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Southern Girls!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

So, the weather today is gloomy, and a bit cold with snow on the way. Yesterday I posted a real cute "southern girl saying" on facebook. I got a bunch of thumbs up, so I decided to blog a whole post of them today.

If you are a southern lady enjoy them, and if you're not, you can pretend you are for the next few minutes. Happy Wednesday everyone.

A whistling woman and a crowing hen never comes to a very good end. (be who you are)

Ain't that the berries! (that is great!)

As easy as sliding off a greasy log backward. (very easy)

Barking up the wrong tree. (you are wrong)

Be like the old lady who fell out of the wagon. (you aren't involved, so stay out of it)

Busy as a stump-tailed cow in fly time. (very busy)

Caught with your pants down. (surprised and unprepared)

Chugged full. (full and over-flowing)

Do go on. (you must be joking)

Don't bite off more than you can chew. (attempt what you can accomplish)

Don't count your chickens until they hatch. (first know the results)

Don't let the tail wag the dog. (the cheif is in charge, not the Indians)

Don't let your mouth overload your tail. (talking too much)

Either fish or cut bait. (work or make way for those who will)

Even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then. (everyone is sometimes lucky)

Every dog should have a few feas. (no one is perfect)

Fly off the handle. (angry and lashing out)

Get the short end of the stick. (not invited and treated wrong)

Give down the country. (give someone a peice of your mind)

Go hog wild. (have a good time)

Go off half-cocked. (have only half the facts)

Go to bed with the chickens. (in bed early)

Go whole hog. (go for it all)

Gone back on your raisin. (deny heritage)

Got your feathers ruffled. (upset and pouting)

Happy as a dead pig in the sunshine. (doesn't grasp or worry what's going on)

Have no axe to grind. (no strong opinion)

Holler like a stuck pig. (someone mislead you)

I do declare. (usually means nothing)

In high cotton. (rising up in society)

In a coon's age. (been a long time)

Like a bump on a log. (lazy and doing nothing)

Like two peas in a pod. (act and think alike)

Mend fences. (settle differences)

Scarce as hen's teeth. (no such thing)

Sight for sore eyes. (Nice to you!)

Stomping grounds. (familiar territory)

Sun don't shine on the same dog's tail all the time. (you'll get what you deserve)

That takes the cake. (surprised)

Too big for one's britches. (someone taking themself too seriously)

Two shakes of a sheep's tail. (done quickly)

Well, shut my mouth. (shocked and speechless)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

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Arrow-head hunting!

Friday, February 19, 2010

We are so lucky to have an amazing field just across the street to play in. Not only can we ride our bikes, fly kites and run in the field... but there is a bonus! It is packed with hidden treasures. We have spent hours walking through rows of tobacco, corn and soybeans searching for arrow-heads.
Some days we only find chips and flakes, but on a good day, like today we find whole beauties! These rare finds cause my children to jump for joy, hug each other and do a little dance. Once they regain their composure they resume their normal behavior of throwing dirt clods at each other and calling each other names. This continues until one of them shouts "I found one." And then the cycle starts again.

Sidney and Zane are always so proud of what they find. I really need to find them an identification book on arrowheads. They are starting to not believe my made-up names for the tribes that they came from. Really, who's to say there was no such thing as the "pretty grey sparkle rock tribe"

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I have had a bunch of questions recently in regards to the charity work that I do with an organization called Now I Lay me Down to Sleep. This non-profit group links photographers with area hospitals. We (the photographers) are called in when an infant is terminally ill, being removed from life-support, or still born. We provide the families of these babies beautiful images of their angel.

"The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) administers a network of more than 7,000 volunteer photographers in the United States and 25 countries. At a family's request, a NILMDTS Affiliated Photographer will come to your hospital or hospice location and conduct a sensitive and private portrait session. The portraits are then professionally retouched and presented to the families on an archival DVD or CD that can be used to print portraits of their cherished baby."

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The Closet

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Today I will set aside all my editing and let go of my camera. This morning I will embark on a project that has been working its way to the top of my to-do list.....get ready for it CLEANING OUT THE JUNK CLOSET. sigh, sigh, sigh.

This is not something that I want to do, but every time the maid opens the door to claim the vacuum I am afraid she may get hurt. Years of junk have made their home there. Now I am the closets last hope. Today I Will reclaim the closet and re-unite it with our home.

There will be no before picture. I am much to embarrassed to share the state of disarray with you. When I finish though I will post an after picture.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So, I am going to get the hang of this blogging thing. I now have my account set up and am ready to go. I am not sure if anyone will be interested in my weekly bits, but I think it is a cool idea. And it might turn out to be fun.

Hello tulips! Don't they make you happy!