Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's Official

I am the mother of a college graduate.  She wants to go on to graduate school, so eventually I will become the mother of a doctor.  It feels so strange and so wonderful at the same time.  I took some blurry pictures, which I will say was specifically for the blog.  Luckily the other ones turned out well, and there are other photographers in the family.

The project at work is in full swing, which means going into the office, commute time, and lots of overtime.  I've been more relaxed this year about work than in previous years.  The managers expectations are more realistic this year, and that has made a big difference in my stress level.

We got a fence for the backyard, and are trying to get Zeus to get used to it.  He is is easily distracted - a plane or train going by, a neighbor cooking something, children laughing, a school bus going by, etc.  Basically, if we let him outside, he will stare at the door until we let him back in. He wants company and protection.   Eventually I am sure he will get used to all the neighborhood noises, but until then, I don't feel like I am getting my money's worth from the fence.

I have been adding book reviews to my other blog High Road Reader,   You can feel free to check them out at your leisure.


Barb said...

Congrats to your daughter! and to you too for getting her through.
Coco always wants company too. I try to do a little hand sewing on the lawn chair - I also send her out with a chew treat to spend time out there.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah!!! Congratulations to all and blurry or not, we can still tell that she is beautiful, smart, funny, and a good kid ;) You should be proud. It takes a village and a lot of work to raise a kid and get them out of the house, even part of the time and yours is doing beautifully well. Put your feet up, your blurry camera way, forget work for a while and just enjoy the fruits of your labor. Oh, wait...we need another Zeus photo..get that camera back out again!!!

Paula, the quilter said...

Wow, has it been four years already? Tell her congratulations from me and a very big hug to you for raising such a wonderful girl.

Allie said...

CONGRATULATIONS to your daughter - blurry or not she's gorgeous! Oh hon you must be about to burst with pride - that's a wonderful accomplishment! And she's not done yet, my goodness.

Zeus will eventually get used to going outside alone - maybe go out with him but ignore him, or stay by the door and slip in if he gets into sniffing something. It'll just take a bit of time! Glad work is going well for you!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Seems like she just left... my, how time flies! Congratulations all around; to both Mom and daughter. Well done!!

Tanya said...

Congratulations to Sushi! Good for her! I will be a mother of a college graduate too this month... or so my son informs me. And he too says he wants to continue school. Amazing!