oh good grief charlie brown!
this is my favorite kind of cake.
moist. luscious. a dash of coconut.
it’s german chocolate of course.
i’m not really a big sweet eater.
but i eat it when i want it.
i seldom crave it.
i crave salty foods.
a HUGE no-no for me with hypertension.
but this post is not going to be about all that.
nor about me really.
i really am laughing out loud.
i know you think i use that LOL
a lot old bean.
and i guess i do
but the truth is . . .
my life is sort of like a romantic comedy.
and i’m the star.
i find lots of things funny.
and myself and human nature are right up there.
so i have to laugh.
the reason today?
whenever i’m about to climb up on my soap box
and i’m about to ~
i usually have a fairly good idea of where i’m going
with a particular post.
this one has evolved more like a crazy quilt!
there are all kinds of images on this post.
they all have something to do with the subject.
but they are also not as streamlined
to a good post with consectutive thoughts
as i would like.
i’m gonna leave them in anyway old bean.
it’s my blog and
i’m queen around here!
enough with the but’s and the so’s . . .
on with the show!
what a great message!
doesn’t get much cuter or cuddlier than that . . .
unless . . .
such wise advice
from such an adorable little fellow!
this post is being written because of a conversation
i overheard in a restaurant the other day while i was eating lunch.
it got me thinking.
a little stress you may be feeling about now
in the middle of this winter of our discontent . . .
“oh dear. i’ve done it again. why did i eat that piece of cake?”
“i’ll NEVER get into a bathing suit this summer.”
“i wish i looked like (insert name of famous airbrushed celebrity here)”
any other mild internal voicing of the opinion that
for whatever the reason
~ usually your weight ~
or even sillier . . .
your age ~
this may be an odd post to you.
it’s not for all women.
only those of a certain age
who are still in that particular great game of life i guess.
or . . . then again . . . maybe not!
maybe you are just one of those women
who have never liked herself for some reason.
and here you are . . .
all these years later
still thinking the same old thoughts.
and if you still just have trouble not appreciating yourself
(whether you’re still ‘in the game’ or not)
and not appreciating yourself . . .
i’m here to tell you to “knock it OFF !”
as my late disciplinarian father
jim reed would have said.
i wrote and illustrated a small book back in 2005.
it is about self esteem and women.
i modestly think it’s pretty good. LOL.
nothing wrong with my self esteem. LOLOL.
apparently there is ~
because i wrote a whole introductory post about it awhile back
and then have never printed it.
i will someday.
back to this post . . .
there is a pin up girl that i’ve always dearly loved.
even all those years i never weighed over 105 pounds.
that’s back when i first saw her.
i liked her even then.
she just captured my heart with her joie de vivre!
you may have seen her before.
she used to be quite famous.
and quite unusual for a pin up girl.
she’s just darling.
i throw that word around about like i do love.
but it’s the truth.
i’ll tell you what she is though.
she is simply
happy with herself.
full of life.
full of confidence.
downright fat actually.
but for her lucky man
just more for him to cuddle!
only the emaciated models and actresses don’t get it.
as long as you keep yourself
in good shape.
smooth as silk.
fresh and smart.
he will find you charming.
and you will even appreciate you.
never underestimate the love of life itself.
it is the greatest beauty enhancer of all.
and if you’re out there
or making the connection
or match making
or whatever they call it these days
(i’m an old widow a bit out of touch now)
lol. but i do remember!
to all of you who still care about that kind of thing
you know what i mean.
i hear snippets of conversation.
it’s amazing that people worry about being ‘just so.’
i don’t remember being so consumed by it ever.
and oddly enough ~
the young women i heard talking about it the other day
looked perfectly fine to me.
they were not skinny. but they were attractive.
yet they were talking terribly about themselves.
it was sad. and even sadder to think they really believed it.
and it’s that conversation that actually prompted this post.
it seems to be a common thing today.
but here’s what i truly think . . .
for those men who are sick to death
who can only talk about their latest diet
and their figure
and their bank account
and their problems . . .
for those men
you will surely be a breath of fresh air
if you will
just enjoy being you
and love the you that you are
and enjoy your life.
whether you are single or married
you’ll see a difference
in how you feel
and to start . . .
see how much fun
this little pin-up girl
is having . . .
just like the fun that you could have
if you accept yourself and your life
and try to be healthy
but remember to be happy
and yes . . .
i’m going to try to take my own advice.
now that i’m no longer 105 pounds.
especially when i have that one little piece of cake.
hilda reading tire mail
hilda probably dreaming of dessert.
i do have a hard time
taking my own advice on occasion.
i’m reminding myself just as much as all of us here.
we’re all in this together.
being women i mean.
happy contented women
in this superficial age of
superficial beauty and values.
hilda is a
sweet and fun reminder. that’s all.
hilda is the artwork of the late
who died in tucson arizona
on may 30, 2012 at the age of 100.
fair warning . . .
i did not care for the website where i found these pictures.
other than having a collection of hilda ~
it’s just not my cup of tea. i think it’s rather silly.
and besides . . .
other than the famous and beloved ‘hilda’ . .
the artwork on the site is NOT that of duane bryers!
after completing this post
i typed into the google box
images of a gallery of hilda by duane bryers
and an entire gallery of his work of her appeared!
much better than the toilgirls.com!
so if you want to see more of hilda ~ that’s what i’d advise.
cheers old bean!