My charming guest today on Wacky Wednesday Writers is a funny writer I met on another blogger's site quite some time ago. Since I love anything to do with gardening and good food with some humor tossed in, I consider myself lucky to have found Talya Boerner of http://www.gracegritsgarden.com. She describes her blog as "ramblings from an Arkansas farm girl," and she makes you feel right at home when you stop by her cozy site. Talya has all sorts of fun things going on over there: funny stories from her childhood, decadent recipes, beautiful photographs from her travels and plenty of gardening tips, all with a twist of humor. Please welcome Talya to Meno Mama's house today and leave her some comment love!
Breaking Bad on Aging
Have you read those cutesy sayings plastered on Facebook and Pinterest? Things like oh I love my laugh lines and gray hairs. They make me proud of where I've been and who I've become. I'm stronger, wiser, blah blah BLAH!
Check this one out...
Yo. I love Mark Twain, but what the heck did he know about being an aging woman? (Sorry about the yo-speak, but I've been watching tons of Breaking Bad lately.)
Anyway…Yo. What a crock of coping crap!
I'm calling bullshit to the whole charade. I don't love my wrinkles. I don't love that my freckles have spread into age spots.
I want my firm, young body back, the one I thought was fat at the time...
I want to be able to turn a perfect cartwheel without pulling every tired muscle or piece of fat in my body. I want to eat cheddar fries and drink beer with zero change in the scale. I want to pull an all-nighter, ace an eight a.m. college exam, go to work, then hang out until all hours with college friends.
I want to have natural, free, tow-headed highlights from the sun instead of worrying about the sun bleaching out my fake, expensive lowlights.
No, I don't want to go back in time, that's not what I'm saying. I enjoy my life. I love that my children are grown, contributing, responsible people. I am thrilled I get to write all day long. I love that I don't much care about what people say or think when I walk the dogs looking as though I just rolled out of bed. Because I just rolled out of bed.
I know this aging thing is part of the deal, not afforded to everyone... (another annoyingly popular Pinterest saying.) But my laugh lines and gray hairs…
Yo. No thank you.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
Talya was raised on a cotton farm in Northeast Arkansas, moved to Texas for college (Baylor University) and now lives with her husband in Dallas. She is passionate about food, farming, gardening and life in general. Talya's heartfelt and humorous stories can be found on her lifestyle blog, Grace Grits and Gardening. When she isn't writing, she can be found walking her miniature schnauzers, Lucy and Annabelle. Talya recently completed her first novella about growing up in the Mississippi Delta.
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