Hi Everyone! This is the kitties - all of us together - and we just met a new friend yesterday - Oskar! He is a cool doggie who came up with a cool idea - All About Your People Day! So we decided to write about our mom - we know she has talked about herself before so we wanted to tell you some new stuff. Of course, we know there should be pictures of her, but we don't really have any handy (she hates having her picture taken - ooh, that is one thing you may not have known!)
So, first the basics - our mom is 38, and on 11/11/11 she will turn 40. She has brown hair and brown eyes and is very tall - at least to us she seems that way! She is an only child and her mom and dad went to the bridge a long time ago - most of us never met them. But her aunt, uncle and cousin live near by, and so do our dad's parents, so it is ok.
Mom is technically still in school - but not taking classes. It took her like forever to figure out what she wanted to study. She does have an associates degree, which she got taking photography classes back in the dark ages when digital cameras were just starting to come out. She learned to develop black and white pictures (we think that is probably pictures of tuxie cats) when she was little because her dad was an awesome photographer. She has a bunch of cameras - most of them are Nikon's but she has one that is a Calumet 4x5 camera - that means the negatives are 4" x 5" big - per negative. She said that is big.
Mom likes to read but she doesn't do it often - she has this thing called convergence insufficiency which means her eyes don't meet right, so if she reads for a long time it makes her queasy, like getting car sick. She also has narcolepsy, though fairly mild, and even with medicine she is still tired all the time - she has done three different sleep studies - Kirzon and Lola remember those because she was gone over night and they didn't like that at all.
Our mom has always wanted to help out animals, especially kitties and doggies. If she won the lottery she would open a shelter to take care of them - we think that is so great. We hope she wins so she can do it!
If mom could have any job in the world, other than helping animals (which she doesn't think of as a job really 0 it is more a way of life thing) she would either be a housewife, like in the 50's with the pearls and dresses, because she is a homebody, or she would make jewelry. It is her hobby now and she keeps wanting to start an etsy store - she just hasn't done it yet. She is terrible about keeping up with email - she has some unread stuff in her gmail that is like months old - she wants to get to it but if it is down far she just forgets and then finds it later - so she need to be more organized.
Mom is really handy - we have lots of furniture from Ikea and she is the one that puts it all together - she even put in the cabinets in our bathroom. She loves Ikea and it is close to our house, so it is convenient. She is also a big nerd - she even creates all her blog posts in the "edit html" mode on here because she took an html class in college.
Mom also loves to cook, and also likes to watch cooking shows. But mom is not a fan of germs, so when we have people over mom does the cooking and getting ready but dad has to do all the dish clearing and cleaning of the stuff. It works out good though - mom's part is usually the hard one!! The funny thing is that our germs don't bug her. She has no problem cleaning our litter boxes or cleaning up if we barf.
Hmm, what else can we tell you about our mom - she likes to watch TV and if she isn't watching cooking shows she likes funny shows or design shows. She is a big fan of that show Wipeout and would love to try it - if it wasn't televised and no one would see her, because she knows it would not turn out well! And mom has weird taste in music. She likes classical, rock, pop, rap, some new agey stuff and has come to like one song that is considered country.
Well, those are some things about our mom - she loves us lots but we are sure you figured that out already. And we love her lots too and are super glad that she is our mom!!
If you would like to talk about your mom and dad (or whoever you live with who takes care of you) feel free to join in - you should head over to Oskar's blog and check out the rules - and you can also post a link to your post too. Plus he is cool so you should go meet him anyway!