I need an adjective

Gee, has it really been 3 months? Guess so. Oh well - it's bound to happen from time to time.

My word of the day: Obstinate

obstinate - definition of obstinate by the Free Online Dictionary ...Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, opinion, or course of action; obdurate. 2. Difficult to manage, control, or subdue; refractory.
stubborn: tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

That's what I thought I was until I actually looked up the word. Make no mistake - That definition definitely fits me. I do have those tendencies, but that's not what I am right now.

Right now, I have a rather unattractive bandage on my nose, since I had a "little surgery" done on Friday to remove some skin cancer (benign, but still needed removal). I've been told to "do nothing" this weekend. I laughed at the young lady giving me those instructions... but I did agree NOT to play soccer with the kids this weekend. I also agreed to stay inside and not get the damn thing wet or sweaty. No gym for me this weekend either. So what do you suppose I've been just dying to do? I want to go swimming. I want to dive down to the bottom of the deepest end and retrieve the toy thrown there. I want to go to the gym and do at least an hour of aerobics. Maybe even a spin class. Yeah - no sweat involved there! I want to run through the sprinklers!

Did I want to do any of these things during the summer when I had time and opportunity to do them? Not particularly. That's why I thought I was obstinate. Maybe I'm more oppositional - but that implies defiance against authorities. Nope - not that. So anyone have the right adjective for me?

Lovely, isn't it? No, that's NOT the adjective I'm looking for.


Beastarzmom said...

I woke up this morning and realized I was looking for

At least I think so...

Lunasea said...

Ooh, "contrary" was what I was just going to say.

It's such a cute little bandage! Too bad it was on the hottest weekend of the year. When do you get to take it off?

Beastarzmom said...

It's gone now, replaced by a little bandaid that I have to wear for AT LEAST THREE WEEKS!! yowsers...

LemonySarah said...

I hope you're now wearing a cute Hello Kitty bandage. I figure, if you're going to have something stuck to your nose, it ought to be funny.