Monday, November 9, 2009

A photo of ME and the chickens!

There's a slew of reasons I don't post pictures of myself on the blog. I don't particularly like photos of me and the last thing I want to do is offend my readers with a big self portrait of yours truly. The other reason is Farmer B doesn't take photos - ever. I'm the camera girl so months and months can go by without a photo being taken of me. The boys draw lots of pictures of me so at least we have that. My life is like a courtroom drama - lots of odd sketches detailing the goings-on, but no cameras allowed inside.

But I decided to break from tradition today and post a picture of me standing in the chicken run holding Clementine and Sookie. It's not a very flattering photo, but it's how I am on a typical day with the boys. I thought it was better than a Glamour Shot of me wearing a jaunty cowboy hat with prom hair and my thumb in the collar of a bedazzled denim shirt. Not that I have one of those pictures, of course. But here I am holding Clementine and a very wiggly Sookie.


When I look at the photo I realize I look 10 years older than I did last year. I realize I've eaten way too much Halloween candy and wish I'd brushed my hair that day instead of rolling out of bed into my clothes. I added in the mental notes that I make when I see the photo. It's good for my neuroses to put my mental ramblings into notes on a photo - or so says my court-appointed therapist.

The small child attempting to pull my jeans down is extra special, don't you think? He is the sole reason I wear a belt. I think I'll stick to pictures of the pets, the kids and the plants from now on.

11 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

I love your photograph and you have beautiful hair. You are a very pretty lady.

Engineeredgarden said...

So, that's what the gardener looks like....Believe me - I can relate. There's a reason that I wear a hat in most of my photos (grey hair)

Darla said...

I love this photo....I don't like posed photos or photos that are less that real life. This is perfect photo of a happy life, you are very pretty..(I'm a stay at home mom too, what's a hairbrush?)

Maureen said...

"court appointed therapist"...

...tee hee:)

ps. I love this photo! I also have a husband who rarely holds the camera and an intense aversion to photos of myself.

Erin said...

love the photo! I especially like the carabiner, lol, since I am prone to having one of those or a tape measure or pruners or some other nonsense on me as well. And bonus, you look YOUNGER than I had you pictured from reading your blog!

Dani said...

WOW! It's KATE!
You are so pretty standing there with your chickens. :)

Annie's Granny said...

Kate, you are gorgeous. Not everybody can pull off going without makeup and still look so pretty. You do, however, have a nasty lump on your left thigh. I think you should have a doctor look at that, girl.

Oh...sorry. It's an elbow ;-)

Vonnie said...

You look great and so do the birds. I usually look crazy when I;m holding the hens!

Sue said...

Oh my-if that is what "bad" looks like, I should just go hang myself.
You look great, dear. I wish I had your problems.

Kelly said...

Kate, it is VERY nice to have officially 'met' you now- and if there was truly too much Halloween candy stored away somewhere on you (which there isn't) that belt would no longer be needed. Unfortunatly I speak from experience!

You get points for not being in sweats or jammies, anytime a SAHM actually puts on real clothes it is an accomplishment, I am sure the girls appreciated it!

Stefaneener said...

Hey, I can relate! As a SAHM who also works and does lots of stuff, I found that if I take those extra few minutes and brush and put product on my hair, I'm that much happier for the rest of the day. That's all it takes!

You look lovely and practically like a child to elderly me.

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