Sunday, March 11, 2012
Refined, Outdoorsy and at times... a lady!
My friends and family that "know" me are probably laughing hysterically after seeing the title of this blog. I am probably neither refined nor outdoorsy but a lady can try can't she?
I have tried to behave on numerous occasions and mostly I have succeeded but there are moments well, let's just say, there are moments when the devil takes hold and I just can't help myself! I looked up the definition of refined and this is what I found:
My friend Patty took the photo above at a Pink Ribbon Tea we both attended yesterday. I also took a few photos of her as well but she would kill me if I shared them. The tea raised money for breast cancer research and helps women in our community get services and treatment they could not otherwise afford. So, you see... I can behave and act like a lady when there's a good reason to!
And, as far as those "definitions" of refined go, those so called impurities or unwanted elements are what make me who I am so I'll keep those and save refined for someone not near as much fun as I am. And as for elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste... elegant and cultured is highly overrated unless I'm describing a perfectly tasty wood fired pizza and my favorite beer!
Outdoorsy... what a funny word especially when I'm in the mix! I have never been outdoorsy till Oregon creeped in to my bones. Now I can't seem to get enough of it! The trails call my name till I submit to the hike, the horses hit the soil with their hooves and snort till I jump on board for an awesome ride through wine country, the snow chills me to the bone till I don my winter apparel and heat up while trekking up the mountain and the sweet sweet city scape's take my breath away until I've explored them all one step at a time.
So, you see, I am purely a lover of everything Oregon and, I am not afraid to say that if I am called to behave like a lady, I will do my best to rise to the occasion no matter what!