10 years ago

Why yes, I am bodacious. Thank you for asking.

I think that a personal theme song is not a static song, never meant to change. I mean, we're not the same person at 35 that we were at 25, or 15. Instead, a personal theme song changes as we change and move forward with our lives. The theme some of a teenager in love will be vastly different than the theme song for that same person, 20 years later and married with two kids. Ah yes, the theme song of a work-at-home wife and mother of two.

Alas, I missed the first week of Being Bodacious. Maybe I’ll go back later and make it up. Kind of like a homework assignment, only more fun. I wasn’t about to miss this week, especially since the topic is “Your Personal Theme Song”. We all know I’m a sucker for music-based posts and I’ve already blogged my life’s playlist (as chosen my iTunes). There wasn’t a theme song, though. That’s about to be remedied here.

Unfortunately I’m breaking one of Lovely Janey’s rules for this post. While this is a song I really like, it’s not a song I totally love. (I hope you’ll forgive me being a rule-breaker, Janey!) It is, however, a song that I would have to say is currently my theme song. It is a song that lifts my confidence, makes me hold my head up a little higher, reminds me that “YES I CAN!”, and simply reinforces my bodaciousness. Because I’m A Woman.

I’m a Woman (Peggy Lee)

I can wash out 44 pairs of socks and have ’em hangin out on the line
I can starch & iron 2 dozens shirts ‘fore you can count from 1 to 9
I can scoop up a great big dipper full of lard from the drippins can
Throw it in the skillet, go out & do my shopping, be back before it melts in the pan
‘Cause I’m a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I’ll say it again

I can rub & scrub this old house til it’s shinin like a dime
Feed the baby, grease the car, & powder my face at the same time
Get all dressed up, go out and swing til 4 a.m. and then
Lay down at 5, jump up at 6, and start all over again
‘Cause I’m a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I’ll say it again

If you come to me sickly you know I’m gonna make you well
If you come to me all hexed up you know I’m gonna break the spell
If you come to me hungry you know I’m gonna fill you full of grits
If it’s lovin you’re likin, I’ll kiss you and give you the shiverin’ fits
‘Cause I’m a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I’ll say it again

I can stretch! a green black dollar bill from here to kindom come!
I can play the numbers pay the bills and still end up with some!
I got a twenty-dollar gold piece says there ain’t nothing I can’t do
I can make a dress out of a feed bag and I can make a man out of you
‘Cause I’m a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I’ll say it again
‘Cause I’m a woman! W-O-M-A-N, and that’s all.

Think you’re bodacious enough for this? Check out The Diva who started it all and link up your own post.

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