Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Graduation Open House

Little did I know when I scheduled the date for my graduation open house that it would be held on the coldest day of the year!
That's a minus sign in front of the 13. That was the actual air temp when I left our apartment to run a couple of last minute errands yesterday morning. It is also the same exact temp THIS morning when I left to go to the laundromat to do our laundry. Brrrrr.

So, the party. I invited probably nearly 150, planned food for roughly 100, and had 15 show up. I LOVED seeing the people that came but I was a little bummed. I knew it wasn't going to be as well-attended as I had hoped when I sent out the invites, but I was not prepared for as small a turn-out as I got. I ended up sending 2 meat and cheese trays, buns, and chips home with 2 different friends. I have nearly half a cake, meat, cheese, veggies, dips, and chips to bring to work tomorrow. We can't eat it all before it goes bad so it has to come to work with me. The next party I plan is definitely going to be a pot-luck.Anyway, I did have fun. An aunt and uncle I haven't seen in over 10 years stopped by. They met Bob for the first time and he loved them. I knew he would because this particular uncle is a character just like Bob.Another fun surprise was that a former college classmate of mine from the FIRST time I attended college in Sioux Falls showed up with his wife. I was trying to think of the last time I saw him and can't remember. I went back to the school in 1990 for what would have been my graduation had I not flunked out but I can't remember if he was there when I was there visiting. Otherwise it would have been in 1989.Other friends of mine showed up as well. My faithful prayer group women and a couple we know from our former church. Also, my former roommate and the maid of honor at our wedding. So, even though it wasn't well-attended, I got to visit a little more than I probably would have with those that did show.So what's ahead? Who knows. This week we have a new person starting at work so I will be involved in her training. I am also taking the class and the test necessary to get my property and casualty license this week. Bob has a doctor's appointment and I hope he is able to get some answers to some pressing health issues he's been experiencing. I also have another PT appointment tomorrow. Not to mention more job hunting in Florida via the internet.


Barb said...

Amy, I'm glad your party went well although not all the invited guests came. I remember when I got my BS, I wondered what I would do with my life after that. It was in 1985, and I have done a lot of things!! A year later, I had moved to Europe; 2 years later I got married; 19 years after my graduation, I was divorced (sigh)and in the process of moving back from Europe.

I also remember by noon the day after my graduation, I was sitting at work in a deep depression thinking what in the world will I do now. I hope you don't get that, but if you do, it's normal.

Looking forward to reading what is next for you and Bob.

Best wishes,

Kbg said...

All the guests look very happy to have been invited to your party and able to come! It looks like it was a lot of fun and the cake was really pretty.

Happy everything! Best wishes for the coming year(s)...Kayte