Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Sunday, 8 July 2012

A Tribute to Nora Ephron...
#Monday Listicles

If you are an avid follower of my blog (tee hee) you will recall I was given the Fabulous Blog Ribbon by “Rory” over at Time Out for Mom. With it came the opportunity to list 5 Fabulous Moments, 5 Things I Love and 5 Things I Hate.

Nora Ephron, best known for her original screenplay writing for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, passed away at the end of June. In her final book, “I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections” she had left two lists; “What I Won’t Miss” and “What I Will Miss”The topic for this week’s Monday Listicles came from Deborah over at Mannahatta Mamma who suggested we follow suit.

So as not to repeat myself (you can read my previous lists by clicking on any of these red words) I will attempt to come up with some new “things”.  Here we go…

5 Things I Miss





·        Cardboard boxes.   Best. Toy. Ever!







·      Old-fashioned Sports Days with 3 legged and Sack races.
Yes it was a race. Yes there were winners. Yes there were losers. Yes we all survived.





J2 - Age 3

·      My “Special days” with J2.  In the very early days of Riley World, it wasn’t always easy to go out and do “typical” family outings. So early on G and I tried to make a conscious effort to spend one on one time with J2. Thinking back it makes my heart melt when I think of the times that all it took was going out to do errands or baking a cake, just the two of us, for J2 to think of it as a “Special day”.




·         The “First” times. You know…THAT feeling you get after you do something for the very first time. Even better...watching the boys do something for the very first time.





·         Singing in the Rain…baaahaaaa.  Gotcha.    





5 Things I WON’T Miss





·         “Mystery” meats.  Spam, bologna and wieners should have a classification of their own.  Gag me!









·         Colouring my hair.  Although with more salt than pepper in my hair these days…I’m tempted again.  Only slightly. 







·         People who have road rage.  Good thing you passed me on the inside lane, cut off 3 cars and narrowly missed that pedestrian so I could give you “the look” at the next red light.  Oi-vay.







·         Political Correctness.    Just my opinion.







·        Muffin top, back fat and everything else to do with Menopause.  SO UNFAIR!!!






Don't forget to head over to Stasha's at The good life and check out all the lists.


24 comments:

  1. Ha! Political correctness DOES suck! I can understand being mindful of others feelings and beliefs, but not at the expense of one's own. As for the cardboard boxes-- I plan on taking those with me. :D

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    1. It's the extremeness (is that a word?!?!?) of political correctness that gets to me sometimes. Heaven forbid (ooops...should I not have said that)...see what I mean! I'm terrified. :D

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  2. Three cheers for disliking political correctness and participation trophies! Ellen

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    1. I remember when getting a trophy really meant something (well to me anyways). Sure we don't like our kids to be disappointed. Guess what...somebody's not going to get that job that 1000 others applied for. Sorry for the rant. Must be a lack of wine??? :(

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  3. fabulous list - well done!

    oh yes, nothing beats a cardboard race car or spaceship!

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    1. We used to open up the ends, lay in it (as many as we could fit) and roll down the hill!!! Haaaahaaa. Ahhhh the good ol' days. =D

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  4. I love old school field days too! Although, last time I participated in one it was at gym boot camp. I couldn't move for days after...

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    1. Boot camp!!! Hmmmm...guess that's where our similarities end my friend. LOL! If you ever go to a wine boot camp...call me.

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  5. I think I am i trouble. I have a quadruple muffin top and no menopause!
    political correctness-YES!!! Add sprinklers to cardboard boxes and we have the perfect playground! Love your list!

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    1. And to top it off...clingy clothes! NO...NO...NOOOOOO!!!!! :D

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  6. your list makes me laugh and smile. love the pictures and I DESPISE back fat....

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read Carson! Glad it made you smile. :)

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  7. The Spam cracked me up. Loved the pictures you added - nice touch!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! The thought of Spam *gagging* makes me gag and dry heave. I'll stick to REAL meat thank you very much!

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  8. That road rage picture did me in. I'm still wipes the drips of liquid from my nose. I did snort and spew simultaneously which is a real mess actually. Fantastic list!

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    1. OMG...are you a snorter??? Me TOO!!! Yet another thing in common. =D

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  9. Oh man...cardboard boxes!!!! Fun, fun, fun!!!!

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    1. Look above Kathy...another snorter!!! :D

      I remember when the boys used to like the boxes the toys came in better than the toys themselves. Oish.

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  10. In the mystery meat category, have you ever heard of Scrapple? I'm from outside Philly, and that's our local fare.
    I do agree, fun with cardboard boxes is highly underrated!

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    1. Scrapple??? I wish you warned me NOT to google it. Sadly some things you just can't unsee. :(

      Thank you. ;P

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    1. Thanks for popping by Jennifer! Have a good week! :)

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  12. I also love seeing my children do things for the first time! Riding bikes has been a big one.

    Love that picture of the baby road raging. :)

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    1. J2 preferred to "tie up" his bike with string when he was little. Granted we don't exactly live in an area conducive to bike-riding (very hilly). ;P

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