A multi-layered woman, that Tammy Wynette was. This one was written by the great Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery.
“I spend half the day cookin’
But I wind up havin’ dinner all alone
Because he stopped off with some friends to see
Just how much they could drink on their way home
By the time he makes it home the food is just about as cold as I am
And his stayin’ home woman is gettin’ tired of her stayin’ out man
He oughta be a Texas rancher
Cause he sure spreads a lotta bull around
Tellin’ how he won the war he made
The others finally lay all their weapons down
But there won’t be a big parade tonight
When a hero comes marchin’ home again
And his stayin’ home woman’s gettin’ tired of her stayin’ out man
He’s the type of man that likes to brag
And boast about what little that he’s done
While he’s drinkin’
While he’s out with ole friends laughin’ it up and havin’ fun
What is he thinkin’
I know that another woman ain’t about to ever cross his mind
Cause when it comes to lovin’ he’s comin’ home to mine
Well the lawn sure needs a cuttin’
And the hedges need to be trimed by the walk
But each time I mention work to him
He gives me dirty looks and double talk
It’s a shame to know the one you love
Won’t hardly even lend a helpin’ hand
And his stayin’ home woman’s gettin’ tired of her stayin’ out man
And his stayin’ home woman’s gettin’ tired of her stayin’ out man”
My mom put these flowers in my dad’s beard in 1977. This is my favorite picture of him. :)
I don’t know about y’all, but I am beyond stoked that sundress season is back. And though I’m in no way in need of any new (old) dresses, that doesn’t make me any less tempted by the 40%-off dress sale happening at…
A well-worn stairway leads to a house on Oahu’s North Shore, November 1979.Photograph by Robert Madden, National Geographic
The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: This week, as you move through your days all sweet and strange, all restless and gentle, all filled with questions and desires, you’ll start to feel the winds change course. You’ll feel the currents of energy inside of you change direction, just a little. You’ll feel the call of the moon, of the tides, of the lengthening days. Try to listen to the wildness inside of you this week. Let it move you, let it change you, let it sing to you. Listen to songs that make you think of clear nights and songs that make you think of fire.
Taurus: This week, the world might give you puzzles to solve; it might give you mazes to navigate. This week, your world is going to be so full, and it’s going to ask you to work, and it’s not going to give you anything you can’t handle. Try to ride out the challenges, try to ride out the weirdness, try to ride out the feelings of uncertainty. Ride this out and see where it’ll take you; ride it out and see what new worlds you can find; ride it out and you’ll find the strangest, brightest joy.
Gemini: This week you might feel pinned down by your life, you might feel hemmed in by the world you move through, you might feel stuck in your own house, in your own town, in your own happy routines. It’s okay to be weird this week, it’s okay to be evasive, it’s okay to hold your secrets close to you. Take a long bus ride, or take a long nap, or take a day off, and think about how easy it would be to change your whole life. This week, it’s okay to do what you need to feel free.
Cancer: You might get really dreamy this week and you might get carried away by your imagination. This is a good thing; this is the best thing. Think about skyscrapers, think about glaciers, think about pine forests, think about the ocean floor. Think about other planets, think about people you’ve never met, think about how much of the world is still waiting for you. Imagine new places; imagine new lives. Tell yourself the stories you need to live. Tell your friends the stories they need to get through the week.
Leo: This week you might feel a little unmoored, like you could float away from your own life if you aren’t careful. It’s okay to let yourself drift a little; it’s okay to live halfway in dreams. Wander through your city feeling a little lonely, a little strange. Spend your days dreaming, just try to make it home for dinner. Spend your nights floating in your own bright thoughts, just try to wake up on time, try to get out and feel the morning air on your face, try to show up for the people you love.
Virgo: This week, the world is going to let you deepen your roots; the world is going to give you all the warmth and sunlight and water that you need. Try not to worry, just for now, about every complicated thing in your world. Think of yourself as a tree, as a forest, as a field of wildflowers; as part of the natural world, like all your growth is right and simple and good. Try to get enough sleep. Try to spend time outside. Try to move like you’ve never even doubted yourself.
Libra: This week, more than ever, the world’s going to open up to you, and the air’s going to feel sweet, and everything is going to be okay, everything is going to fall into place. This week, more than ever, you can feel fully in charge of yourself and fully in control of your own wild powers. You can run your own life. You can be in control of your own heart, and in control of your own feet. Wake up early and listen to songs about running away. Stay up late and listen to songs about bravery.
Scorpio: This week is going to test you a little bit, maybe; this week is going to give you chances to glow and chances to rise and chances use your magic. And you can be weird if you need to, this week. You can be angry, you can be inscrutable, you can defend your boundaries and your dreams and your life with every bit of passion in your bright beating heart. Don’t even bother with anyone who doesn’t care about you. Don’t even bother with the places that feel wrong. Drink enough water. Read about love.
Sagittarius: This week, the world around you is going to look bright; this week, all paths will lead where they should. This week, the stories you hear will make sense; the jokes you hear will not be unkind. In these lengthening days, your heart can fill with hopefulness, your heart can fill with bravery, your heart can shine bright like gold, hot as the sun. Spend your days in wonder; spend your days in love with your weird town and your weird self. Spend your days listening to songs that make you feel kind.
Capricorn: The trees outside your house will talk to you this week, or the birds will sing to you, or the clouds will spell out messages that only you can read. You’re going to feel electric this week, you’re going to feel so connected. It can feel weird, it can get overwhelming, but try to believe your own eyes, this week. Try to believe your own self. Try to believe your own memories, and all the feelings of anger and love that sit in your stomach. Take pictures of your face. Take pictures of your house. Write down your dreams.
Aquarius: This week, watch your world fill up with bright unexpected joy; watch your world fill up with good things, all green and gold. Things might move slowly this week, incrementally, imperceptibly, but the world is in motion and everything is getting better. Everything is getting brighter. Everything good is healing itself, renewing itself, waiting just underground, just out of sight, preparing to burst back into color. Try to be patient. Try to work hard. Turn up your music and clean your whole kitchen; turn up your music and dream about summer.
Pisces: Even if you feel like a mess this week, or like the ground you walk on is not totally steady, even if the days stretch out all strange and uneven, this is a week for taking care of people you care about. It’s a week for generosity, even when you feel a little wobbly, even if you don’t feel quite solid, even if the sky gets dark. Try to be kind to everyone you know, even yourself. Call the people who have loved you the longest. Bake bread. Listen to quiet songs that remind you who you are.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.