Friday, May 10, 2013

Southern Girl At Heart

I may have tried to fight it at various points for various reasons but I'm a southern girl at heart.  I would like to submit into evidence the following facts.

I cannot complete a day without saying "y'all."

My favorite part of a country song is when they yell "yee haw" or "come on!"  I am not responsible for how loud I yell those parts in the car alone.

Oh yeah, I like country music.

Specifically, I like country songs that even have incorrect grammar, use swear words, and reference beer.  Especially when it's a woman singing it.

I lived over half my life in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

I love me some cowboy boots and always wish I had a nice pair.  Maybe for Christmas this year.

Though the actual skill alludes me, I admire line dancing, square dancing, and other dances practiced more in the south.

Give me a porch swing and some sweet tea, and you won't find a happier girl.

The smell of gardenia just makes me swoon, and the sight of honeysuckle makes me feel like a kid all over again.

I could get used to riding in a truck with a lift kit.  Do they make such trucks in environmental friendly modes, like hybrids?

So think what you will about me.  Who knows.  Everybody's an enigma in their own way....  but while you won't catch a confederate flag or a gun rack anywhere near my abode, nor will you find me signing my kids up for cotillions or making ballgowns out of drapes, I am proud to be counted among the army of southern girls.

That is, if they'll have me.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

I'm still a vegetarian! And other updates.

This picture is not relevant to this
post but I haven't taken any
of myself lately!
So... I've been biiizzzzz-eeeee lately.  [AKA busy but really really busy.]  Why?  Not that it matters, but work work work work work + kids + kids kids + marriage + dogs + life and stuff.  There are so many "works" because I basically have 2 full-time jobs crammed into one and it really wears me out each day.  Ex. Haust. Ing.

Also, I've cut back on some things for happiness' sake.  Facebook, for one.  And I'm happier! [Thanks hubs for making me do that.]  Also, I no longer write for ...  but it's still a rockin' blogazine so check it out.

One question that keeps coming up is - Are you still vegetarian?
Haha. Yes.  I think I'm in it to win it.  I don't know how long it's been, but I haven't even been tempted.  Still it's had its challenges.

For one, I realized I was creating more family tension by not buying or making meat for anybody else.  Well, we bought chicken nuggets and hot dogs, but I mean like - MEAT.  Steaks, pork chops, bacon.  So I caved and have started buying and making those things for the fam.  What sucks, though, is when they don't eat the meat I cook.  That's almost worse, for me.  Some poor animal lived a pretty horrible life, in all likelyhood, and now I have to just throw their flesh away or feed it to the dogs.  It just makes me sad and guilty.

The other thing is, I feel like I so quickly decided to become vegetarian that I didn't realize the rituals about eating meat I would miss.  I used to love me some grilled hot dogs... and summer is coming up, my first summer without them.  I never even got to say goodbye.  [OK so maybe I still can.]  Also, I kind of miss easy go-to meat snacks and meals, like pepperoni slices, ham sandwiches, and ye old hamburgers.

Oh well.  None of that makes me want to turn back.  And I'm on track now to actually be a better vegetarian.... aka, more vegetables!  We've joined a group where we get locally grown veggies delivered to our house every week! I'm SO EXCITED!

So yes I'm still vegetarian if you were wondering.  And I'm still a blogger although not much lately.  I've had work to do.  :)