meet the bloggers: well minded's Kristen

When I heard that a "Meet the Bloggers" blog hop was planned, I was very excited for the opportunity to get to know my fellow pet bloggers a bit better. It's almost always about the animals, so to learn about the writers is a rare opportunity. I was so excited that I forgot I'd actually have to post one about myself. Here goes...

What's your favorite non-animal related book?

East of Eden, hands down. I love Steinbeck, and this one is the best. 

What's your favorite non-animal related movie?

Oh, can't I do a top five? If I had to choose only one, it would be Shawshank Redemption. 

What's one thing you have to do every day?

 That's me in the middle. I'm with my jr. pet sitters and loves, Campbell (4) and Porter (6) at last month's school Turkey Trot.

That's me in the middle. I'm with my jr. pet sitters and loves, Campbell (4) and Porter (6) at last month's school Turkey Trot.

Kiss my kids. I kiss them way more than they would like. I get the eye rolls and they push me away sometimes. In the morning they tell me I have coffee breath. It does not deter me. They will be kissed. I tell them that it's a small price to pay for getting such a fab mom. 

What makes you feel fabulous?

I like to take Zumba and kickboxing, and I always feel great afterwards. 

What do you wish you were more skilled at?

Oh, lots of things, but if I was more gifted at time management, it might just make all the other things better. I tend to overcommit. 

What do you like to do in your free time?

What free time? When I make free time, I really enjoy hiking in the local mountains with my family, and I enjoy researching on ancestry.com. I also enjoy binge watching television series while folding giant laundry piles.

What is one thing you've done that you're most proud of?

Over the past several years, I have made my home a chemical-free environment. I feel that I've made a positive impact on the health of my family and my pets for having done so. 

How is your pet most like you?

My dog, N.A.S.H.A. is most like me because she loves to kiss the kids almost as much as I do. 

What can your body do for you that makes you most proud?

It's a conversation piece sometimes. I have three tattoos, one for each of my littles (those you see pictured) and one for my step-son (the teen thing) who refuses to be photographed. People ask me about the tattoos all the time, so they are nice ice breakers. 

Other than blogging, what are three things you do that bring you joy?

• I volunteer at my kids' schools.

• I let my littles sleep with me on Friday and Saturday nights, and I look forward to it.

• I love a good beer and usually have one at the end of the day.

If you didn't have your current pets, what pets would you choose to have?

I have always wanted a pig. And I would love to have chickens. I pet sit for chickens, but have never had any of my own. 

That'll do, pig. That'll do. 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the hop. I love learning about you!