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Friday, July 16, 2010

Have a Fabulous Friday


Life is the sum of all your choices. ~Albert Camus





I came across this dreadful picture a while back and could not decide whether to shudder with fear, or laugh until I fell on the floor!  I was even more dorky than I remember myself to be! This picture was taken after my mother had passed away, and my father was left to attempt  filling that void.  He did a wonderful job, but there were some things that just did not get taken care of, like my "fabulous sense of fashion"!  I definitely needed guidance in that department!  I only hope that my father did not take me anywhere that particular day.  It is the paculiar things like this that make me realize how you need to have a good sense of humor in life.  You can choose to "belly ache" over a situation, and not really accomplish anything positive from it, or you can find the humor in it, and choose to smile.  Our lives are full of choices every day; coffee or tea, paper or plastic, watch T.V. or exercise, stay home or visit a friend, linger in a rut or try something new, laugh or cry, be bitter or forgive....the list can go on and on. So today, I choose to have a fabulous Friday, and an awesome weekend, with a little bit more fashion sense than I had 37 years ago! 
Have a fabulous Friday my wonderful blogger friends! :-)

22 comments:

madamebutterfly said...

Dads never have much of an idea - I remember ours taking us out to buy school shoes, my mother was furious when we arrived home with platform soles, totally unsuitable and not at all what the school would have allowed us to wear! Still we got two pairs of shoes that day.
Life is to short to be bitter or hold grudges and now I have no TV I'm not wasting my time vegetating in front of it.
Thanks for your positive vibes today

Carrie Burtt said...

You are right Madamebutterfly about that. Thank you for stopping by hope you do have a fabulous friday! :-)

sheri said...

what a great shot! looks like we must have shared the same tailor as your family because i could see myself in your exact place!
whatever in the world happened that you lost your mother at such a young age? how terribly sad, carrie, knowing that had to have had a terrible impact on you. however did you get through such a tragedy??

Carrie Burtt said...

My mother had a lot of health and mental problems. She was sick for a long time before she passed away. Basically, she died from the same thing that Karen Carptenter the singer did: congestive heart failure due to mal-nutrition. I guess dealing with that kind of loss is like being tossed into an ocean; you just start treading water and swimming because that is what you must do to survive. And then you gradually adjust. You are so sweet for asking. Your friendship here is a treasure to me. You are awesome! :-)

Mart the Fart said...

As a photographer I have to continually remind my models how to dress & stand for a shot, how to pose, look in anticipation, create style when it's not there and make the viewer look deep into the picture. I can see from your photo that you had that certain, hmmm, well, ahhmm, sort of, ahh, how do you say, style!!

I'm sure you're grateful to your dad for being there. My daughter says that I'm always there for her or is it my credit card? Mart

Carrie Burtt said...

Hi Mart thank you for reading my post. I don't even remember having this picture taken....I am sure I must have blocked it out somehow! :-) It must be wonderful to be a photographer...I have always wanted to learn more about it...I am sure you are a great dad, the credit card just comes with the territory.
:-)

Ruth said...

Carrie thats a precious picture!

Gabriela Abalo said...

The best is to look at the bright side of things and laugh at them. I do agree with you "our life is full of choices" we are our own masters.

nice post!

Carrie Burtt said...

You are too kind Ruth...i know it is a photo only one's mother could love :-)

Gabriela thank you for reading it...it is always a joy to read all of your comments.

Hope you both have a great weekend! :-)

WINDOWLAD said...

Yes, i agree... life is full of ups and downs... lefts and rights... goods and bad... yet at the end of everything we would realize it's all based upon our individual choices in life... on how one equate and adapt his/herself in this world full of changes...!!!:D

Thanks a ton for all the understanding you extend to me... i really appreciate it... God Bless you and your Family!!!:)

>Kelvin

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you Kelvin for stopping by, and giving encouragement...I love your blog and your wonderful words...
God bless you. :-)

sheri said...

hello, dear one! haven't 'read' you in a while and i am hoping that you are well? summer has me turned topsy turvy, especially since hubby has been out of a job.
you are such a sweetheart, always speaking into me with the things that you write :) take care, carrie!

Carrie Burtt said...

i am as okay as can be for now...hope you are not too busy with your summer...i am working on a post right now about my health...i will post it soon...:-) as always love hearing from you Sheri....hope you have an awesome week! :-)

annell said...

I loved what you wrote!

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you Annell for reading it and following this blog. I really enjoyed your Magpie 25...awesome writing! :-)

McDishy said...

I really enjoyed this! Trust me - most of us "real women" all have photos like this. Doesn't it make you feel beautiful now though?! Thank you for sharing your experience and your thoughts.

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you McDishy...for making me feel beautiful! Glad you stopped by. :-)

jinksy said...

So glad to have dicovered yet another lady with a fabulous sense of humour and a style all her own! Thanks for visiting - I'll see you anon! LOL :)

Carrie Burtt said...

Hi Jinksy, I just love your blog, and am delighted to see you here. Hope you have a great weekend! :-)

dana said...

Having just discovered this blog, I can only hope that you will return soon. I would rather not wait another month for you to give more enjoyable insights into your perspective on life. I HOPE that everyone has a photo like that, hidden away somewhere. I know I do...and I'd like to KEEP them hidden away.

willow said...

Okay, I had the same skirt, the same head band, standing on the same rug, with the same set of encyclopedias in the background, in 1967. (((giggles)))

Stafford Ray said...

You've come a long way, girl!