Lois is 60!!!!
Even though she doesn't read my blog ('cause if she did I don't think she would have made it this far), some of her friends do (and a big "Thank You" again to the folks at Google) so they should konw that today is my mom's 60th birthday. And if she told you it was her fiftieth, surprise, surprise, she's 60. So she's been lying to you all these years. Yet another fraud exposed here at White Dade. Sorry Mom.
I wish I had one of those inspiring "Single-mother-working-late-nights-at-the-diner" stories to tell about how amazing my mom was to have raised me all by helself while toiling away at awful jobs. What she did manage to do that was amazing was work about 18 hours a week, own a four-bedroom house and a Lexus, and go on about six vacatoins every year. And, no, my Dad's child support check wasn't that big. Say what you will, but the lady can manage her money. Why she couldn't pass that on to me I will never understand. Maybe she was selling drugs or working for the CIA on the side, I don't know, and, honestly, I don't ask.
That is one hell of a role model, though. Have all those things people aspire for, but work about a third as much as everyone else. That is why I have the "Two Jobs with maybe five hours of work a day" lifestyle that I do today. Anyway, Happy Birthday, Mom. Those of you who know her and read the blog, be sure to let her know I put it up. But I will track you down and make you pay if you so much think about sending her the link.