CW, Yay about your shoes! Yay about the chance to lease Arabs! Sounds like it's starting to come together! I love it when it comes together!
About girly girls - I have curves, middle aged middle, short solid legs, and never thought of myself as 'cute' back when it mattered a lot. As far as being a girly girl - I grew up learning all the domestic skills, including knitting and tailoring (even made a coat for myself once), and won the Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Year award in high school. Despite this, I am totally inept at many of the things that my sisters excel at, such as home decorating and crafts. Today, my job comes first, hubby and animals second, and house ---distant third. I don't seem to have the time for perfecting the crafts that I should be good at, given how I was raised. Also, I've never learned the knack of a green thumb, and can't seem to grow anything, although I can and do preserve and freeze what comes out of DH's abundant garden.
But all is not lost. DH said he's never seen me more attractive than when I was on the tall ladder with my own toolbelt and drill, putting in screws in the metal barn siding and roof, while helping him build our horsebarn; and when I was dressed in boots and hat and gloves, brush hogging the pasture.