Friday, October 19, 2012

Things a Woman Should Do - Part 6

Just a few more to go....

  1. Bring a fried chicken and potato salad to the exhausted ER crew that has to work on the Fourth of July. (I really like this idea, however, I don't think I could afford to feed the ER crew at some of the hospitals...maybe a small one in the country. Also, a person would need to research if it would even be possible to do this. If I recall correctly, my mom once packed up all of the left over cookies and cakes and pies that hadn't been touched a couple of days after Christmas a few years past and took them to the local fire department to treat those heroes only to be turned away because they could no longer accept food gifts for fear of being poisoned or some such nonsense...like my mom is a terrorist.)
  2. Adopt a hairstyle you know everyone will hate but that you like anyway. (Well, I did this in high school when I rocked the asymmetrical-Cyndi Lauper-do with the rat tail. However, as an adult I may very well consider this in the coming decade. I think I would love to have a pink mohawk!!)
  3. Grow at least three Victorian flowers - like peonies, phlox, and foxglove - to make a lovely nosegay. (I think I would need to take a much smaller baby step and start with trying to grow a single plant that does not die or require being rescued by my mother...)
  4. Look up the definition of "nosegay" and use it in a sentence. (Ok, here goes... "I'm certain that Sara will carry a lovely nosegay at her wedding.")
  5. Learn the names and at least one tradition of the Native Americans that originally lived near your home. (I am so up for this one...although I'm not certain if learning to play Bingo at the Choctaw casino really counts as learning a tradition.)
  6. Make friends with silence and solitude without having to get sick first. (I'm actually really good with solitude and silence is something that I'm sinking into. I often times will drive to and from work without the radio on in the car. It is nice to sit and just be with your own thoughts.)
  7. Write a love letter that you know has the power to change someone's life. (In general I need to start writing more letters, and yes I've been saying that since I was probably 8. In my opinion, a love letter does not have to be to a 'lover' but can be to anyone to whom you wish to express your love to, for example a parent, sibling, friend.)
  8. Burn a CD with music you want played at your wake or funeral; baffle generations to come by including the rap song "I Like Big Butts". (I'm starting on this today!!)
  9. Cry in the rain. (Duh.... I've cried in the rain, in the sun, in the fog, in the snow, and in probably every other type of weather...)
  10. Accept your luminous, inimitable talents. (I'm trying really hard to do this.)

7 comments:

Jane said...

Well used nosegay

Joanne said...

My BFF is a firefighter in Weatherford and they regularly eat cookies, etc. that have been brought in by the citizens of the county. Most recently - large tubs of chocolate chip cookies from a school that they went to visit.

Sara said...

RO :) There will be a nosegay somewhere at the wedding... I think.... see today's blog for further info...

#7 is so true.... lotsa options

I know you're working on #8 'bout now!

Jay said...

Good info from Joanne...now that we are in the country not the big city, I will have to try to feed the troops again!! Thinking of you!!!

Joanne said...

Jay, I just verified with her - they do eat homemade stuff that is brought in. A group even brought them an entire Thanksgiving dinner one year! She said that some cities only allow store-bought goods that you have to break the seal on to open.

Kim Thomas said...

I am in on the native Americans

Diane said...

I really like the first one