Country Living Series

Saturday, November 16, 2013

My glamorous life

In response to the snarky email I got the other day accusing me of being full of pride, reader A.McSp quipped, "See?? I knew you were just in it for the glamor!! You're so busted you big ol' diva you! LOL!!! It must have been the fancy manicures that gave it away. snrk snrk snrrrrrrrk!"

She's right, of course. My life here on the farm is glamorous beyond all comprehension. Join me as I give you a taste of my glamorous life.

My glamorous day job: mucking out the barn. This also leaves me covered with my favorite perfume, Eau de vache.


In this glamorous life, I subscribe to high fashion. Here's my glamorous footware. Thrift store, $6.


My special occasion footwear. Très chic, non?


My glamorous jewelry. Don and the girls bought this for me last month, and I love it. How many times have I worn it? Zero. Farm life is tough on jewelry.


My glamorous hands. Do you like my manicure?


Our home tends to be a home of projects. Music projects. Writing projects. Cooking projects. Tankard projects. Canning projects. Schoolwork projects. Even reading "projects."

What this means is the accouterments of these projects get scattered everywhere. Music. Computers. Kitchen mess. Tankards in various stages. Canning implements. Schoolbooks and papers. And of course books galore.


My glamorous kitchen, recently featured in Architectural Digest.


Some of my glamorous coworkers, Raven and Shadow. Notice the glamorous office décor in front, the ginormous manure pile.


My glamorous wardrobe, mostly consisting of fashionably distressed T-shirts and sweatpants.


My glamorous corner office... tucked in a corner between the stove and the toaster oven.


My glamorous pet.


So there you have it. Thanks for joining me on my glamour tour!

39 comments:

  1. Oh God I love this post!!! Thank you for the giggle you go girl with your bad self! Sarcasm is good for the soul!

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    1. I seriously covet her footwear.

      A. McSp

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  2. And Oh what a glamorous life it is! You are in control of you're own destiny. And if you were not happy I'm sure you would be doing something else. God has blessed you in ways some can not comprehend. Oh the jealousy of those of so little faith!

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  3. Just like an old movie with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant living on the Riviera.

    Huggs..

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    1. Or Grace Kelly and Gary Cooper shooting bad guys at high noon...

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  4. You are such a braggart! What a blessed life you have - home, family and cow manure.

    Fern

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  5. We love your life, Patrice, which is why your blog is so popular. I'll take your glamorous dog any day. ;-)

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    1. I love your pictures of your home/ homestead. It looks lived in and wonderfully inviting. Love the blog keep up the good work.

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  6. All I can say is, I love it. I will be glad when my life is as glamorous as yours. It is very difficult to get a manicure as pretty as yours. Yours is one to be proud of. Keep up the good work.

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  7. I really appreciate your working and I am really proud for you.I also recommend you

    http://www.apparelnbags.com/mens-t-shirt-cotton.htm

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  8. I too have somewhat of this glam. I do work full time, but when I come home....ok, Sing the Green Acres theme song here.....it's the place for me!
    Kelly in K'ville, NC

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  9. I love this glam site, and I know you will soon make that silk purse out of that sow's ear. :-) !!! Pity the folks who don't truly understand the treasures found in your glamorous life !

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  10. Fun, totally. You are also improving my vocabulary. I had to look
    up a couple words. Thought I was reading William F. Buckley.

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  11. I think your dog looks very glamorus

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  12. Love it Patrice.. and I thought I was the only one that wore sweats around the house that resembled yours. Kitchen could be a double of mine also , as I am always caning something. It really is a good life and I love it. A pedicure would be nice though, manicure would be ruined within an hour. Keep up the great work !

    Dee in the South West

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  13. ooooh, aaaah! Your kitchen looks like that in my ultra-chic glamour abode. And isn't it nice that fashion has FINALLY caught up with our distress-wear?

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  14. Love it and your blog is great! Store up your treasures in Heaven.......

