Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?
My dad used to say the only pictures people liked of themselves were the ones that didn’t look anything like them. Maybe that’s why we can look back at photos from years ago and finally see them objectively because that’s not who we are anymore. Hey, look at me, I was kind of cute back in the day, who knew? In real time I have never considered myself photogenic so I’m the one snapping pictures and shying away from being in them.
What did you most enjoy doing this past week?
I most enjoyed being the recipient of attention and concern as to my well-being. Who doesn’t enjoy that? Best to milk it for all its worth when it happens, hey? I have been filling my “healing time” with lots of reading, sleeping, coffee drinking, drawing, pencil sharpening, pill taking and movie watching. Maybe I’ve died and gone to heaven.
What is your greatest extravagance?
I am always trying to curb my many excessive and unnecessary expenditures. It’s hard to decide what exactly the greatest one might be. You could sell me pretty much anything in a health food store, for instance, even though the same products might cost much less somewhere else. I’m a sucker for skin care products. Coffee is hugely important to me. But for the sake of making myself sound slightly less self-indulgent, let’s say it’s books. I would like to line every wall in my house with book shelves and fill them all up. So far I’ve done only a wall and a half. I could do another wall full if all my e-books were real. I used to have a library card, but discovered that it was much too stressful having to give books back. Now I buy them and keep them and cherish them. I will never be rich as long as people keep writing books.
Which letter of the alphabet describes you best?
I don’t know – M? It’s the thirteenth letter of the alphabet. Thirteen has been a significant and even a lucky number in my life. The top of a horned owls head looks like the letter M and I like to think I’m at least as wise as some pointy headed bird. I am a MOM. I like M & M’s. “Mmmmmm” is the noise I make when I can’t think of anything intelligent to say.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming?
I’m grateful for not having to make a Thanksgiving dinner. Is that a selfish thing to be thankful for? Probably. I should have said my alphabet letter is Z because it figures prominently in the word LaZy and signifies sleep. (zzzzzz…..) I’m also grateful for four seasons of the 4400 on Netflix and a theme song that is now stuck in my head forever.
It drives me a bit crazy every time that bath tub overflows.
Next week I’m looking forward to sharing with you whatever happens next.