Sunday, July 13, 2014

July Journal Challenge


Day 13 -- Nature
 "Nature" can be defined as, "a result of inborn or inherent qualities." That's the meaning I'm going with as I write to this prompt.

Do any of us see ourselves accurately? Probably not. But I think there are certain things about my nature -- those inherent qualities -- that I can identify and that I think most people who know me will agree with.

The Gal Herself is … 

•  facile. Things I get, I grasp quickly. Sometimes I appear smarter than I am because I can be such a fast study.

•  loyal. I am a good friend, and I've had my friends for a very long time.

•  dreamy. Day-to-day life often seems dreary and disappointing. That's why I've always found it easy to send my mind away to happy place, why I often find fantasy preferable to reality.

•  tough. I'm as strong as I need to be. It's a quality I admire in others. Especially other women. Yes, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a peerless style icon and Barbra Streisand is an actress and singer of rare gifts. But I'm drawn to them both because of their steel. As another one of my heroines, Scarlett O'Hara, is described in Gone With the Wind, these women "take their fences cleanly, like a good hunter." So do I. When a fence needs to be gotten over, I take it cleanly.

•  clumsy. I am the most graceless person you'll ever meet. No, really. I'm forever finding fresh bruises and cuts yet I can't remember how I got them. That's how often I bump into things.

•  lazy. When I was in high school, one of my teachers complained to my mother that I was "impossible to motivate." I'm still impossible to motivate. I resist doing anything I don't really feel like doing.

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: One Thing ..... 

that makes you smile: My big old tomcat, Joey. He is a most loving soul.

that makes you cry: "See ya, Katie." "See ya, Hubbell."

that you love to do on the weekends: Going to the movies.
that you do for only yourself: Going to the movies. (I like going to the movies.)

that you have in your underwear drawer that's NOT underwear: Nothing. Answering this made me happy. I think of myself as unorganized and sloppy, and yet my bras and panties and spanx are highly organized.

that you do before going to sleep: Watch TV or read

that you do within the first 15 minutes after waking: Visit the bathroom, she said delicately

that's in your purse: my Epipen. I'm allergic to bee sting.

that you actually LIKE to clean: Hmmmm ... hmmm .... thinking, but coming up empty

that you DETEST cleaning: LAUNDRY! I feel like I spend half my life on it and I resent every moment.

that other people would find odd about you: That I don't drive. I swear if I told people I keep human heads in my freezer, they wouldn't look at me as oddly.

that you would buy if I handed you a $100 bill: A gift card for my niece. Her graduation is coming up and I'm worried I won't have anything nice for her.

that you feel you HAVE to do before you die: I dunno. I'm not very "bucket listy." Maybe satiate my incurable thirst for Farmville 2.