Friday, April 30, 2010

Phenominal Women

I thank God every day that I'm not a man!

There are so many blessings in being a woman. I know, you're probably thinking I've lost it, but really... think about all the things that are special about womanhood.

We get to wear beautiful clothes and not be made fun of for them. In fact, where men are ridiculed for and over abundant sense of style, we are applauded for the same trait. Not only do we get to wear those beautiful things... we get to dress daughters and nieces up in things just as cute. (Have you noticed how pitiful the selection of little boys clothing is these days?)

We get to choose what we do... we can have the career of our dreams or stay home and raise a beautiful family... or find a rich man who will dote on us and treat us like gold and never have to work again (which sounds absolutely lovely in theory but probably would be extremely boring for me personally in real life)

We get to have crazy, insane, amazing relationships with our mothers, aunts, cousins and girlfriends. Men don't understand these relationships but they are the butter on our daily bread and sometimes the only things that keep us sane!

We don't get considered a wimp if we weasel out of the heavy lifting. But we do get lots of points with guys when we can take care of ourselves (Note: For some reason, my friend's husband thinks I can change a tire... I need to correct this false assumption... I know the theoretical basics of changing a tire, however the practice of such is still foreign to me.)

We are soft, we are strong, we are fearless, we are comfort, we are tenderness, we are determination, we are women! And I think... because we are so many of these things without being too much of any one of these things... we are phenominal!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

How Crazy is the Truth!

In honor of my friend Aleta, who is a self-professed freak magnet, I have to share this story... even if it does make me worried about my genetic make-up!

My Aunt recieved a card in the mail the other day. Since it wasn't a holiday, she was a little surprised. Inside the card was a picture of an elderly man (80 years old) holding two small little girl. The card read like this...

Dear Jane, Congratualtions! You have new cousins! What do you think? Love, Norman

My Aunt was in shock! You see, Norman is an only child and he never married and both of his parents have passed away. He's a bit of an "odd-duck". My aunt very diplomatically inquired about the maternity of the two babies and got this response.

Norman had hunted down a doctor in California who would attempt to use invitro fertilization to help him have children. He then selected a surrogate mother (I am just curious about how that one worked) to carry the children, and 9 months later, he is the proud father of twin girls, Nora and Norma at 80 years old!

I just don't have words!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bridges & Beaches

So, It's Spring Break... and I need to get away.... I'll let the pictures tell the rest!
One side note... I know that my friends hate bridges, but I have to admit... I LOVE THEM! Especially the Skyway!

On a side note.... Check out the handsome man I found while I was eating dinner.... I gave him my number, but he hasn't called yet... I am so disappointed! (lol, just kidding, but I seriously couldn't pass up taking a picture of a real live pirate!)

What a great day! I just wish I could have stayed longer!