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

Monday, 19 November 2012

Things I Thought about in 2012
#Monday Listicles

For some reason I really struggled with this week’s Monday Listicles topic. Why???  Good question. Kerstin, who blogs over at “Auer Life”, picked “10 Things I Learned in 2012 (Actual Skill or Enlightenment)”. My excuse...I am 52 years old, have had 2 rounds of placenta brain and 6 rounds of chemo brain leaving very few brain cells in which to retain anything new. Thankfully I know all there is to know. Tee hee.

So I am going to put a little spin on Kerstin’s topic and pose some thought-provoking questions/statements in hopes of enlightening us all. Here we go…





1.      When did they change Christmas?  There is no other explanation for seeing decorations before Halloween.








2.      If wine oxidation is a common wine fault…why are wine aerators so popular these days?









3.      Are limes unripe lemons and green peppers unripe red peppers? Think about it…same shape just different colours.






4.      Why when you get older do they call it your “Golden Years”? Wouldn’t “Silver” be better? Nobody I know has golden hair…lot more silver or blue haired seniors out there if you ask me.







5.      Back fat and muffin top is considered a “positive correlation???
I think NOT!






6.      If yuppies are considered to be so much smarter than we were growing up…why do they shop at places like Whole Foods and pay twice as much?





7.      I know this is going to make me sound older than I am *wink*…the terms Social Networking and Social Media. Have you looked up the definition of Social?  Seems to me that most Social Networking or Media is done via email, texting, Facebook or Twitter. What happened to meeting up face to face and NO…Skype does not count.


8.    Aaaaand I got nothing else. 


It has been one of those weeks. Not to worry...I am still shopping for green bananas.  :)

Don't forget to check out what everybody else learnt this year over at Stasha's place.  


Until next time...

22 comments:

  1. #5...yeah I have nothing positive to say about back fat..other than I positvely hate it!

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  2. Those are both deep and concerning questions! LOL I've always wondered about the social media thing too. It seems that there might be a more accurate phrase to describe it. It's too late now, though. I hope your week gets better!

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    1. Especially the fruits and vegetables one...right??? :)

      I am sure you were shaking you head about 2 placenta brains considering you went through 7 rounds of that!

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  3. I got stuck at the wine one....
    ...not a bad problem really.
    And I am blaming those who gave me the placenta brain for that.

    Although, the farmer side of me can explain the peppers question.
    You're impressed......admit it. :)

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    1. You never cease to amaze me! Please explain...inquiring minds want to know. ;P

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  4. Chemo brain is a good excuse. Been there, done that (14 years ago).

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    1. 14 years! Wooo-hoooo!!! My memory really took a beating for a couple of years afterwards. Now I'm pretty sure it's just age. :(

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  5. Thank you! I don;t understand the wine aerators either.

    And I vote we call the later years "The Disco Years" just for the random hell of it all. :) Ellen

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    1. YES to "The Disco Years" with Saturday Night Fever being the anthem! :D

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  6. When I think of the Golden Years, I think of the Golden Girls, which then I think of Dorothy with her silver gray hair...the silver years as a golden girl? I don't know where I was going with that....Anywho...that pic of the back fat/muffin top SO looks like me! Ugh.

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    1. Exactly what I was talking about...the show would've then been called the Silver Sisters which would've been a meaningful name and totally relevant since they had silver hair and and and...I can't remember. ;)

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  7. I couldn't find an email or FB to message you, hope it's OK to leave my message in my comment! I'm hosting a Mom Lit Holiday Hop to showcase HOLIDAY-THEMED writing (mom lit, creative non-fiction, rants, parent humor & TLC) including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanuka & New Years, from 11/24 to 1/5/13. I hope you can link up. Go here for more info: http://www.momswhowriteandblog.com/momlitholidayhop.html

    Thanks! Lisa Nolan @ Life Happens Then Write

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Sounds like fun! I'm sure I have more than a few rants...I mean stories to relate about the holidays that my family would love me to share with everyone. Ha! I will definitely write something down and link up.

      Thanks for the invite! Diane

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  8. I don't aerate my boxed wine. Just so you know.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! :D Another reason to buy in bulk.

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  9. Love this spin on the topic!
    And those are important questions! Let me know when you find all the answers.
    Until then I shall have another Bellini or two ;)

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  10. Good questions, all. I can't answer any but the peppers. (Completely true. Pick them green or wait until they turn red.) I could get on board with the silver years. Not the blue years, though. That sounds depressing.
    Hope you're doing better this week.

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    1. Yup...I'm baaaack! :) REALLY! Green peppers are unripe red peppers? Wow...thanks for solving my dilemma.

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  11. Love it! Yu are very wise. You will sail through your silver years, when they come. In 2043!

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    1. I'm afraid I am well on my way through the silver years. On the upside...I don't have to "colour" my hair anymore. :)

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