First month of my “World According to Curly Girl” calendar.
This is the last world sharing prompt from 2015, number 52. Answering it now feels late, but isn’t really because the next one is due out Monday, and today is Saturday, right? Even though the first of January felt like a Sunday all day to me. Two days in to the new year and already I don’t know what day of the week it is for sure. It’s going to be a great year.
Tell how you are feeling today in the form of a weather report. (For example, partly cloudy, sunny with a chance of showers, etc.)
Mostly sunny with a few foggy patches. Much like yesterday, also predicted for tomorrow. If there are clouds they will quickly disperse revealing silver linings. Long range forecast…. rain will fall and then it will stop. The snow will eventually melt. The sun will rise and set and rise again. This is the most boring weather forecast I have ever heard, but sometimes boring is the best thing you could wish for.
What is most memorable about your high school years?
Five years of my life, (this is way back when there was still a grade thirteen) and the first thing that pops in to my head is the hours and hours and hours spent riding in a school bus, to and from, day after day. Sometimes running late and missing it, sometimes the weather and the road conditions making the bus late. My brother missing the bus on purpose so he could take the car. He had to space those out so it wasn’t so obvious.
I was a shy and introverted loner who got crazy high marks in everything. My classmates were nice to me and most of my teachers liked me. I had a few good friends. Not really a recipe for popularity in there anywhere, and yet in my final year I was voted prom queen. That was pretty memorable. My sisters friends all voted for me, the rest of the votes were split amongst the popular girls and my favourite teacher counted the ballots. This is how elections are won.
My first year of high school I had secret crushes on boys who would have been very surprised to learn about it, since I so studiously ignored them, in case they might notice I existed and try to talk to me or something. There was a chance they would say something stupid instead of a great line from a romance novel and I didn’t want any illusions shattered. Gawd, high school. Weirdest time of your life.
Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?
No ordinary rocks, definitely no pet rocks, and hardly any jewelry at all except for watches and earrings and a wedding band. I have never owned a diamond, but that’s another story.
When I was having the mysterious lymphatic lumps on my neck investigated a couple of years ago and saw Yulanda, my favourite psychic, she gave me nothing but reassuring news (which turned out to be bang on, thus the reason she is my favourite). She also gave me a flat smooth dark yellow stone, almost an amber brown, and for the life of me I can’t remember what it was called except that maybe it started with an A. It wasn’t just a healing stone, but had balancing properties and other calming helpful things. It’s the kind of thing I think is a little silly, because, come on, it’s just a rock, but I kept it close to me anyway until things felt resolved. It was a little worry stone that soaked up my worries. You do strange things to soothe your soul. I still have it. Even put it on a chain so I wouldn’t lose it. Maybe I won’t need it again, but you never know.
Complete this sentence: I like watching…
Netflix. Because I want to get every penny’s worth out of my eight dollars a month. Occasionally I watch movies, but mostly it’s some tv series that goes on for many seasons so I can binge watch until I’m sick of it. There is no end in sight for the mystery shows; lawyers, police, forensics, investigators, detectives, criminals, victims, supernatural phenomena – I watch it all. The latest thing I’m into is Midsommer Murders, but I have to say I’m getting a little tired of women screaming every time they stumble upon a murder victim. Really, there’s a dead body and somebody screams. Several bodies, lots and lots of screaming. Other than that, it’s a good show.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful for a lazy laid back Christmas and New Years. I was in bed well before the fireworks on New Years Eve. The Christmas stuff is packed and put away and W is back to driving and doing the grocery shopping. The furniture is all back to where it’s supposed to be because we no longer need a wide path for the walker. I am brimming over with gratefulness for that alone. There was a much welcomed and appreciated phone call from the latest clinic I visited telling me my fibroid test results were normal. Normal is such a beautiful word, we really should appreciate it more.
In the week coming up I would like to go through my many unfinished drafts and either finish them or delete them. I expect most of them will end up in the trash because I won’t remember what I was talking about. And I am looking forward to the increase in daylight motivating me to make use of it in my little art studio, where the artistic “drafts” are piling up much like the written ones.
There are only twenty-nine days left in January! Yay! Let’s all be grateful for that one!