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A Few of My Favorite Things

Cheryl at Twinfatuation graciously allowed me to play along with an alphabet meme. What is it that I have to do? List 10 of my favorite things that start with the letter N. (Thanks for going easy on me Cheryl!)

Nephews and Niece

(2 Nephews and 1 Niece – so far!) My sister’s son Grey cracks me up every time we see him. And his infatuation with Maggie is super cute. I’d love to see Mike’s sister’s kids more than we do…but I’m still glad that they’re out there πŸ™‚
(If I get desperate, I’m splitting this entry into two! LOL)


These are a staple for one of the crock pot recipes I make weekly. (Crock Pot Burger Soup.)

Nice People

On my laptop’s desktop are the words: There are nice people everywhere, be one of them. I love people who live by that.

The 99 (Ninety-Nine … does that count??)

They have the BEST Mudslides.


Without these, I would be constantly tripping over things in each and every bedroom in our house.


I wish we knew ours a little better, but we definitely have some sweet ones. The ones across the street and two houses down dropped off a very nice set of blocks he had made for his kids about 30 or 40 years ago. The ones next door saw how pregnant I was when we moved in (7 months along) and immediately came over with an offer to babysit if I went into labor late at night.

Nursery School

Not only do I love Nursery School right now for my kids (they have grown *so* much this past year!), but I have fond, fond memories of my own Nursery School. The Otter Creek school just had its 30 year reunion…which I couldn’t attend because it was a few weeks before Logan was born and I was on strict “Do Not Travel” orders.

Name that Tune

I can name that tune in one note. Seriously. Especially 80’s songs. I can name the artist as well. I wouldn’t have done well on the TV show though … because I can name the tune in one note when I hear the ACTUAL note. The TV show had some dude playing the song on the piano…which sounds totally different. I probably still would have done okay – but not nearly as well as if they used the actual recording.


For the longest time, I could never understand why my parents and grandparents were so obsessed with the News. If they read the News for the same reason I do now, I totally understand. I crave things to read, but rarely have the time to read a complete “thing” – unless it’s a news article. I suppose that whole “staying up-to-date with stuff that’s going on in the world” thing is a bonus as well…

Nora Roberts

I’m pretty much always reading something by Nora Roberts. I *LOVE* her books!! A little romance, a little mystery, a little magic…what more could you need? πŸ™‚


What’s your favorite N? (BIG brownie points for “Nancy” πŸ˜‰ )

So, now is when it gets a little fuzzy…I’m guessing if you want to play along, you can leave me a comment and I’ll figure some way to randomly assign a letter to you. Cheryl, is there some rhyme or reason to the whole meme madness? πŸ™‚

My Favorite Food: A – Z

As I was doing the Favorite Foods: A – Z post, I realized that about 1/3 of it was potato products…so I removed them all except “P – Potatoes” and created this post instead. My favorite food is potatoes…so an entire post dedicated to it? Oh ya.


A – Au Grotin

B – Bread (potato bread is sooo good!!)

C – Curly Fries

D – Dilled Red Potatoes

E – Egg and Potato Salad

F – French Fries

G – Grilled (or Gravy Fries)

H – Hashbrowns

I – Idaho

J –

K – Kielbasa and Potatoes

L – Latkes

M – Mashed

N – New Potatoes

O – Oven Baked

P – Pancakes (or Perogi)

Q –

R – Riced

S – Steak Fries

T – Tater Tots

U – Unlimited (okay, so not really a potato, but I wish all were unlimited to me πŸ™‚ )

V – Vinegar Fries

W – Waffle Fries

X –

Y – Yukon Gold

Z –

Favorite Foods: A – Z

Can you tell food is on the brain? *sigh* These foods, although favorites, aren’t necessarily on my diet…

A – Artichokes

B – Beef Stew

C – Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl (Perhaps I should just say Chocolate)

D – Dough (as in, Fried Bread. With powdered sugar.)

E – Eggs (the Deviled kind)

F – Freetos

G – Goobers (That’d be chocolate covered peanuts)

H – Hot Dogs (From Fenway!)

I – Ice Cream. HΓ€agenDazs bars – all the way!

J – Jax

K – Krispie Kreams

L – Lasagna

M – Mike’s Marinated Chicken on the grill

N – Noodles

O – Onion Soup (of the French variety.) Even though it gives me a headache.

P – Potatoes – any kind…except sweet. Those are not potatoes.

Q – Quiche Lorraine

R – Root Beer Float (I know – not really a food.)

S – Shepherd’s Pie

T – Turkey

U – Ugli fruit

V – Veal Parmesan

W – Waffles (especially Dad’s.)

X –

Y – Yogurt (I couldn’t think of anything else…not a HUGE fan, but it’s okay)

Z – Zucchini

Favorite Bands: A – Z

Oh ya. Had to do it. πŸ™‚

Take note that this is a list of bands – not solo artists. And geez. It totally feels like I’ve left some important ones off…


B – Beatles

C – Carbon Leaf (Or Chicago)

D – Dixie Chicks (Or Dave Matthews Band)

E – Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians

F – Fastball

G – Great Big Sea

H – Heart (Or Hinder)

I – Indigo Girls

J – Journey

K – Kansas

L – Lynard Skynard

M – Muse

N – Nickelback (Or N’Sync. Oh shoosh.)

O – Offspring (Or Outfield)

P – Pink Floyd (Or Police)

Q – Queen

R – Rusted Root

S – Sister Hazel (Or Simon & Garfunkel)

T – Tesla

U – U2

V – Van Halen

W – Wallflowers


Y – Yes

Z – ZZ Top

Favorite TV Shows: A – Z

Oh no she didn’t! Oh yes, I did πŸ™‚ I know. You’re shocked…I’ve created another alphabet list πŸ™‚ The Movies and Books were fun…I can’t help it! And I can’t promise this will be the last one *blush*

A – Ally McBeal

B – Bones

C – Chuck (Or Cheers)

D – Dharma & Greg

E – Early Edition (not the news show)

F – Firefly (Or Friends)

G – Ghost Hunters

H – House (Or How I Met Your Mother)

I – In Plain Sight

J – Journeyman

K – Kate & Allie

L – Life

M – MASH (Or Monk)

N – Northern Exposure (Or Night Court)

O – Out of Practice

P – Psych

Q – Quantum Leap

R – Rules of Engagement

S – Survivor (Or Scrubs)

T – Three’s Company (Or Taxi)

U – Underdog

V – Veronica’s Closet

W – Who’s the Boss (Or Wings. Maybe WKRP in Cincinnati)

X – X-Files

Y – Yes, Dear (Or Young Riders)

Z – Zoe, Duncan, Jack, and Jane

100th Post!

Not too shabby for being a blogger for only 2 months πŸ™‚

I’ve decided to dedicate this to some of my favorite posts…ones I’m proud of, ones that make me giggle, or ones that make me tear up if I read them again…

  1. One of My Favorite Times of the Day
  2. “Mommy, Your A$$ is Broken!”
  3. Scary Disney Movies
    This one generated the second most hits for me. Who knew how many people would search for “Scary Disney movies”??
  4. We Have 3 Kids!
  5. Dear Grandma-
  6. I’m Famous!
  7. “Be Purple, Mommy”
  8. Is it Just Me?
  9. Eleven Kids Under 1
    For some reason, this one generated the most hits. Perhaps because the title may imply that *I* have 11 kids? Yikes. Could you imagine??

Do you have a favorite? Did I list it?