I don't really post here, but I love any excuse to talk about myself, so here goes.
First Name: Kate
Location: southeast Massachusetts
Occupation: I'm a stay at home mom and wife, currently. I have a degree in culinary arts, but the hours are weird and inconvenient for someone with a family, and we don't *need* me to work (although it would help), so I stay home.
Partner?: I've been married to a man for 6 years this September.
Kids: One boy, he's 3 and a half.
Pets: We currently have 3 cats. We had 6 at one time, but we left 3 with a friend in Tennessee. I feel badly about that, but it was too much. Even 3 is too much.
List the 3-5 biggest things going on in your life:
1. Not a whole lot really! My son is starting preschool in the fall. That's big!
2. Taking care of our first house. My husband is great at doing projects so I mainly have to tell him what I'd like done and he gets it done.
3. Taking care of my son.
4. Err, going through therapy, although she is really just someone to talk to. I haven't had any amazing breakthroughs or anything, but it's good to talk to someone who's not biased.
5. In tradition with the person I got this survey from, I'll share that I'm a Unitarian Universalist. A couple months ago I officially joined a church in my area. I grew up in a UU church from about the time I was 9 until I graduated high school.
Parents: My parents have been divorced since I was 16. They're both basically good people, I think they just didn't get along, or maybe it was the stress of raising a child with spina bifida together, and they were just done with each other when I was old enough to be pretty much in the clear with no more urgent surgeries needed or anything. I know my dad cheated on her, and according to my husband he has heard my dad and stepmom talk about their anniversaries and stuff and apparently the timeline matches up so that my dad was still with my mom when he started going out with my stepmom. I have a don't ask, don't tell policy on that.
Who are some of your closest friends? Er, well, I really don't have any. I for some reason am the type of person people don't really feel attached to I guess. My online buddies are the ones who "get" me the best. I have some people I get together with for the sake of our kids, we have playdates and stuff, but I'm not sure how many of them I'd associate with if we didn't have kids. I belong to a womens group on meetup.com, but most of them are much older than I am and their kids are my age. Which is fine, but it doesn't make for a lot of bonding, since they seem to have a lot of stereotypes about people my age. Whatever.