Who I Is
I hate it when people use bad grammar for attention.
I should, clearly, have said: Who I ARE.
I'm just tired. It's before seven in the morning, and I am sleepy enough to think that is funny. When writing the opening entry for a shiny, new blog (to see the wrinkly, old blog, go here), it seems reasonable to admit to who you may or may not be. Only, I get very nervous about self-revelation because I hate to say I am this because sometimes I also want to be that.
How about a list?
1. I am female
There. One true thing about me. I am female. I self-identify as female. I other-identify as female.
2. I like to read*
*Also true. I also like to listen, talk, and write.
3. I have children
4. I like my children
5. I am married
One would assume I would now list "6. I like my husband," but I like to keep him guessing.
7. I sleep on buckwheat pillows
They are fabulous. They may be hard and heavy, but I like them and I always win pillow fights.
8. I like to sit on my porch steps
9. I believe in fairies
10. I have had a tan one time
11. I am a four on the Enneagram, which makes me special and unique
12. I use the Oxford comma, begrudgingly. That is not an Oxford comma.
13. I homeschool
14. I have tomatoes growing in my mulched, landscaped area because the weeds in my official garden area are taller than I am
15. I am average size
I mention that as a reference point for the weeds.
16. I like stars
17a. I couldn't navigate my way to the mailbox with them
17b. I have never spent the whole night under them
17c. I saw one fall this morning
I know that it wasn't a star that fell. That is a truly boring criticism on a, clearly, unscientific treatise on the me-ness of I. It was mean spirited to imply that I actually thought a star fell out of the sky. Say you're sorry. Thank you.
18. I have a dog
I also have a snake and two frogs, but those are for educational purposes. The dog has no purpose.
19. I drive a silver minivan
So do you? No way! I am so sorry that my kids got fingerprints all over it the other day at the park. We really did think it was ours.
20. I live in the mountains
Not those absurd high mountains. I live in reasonable mountains. Mountains that are perfect for mist and tea. Misty. HA! Sorry.
Ok. That's me. I am pretty sure I didn't leave anything out. If I did, feel free to write it down, numbered appropriately, on a grain of rice and send it to me via owl.