Today I'm gonna dedicate my bloggie post to my pal Oskar's cool day called....
So I'll start now. I live with just my mom- Debi.
That's us on my "gotcha day". She only knew me for 2 hours and look! Can't stop hugging me!
We live in Marlboro Massachusetts which is ~45 miles west of Boston. She's 40 and single. Yep.. long story but I've tried posting ads on match.com to find a dad... no luck yet. Anyways, she's lived here for almost 8 years now. Let's see mom is a certified vocational rehabilitation counselor which means she counsels people with disabilities regarding employment. Right now she works for a defense and technology contractor-Raytheon and when an employee has a medical condition that becomes a barrier to work, mom helps that person get accommodations to enable them to work. Pretty cool. She's worked in high school special ed programs, non-profits, insurance companies and even prisons!
Anyways, mom originally is from the land where beer and cheese are plentiful. Yep Milwaukee Wisconsin- well a suburb of it West Allis. Here's the nice lakefront view of Milwaukee.
Mom grew up with 2 siblings. One you may know as Fun Aunt Dee (Tula's mom). FAD and mom are twins- yep I can tell them apart too. FAD is 7 minutes older. The other sibling is Uncle Dave who I never met. He passed away about 10 years ago from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I heard he was a mailman and would bring his mail route doggies cookies .
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison! Go Big Red! She moved to Columbus Ohio and attended graduate school at THE Ohio State University! Go BuckS! So that means she a huge sports fan and loves college football and basketball games!
While in Ohio, mom finally and I mean finally got a dog. You see, growing up there was a strict rule... no pets. You'd think they'd stop at no drugs but nope.. no pets too. Her first dog was a west highland terrier-pure cracker dawg too- name Scruffy aka scruffball or peepie. See he even climbed this tree! cracker!
After living in Ohio for 10 years... Mom decided to make a change and move out east. She packed up Snoopie (Scruffy had gone to the bridge)and headed east on I-90. So ... voila.. back in present day. Snoopie had congestive heart failure and went to the bridge a couple years ago. That's when I enter the picture!!! Thanks to Paws New England and Petfinder.
Let's see some things mom likes: hiking, running, biking, swimming- which is great b/c I love to do all those things.