Saturday, February 7, 2009

And then she turns and slips her high heels on

This is lame I know but here's my 25 lame-o things from facebook.

1. I love a good book. I will get so immersed in the character that I go through the gamut of his/her emotions. It can be mentally exhausting.
2. I always cheer for the underdog. It’s not even a choice, more of a strong gravitational pull.
3. I absolutely love spending time with my parents, brother, and sisters. They know me and I know them. I am lucky.
4. I am distracted by the sky, trees, and the beauty around me. Lately I am fascinated by icicles. Deep I know.
5. I miss my Grandma immensely. She has Alzheimer’s and all traces of her are gone. She did everything beautifully and I felt very loved by her.
6. I’m impatient and sometimes it takes all my willpower not to wrestle things away from people and do it myself.
7. I have to fully unpack & “set up” wherever I go before doing anything else. Hotel room, camp site, cottage, wherever.
8. I am an obsessive planner of trips, events, etc... I am also a consummate list writer. Not a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind-of gal.
9. I truly love my friends. Including the ones I don’t talk to much anymore.
10. I am just learning, yet finding it hard to accept the fact, that everything has a beginning and an end.
11. I decorate the house & celebrate fully every occasion: Valentine’s Day, birthdays, St. Pat’s. I think every occasion is a cause for celebration. Moments should be marked.
12. Lately, I am somewhat mesmerized by the fact that each person on earth right now, or anyone who will be here or over-lap with the duration of one’s life, is so connected in that we’re sharing such an infinitesimally small slice of time on this planet. Not sure what to do with that thought yet.
13. I tear up very easily…beautiful singing, newborn babies. It’s honestly uncontrollable and this show of emotion embarrasses me.
14. I get bored by cleaning, yet feel unsettled by a disorganized house. It’s a conundrum.
15. I was a somewhat religious kid and prayed a lot when things were rough. I’m no longer a believer for the most part and sometimes I miss it.
16. Uptight fuss-budget judgmental people drive me crazy. Get dirrrrty! (Yes, I’m aware that was a judgment, another conundrum).
17. I have really learned that unless you have actually experienced something yourself or spoken at length to someone who has, you should never ever pass judgment on people’s actions. Unless you’ve walked a mile in her shoes….
18. When I take photos of my loved ones, looking at them later makes me sad because that moment has passed. Sometimes even while taking the picture I am already mourning the loss of the moment. I love taking photos of old things, buildings, cemeteries, trees.
19. I am absolutely terrified at the passage of time and getting old. I am ashamed I can’t be more philosophical about it. I know life is a journey in every sense of the word. I just wish I didn’t have to be old at the end of it.
20. I love cheese. I’m lactose-intolerant. How much did you just NEED to know that?
21. I briefly fall in love with anyone-boy or girl-who does something beautifully, singing, playing an instrument, dancing. The dedication and passion they have for their talent is intoxicating.
22. I love water: rain, swimming, showering. It makes me feel alive.
23. I feel nervous when my personal space is invaded, unless I’m drunk & then I’ll happily invade yours.
24. Every night, I promise myself to be a better parent and a better partner. Every night I go over the day & wish I had done things better. 25. I love to learn & am infinitely curious, and sometimes annoyingly enthusiastic.
26. I can’t believe I’m putting this on facebook but I was tagged a couple of times and am incapable of not responding. ♥

I knew someone would write this eventually.


Anti-Supermom said...

I'm so happy to see you post something.

I've been missing your beautiful photos and all those beautiful words.

I just love that you recap the day in your head, every night. That is such a testament to the kind of person you must be.

LceeL said...

I KNEW there were things about you I loved. And now I've got so many more.

vinny said...

Like the first comment, just glad to see you post something.

Eve Grey said...

Thanks guys.

quin browne said...

alzheimer's is a bitch... damn her!

Tammie Lee said...

Hi Eve,
I loved reading your list. You really painted an full life that is alive and meaningful. Thank you for being brave enough to share like that.

LceeL said...

Flyby!! Wing dip. Gack! Nobody sunbathing naked in the yard. Darn.

Sogeshirtsguy said...

Hey Eve thanks for sharing. I'm with you on the lactose intolerant thing. I just became that last year and I love cheese. I take some pills but it still sucks.

LceeL said...

Hello. Been missing you for a while. Are you okay?