Monday, May 17, 2010


The arrivals begin this Wednesday night, there will be 10 people staying with me in my little house...some camping in the back yard!   Am I ready?  Heck, no!  The big stuff has been the tiling of my bathroom floor and the resetting of the toilets in both bathrooms...whew!  Will I ever tile a floor again?  Don't think much better on walls!  Still work to do in the bathroom....baseboards, paint, etc.....but it's finally functional again, and that's what matters....let the celebrations begin!

Tonight is the Honors Convocation at my university....yes, I am graduating Magna Cum Laude (I know I'm bragging, but it has been well-earned)...Wednesday evening is my actual graduation ceremony....and Thursday morning is my nephew's graduation ceremony....he actually graduated in December, but is flying down to "walk"...

I am looking forward to having my house full of those that I love so dearly...sitting around the firepit outside in the evening...the last time so many of us were gathered together around the fire we were planning my Mom's funeral...bittersweet memories, but I know that she will be smiling down upon us all ....and after all of the graduation hoopla, we're all headed to Disneyland for a couple of days!

I'm gonna need a vacation when everyone goes home.....


  1. What a wonderful way to become exhausted, surrounded by love and the knowledge of your high achievements. Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations, sweet friend! WOW!

    Enjoy your company.
    Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

  3. Congratulations! Getting a degree at this time is your life is a great accomplishment and you deserve to brag.

    Have fun with your family. These memories will last a life time for everyone.

  4. Congratulations! I know how proud you must feel; and rightly so. Well done!

  5. Congrats and Good Luck with all those guests.
    I would be cowering in the outhouse........

  6. Oh honey, brag all ya've earned it and then some. I know I am very proud of you. Enjoy every drop of the celebration. Have a great time with your guests.

    God bless and have yourself a marvelous day!!!

  7. Saranne, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Magna Cum Laude is HUGE! High five to YOU.

    Enjoy having your house full of happiness and love. I hope it's fantastic.

    Yeah you!

  8. Congratulations to you and your son! You have the right to brag. What an accomplishment! Enjoy having a full house. It's great to have others share in the joys.

  9. Congratulations! It will be hectic and joyful, just as celebrations should be!