I have been thinking and thinking and, boy, this was hard! There are a lot of characters that I would LIKE to think I was like: Anne of Green Gables and Jo from Little Women pop into my head first. But, they don't really remind me of me.
There is one character who does, though... Pollyanna, she of the "glad game" fame.
To illustrate, we lived in North Carolina when Hurricane Fran came through (September 5, 1996... it was still a hurricane when it hit Wake Forest). We were without power for over a week. Thankfully, we still had water!
My oldest daughter (16 at the time) was complaining about how hot it was... and I suggested that we just pretend we were living in Little House on the Prairie days.... it was an adventure.
Hands on hips in typical teenage fashion: "Mom, do you always have to be so cheerful about EVERYTHING?????"
So... yep... Pollyanna it is, I'm afraid.