Monday, June 23, 2008

Happy Monday everyone!

Well I am not at the hospital with my daddy. They still have not straightened out the surgery schedule so I hope that is taken care of soon. Today started VBS at our church and DD is working again this summer. She loves working with kids and applied for the after school program at a local kids program. She even found out today that she was hired for a summer job she applied for 2 weeks ago. We were told we wouldn't find out till after July 4th but the director who brings her summer camp kids to our VBS found her and told her that she has the job. Great schedule....3-6 M-F so still time for homework, some dance, and Friday night football as well as having her weekends off! If it works out, she will also do summer camp next year and this job will continue through her senior year and senior summer until she leaves for college. Gives her gas money, some spending money, and money for upkeep of her car (when she gets it). Today I am catching up on balancing the fun!?!?!?! And then off to Lowes for more paint and painters tape. Will this project ever end??????????
Just a few things to share:

First, an updated "Southerners" list since I love all things southern:

Southern women appreciate their natural assets:
Clean skin.
A winning smile.
That unforgettable Southern drawl.

Southern women know their manners:
'Yes, ma'am.'
'Yes, sir.'
'Why, no, Billy!'

Southern women have a distinct way with fond expressions :
'Y'all come back!'
'Well, bless your heart.'
'Drop by when you can.'
'How's your Momma?'

Southern women know their summer weather report:

Southern women know their vacation spots:
The beach
The rivuh
The crick

Southern women know the joys of June, July, and August:
Colorful hi-heel sandals
Strapless sun dresses
Iced sweet tea with mint
Straw hats and big sunglasses

Southern women know everybody's first name:

Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Steel Magnolias
Gone With The Wind

Southern women know their religions:

Southern women know their country breakfasts:
Red-eye gravy
Country ham
Mouth-watering homemade biscuits with momma's homemade jelly

Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
Foat Wuth

Southern women know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform.
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler

Southern girls know their prime real estate:
The Mall
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon

Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food

More Suth en-ism's:
Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't 'HAVE' them, you 'PITCH' them.
Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up 'a mess.'
Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of 'yonder.'
Only a Southerner knows exactly how long 'directly' is, as in: 'Going to town, be back directly.'
Even Southern babies know that'Gimme some sugar' is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.
All Southerners know exactly when 'by and by' is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor whose got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's t rouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!
Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between 'right near' and 'a right far piece.' They also know that'just down the road' can be 1 mile or 20.
Only a Southerner both knows and understands the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.
No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
A Southerner knows that 'fixin' can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, . and when we're 'in line,' we talk to everybody!
Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.
In the South, y'all is singular, all y'all is plural.
Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.
When you hear someone say, 'Well, I caught myself lookin',' you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
Only true Southerners say 'sweet tea,''sweet milk,' and 'light bread' Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. 'Sweet milk' means you don't want buttermilk. And 'Light bread' is white bread.
And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say,'Bless her heart' .. and go your own way.
To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southernes s: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!
And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, ... bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language!
And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, all y'all need a sign to hang on y'alls front porch that reads 'I ain't from the South, but I got here as fast as I could.'
Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fahevah !
If you're a Northern transplant, Bless your little heart, fake it. We know you got here as fast as you could.
And if you are a Southern Belle, you must get one of these dahlin' tees:
purchase at Cafe Press:

Also purchase at Cafe Press:

Now for a little Maxine:

We need to show more sympathy for these people.

* They travel miles in the heat.

* They risk their lives crossing a border.

* They don't get paid enough wages.

* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.

* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.

* They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day ~ every day

I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans ~ I'm talking about our troops! Doesn't it seem strange that many Democrats and Republicans are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops, and are even threatening to defund them? Please pass this on; this is worth the short time it takes to read it.

Until next time,


becky said...

My dd is working VBS this week, also...she loves to help with the kids! I know you must be proud of your dd landing that job - it sounds perfect!
Sure enjoyed reading your bit on Southern women and what on earth did we ever do before Maxine? :)
By the way, did you ever find those cute oka b. shoes?

Beaufort Belle said...

Becky, Yes I am very proud of her as I am sure you are of your DD. No, I never found those cute oka b. shoes. Do you know where I can find some?

PAT said...

Excellen post, Jenn!

Have a wonderful week!

PAT said...

I just saw your post with the lighthouses. I voted for Bodie Island. We visited Bodie Island, just at dawn, three years ago. Incredible experience!

One of my photos of Bodie Island light is on my photo blog.

becky said...

You can find those oka b.'s at the website!

Beaufort Belle said...

Thanks Becky!!