Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thursday Thirteen for my mama

With a nod to Jeter Harris for writing about his mom, here's 13 things about my mama:

1. mama was born in aberdeen, washington. this is a small town about 20 miles from the pacific ocean. it rains a lot there.

2. her birthday is on a day you will likely never forget: 9/11. (she'll be 44 this year.)

3. she's a social worker who supervises a big group of psychotherapists. she loves her job! as soon as her audit is done, mama is going to work on developing next year's internship program.

4. mama has 3 older sisters and an older brother. she is closer in age to daisymae maus's mom (mama's niece) than to her own sisters.

5. mama has played the piano since she was about 10 years old. she taught piano lessons while she was in graduate school.

6. she has celiac disease. she can't eat foods that have wheat, oats, barley or rye. when she was diagnosed last year, she gave away 13 bags of foods that were no longer safe for her to eat.

7. mama loves polar bears, and even has a small one tattooed on the inside of her left ankle. she says 'it hurt!'

8. mama's creative--although she's not necessarily talented. she used to run an art group as relapse prevention for women who were in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.

9. she loves to drive fast. she doesn't usually do it, though, because she likes the insurance rates of no tickets. sometimes, though, she thinks 'tawanda!' ('face it girls, i'm older and have better insurance')

10. mama got a lot of our furniture from craigslist.

11. when mama has long distances to drive, she day dreams about winning big with the lottery. she likes to plan how she will spend the money--share it with family, endow a few programs, provide funding to local libraries, and create big funds for the care of animals who haven't yet found their forever homes.

12. she likes to nap, and would love to be able to take a nap every day!

13. she loves me as much as i love her!


The Meezer Gang said...

thank you for sharing your mama with us! it is so nice to learn about all of our friends AND their Moms!

Forty Paws said...

That's a very interesting post Suz! I put up my 7 facts. Thanks for picking me! I'll buzz over later fur a snuggle.

Luf, Obi

Caesar and Princess said...

WE enjoyed reading this. our mommie thinks yours is amazing.
This world is full of lovely people and your mom is clearly one of them!!

Dragonheart said...

Great list! Your mom sounds like a wonderful person. :) Sorry to hear she has Celiac disease. :( The art group that your mom used to run sounds like wonderful therapy.

Daisy said...

Your mama sounds nice! Thanks for telling us all about her. My Mommie likes to take naps too! And drive fast!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, that is nice. your mommy sounds wonderful. we are very lucky to have such great beans! my mommy had a friend in high school who has Celiac disease. It was very hard for her. Purrs to your mommy for that, and for helping out recovering addicts. If everyone just did a little bit, the world woul dbe a much nicer place.

Jeter and Mickey said...

dis iz a grate list suzanne.
yer mom iz verree intrestin.
mi mom jus finished teechin da 2nd class on autism a wile ago. she told me dat dis week she talked abowt "asperger'z syndrome" which iz verree intrestin.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Our Mommakitty is a psycho-lady-therapist (MFT)! She just opened a kinship center fer her agency ( She ALSO likes to nap (she says napping is a legitimate hobby) and she dreams of winning da lotto too! Yer mama sounds wonderful!

DaisyMae Maus said...

We did a TT on our mom today, too! You did a furry good job, Suzanne ... It's good for us to know about all of the peoples ...

Phoebe said...

I liked reading about your mom, Suzanne. She sounds very nice.

Caesar and Princess said...

Hi again Suzanne.
We tagged you for the 7 things.
Have a super great and wondermous week-end

Faz the Cat said...

I like the sound of your human - she's got lots of excellent qualities. FAZ

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we've never heard of celiac disease before, so we looked it up. we're betting that cats can have it too, because it PURRFECTLY describes the situation with our kitty friend, Jade, that our Lady got from the shelter. she's living with a very nice friend of ours, but our Lady has spent tons of money trying to figure out what's wrong with her. the only thing that seemed to help was cortizone shots, till the nice lady she lives with started feeding her only Innova Evo (no glutens or grains). now she's healthy and finally gaining weight. wonder why the vets don't know about this? thank you!