Friday, August 24, 2007

Mom is fine and Graduation is Imminent!

My mom came through surgery just fine.  She remained in the hospital overnight and was to be discharged sometime later this afternoon.  She received 2 pins and a plate apparently.  I was told that she received the bouquet of flowers I ordered upon checking in to the hospital.  Nice.  So she has 6 to 8 weeks of recovery and probably some form of physical therapy ahead of her.

I received my graduation forms on Wednesday.  One of the forms asked me to fill out my name exactly as I’d have it appear on my diploma. You can bet I relished filling that baby out!  I turned in the forms yesterday and was told I was the first one!  Score!  I found out that we can order caps and gowns in October, our graduation assembly is December 11th, and the actual graduation is an all day affair on Friday, December 21st.  I have to take the day off work but you can bet your bippy I’ll be doing just that.  There is a brunch thing at 11, rehearsal at 1, assembling at 3, and graduation is from 4-5:30.  I get 9 tickets for family and friends.  I.  Can’t. Wait.

I also received my grade from my last class.  I got an A!  I also received a perfect score on my final presentation.  That was a very nice surprise indeed.  My last night of my current class is Thursday with the final paper due the following week.  My dreaded class from hell begins September 13th and will feature 5 long, grueling weeks of graduate level research work.  Gah.  Also, our work is to be done in groups.  I hate group work because you always end up picking up the slack for some chump who doesn’t care as much as you do and refuses to work with you.  Then you all get the same grade even though 1 or more of you did the lion’s share of the work.  So unfair.

Tomorrow is State Fair day.  Pictures to follow.

Monday, of course, is follicle check 2.1.  I will update after that appointment.  Oh!  I wanted to write that when I called Bob with the update of yesterday’s appointment, I started to tell him about it and he interrupted me to say, “There are 2 follicles aren’t there?”  I said there were and how did he know and he said he just knew.  Then I said there was one on each side (left and right) and he said he knew that too because in his mind he saw the letter Y with a circle over each arm of the “y”.  Weird, right?


Heather said...

I'm with you on the group work. It was ALWAYS my least favorite part of classes when I was in collage.

Glad to hear your mom is doing well.

Yvonne said...

My best wishes for a speedy and complete healing for your mom!