a couple fewer stresses
My son graduated this afternoon. The last week has been a huge stress leading up to today. They had mandatory marching practices and Senior activities all this week. In his mind he graduated a week and a half ago when the Seniors didn't have to classes anymore. It's been a struggle. He said he wanted to have a cookout after the ceremony and invite his friends and families so we started working towards that. Opened the pool, started inviting people and bought a bunch of food. Then he decided that he didn't. We told him it was too late since people had already been invited, but he stopped inviting so we have a ton of food left over. Oh well, I will freeze the hamburgers and we will have lots of cookouts this summer.
We managed to keep a very big secret from DS to surprise him for graduation. DD told him she couldn't afford airline tickets to come for the ceremony. He had accepted that. We spent yesterday packing up boxes to take to the other house and we told him we had to take that load over. We dropped everything off and went to the airport to pick up DD and her boyfriend. We got home and he was watching a movie. She popped into the room and he looked at her like he didn't know who she was. He was so surprised. We thought that one of my friends had spoiled the surprise on Tuesday when she inadvertently told her husband that DD was going to be here in front of DS. Luckily, he was doing the teenage thing of ignoring everything that adults say. :o) I guess sometimes the things that annoy us can come in handy.
DD wanted to stand on the bleachers for the picture of them so she could be taller than he is again. She is 4 years older and he is about 10 inches taller now.
On a happy quilty note. I finished all the remaining 9-patches for my Sew Scrappy. Now I just have to sew the top together and piece the border with the waste hst's.