I'm more than just a mom of special needs kids. More than mom to an angel in heaven. Problem is the "more" part kind of gets lost sometimes. I keep trying to be more of an adult and less of a mom, but mom seems to shine through no matter what. I know I will always be a mom, but I won't be a mom to young kids forever. Someday they will grow up and I want to be able to have an identity outside of just being their mom. So here is a little peek at me. Rene. The person, not the mom everyone knows.
I wear obnoxious and funny tee shirts. I have one that says "The Zombies Are Looking For Brains, Don't Worry, You're Safe", and another that says "You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Work Here, They'll Train You". I wear them both to work on a regular basis.
I am a technology junkie.
My nickname is "Internet Queen" for my keen ability to find obscure things on the internet in a matter of minutes after friends and family have searched for hours. I have internet access 24/7, even on my phone just so I can look things up as they cross my mind, as they often do.
I'm slightly obsessed with my status updates on Facebook. I can use them for good....and for evil.
I'm a tomboy at heart. I rarely wear makeup. Mostly because I'm too lazy to put it on. On the other hand, once warm weather is here, I ditch my shoes for flip flops and paint my toenails. I'm a t shirt and jeans kind of girl. Don't even own a dress, much less heels. Nope, just one pair of tennis shoes for work and more flip flops than one person should be allowed to have. Dressing up can be a challenge. I clean up okay, but actually finding something I own that appears dressy is the problem.
I back talk to my boss. I think he likes it.
I wear my hair in a ponytail with bangs. Mostly because it's stick straight, falling out and so thin, I can't do much else with it. I kept it really short for years, but hubby mentioned he liked it long about a year ago, so I decided to grow it out. I dyed it black on a whim over New Year's and I love it more than anything I've ever tried. Except it's been 8 weeks since my last dye job and I have gold roots. Time to cough up the $5.00 for more dye.
I'm religiously confused. I was raised Fundamental Baptist, joined the Christian church in high school, became a pagan around the time I was 21, and eventually baptized Mormon. I've come to accept there is no set organized religion for me. It doesn't matter what path I walk down as long as it gets me to the same God that I know and love.
I can make sushi.
I love crime drama. Currently, hubby and I are watching the series "Bones" on Netflix. We started with the pilot and are watching them all in order. We cover about 3 shows a night. We did the same with CSI and Law and Order, SVU.
I'm a cat person. I can't stand dogs.
I'm not crafty, but I am creative.
I want to travel. Everywhere. The world fascinates me. My dream is to buy an RV and drive to every obscure town in America. I want to taste the food, hear the accents, see each and every river and stream on the map. I don't know how to drive yet.
I'm 38 and I'm pretty sure when I grow up, I'll still want to be working in a gas station. As a matter of fact, I want to own my own store. I love it!
I'm sarcastic. As a matter of fact, everyone I'm related to biologically is sarcastic as well. I think it's a dominant gene in our family tree. We also love to laugh. I am the oldest of 6 kids and our mom is the ringleader. You never know what's going to come out of any of our mouths at any moment, but once you've gotten over the shock, you're probably laughing right along with us.
I work with my sister. I'm 5 years older, but we look so much alike that customers that have known us for years are shocked to find out that there are actually 2 of us and not just one person working all day long. People pick up conversations with both of us that they were having with the other, only to find out we are not the person they were talking to originally. The best part is when one of us stops by when the other is working and someone realizes there are two of us. Then to find out we are not twins is even funnier. Mostly its a lot of pointing back and forth with a confused look.
So there are a few things about me. I hope you enjoyed getting to know ME a little better as a person and not somebody's mom.