Like that

I lifted this list from a previous post because I saw a trend of mine in there … the words “like that.”

1.    Some of you know that I hold citizenship in both Canada, my birthplace, and in the United States, my home. What you don’t know is that every time I go through customs, it’s all I can do to hold it together.  When an Immigration Agent says, “Welcome home” at either border, I blink back tears, every time.  I’m patriotic like that.

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I love this land. Image from

2.     I love to read and always have a book at my side.  But I get ornery when authors leave me hanging with a poor plot line or a dismal ending.  I will finish a book I’m not enjoying but won’t visit that author again. They don’t know this, or care, but I do. I’m stubborn like that.

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Now this is a book I’d read again and again. ~Wonderful!~ image from

3.     I bake goodies and give them away; chocolate does little for me.  Potato chips?  Different story.  Potato chips take me back to summer nights in a backyard tent, reading comic books with my cousin, telling stories and plotting our next great pony-riding adventure. I’m quirky like that.

oh yeah!

oh yeah!

4.     I love going to the airport.  I can cry watching someone else’s reunion.  I’m sappy like that.

The beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales; an emjayandthem photo

The beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales make me cry, too; an emjayandthem photo

5.     The older I get, the less I care what people say and the more I watch what they do. I’m seasoned like that.

photo source: watch-roseanne-online

“Seriously?” photo source: watch-roseanne-online

6.     I try not to look back unless the view is really worth seeing.  I’m determined like that.

The day our own Royal Princess arrived - baby MJ!  (an emjayandthem photo)

The day our own Royal Princess arrived – baby MJ! (an emjayandthem photo)

7.     No matter how big or tall or experienced they become, my boys will always be mine and I pity the fool who dares hurt them. Yep, I’m a Mom like that.

This is how I mother. Get over it. google.images

This is how I mother. Not apologizing!  google.images

I’d love it if you shared 7 things about yourself “like that.”

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30 thoughts on “Like that

  1. Oh, MJ….you and I are SO much alike…like that! I think I would be the same way with immigration agents (if I ever ventured out of the country…). Definitely that way about others airport reunions, the Clydesdsales and fighting like a Mother Hen when it comes to Marshall!
    Love this post!

  2. I’m a lot like that… so many of your 7 above strike a chord with me!

  3. I LOVE the things that you are. I got a hoot out of the potato chip thing. We have the most amazing ones here in Ecuador. I don’t know why they are better than most you can buy in the US–maybe because they are locally grown and there is less processing.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  4. I’m sappy about happy endings, patriotic songs, military reunions, any animal stuff. As I’ve aged I don’t care much what people think or how they look or about accumulating stuff I don’t need. I have learned to live in the here and now which is so much more relaxing than worrying about tomorrow.

    • I’m sappy about all the things on your list, too 🙂

      Yes, the older I get, the less stuff I want or even want the stuff I have – except my jewelry and music, of course! 🙂 MJ

  5. Clydesdales do that to me too. Why is that? Fire trucks in parades do the same thing, as does seeing the honor guard walking silently, in unison in parades and flag raisings. At Dad’s funeral I held it “together” until the honor guard played Taps and fired their salute. Jelly. I was a five foot ten inch one hundred and eighty pound piece of sobbing jelly. It took Taps to get me there. Taps.

    Good post MJ. 🙂

    • Aww … if it makes you feel better, one note of Taps is played and most of us are puddles on the floor. I know you miss your Dad. When I have black licorice I always think of mine 🙂


  6. A really good book, a chick-flick, fireworks, my kids and grandkids, baby animals (especially puppies, kittens and colts), the sound of mourning doves calling out in a quiet summer morning, and the local Memorial Day Parade with the firetrucks, old veterans, and Air Force fly-over. 🙂

  7. Really enjoyed reading the ” like that” part of you. I will have to think of more things than crying when certain songs are playing, thinking of my Samoyed and two kitties, my children leaving, etc. etc. etc

    • I hear you, Linda. Thank you for sharing your list with me; it’s interesting how my sharing something emotional opens the door for others! MJ

  8. This was really cool… I thoroughly enjoyed this! 🙂

  9. I absolutely loved reading these things about you! I’m the mother who teaches, shelters, and goes all mama-bear for her cub. But I’ll be ready when the time comes to watch my eagle spread his wings and fly. I cry so easily these days. I’ve also mellowed considerably lately. And the older I get, the more wisdom I feel I have to share and contribute. Loved the family photo, as well.

  10. This was fun, MJ. I’m like that in a lot of ways, you can count on tears during movies (or commercials) starring animals, and parades–even if it is the local high school homecoming parade. I try to look for the good in everyone, cheer for the underdog in sports, find beauty in the details of our surroundings.

  11. Love this post MJ

  12. Great 1-7, MJ. I love the details, the nuances, the memories. OMG your boys are a head taller than you, and your “like that” meets them for every inch between your height and theirs and then some.

  13. loved the family picture! Fun post. Sorry, I’m too tired to do the “like that” exercise right now…was a full physical day for me @ work.

  14. Love this idea for a post. I may need to borrow it!

  15. Love your list, I think I can identify with most of it! ~ Sheila

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