Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wacky Wednesday Writers Guest Post By: Grace, Grits And Gardening

 
       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.

talya

Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.

Bio:

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.




Twitter:  @GraceGrits
Pinterest:  Grace Grits Garden
Instagram:  gracegrits
Google+ : Talya Tate Boerner









28 comments:

  1. Talya, this is true... I love the wisdom that comes with age.. I don't enjoy the wrinkles or gray hair... :-) ... I too want that firm body back that I thought was too fat... lol ... I am working at getting a healthier body back :-)

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    1. Launna - I suppose it's a tradeoff…with each wrinkle comes wisdom? Or we think so anyway - LOL.

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  2. Right there with ya girl. Thank Gawd for that magical, beautiful poison called Botox and professional bleach to cover the grays. Now if I could just figure out how to cover up the bruises on my knees every time I take off my bra I would be in business.

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    1. Omg- they were handing out Botox at the State Fair of Texas this year! Maybe I should have tried it, but I ate another corn dog instead.

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  3. I've been at this aging thing a lot longer than you, and I still get surprised when I look in the mirror. I hate gray roots -- yes, I'll be blond a long time, wrinkles, and now jowls -- they're the worst. I repeat to myself, "I just want to age gracefully." But I'm not sure I know what that looks like! Besides that, it's not true! I want to look like I did at 30. I'd take 35.

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    1. I'll be blonde a long time too. Once you start, it's like crack yo.

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    2. Tsk, tsk, tsk!! You young girls! Just wait a few more years. "Natural" is so much easier--even braless. Ahhhhhh!

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    3. So True, Pat! Besides, I don't mind the gray. I earned every one of those gray hairs!

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    4. Pat you crack me up with your bralessness self! And Gayle, you aren't very gray and you look fabulous!

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  4. I know, right? Aging is not for wussies. Whoever coined the phrase "Golden Years" and "Life is just beginning" was full of it and obviously...NOT old. I'm definetly following you because (you can rest easy you ARE funny,

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    1. haha! Thank you for the follow and the vote of funny confidence:)

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  5. Whenever someone complains about getting older, I'm THAT GUY™ who says, "It's better than the alternative!"

    I'm sure people hate me. :)

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    1. Actually I've been known to say that too…and it is true!

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  6. That being said, I'd love to be able to stay up until 3 and still make it to work by 9:00, or eat pizza at 10 PM and not be up half the night with reflux, or not see the first signs of JOWLS while shaving.

    Jowls! Blech.

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    1. I hear ya, Gary! I deal with insomnia so I AM up at 3:00 & feeling like I have a hangover...when I didn't even have a drop of alcohol...so not fair....

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    2. Ugh jowls. Mine are growing too. I forgot to mention that in the post.

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  7. You are beautiful inside and out but 'life begins at 40'??? - bull!

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    1. Thank you Colene! I suppose life begins again every day.

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  8. Oh yes, can we keep the wisdom that comes with aging and have those bodies that we had to trade in too? ;) Much like having our cake and eating it - and now the fact that ate a lot of it is showing!

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    1. Yes I want to have my cake and eat it Corinne:)

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  9. interesting post...
    http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com

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  10. Yep, I don't want to go back, just worry less about the now!

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    1. Bryan, you know you want to go back to Mrs. Key's English class…LOL

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    2. How did you know about Mrs Key? Wow, that's spooky - you've really freaked me out now.

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  11. Hey, us guys go through this too. I love where I am now in life but wish I had the body and bounce-back ability I had when in my 20's!

    As the saying goes = If I only knew then what I know now.

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