Sunday, May 9, 2010

I got tagged!

I got tagged by Katie at Tatersmama's Take on Things in the Photo Tag Challenge. The directions were:

1) Go to your photo files, select the 8th photo folder.
2) Select the 8th photo in that folder.
3) Post that photo along with the story behind it.
4) Then challenge 8 blogging friends to do the same!
Easy peasy!

Maybe that's "easy peasy" for Katie, but it's downright embarrassing for me! You see, I have photos in my computer that are for my eyes only. Well, I might let very close family members see them. But not the whole world!

Unfortunately, I'm no spring chicken anymore.
The big 7-0 is approaching ever so fast. And it's scary!
That's a hard thing to admit, but I'm admitting it now so you won't judge me too harshly when you see the photo I have to post to meet Katie's challenge!

Please promise you won't laugh, or snicker!

And now the story behind this photo.........

This is my youngest sister and me taken on Labor Day four years ago in her backyard swimming pool. She owns a farm in Oregon. They get more "vitamin D" where she lives than where I live up here in the city of perpetual rain--which is rather obvious from the color of my skin! I am so white, I glow in the dark; I glow in the light. Heck! You'll notice I even glow under water!

Also, be glad, be very glad this isn't a video--because you're spared from seeing buffalo wings in action! (True confessions are so painful!)

But the most painful part? My legs! You won't catch me in skirts. I wear long slacks or jeans all of the time, so it's easy to go days without shaving. Or weeks! Or even m.....
(Dang it, Katie! This is downright mortifying. It ranks right up there with my most embarrassing moment!)

The reason I even donned a swimsuit and jumped into my sister's pool that day was because it was unusually hot for September and it felt so good to cool off. I knew no one would see me except my sister and her daughter. And, I knew they'd still love me, hairy legs and all!

So, now that I have no ounce of self-respect left, I'm going to tag these eight people:

1. Gramma2Many at Yes, They Are All Mine
2. Karyn at CanDarBry Garden
3. Cee at Cee Lew
4. Bridget at Bridget Beaver is in Japan
5. Robynn at Robynn's Ravings
6. Libby at Neas Nuttiness
7. Mountain Woman at Red Pine Mountain
8. Karen at My Funny Dad, Harry

Just follow Katie's "easy peasy" rules above; then cross your fingers and hope your photo isn't as embarrassing as mine!

Crawling into a hole now,


Homestay Mama