Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Sarah" Bernhardt

It is interesting when you live alone that you have no one to "mirror" your behavior...........and, let you know when you're over the top or whatever.

So imagine my surprise in this relationship when "The Man" told me I was so dramatic. I 've never thought of myself that way, but, after saying that and listening to myself, I realized it was a "right on" comment. It became a great source of humor as I would describe something or comment on something and rather then say,"Was it really like that?" All he would say is "Sarah" and I would crack up laughing. I guess I do have a flair for the dramatic.........unbeknownst to me.

The other comment said in humor was that I'm such a "spoiled little princess". Now that really blew me away. I got huffy, sortof, and then he explained. "You have a maid, and a gardener - you don't have to clean, wash, scrub, sweep, pull weeds or any of those things if you don't want to". Wow, I thought, I am! I've spoiled myself after about 40 years of doing those things. I DON'T do those things anymore. It became very, very humorous to me and to him. I laughed out loud the day I pulled out socks to go to the gym and embroidered on them was the word "spoiled". I had bought them for myself as a joke years ago because I've always prided myself on NOT being spoiled - this time I wore them chuckling the whole time I had them on.

You know, you're never too old to learn something new about yourself.

8 comments:

Kay Cox said...

Oh ho, he nailed the drama queen in you. I know that "Sarah"...when do I get to tell him about driving the screaming white-knuckled Sarah through the mountains of Mexico. But we love you anyway and Sarah always makes life interesting if not challenging. You go, girl friend.

Ruco said...

Miss Babs, I don't know you except through your writing, but having said that, I love your approach to life. You are the eternal optomist, we need more like you in this world.

Babs said...

Ahh, Kay, that WAS an adventure - that I NEVER want to repeat! And Ruco - how kind of you - to me life is all about choices, you can be an "infernal" optimist or wallow in anger, self-recrimination and joylessness. My choice seems right for me!
I followed your comments over with Felipe - wow, I'm humbled!

Islagringo said...

The ability to share laughter together is one of the glues that holds couples together. Sounds like you are on your way! I'm so happy to read how happy you are.

Babs said...

Thanks Wayne - I appreciate your caring about the Mz Miranda....geez I'm begining to sound like The Three Faces of Eve -there is Babs, Mz Miranda and Sarah. Oy vey.........

Felipe said...

Aires folks are known for drama. Most of the Aires women I have known have been classic Sarah cases, my daughter being one.

Babs said...

Felipe, it's funny, I've never thought of myself as dramatic. My daughter on the other hand, too, is a virtual drama queen.

Hmmm, you've never mentioned before that you have a daughter!

Thanks for the kind words on your last writing........

American Mommy in Mexico said...

I only know you through your postings but "dramatic" does seem to fit and in a positive way.

A few years ago my Husband labeled me as Competitive. I was truly surprised not thinking of myself in THAT way. He was shocked that I did not see myself as competitive so now I have accepted I am competitive ... in a positive way :)