Me Now

Bill's Camera 001My name is Catherine, but you can call me Bird. I’m the mother of 3 adult kids – 2 girls and 1 boy. I love animals. I have two dogs – Oliver and Sparrow – and a kitten – Summer. I work as a recruiter for a blue collar staffing agency, and I love my job. I’ve been there awhile now.

I live in Austin, Texas. I would have to say that it’s my favorite place I’ve ever lived. Frankly, it just belongs to me. San Antonio, Laredo, Tulsa — I lived there with my ex, Chef, and after the cataclysmic ending to my marriage, I wanted a place that wasn’t haunted by him. Austin was a natural place to come to, as I was born here. I didn’t grow up here though. My mother moved me away when I was still a very young child. So I’m homegrown Austin, but it’s still new to me. My friends are just my own now. None of them ever met Chef, and I like it that way. My apartment is decorated the way I like things, not a shared vision. I watch what I’m interested in seeing on television, and not things I just endured because Chef liked them. I am so thankful to never have to watch COPS again…You have NO idea.

I’m a Christian. My religion isn’t a hobby to me, and I take it seriously. But I’m not religious. And I’m not judgmental. People can do what they want. It isn’t my business. I have a very dark sense of humor, and I will cuss when it best defines what I’m trying to say at the moment. I guess the combination makes some people nervous, but I just am what I am. I’ve been through too much to even try to pretend anymore.

Best of all, I’m happy again. If fact, it might be the first time I’ve ever really been happy in my entire life. 🙂

~ Bird