I am from the northern part of Washington State, Bellingham. I have a parrot named Kiwi. We live together in a little studio apartment. I work a lot. I dream big and I love to say things I probably shouldn't. I used to have the world, a partner I loved very much & 7 parrots we adopted from the local bird rescues. On March 23, 2009 my world changed for ever. I came homeand found them all dead. My Chad had taken his own life, and the lives of our babies. Why? He gave up. He didn't want to go alone. I don't know. He broke my heart. It's all random and senseless.I don't understand any of it. I miss them all so much, but am trying to get through each minute as it comes. My babies were angels. You never know how long you have and you don't know what you've got til it's gone. I am the youngest of 3 children. I have 2 nieces and 5 nephews. I have good friends, and most of all...my stuffed tiger that I sleep with. Without him...I'd sleep alone. I am prone to eating too much, drinking too much and using vulgar language.