Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is for Zaftig: My A to Z Wish List

My final thought for this year's A to Z Challenge:

I wish I wasn't quite so zaftig.

Here's the new profile picture I'll be adding to my blog and social media sites. You can tell from my plump cheeks that I've indulged in a wee bit too much ice cream...




This is who I am--lover of Ben & Jerry's Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz and TCBY frozen yogurts, fan of  dark chocolate from Lindt and Peanut M&Ms, a steak and potatoes kind of woman.

But a little less zaftig would be very nice.

20 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - What a lovely, lovely picture! Wow! And you're far from the only one who likes Peanut M&Ms and TCBY.

Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Pat,
Great word choice, but I love your new photo. You don't look zaftig at all.
Donna

Jan Morrison said...

Oh Pat - I wish we'd rather like our zaftig-ness! After all I think in the beginning the word meant a woman who was generous and sensual with her body!! Like the women who sat for painters during the renaissance. Wonderful new photo - your dearness shines out!

Karen Walker said...

Pat, I think the picture is gorgeous. What I see is what looks like flawless skin and a killer smile.
Karen

Patricia Stoltey said...

Margot, have you tried the new frozen Greek yogurt TCBY has in some of their shops. I thought it was excellent. (Of course.) :D

Hi Donna -- thank you. We had an excellent photographer named Norm Rehme do head shots for writers at the Northern Colorado Writers Conference. He did a wonderful job in a short amount of time.

Jan, yes, I know what you mean. Still, just a little less...

Karen, thanks so much for those sweet words. That smile shows you how much I was enjoying myself at the conferene.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Patricia, you look great!

Lynn Proctor said...

oh you are so lovely--gotta part ways with ya on the chocolate--milk chocolate kinda gal all the way--i hope we keep in touch--i have so enjoyed your take on things--congrats to us!!!

lizy-expat-writer said...

Well I think you look great. When we reach the grey hair age we need a few extra pounds, and chocolate and ice-cream are a painless way to achieve them.
We got through the challenge! Well done us!

Jenny said...

Zaftig is a great word, but I don't think it fits you! Congratulations on finishing the challenge. I had a great time reading your wish list. I hope they all come true!

And don't get me started on chocolate and TCBY!

Stephanie V said...

Zaftig is a romantic word to me. It's a pleasing word. Your photo is lovely and I look forward to seeing more of it as I follow your posts.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Alex, you always say the right thing!

Lynn and Lizy, it was great meeting you through the A to Z Challenge. We will definitely stay in touch going forward.

Jenny, I'm not going to ask you what word you'd have chosen instead. :D

Stephanie, I'm looking forward to learning more about you as well. It has been a great April A to Z.

Tracy said...

Pat, I've never heard of that word but I love it and well, you and me both...love all te things you mentioned but oh wel, you only live once :)Great word and congrats on making it to the end!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks, Tracy. It was a no pressure challenge since I kept my posts so short and pre-scheduled several at a time. I've made more new friends this year too, and that's the big bonus.

The Golden Eagle said...

That's a great picture! :)

Congratulations on making it to the end of the A-Z Challenge.


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Jemi Fraser said...

Pat - we made it! :)

And I love the new photo!!! You look great!

Christine Rains said...

That is a lovely picture. Congratulations on completing the Challenge! I'm an ice cream and M&Ms kind of woman myself.

a.eye said...

The things you love are tasty!!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Wow, can't believe the A to Z April is over...and I can't believe I still have A to Z bloggers to visit. A little at a time...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Pat .. love the picture, and the word Zaftig - sounds great .. think I'll use that.

Congratulations on completing the challenge .. cheers Hilary

Ann Best said...

I like this picture very much, Pat!