Words of Wisdom

"You have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince." -Mamaw Jackson

"Stupidity in a woman is unfeminine." -Freiderich Nietchze

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Stop Snowing!!!

Oh my goodness... I just read the Winter Weather Warning for my area on weather.com and it says that the storm this weekend has the potential to be like the one we got the weekend before Christmas. And then... just a few minutes ago, one of the ladies in the gym was saying that VDOT is preparing for 42 inches!!! That is up to my shoulders! I do not like snow in the first place, so this winter has been a doosie.
Isn't it about time for some spring weather? I can't wait until I can wear sandals with my toes painted pink again! I'm tired of snow boots and sweaters. Let's ditch the snowmen and make a sand castle!!!
What about you? Are you loving the winter wonderland or wishing for warmth?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mamaw!

My beautiful Mamaw turns 89 today! This is the woman who has nurtured me and taken care of me my whole life. I lived with her until I was 8 and she has always been the woman I look up to the most. It is by her example that I learned almost everything I know. She taught me to be a graceful and caring woman, she showed me how to love unconditionally and without judgment, and most of all she led me to be a strong Christian woman.
On a less mushy note, we share a little bit of the airhead gene, and she taught me to be able to laugh at myself for that. She taught me to cook and to garden, and to take care of people. She's the mother of nine, a mamaw to nearly 50 grands and great-grands, and an "adopted grandma" to many more.
Isn't she precious? She is a ton of fun in a very small package. I'm so happy to still have her in my life and glad to share her with my bloggy friends!
Happy 89th Birthday, Mamaw!