3/6/11

day 5: my heart beats a lil faster because of you

better late than never... heres my day 5, youll get to see day 6 a little later today.

God how I miss this woman. When I think of Emma (my maternal grandmother), all I can think is that I wouldnt be the woman I am today without her. She taught me so many things, she made me believe I could do anything I wanted in life as long as I gave it my best. She taught me how to be "thrifty" (ok most would say I got my cheapness from her lol) but also how to behave like lady. I remember running around the house in her high heels pretending to be a waitress just like she used to be. Who knew I would end up in the restaurant business myself?

She was the only woman to this day that I know who could drink a keg to herself, smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, and "garden" (we all know its landscaping when its 21 acres of land) in her 6 inch heels. She had the oddest little remedies for everything. To her garlic would solve any problem you had.

I regret not getting married sooner so she could be at my wedding. I regret not having kids sooner so they could meet her. They would have loved her, and she would have adored them.

I know I get sad thinking of her not being with us anymore, but I can truly say that my heart beats a little faster when I think of all the good memories I have shared with her. I miss her everyday, and if shes reading this up there, I hope she knows how thankful I am for everything she has every done for me.



THE LIST:
Day 1.  What does beauty mean to you?
Day 2.  What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3. Post a photo of something/someone that makes you happy.
Day 4.  Style 31.  Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5.  Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 6.  Write a letter to your teenage self.
Day 7.  Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.
Day 8.  Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)?  Share, please!
Day 9.  What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10.  What have the women in your life taught you about being a wife, mom, or friend? (Or just woman in general?)
Day 11.  Post a recipe.  Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12.  Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13.  Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.
Day 14.  Style 31.  Post an outfit pic!
Day 15.  Write to encourage a friend.  Inspire her beauty.
Day 16.  Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life.  Tell her what beauty means.
Day 17.  Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18.  Describe your personality.
Day 19.  Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)
Day 20.  Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.  
Day 21.  Write a letter to your husband to encourage him (or if you are single- your future husband.)
Day 22.  What is one of your favorite quotes and why?
Day 23.  What are your strengths?  What are your weaknesses?
Day 24.  Write about your most vivid childhood memory. Post a picture of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 25.  Style 31.  Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26.  What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27.  Who's your celebrity look-a-like?
Day 28.  Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29.  Write about "a day in the life of me."  (Pics are great!)
Day 30.  Who is your role model as a woman?
Day 31.  Write about your dreams and goals as a beautiful woman!

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