FAQ

mamikaze

I have grown tired of the standard about page format. I am no good at writing about myself in the third person, so I am going to answer some questions that you have been wondering:

How would you describe yourself?

Smartypants blabbering navel gazer.

You’re married, right?

Nope. I am now an actual single mother. 14 years together and, well, I have plenty to write about it.

How many kids to you have?

2 girls, 2 years apart. Today they are 11 (Fluffy) and 8.5 (Bear).

What’s with the nicknames?

I would like for my girls to choose whether they want create an internet presence. We own their vanity urls just in case.

You say they are special needs, how so?

Fluffy has High Functioning Autism. She is 11 going on 27. Bear has an uncommon form of cerebral palsy. She is a toddler in a grade-schoolers body.

Why are manhole covers round?

Because the pipes they cover are round.

Are you a Stay-at-home Mom or Work-at-home Mom?

SAHM right now. I used to have a website development business. I gave that up recently due to the strain my divorce has put on my kids. I hope to get back into freelance work soon.

Are you crazy?

Not clinically. There was a time when I was so burnt out on taking Bear to her medical appointments and therapies that I seriously thought I was insane. I have been tested multiple times and I have not been diagnosed as insane. The doctor told me that the crazy never think they are crazy.

So what are your medical conditions?

This is the list that is going to obliterate my online dating potential. Seriously, I am in excellent health.  I work out everyday to earn another symptoms free day.

  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis or Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, similar to autoimmune hepatitis (not the infectious viral kind), and as long as I am healthy, I will forgo the liver biopsy.
  • Bipolar II Disorder which has gotten significantly better since I booted old sad pants out.
  • To make my medical history more colorful, I had a precancerous cervical dysplasia in 1999, then precancerous colon polyps in 2007 and 2012, and cancerous spots on my face in 2013.

What are your pet peeves?

Dirty dishes in the living room.  People looking over my shoulder.

What is your greatest weakness?

It used to be that I would take every critique personally. Currently, it is using too much of my brain to analyze the ex’s poor life choices.

What is your greatest strength?

Acceptance of myself and willingness to evolve. I am content. My life isn’t perfect and I’m not done improving. However, I am surrounded by loving and supportive people. It makes all the difference.