A Woman Should Have
by Pamela Redmond Satran
A woman should have…one old boyfriend she can imagine going back to and one who reminds her of how far she’s come…
A woman should have…enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to…
A woman should have…something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour…
A woman should have…a youth she’s content to leave behind….
A woman should have…a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to retelling it in her old age….
A woman should have…a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra…
A woman should have…one friend who always makes her laugh… and one who lets her cry…
A woman should have…a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family…
A woman should have…eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored…
A woman should have…a feeling of control over her destiny…
Every woman should know…how to fall in love without losing herself…
Every woman should know…how to quit her job, break up with a lover and confront a friend without ruining the friendship….
Every woman should know…when to try harder… and when to walk away…
Every woman should know…that she can’t change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents…
Every woman should know…that her childhood may not have been perfect…but its over…
Every woman should know…what she would and wouldn’t do for money or love…
Every woman should know…how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…
Every woman should know…whom she can trust, whom she can’t, and why she shouldn’t take it personally…
Every woman should know…where to go…be it to her best friend’s kitchen table…or a charming inn in the woods…when her soul needs soothing…
Every woman should know…what she can and can’t accomplish in a day…a month…and a year…
Sometimes just saying yes and showing up is what it’s all about.
I have reached the fun, “CHECK PLEASE!” point of pregnancy. I’m ready to be done. I have a tiny reprieve from nausea which has been replaced by what I’m gently referring to as “pregnancy narcolepsy.” I feel asleep the other day for three hours with my laptop firmly in my lap, and hadn’t planned on a nap.
I’m working on trying to say YES to as much as possible, which, yesterday included a fun formal/ball gown give away event in down town Jacksonville, NC at the USO. I think I get extra points for sporting yoga pants, flip flops and a t-shirt in a room full of beauty queens and sequins! Talk about a technique to light a fire! Everyone keeps joking about lack of sleep once Baby G arrives, but I’m ready for less bathroom breaks at three am, no upset tummy or splitting headaches not to mention, it’s easy to be happy about waking up in the middle of the night when there’s a cute fella involved! 😉
http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/hundreds-swarm-designer-dress-giveaway-1.210582?tc=cr a link to the Jacksonville Daily News article
I hope this event makes its way through the bases again next year. It was a blast to see so many ladies finding a FREE dress of their dreams! Stay posted and if/when I hear more, I’ll certainly update the post so folks know all the details!
Hope you have a great ball/formal season! I’ll be doing lunges and squats forever not to mention MANY miles with the stroller and wee man!
NUMBER ONE OFFICE IN ONSLOW COUNTY! It’s a tiny bit unheard of and I’m burning the midnight oil to make sure I’m contributing, but our little firm of under thirty agents is the number one office and holding for Onslow County in Eastern NC! I say this as we beat out offices/firms with multiple locations and close to one hundred agents.
Working hard, doing right, following up and quality control pay off. It’s been a tortoise vs. the hare sort of race since Keller Williams came to town but I think that’s how you win.
Work hard, stay humble, be nice to people.
Rates are low and PCS orders are flowing! We have three homes VERY close to completion if you’re interested in a door to door move!
Lots 8, 9, 11 and 16 are all that remain in our waterfront community of Kings Harbor in Holly Ridge. Coastal living in Eastern NC at an affordable price, 155,000 to 170,000 for three and four bedroom homes with AMAZING attention to detail! Beautiful ceramic tile medallion entrances, crown moulding everywhere, oil rubbed bronze fixtures and appointments, custom paint colors and more! Gracious floor plans!
Check out: http://kingsharbor-nc.com for more photos or call me for a tour and additional photos.
BTW, I am no wizard, ninja or magical fairy when it comes to this. . .
If there are technical suggestions you’d like to offer or topics you’d really love to see covered, please give me a shout out. I’m great with constructive criticism- not as in, I can make a fort out of them, but you catch my drift.
I know what I’m pretty great at, a short list, but: real estate, making babies stop crying, pot roast, hosting company, decorating a Christmas tree, ratatouille, responding to texts quickly and almost as quick with calls, being an Aunt and adoped Aunt to many, a decent shot, and hitting 250 posts (merci, c’est ici!).
If you have pointers or want to link up on linked in, facebook, pinterest and zeee twitter, give me a holler or track me down. In the mean time, shake a leg and have an awesome Tuesday afternoon!
A favor to ask for a dear childhood friend of mine. Maria has been ill
since the summer after our graduation and has yet to recover. Treatment has
included a four organ transplant and this year, she is up for yet another
transplant. Once a bright, college-bound athlete and the picture of health
and by far our friend with the sunniest personality, she’s been a prisoner
to basically, a mystery illness.
She has made it to the finals for an HGTV makeover/renovation of her home,
which would be her sanctuary for recovery after her surgery.
Voting is easy, you don’t have to log in, simply visit the link on my
facebook or :
and vote for her. I’d really appreciate it and she’s so independent, this
is as close as she has come to asking for help in over ten years.
Help me make her life a tiny bit easier, help her win her “happy bomb.”. .
.and I wouldn’t be bummed if you forwarded this to any of your HGTV junkie
Please and thank you in advance, every vote helps.
**** UPDATE-I have had folks ask HOW to vote. Towards the top right there is a series of stars, when you pass your mouse over them, they turn red. . .click the far right star next to her “score” and it votes for you. I believe you can only vote once but we are looking into the HGTV rules. So, in case you can only vote once, spreading the word really helps since every vote for Maris is so precious. Thanks for all your help!
I thoughtfully included a moment of Schadenfreude for you rather than a pic of myself. . .no exciting cast, just a lovely stress fracture(s) to boast from my running. I am enjoying a diet with a side of ibuprofen and calcium pills and a shot of milk here and there. I have a few blogger pals on here who are anti-facebook so I thought I’d make an effort to explain (make excuses as two said) for not updating my run log for a bit.
In short, a public mea culpa. You’re smart, I”m dumb. You’re very good looking and athletically superior and I’m great at watching hulu.com. So, turns out, after decades of dance and ballet, amping up a running program to prep for a marathon-I COULD have heeded some well “heeled” advice.
Stretching isn’t just a suggestion, it’s imperative–all the time, seriously. Old rehab tricks like writing the alphabet in the air with your toes never goes out of style even if you aren’t planning on whipping out some fouette turns on the dance floor this weekend. Rotating shoes, regardless of how cute they are or aren’t has to happen, ideally as often as every other day. Change routes or at a minimum reverse the route and TRAIL/soft surface running should take up more of the training program. Noted, in my pretty moleskine journal. My bad. Lesson learned.
Ohhhtay, one pic. 🙂 Missing running and walking “with purpose” because someone put the kibosh on that as well.:
Because somehow, “I break my own leg” reminded me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leEo3cXOyko