Thursday, November 20, 2008

Important Things I've Learned From The Women in My Life, Part 1

This is a condensed version, of course. I know many beautiful women who continue to impact my life and from whom I am always learning. The few I have listed below have been a part of my life for a very long time.
And I'm being humorous here, so don't take everything too seriously. :)

Mom: Always scrape the bowl clean. That little bit of dough clinging to the sides? It'll make another cookie or muffin.

Butter, the Real Thing, is good for you.

Don't be afraid to drive in a little snow and ice. We're die-hards, you know.

Mara: Laugh in the elevator. Why waste time just standing there? There is always something to laugh about.

When in doubt, use lots of hairspray.

Rowena: Chocolate is good. So is Dr. Pepper. In combination with a really funny movie, you can relieve a lot of stress this way.

Be careful driving in snow and ice. It is preferable to stay in one's warm house.

Candace: All those yummy gourmet dishes that sound fabulous? Make them. Better yet, make them with a friend. There is nothing quite like good food and fellowship. Hours cleaning up messes in the kitchen together tend to make you bond.

Jessie: Go on adventures. You won't regret them, but you will regret not going.

Amy W: Tell your friends and family, "I love you", whenever you talk or write. It may be the last time you ever do.


  1. Why did you have to go and write this? For some reason, it made me sit here and cry over all the good friends I have, even the ones I rarely get to see anymore...

  2. I think we've both been in a reflective mood lately. :)

  3. I find it amusing how your mom and I are polar opposites (no pun intended) when it comes to winter driving. Please note that she has been in the ditch more than me, too!

  4. Amy's made me get teary-eyed. I miss her.