Thursday, November 02, 2006

My Heritage & My Jealousy.

Ok, so I am a new(ish) blogger; at least with the blogs that I have been reading most recently. I have been pretty much sticking to the Mommy Blogs, Christian Blogs ... well truthfully I have been kind of going down the lists of other people's favorite bloggers and checkin' 'em out for myself.

Is that a bad thing?

I am just unsure of the blogger etiquette. I feel a little like a stalker when I just sit back and read the thoughts of these amazing women (and a few good men) – not saying anything but still forming opinions about them, anticipating their next post so I can learn more about their highly entertaining families. I spend a certain amount of time feeling a little less than adequate, as I am certain that my brood does not provide nearly the same level of entertainment.

Or perhaps it is the author? I am just not as witty, as quick as these Blogging women. I try, really I do … but it never sounds quite as funny when I put into words the trials and tribulations of my day.

I digress … the purpose of this post was supposed to be more about a specific group of women than Frannie here.

There are a handful of Blogging gals that got together last weekend in Texas – Dallas Fort Worth to be exact … now I am not from that side of the mountains per se, but I think I would risk the trek to hang out with these gals.

I have been readin’ Kelsey over at HolyMama! for quite some time. Her tag line: ‘True confessions from the everyday life of a sorta shallow Christian mom.’ Now she may call herself shallow, but I think she is one of the most down to earth gals I have stalked lurked around.

Through her I came to read, religiously; Jeana at Days to Come, Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer and Chilihead at Don't Try This At Home – just to name a few.

Each of these women are incredibly bright, thoughtful and inspiring to me. I am sure that sounds corny, but really when I am feeling down I can go to anyone of these blogs and get a pick-me-up. When I need some wisdom, they always seem to be on the same page as I am.

I have no idea how old any of these women are, I think most must be close to my age … and we certainly have a common ground with our children and spouses. None of them really sugar coat things, they all seem to be pretty real about the daily challenges of motherhood, marriage and life. I appreciate that.

I guess that’s why I am more than a little jealous that they all got to get together and commiserate. We all need that, don’t we?

I am, however, glad that they did because I got to read each of their blogs to discover a new side of the people that I already find so fascinating. I also got to ‘meet’ a few people I hadn’t yet met.
I am enjoying this blogging world.

Ok, so my heritage … I saw this over at Chilihead's – not that I haven’t heard or seen myHeritage.com before … I have, I just haven’t had the courage to actually see who I might resemble. But hey, if Chilihead could do it … I thought I would give it a try.

So, I took my very own picture … I haven’t allowed anyone to photograph me in eon’s – hey 4 babies and a serious weight issue will do that to a gal – but since December of last year I have managed to lose almost 60 pounds – slow but sure. I felt like I could maybe put my face up there and not come back as they heavy Kirstie Alley, Roseanne or God forbid, maybe Elvis.

Now, I don’t know who Patricia Velasquez, Fiona Xie or Melinda Clarke are … but hey, they are all gorgeous, so I am not complaining – not that I even remotely resemble them – I don’t .. but it is a little flattering. And who wouldn’t want to be closely associated with Gina Lollobrigida or Liv Tyler? But Hilary Duff, come on … I am almost (almost!) old enough to be her mom!

Of all of them, I think that I most closely resemble Suzanne Vega … Now, I don’t know much about her, so I am off to stalk read more about her.

Yours,
Frannie

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
-John Milton

You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9


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3 comments:

Ms. Elenaeous said...

Back in the day I was often told I looked like Liza Minelli, not the present looking Liza but the Caberet one, however I probably resemble her more now ;) Also, I got the Joan Collins comparison. Back when I was thin and had jet black hair. I've now gone light ash blonde (the grey doesn't show as quick) and let's not even talk about weight!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and I think you are totally entertaining and witty. I am so sorry, but I missed WHERE exactly you are in this wild world...I think if you are anywhere near ohio, we should get our own little group to hang out...
Let's not bring up the whole weight issue right now though!:)

Frannie Farmer said...

Ms. E .. I was thinkin' when I saw your pic you looked pretty blonde (and pretty too, which Liza isn't anymore ....) funny thing, Frannie used to be blond and now I am sporting a dark (think chocolate mocha) color because of the aging :o)
Mac - I am sooooo far way from Ohio. If I ever make it that way )I think Mr. Farmer has relatives that way) I will absolutely be stoppin' by Mac's place. Or maybe we can meet in the middle in a few years - when the brood gets a little older, one night away made Frannie realize EVEN MORE that Mr. Farmer can not be trusted with the children.