Trig- OMG yes the snacks and the soda! My DH is the actually the worst offender with the soda- he likes three kinds on hand at all times. Then the boys were sucking down a bunch of his, so I get them each a 12 pack a week so they will leave his alone. It is ridiculous! I feel ya!
Blue- No, we have not eaten in a restaurant yet at all. We have done takeout only. I know you can eat outside at some now but we haven't done that yet either. In time!
I'm so glad you had fun with your brother and the Fam, plus the other nice events of the weekend. We all need some bright spots these days. And I join you on feeling tubby. I am definitely rocking the Oompa Loompa thing right now!
Jaz- I wonder if the DGKs have antibodies from their Mom having had C-19? She was tested for it and was positive, right? And was with the kids the whole time? I just wonder... I love what you wrote about your DD though. It is great when we LIKE our kids and how they are growing and developing.
I'm glad you got to lunch with a friend! Those moments are so precious now! Also really glad to hear that your tummy is all settled down.
I feel for you with the driving and long work day x 5 days per week. My client is 45 minutes each way and one day makes me tired. I can't imagine. I salute you!
Lori- Sounds like a rough golfing day on Sunday! I do wish your Sis would come and visit you. You both would enjoy that so much!
5.5 miles!! Wow! That is so impressive! Great job being back in the Safe Zone too! Well done.
Trig- No rush to open the pool- water is too cold to use anyway yet so it is all the maintenance with none of the fun. That should hopefully change in the next couple of days- finally some hot weather!
Sorry you didn't get to see your Bro but like you said, you can party it up in a month. I am hoping my bro and co will come here this summer for a visit.
Okay, so, graduation. It was just so nice. We go during our allotted time for his last name. Drive up, and have a couple of minutes wait behind the one car having their turn.
Then we drive up and they have a stage there for the kids. He gets "announced", walks across the stage and gets his diploma. A photographer takes his picture and then we all got to join him for pictures as well. This was a surprise bc we had originally been told that only two people could get out with him. He was also super surprised (we all were!) that he got two Departmental Awards- one for Fine Arts and one for Drama, so that was really exciting for him. He was honestly so surprised and just thrilled out of his little gourd.
After that we piled back in the decorated car and ALLL the teachers and staff from the whole school were lining the drive, cheering for him and yelling things out to him. It was absolutely priceless. He was really happy to see a couple of teachers/staff that he really likes. It was nice to get to wave or say goodbye. He was blasting "American Pie" at full volume as we drove away with us all singing at the top of our lungs.
We then told him that Dd and SoIL had to go, that DD had to teach a class. In reality they were going to be decorating the inside and getting the final parts of dinner set up (SoIL made the pasta sauce, cooked the pasta, threw my artichoke dip in the oven and set the table, DD did the decorating.) Meanwhile we took DS21 with us to take pictures. We kept him out about 45 minutes or so. Got back and they had done a wonderful job. I'll send a pic or two to show you all. It was funny though, he walked in and his first comment to his sister was that while it was so nice of her, he would have rather have had her in the pictures with him. I thought that was so sweet of him.
We had dinner, then the boys went out to throw a football around (one of DD's gifts for him) which gave us a chance to get the chocolate fountain fired up and running. When they came in, we did that and then headed downstairs for the slideshow. Y'all, he LOVED the slideshow. They all did. He was really liking the pictures and hearing from family, but when his first friend popped up, his eyes grew wide and then that bottom lip popped right out and he got teary. It meant so much to him to hear from his friends. Each time a friend came up he did the same thing. It was absolutely precious. I will not forget that, ever!
After that (his comment: I am SO SHOOK! lol) he opened his gifts and then we started winding it down. The school had also given a goody bag and in it was a bound booklet with each child's senior picture and a baby picture, along with what would have been said about them as they crossed the stage. At their school, each child is done this way, it is exceedingly special and personal, and I was so very sad that he would not get to hear what they would say about him. Well now, he not only could "hear" it in his head (we know the drama teacher's voice so well that we all can hear it exactly how it would be read) but now he also has it to keep forever.
Just a wonderful, wonderful day and evening. This one will go down in the books.
Today I did Round Two of Postpartum Doula'ing with my new little family. We did baby's first real bath, learned how to sterilize pacifiers and bottles (and how to put bottles back together), talked about nursing/latching some more, practiced letting the baby take a nap in the bassinet (Mom and Dad had yet to sleep at the same time because of being nervous to let the baby lay down and sleep, bless them) and stuff like that. Very productive time. I came home and crashed for a bit!
DD, SoIL, Ds21 and Ds18 all went to a peaceful protest today in our sister town. They said it was really well done, well attended and everyone had masks on. I am glad that they chose to do that.
DS18's college did a Town Hall meeting today and went over their intentions for the Fall Semester. I was able to watch the playback tonight. Cheer with me, Ladies, because as of now it is planned to have students attend in the fall, at reduced density as far as class sizes etc but I liked what I was hearing. I am hopeful that he will have a semi normal first year experience. That would be great!
Tomorrow will be a slow day for me, which I will welcome so I can get some cleaning done in the house etc, and then I'm hanging out (socially distanced) at a friend's house tomorrow evening. Then a short period of work on Thursday.