A Rainy Day Post


I know this one! It’s ironweed. Kinda ugly name for a pretty wildflower…. And!! I have the answer to Monday’s wildflower puzzle–it’s joe-pye weed! (Another strange name for a wildflower!)

It’s raining hard here. The TV and internet connection keep going off. Next thing you know a tree’s gonna be down and our power will be out, too, so I’m going to leave you with what, according to Snopes, has been circulating on the internet since 1998 attributed to Maya Angelou but is actually the work of a writer named Pamela Redford Satran.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE … enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE … something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams, wants to see her in an hour…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE … a youth she’s content to leave behind….

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE … a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to retelling it in her old age….

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE … a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE … one friend who always makes her laugh… and one who lets her cry…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE … a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE … eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE … a feeling of control over her destiny…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW… how to fall in love without losing herself…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW… how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship…


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW… that she can’t change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW… that her childhood may not have been perfect..but it’s over…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW… what she would and wouldn’t do for love or more…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW… how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW… whom she can trust, whom she can’t, and why she shouldn’t take it personally…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW… where to go… be it to her best friend’s kitchen table… or a charming inn in the woods… when her soul needs soothing…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW… what she can and can’t accomplish in a day… a month… and a year…

Do you have all of these? Which ones do you need to work on? I need to work on that last one in particular… Oh, and apparently I need a cordless drill!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on August 22, 2007  

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  1. 8-22

    There’s a lot I “should” know. LOL.

    But I do have a cordless drill, laser jigsaw, circular saw, compound mitre saw, mitre box and saw, small sander, great ratchet set, and a few other things besides. :-))

    I like these Five Tips for a Woman:

    1. It is important to have a man who helps you around the house and has a job.
    2. It is important to have a man who makes you laugh.
    3. It is important to have a man you can count on and who doesn’t lie to you.
    4. It is important to have a man who loves you and spoils you.
    5. It is important that these four men don’t know each other.

    -Kim ;-)

  2. 8-22

    LOL, Kim!!! :rotfl:

  3. 8-22

    I definitely need to work on that last one! :whip:

  4. 8-22

    WOW!!! I need to work on quite a few… no cordless drill so far.

    “EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW… whom she can trust, whom she can’t, and why she shouldn’t take it personally…” Now this is one I need to work on at the moment especially the not to take it personally.

  5. 8-22

    I have a set of screwdrivers, and a cordless drill, but forget the black lace bra. Do you know how itchy those things can be?

  6. 8-22

    I’m so far behind on this list I don’t know if I will ever catch up! :eek:

  7. 8-22

    I think I shall have to borrow this from you Suzanne, if you don’t mind. It’s a great reminder. Love it. And thanks :)

  8. 8-22

    Its sad I only have about 2 and a half of those lol The screwdriver set, the piece of furniture and the friend who makes me laugh :shocked:

  9. 8-22

    Oh dear. I need to work on almost all of these. :eek:

  10. 8-22

    Yeah, I hardly have any of them either. I’m going to copy them and give them to my two daughters because I so agree with all of them!!!!

  11. 8-22

    I just did one of those yesterday, the A Woman should know…. when to try harder or to walk away. (No not from the hubs!)

    I really like these! Does it count that the hubs has a cordless drill and I know how to work it? I have my own hammer and sander, not to mention a miter saw. *G*
    THe flowers are gorgeous!

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