabulous one and only Ducky this topic is a sure winner.

I am so excited about next week I am going to jump right to it. Anja send me a great idea


but then she emailed me and came up with another one and I cannot make the decision between the two so I will let you chose:

A. 10 THINGS JAMES BOND OR ANY SECRET AGENT
OR
B. 10 FICTIONAL FACTS ABOUT YOU ( BUT ONE MUST BE TRUE AND WE WILL TRY TO GUESS IT!)

Right now, let’s remember what recently made us happy. Here is my list.

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

  
 

LIST OF 10 GREAT NOT TO DISTANT MEMORIES

1. Just yesterday Little J told me as I tucked him in: I love you mommy. You are very funny. You make me laugh all the time.
2. A few Sundays ago, after we received the biggest box of Legos from Diane my son woke up and played with them quietly in his room for 2 hours and my husband and I slept in!
3. Watching a pod of orcas passing by as we played on the beach this summer.
4. Eating the first few pears that grew on our tree. I turned it into this dessert.
5. Last night’s date night.
6. Hanging out with Ally and Rachel in Seattle one fine afternoon.
7. Ballet show Little J put on for me a few weeks ago.
8. Getting an amazing email from Alison few weeks ago.
9. Trail running with Little J and Big M one warm Saturday in October.
10. Getting ‘lost’ on our hike a few weekends ago. Little J led us out of the forest.


  


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Paint me a picture

It all begun back in the olden days, before I blogged or had a very posh camera or Instagram was even invented…


My son started painted oil paintings.

He painted one at two years old, one at three and one just before he turned four.

Last week he asked for a new canvas to complete his quadriptych ( his favorite number is four as you all know. )

As soon as it arrived he went to work.

Today we decided to hang them.


I laid them out to what I thought was the best grouping, but the artist disagreed.
And arranged them the way he wanted.


From top left, clockwise:
Mess made by a tornado (Little J, 2010)
Tornado (Little J, 2011)
Mess made by volcanic eruption (Little J, 2011)
Erupting Volcano (Little J, 2012)


I am so proud of him.
And the fact that he spend most of the evening sitting under his art work makes me think he is rather proud of himself too.

Here is all you need:

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

~~Dr. Seuss

Little White Whale

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