"If you want to be happy for the rest of your life.
Never make a pretty woman your wife."
Do you know this song by Jimmy Soul? It was a Big Hit in 1963. Of Course it was.
You can listen to it HERE
I come from a long line of SUPERB Housewives.
Some of them were actually very Pretty.
Generations of Spotlessly Clean Rooms, Fabulous Homemade Dinners, Chubby Scrubbed Faces, Weed Free Gardens, Immaculate Table Manners. That is the Female Tradition in my Family. And I'm pretty certain that was the plan for me.
However, My Natural Inclination is More towards Bohemian Loft Apartments, Smoky Blues Bars and Stay-Up-Late/Cake-For-Breakfast Parenting.
So I've spent my life feeling Sad and Resentful when I'm keeping House
and Giddy but Guilty when I'm Out and About.
I'm not alone here. Am I????
Anyhoo...You are Not my Therapist. PINTEREST is my Therapist!
So here is My Take on that PIN up there.
|black linen blouse ~ thrifted|
cotton dirndl skirt ~ made by moi - Yes, there are pockets
orthopedic sandals ~ Ecco
I Have Cherries in My Bowl.
That sounds like a Blues Song.
Rainier Cherries. YUM! Thank you Pacific Northwest!
Close-up of my crummy sewing. I avoid button holes like I avoid parallel parking.
I wore this skirt to a party where a 9 year old girl asked me if I made it myself. I guess that pretty much sums up my feeble sewing skills...recognizable by Children!
Jonathan is my long-suffering husband.
My Mother-in-Law gave me this charm from her bracelet. She had a charm for each of her six - yes - SIX Sons!
And now a brief tour of my soon to be painted kitchen.
|toujours la francophile|
|My Heart is in Montana|
My arteries may be clogged
|Roses from the garden. Martha Stewart Living. I'm trying...|
|Still life tableau by the kitchen sink|
|Lucky Little Pig|
I NEVER EVER eat Pigs. They are my Friends.
Some people inherit Money or Art or Jewelry or Property.
I inherited my Grandmother's Bakelite Handle Kitchen Utensils.
See what I mean?
"Say Man!! I saw your wife the other day! Yeah, and she's sure is Ugly-y-y-y!!!"
"Yeah, she's ugly, but she sure can Cook, Baby."