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


  1. cool!! I'm so doing this!! next post!!!!!

  2. I loved the photo and thought you looked great. Swimming is my all time favorite exercise and the pool looked so inviting. I'm with you about legs. I always wear pants. Anyway, thanks for tagging me and I had a lot of fun reading your post.

  3. Girl, you look absolutely beautiful and this is so much better than a kitchen reno photo!!! And who cares about your glow in the dark, hairy legs? I don't know about anyone else, but I choose my friends for who they *are* rather than the state of their legs or the size of their buffalo wings! People who love you, love *you*, and anyone who does differently, isn't worth worrying about anyway!
    And as for almost being the big 7-0? Honey, I'm hitting the big 5-6 this year... and you've got me beat in the looks department, hands down! You could get to Cleveland just by following the varicose veins on my legs!

  4. Oh, Katie, you are so kind, and I love you for it! I have those "varicose maps" on my legs, too! Mine would probably take you to NYC! Plus I have scars from where I had some skin cancers removed and other scars as well. My legs certainly wouldn't win any beauty contests! But, you're absolutely right! If they don't love us for who we are, then we don't need their friendship!

  5. All I can say is "Oh Dear Lord." I can't imagine the new and fabulous ways in which I could humiliate myself. But YOU? PUHLEASE! You're a HOTT chick! 70? You better recheck your birth certificate. I think you need glasses, not a razor! I LOVE this picture!!!

  6. Looks like you were having a fun time!

  7. Thanks for tagging me. I've got it scheduled for next Thursday since I only post once a week on that blog, but it'll be a doosey. Yours looks great! I only shave my legs if I'm going to be wearing shorts. Who ever decided women should shave anyhow?

  8. I think I may have mislead ya'all!
    That picture was taken 4 years ago! And, I'm not turning 70 this year, but I will in a little over 3 years from now! Which might as well be tomorrow, the way time seems to fly by for me.