26 February 2010

100 Things About Me - One thru Ten

So, I've decided to rip off Brittany's blog and do a series of "things about me," in order to share a little bit about myself. So, I am going to so 10 separate posts, with 10 random facts. 100 facts about me! :) Want to do this too? Feel free! Just let me know if you do, so I can read your facts too! :)
Here we go- counting UP to 100:

1) I am the youngest of 3 siblings. My two sisters are amazingly cool chicks. :) They are both married and have kids of their own. They are 10 and 8 years older than me, so they have been more like mentors to me than anything else. Because of them, I've lucked out with 2 awesome brother-in-laws, 2 nephews and 2 neices. I love both of my sister's kids. I couldn't imagine life without any of them.

2) I love my parents. I love them so much that I moved down the street from them, just to be closer. I think my Dad is one of the coolest guys I've ever meet, and my Mom is a freaking Saint. I don't know a lot of people who enjoy hanging out with their parents, but I do. I can hang out with them for hours, without ever getting bored.

3) My Mom has ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Aclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Whatever you want to call it. For those of you who don't know, ALS is: "is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed." - The ALS Association.
It sucks. It sucks a lot. I try really hard not to think about it. I spend a great deal of my time trying to help my Mom forget she has it. I don't know how productive that is, but I don't know how else to handle it. I prefer to live in denial. Plus, I don't want my Mom to be defined by her diagnosis. I am afraid that once she allows her diagnosis to defined her, that she will give up and die. I will continue to support my Mom in fighting this until there is nothing left.

4) I always wanted to be a Mother. However, I always figured that I'd become a Mother "later". I just don't know when "later" was supposed to be. I'm 27 now. I guess I just still feel like I'm 15. When I found out I was pregnant, I asked my Dad if he was mad at me like a scared teenager. For some reason I forgot that I was a 27 year old, capable, married woman. Weird. With that being said, being a Mother has been the best thing that has ever happened to me.

5) I LOVE MY SON!!!! Seriously. I love my son so much that it hurts. He is the coolest little guy ever. I have no idea how I functioned as a person before him.

6) My husband rocks. Anyone who knows him, knows what I mean. He's like the coolest person ever. I am so lucky to have him in my life.

What a hottie!!!

7) I think WAY too much. I over analyze everything. Its a pretty big character flaw, but it could be worse. At least I'm not like a necrophiliac or something discusting like that.

8) I gave up soda for Lent. 10 days going strong! I don't think I've ever been so excited for Easter. I'm buying a 2 liter of Coca Cola at midnight.

9) Speaking of giving stuff up... I'm an ex-smoker. I smoked for like 10 years. I quit on February 6th, 2009. I love the fact that I quit. I makes me feel strong and sucessful, like I can conquer anything. I still have cravings every so often. Its really easy to fight them though. All I have to do is look at my son. If for some reason that stopped working, I just need to look at the price of smokes. WOW! That's ridiculous!

10) I'm really starting to hate snow. It was cute and fun at first, but its just getting old now.

Stayed tuned for the 11 thru 21...