Day 474: Superwoman (not)

Dear Readers,

What are your associations with the word “Superwoman?”

Let’s see what Google Images thinks “Superwoman” means:


That’s the first image that came up in my search, and it lives here, in an online article named “I am not Superwoman,” written by Marissa 11586, who gives a photo credit like so.

Here are my associations, at this point:

  • Looking at that image, I feel safe in saying that nobody would mistake me for Superwoman.
  • Despite my physical differences from the above image, I often think I can do it all  (including giving perfect credit for anything I use in this blog).
  • As I’ve dealt with serious medical issues since I was born, I have always gotten back to school and work really quickly.  My parents and my doctors, when I was growing up, subscribed to the belief that getting back to “normal” would be healthier for me, no matter what operations or other medical issues I encountered. I think that has contributed to my belief that I can always do that, no matter what ailment I encounter.
  • I don’t think I’m going to be getting back to work as soon as I assumed, this time around.

Why?  Because I — like Marissa11586 — am NOT Superwoman.

Then, who am I?

Maybe a new title would be a good start.

How about this:  Super-Recovery-Woman! Able to take a break and focus on her own needs, with a single bound!

I’ll get back to you about a costume, if I can figure something out.

Thanks to Nebaroth (for the illustration), to Marissa 11586, to women who are as super as they can be (within reasonable limits), and to you — of course! — for reading this, today.

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53 thoughts on “Day 474: Superwoman (not)

  1. Don’t rush it, SuperAnn. Whatever costume you pick, I assume it will include only one glove and one sock!

  2. Super Woman is a metaphor for all the single moms trying to hold it together with no child support and low paying job and who need 40 hours to complete a 24 hour day.

  3. SuperAnn, even Superman had to deal with kryptonite. And better than being ‘super’ is being a blessing, and that you are!

  4. insightful words
    more mighty & super than muscle 🙂

    • Wow! I never thought of that. Maybe insight is even better than x-ray vision (it’s not as confusing, for sure). Thank you for this super comment.

  5. Dear Super Recovery Woman (with cats)

    You know, we were just thinking that the world was in need of a new superhero. And after thoughtful deliberation, we have concluded that Super Recovery Woman fits the bill perfectly. Thank you for stepping up.


    The World Superhero Appointment and Licensing Committee

    • What a wonderful surprise! Do I need to fill out any sort of form at this point in the licensing process ? I tend to avoid forms, as they temporarily sap my powers. However, I bet the WSALC, if it has a form, has a really smart and intuitive one.

  6. Gene Phillips

    “Super Recovery Woman” would be a great new superhero…heck…is one. By the way, the super women of my dreams are never so … er …. pneumatic as Nebaroth’s.

    • Most of the illustrations that came up on Google were … um …. similar, Gene. Thanks for this great comment.

  7. Marcia Dubreuil

    So very glad you will give yourself time to feel really strong again, Ann. Just because you have super powers doesn’t mean you have to be on duty ALL THE TIME!! Feel the sun on your face. Watch some corny old movies. Eat forbidden foods. Above all, as Groucho Marx always said, don’t worry. Your tasks will wait for you, and they’ll seem easier when you are good and ready.

    • Great advice from two of my favorite quote-makers: Marcia and Groucho Marx! Thanks so much for the visit and the comment.

  8. Mags Corner

    Just take care of you and heal…that will be SUPER! Hugs

  9. Dear “Super Recovery Woman” you are a one fine addition to the super hero population of this world . As you and WSALC have officially come to an agreement , you definitely need a super hero costume .
    Super Recovery Woman, this world needs you 🙂 .

    • Thank you, dear mk! I shall do my best to fulfill the needs of the world (while also recovering, of course). I greatly appreciate your thoughts and support.

  10. Super Recovery Woman sounds fine. At least a superwoman would have enough sense to know she can’t return to work until she’s ready, fit and able. You need strength to be able to jump over building in one leap.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  12. Looking forward to the photo of you in your costume 😉

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  14. Very sorry that you have to overcome more obstacles and your recovery time isn’t what you were hoping it would be. I will not comment further, since I think that I just want to show you empathy for your situation and am glad you have friends to get you to smile instead! Laughter is sporadic in my ‘repertoire’ but I would be happy to give you a cyber-hug! Smiles, Robin

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  16. Only a superwoman could blog so successfully from her hospital bed!

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  20. Have you heard about Wonder Woman (note: I’m not stealing your thunder – this is about Wonder Woman:) – I’m not saying I’m Wonder Woman but have you ever noticed that we’re never in the room at the same time. 🙂 And as you said it so superbly: Not!
    Wishing you a steady, leisurely and well-rested recovery Ann.

    • I have noticed that, Wendy, and I do think you’re wonderful. Because you were wondering about my health, I want to point out that this is an old post from April, 2014, and I’m quite healthy, right now!

      • Lol! Trust me to not notice the date. So glad you’re okay after all. Oh no – I’m so embarrassed. I’m laughing and cringing at the same time. Just shows I’m no Wonder Woman in any way. 🙃

      • You’re human, Wendy, which is wonderful!

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  22. Thank you Ann. 🙂

  23. Hi, Ann.:) I just wanted to drop by to tell you that I really appreciate you following Flaggfan. Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

  24. Yes! Super-recovery-woman!

  25. This is great. Eager to begin following you. Thanks for following my blog. How did you know about my blog?

  26. Hmmm….I wonder if this drawing of superwoman was done by a man.
    Because this image looks like the woman spends all of her waking hours in the gym.
    Most of the superwomen have so many things to deal with, that their own appearance is not that important. That’s why it is often difficult to recognize who we really are. Sometimes washing the cape has to wait until the rest of the laundry is done. 🙂

  27. To Be Human
    is to fall in love over and over,
    to never give up on any of them,
    to cry for the inhumanity, and try to
    overcome all that surrounds us by creating
    a closeness with those in proximity, both
    geographical and philosophical. It is to
    carry those loves in our heart, flooding our
    minds no matter how gone they are. And
    to put others’ needs first, understand their
    flaws, work on our own so we can be
    better helpers. It is to take it all in and
    follow our dreams no matter how preposterous;
    to pull apart another brown paper bag and
    to write it all out, no matter how choppy.
    So take my hand and make it all better
    before I repeat the painful parts until
    I can no longer act. To struggle past
    obstructions and obligations, self-imposed and
    expected; to wallow in joy, build strength and
    change what we can for the better. To give.

    • I love the poem by dougstuber. You might find some pleasure in a blog I’m following called the kitchens garden by Cecila Mary Gunther. It gives me a “super” lift every day.

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