I was tagged for an award....twice.
First Chinamommy and then my sister, Mel.
I am supposed to name 7 things about myself so does that mean I have to do it twice?
1.) I love shopping (this is not a secret)
I could shop anytime, anywhere, every day. My hair stylist and I joke that we could go into any store and come out with a new outfit. Including the grocery store.
I am not picky either. Home furnishings, body fragrances, clothing, shoes, makeup.
2.) I am very critical of myself. I never feel like I am good enough, pretty enough, smart enough.
I never fit in. I am overly sensitive. No matter what people tell me, I feel like a dork. If I cannot do something flawlessly, I opt out. These things prevent me from doing a lot of things. I am a perfectionist who never attains this goal. This is exhausting.
3.) I do not like to immerse my face in water. I can splash it on when I am washing my face but if I am swimming, I can only duck under very quickly or I feel like I am drowning. I guess I won't ever scuba dive.
4.) I am claustrophobic. No MRI's, tunnels, crowded elevators, crawl spaces, caves, or 3rd row seats in my SUV. When we were in Tulsa, my sister and I sat in the 3rd row of the Yukon. There was a tall seat in front of me and a window right behind. I felt like I was going to go crazy and had to lean forward and rest my chin on the seat so I didn't feel closed in.
5.) Heights. Hate them. If I am on a high up floor (like when we were in New York) I can only look straight out, not down. If I am on an elevator (not a crowded one) and have to go up high, I have to think about other things rather than how high up I am. With escalators, I look at the steps in front of me, at my feet or close my eyes. I have learned ways to deal with my psychoses.
6.) I hate eggs. The taste, smell and the way the yolks break and gush everywhere. Bleeehhhh!
Sadly, I make my living selling and serving eggs.
(I also stay away from hot dogs and bologna, Chinamommy.)
7.) I am obsessed with having a spotless house. It never happens.
8.) I have always had my toenails polished. Since I was young. I rarely wear polish, unless it is pale pink, on my fingernails but the toes are always done.
9.) I have always had blond hair. It got a little darker when I had kids so I started having it colored and highlighted but it is always blond.
10.) I am supposed to wear trifocals all day every day. I never wear them unless I am reading.
I am not ready to ccept my blindness.
11.) I have to do the USA Today crossword puzzle. It makes my brain work which keeps me smart. Sometimes it takes me days to do a puzzle.
12.) I love sitting in the sun. I can sit outside for hours no matter how hot it is. I get very depressed in the winter when it is dreary all the time.
13.) I have had a lot of cars. I get bored easily and trade often. I think I am on car #16.
14.) I am the oldest. I was in charge of my sisters and brother growing up and I was very mean to them. They were bratty too but they still remind me every time I visit all of the awful things I did to them. I wish they would stop doing this. I wish they would remember the good things I did.