Julie Wright tagged me with the middle name thing. I'm not positive, but I think I'm supposed to use the letters of my name to describe myself. This might take a while as my middle name is a bit long, but I'll give it a shot. I was named after my grandmother, Elizabeth Elder Sipe, but she went by Betty. She was an amazing woman and I couldn't be more proud to carry her name, though it wasn't always so. She was funny, super strong willed, and very spiritual. I miss her.
E - Eccentric. I like a strange mix of all kinds of things, though I'm not the funny hat lady or anything. Oh, wait, yes I am! I like hats, but I don't think they look funny. Back to the point - I like music of all mixes: classical, rock, country, new age, and most everything in between. I play the flute with passion and built myself a den. I like animals and hate bugs. Love sweet and salty together, only like chocolate or brownies if they have nuts, and then I LOVE them. I have a lot of likes that are total opposites. Does that make me eccentric?
L - Lazy? lol I admit it, I'm a bit of a couch potato. My idea of heaven is to lay out under the stars and do absolutely nothing, and failing that, a mountain side in a reclining chair so I can watch the clouds go by.
I - Idealistic - I'm an optimistic dreamer.
Z - Zombie. It seems I'm always tired, probably because I'm such a night owl and am forced to get up in the morning. I hate mornings. Let me say that again. I hate mornings!
A - Aware. Let me clarify this because it applies on several levels. First, I am one of those people that is hyper-aware of everything going on around me. I can tell what my kids are doing by the sounds they create (they truly believe I have eyes in the back of my head! They even asked me how I slept, because it would mean my eyes were squashed in my pillow. Kids!) . It's one of the reasons I have to use earplugs when I write. Every little sound distracts me, unless the sound is so loud it becomes a buzz, and then I can discard it to background noise. Second, I'm also one of those who tends to be very in tune with what kinds of energy other people are putting out. I guess I'm a bit of an empath. Not in a sci-fi kind of way - I just can tell what other people are feeling a lot and it makes me very aware of how to communicate with them. It's easy to climb into other people's shoes.
B - Batty? Full of bologna? Boring? No, I'd have to go with "Brainy" on this one. It's not that I'm super smart or anything, I just like to learn things. Stuff fascinates me, so I study it. My brother calls it being the "Queen of useless trivia". That's me!
E - Embracing. Again, this applies on multiple levels. First, I've become a very huggy kind of person as I've gotten older. There's just something about connecting with somebody with a hug that I can never get enough of. Second, I'm one who tries to embrace life, though some days I succeed better than others. I'm not afraid to try new things and truly believe I can do them.
T - Talented. Okay, I feel a little weird putting that down, because I am so NOT a prideful kind of person. I just happened to be very blessed to be good at a lot of different things. As a teenager it frustrated me because I couldn't decide what I wanted to grow up and be. I knew, quite literally, that I could be almost anything. That came from my mother. She always told me I could do anything I wanted to if I wanted it bad enough. I believed her with all my heart and still do to this day. That's how I can build a den, or a bookcase, or any of the other numerous things I've tried.
H - Heartfelt. I'm a pretty sincere gal. What you see is what you get. I don't give compliments unless I mean them, and I never try to pretend to be something I'm not. I feel things very deeply and try to live what I believe.
So that's me in so many words. Of course there are more layers, but I'll have to save those for another challenge. I guess it's time to pass on the torch. I think I'll tag Shanna and Paulette.
Quote of the Day: "When I don't write, I feel my world shrink. I lose my fire, my color." - Anais Nin