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  15. $6 for a pair of shoes!!!! Are you nuts. We have a store just 10 miles from us where everything is 99 cents. All of our clothes and shoes come from there. EXCEPT I have yet to find a good pair of chore boots or insulated coveralls. Instead I bid cheaply on ebay for them. But I regress...LOVE your blog and your life because it mirrors mine. Glamour is relative and I bet all your relatives think you are stunning!

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  16. Well, shoot, Patrice, at least you have all your fingernails! Mine are all broken off down to the quick. In a way we should thank the poor brainwashed snarks who haven't a clue. They give us all a good laugh and something to talk about. ( I suspect more than a few of them make their snarky remarks just to try to rattle our cages.) No need to explain yourself, dear girl. Those of us with true compassion and consideration for others understand you completely. Snarks are the trolls of the world, hiding under their bridges and growling at the good reason and sensibleness of the world passing them by. They only hurt themselves. --Fred in AZ

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  17. Don't fret over the comments about your lush life. Most people have no clue where their food comes from or how much work goes into living on a farm or ranch. I admire your family and your work ethic. And understand how having livestock, etc. is a 24-7 job. We have 20 acres and 8 horses. For both my husband and I to go away overnight takes days of planning. Take care.

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  18. Gourmet bone in your dogs mouth? Yeah, you have it made! Man, you live good!

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  19. We must shop at the same stores! Glad to see there are other women who value this GOOD LIFE, hard work, and healthy food....keep on keepin' on, girl!

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  20. How do you keep your shoes so clean-and the knees of your sweat pants? Me-I'm usually covered with hay and the mixings before I finish the morning feeding and milking. E-Gads!-you're such a Diva!
    Show us the real you. Okay-where's the 99 cent thrift store?
    Nurse Claudia

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  21. Being the King that you are, it looks like you have to work very hard and appreciate everything you've accomplished.

    My King humbled himself and rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. I'd say you're in pretty good company.

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  22. The is the honest truth! A couple of weeks ago I told my friend how bad my hands were from digging up my potatoes. I said that I then thought how much worse your hands probably are from all you do on the farm and then you posted about it! I couldn't believe it.

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  23. Yeah, about those fingernails...

    Between the garden, the chores, working with clay for my living and playing the piano for fun...fingernails are not even in my vocabulary. I can't chop them off down to the quick often enough.

    Such a fun post.

    Just Me

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  24. Oh yeah! Copied this on my FB wall! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You go girl! Copied this to my FB wall :) :) :)

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  26. Here I thought I was the only one who wore such high class shoes and clothing to feed the office help. ;-).
    Please do not disc the muckies, I think they are such wonderful shoes when the pasture is knee deep in quick sand(poop). I even had to go backwards as I have left them stuck behind me a few times. Makes for a new dance and entertainment for the staff.

    Your home is one of a hard working women, trolls(outlanders) would die if they tried to fill your shoes(lol). Difference between those of us who work, and those who think they work, is our glamorous attire. Loved the pic of the girls, they are so darn cute....cattle lover.

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  27. Yep......perfect glamor! I love your glamorous stock pot! Seriously this was a wonderful post and made us smile with delight! Your "Glamorous" lifestyle is an example to us all!

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  28. This post reminds me of a poem I read years ago. I can only remember the line "callouses on her hands but not on her heart". Seems like it fits here.

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  29. Don't feed the Trols!

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  30. Home is where the heart is!
    Your home is warm, cozy and full of life!
    Thanks for sharing all that you are it's a blessing!

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  31. Lydia *IS* glam! No doubt about that...

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  32. Where there are two people there are three opinions. Unfortunately, when you put yourself "out there" on a blog, you open yourself up to all sorts who don't have a life.

    It is probably best just to keep this type "away from human habitation" where they belong. Ditching and ignoring their posts is an act of kindness.

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  33. Not to nitpick.... But the reader never said anything about your 'glamorous' life- pride can befall all of us regardless of our lifestyle or bank balance or dirty fingernails.

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    1. Actually, I was responding to reader A.McSp's comment, not the snarker himself.

      - Patrice

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  34. Bwahahaha! Thank you.. I needed a good laugh.

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