5/25/12

The secret of being superwoman

People sometimes say to me: Margaret, How do you do it all?  You have a novel coming out, you teach amazing college students, you withstand enormous amounts of whining while carting your children to and fro, and yet you always seem ready for a relaxing glass of wine.  How is that humanly possible?

Well, friends, let me tell you my secret: low standards.

Low standards will help you through many a challenge. When you have low standards you know that:
An onion is a perfectly good vegetable to serve your family.
Dust bunnies actually add excitement to your living situation because they make you feel like you are living with very small ghosts.
Everything has its place, and sometimes everything has the same place.

Of course, some people just have to be overachiever:
Jamie, a forest nymph, don't you think?
Katia.  With those eyes? Venus.
Liz.  Bastet, Egyptian goddess of cats.

Keep your photos coming.  They are so unique and fabulous.

And don't forget to vote for the book cover in the post right below.

16 comments:

Najma Velshi said...

I think I won't introduce my husband to you after all! (:) He would love your comment about 'everything having the same place".

Petrea Burchard said...

Laughing out loud, by myself, neighbors can probably hear me.

Word in the Hand said...

Glad to know I am not alone! Or often at home!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

If I don't make the goddess cut, can I have the yoyo for a consolation prize.

Jean Spitzer said...

I am blown away by the goddesses.

Did you photograph my house?

Margaret said...

PA: That yoyo is yours no matter what.

Rois said...

No Jean, that is my house.

Ms M said...

Fun post! I especially relate to the "small ghosts" hiding in the corners and under the bed, and....

Wonderful new goddess photos!

TheChieftess said...

Ohhhh....I'm soooo glad I wasn't drinking anything when I got to the line...
"Well friends, let me tell you a secret: low standards."
I'd still be wiping up the computer!!!

Tony Van Helsing said...

Those dust bunnies remind me of Arthur Conan Doyle's fairy photos. I must be as easy to fool as he was.

Alison said...

The Goddesses are wonderful...and your Ghost collection rivals my own!
Alison xx

Susan Campisi said...

Everything in the same place makes it easier to find things.

Love the new goddess photos!

Unknown said...

I can so relate, as you would recognize a soul sister instantly if you saw the archeological dig that is my dining room table!

Ann Erdman said...

I think that rings true for many of us (although my kids are grown and gone).

... daisy... said...

Oh MY GODDESS! Venus???? I love it! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd hug you right now... :-D :-*

... daisy... said...

I'm on my way to vote... :-D