I’ve been tagged by the lovely Jennifer over at The Catholic Path. There were some rules, but I don’t much like meme rules and lost them along the way….so join in if you want to and don’t if you don’t….
1. After being a coffee addict for over 20 years I quit drinking the stuff two and a half years ago. I gave it up for Lent 2005 and at the same time got a nasty chest infection which affected my asthma really badly. By the end of Lent I couldn’t even stand the smell of coffee and never drank it again, even after I recovered. I don’t miss it.
2. I do not wear high heels or any shoe or boot with a heel over 2 inches (in fact, for me 2 inches is high!). Can’t abide them anymore. I find high heels hugely uncomfortable and I look ridiculous in them because I am a top heavy big girl and I look like I’m lunging forward when I’m walking…. like some dumb stereotypical cartoon character…or like a man in drag. Can’t be bothered.
3. I endure chronic daily headaches which means that I wake up with a headache every morning. It is a cross I would rather not bear, but have done so for about 3 years. I have been to the doctors, I am on regular medication. I worry that I rattle when I walk.
4. When I am watching a TV programme or DVD or Movie, no one is allowed to talk. No one. Except the characters.
5. I’m pretty intense.
6. I am rather overweight, but I don’t eat all the time and I don’t consume large meals or extraordinary amounts of sweet stuff or snacks. I eat lots of fruit and veg. I can not exercise due to the severity of my asthma, if I walk too quickly I need my inhaler. Not all fat people stuff themselves all day long. I get annoyed that people think we do.
7. I was seriously ill about 7 and a half years ago. The aftercare I recieved when I came out of hospital was astonishingly poor and as a consequence I now have little confidence in Doctors (no offence Antonia) and I rarely visit them anymore, even when I think I might need to. In my own experience, I feel that appointments are always hurried and that patients are often viewed as an inconvenience, referrals are rarely given until the doctor has been badgered into it etc (even when it is necessary and the results of having done so prove this to be the case).
8. I am opinionated. And people don’t like it. But I don’t care. As I get older I find that I am getting more opinionated than ever. I still don’t care. It’s actually rather refreshing having an opinion and not being afraid or intimidated into not using it. By the time I die I may well have become a thoroughly obnoxious individual. And I don’t know that I care about that either.