Friday, June 16, 2006

Graduation Day

Today we are launching our third child into the adult world as dd Melanie graduates from high school/community college. It all happens so quickly! There's still so much parenting we need to do, but as with most 18 year olds, there's a limited amount of parental instruction that she will tolerate. I think if I can just teach her a few little housekeeping routines before she strikes off to college somewhere, I'll feel better about the whole thing. :)

She's planning to take a year off of the school track in order to build her savings account and explore some possibilities. She's leaning towards a degree in graphic design, probably at a state uni, but hasn't decided just exactly where. Since she's already ahead of the game with her AA degree in hand, sticking close to home for a few months seems to be wise. Notice I say, close to home. Those of you with later years teens know that they aren't really AT home!

Graduation tonight, open house party tomorrow. We're joining with another family whose dd is also graduating from the community college in hopes that by combining we'll have more of a party. It seems to be an awfully busy weekend for our family and friends, so turnout will likely be low. That's how it goes sometimes. So I encouraged DD to be sure to invite ALL her friends. We'll have fun regardless. :)

There's lots to keep me busy at the moment with graduation, then Father's Day on Sunday. I've invited our oldest DD and her family over for a bbq to enjoy our new back yard, as they haven't seen it yet. And I still haven't gotten all my stuff packed away for the window installation. I may just get some boxes, put stuff in, then deal with it later. Sounds like a good plan to me!



I'll leave you with a photo of the little arch I put up the other day. My Graham Thomas rose was begging me to get some kind of support for it and I found the arch in my garage. Think I might just get another to put at the opposite end of this row to balance it out. So that means buying a couple more climbers!

14 comments:

lena-lou said...

Your new back garden looked great on your pictures. I hope you have a brill weekend with your 'parties'...enjoy!!

KarenV said...

Congratulations to your DD on her graduation! Hope you have a fantastic weekend of celebrations :)

Barbara said...

Congratulations to Melanie!! What a big moment. I hope everyone enjoys a fantastic weekend! :)

Cathy said...

Congratulations to Melanie on her graduation. I hope you have good weather both today and tomorrow for the open house.

Love your scissor collection too - I've been starting to acquire some new ones too!

~Harsha~ said...

love yous scissors collection.. and the arch too!

Congrats to the fine young lady!

Patti said...

Yeah! Congratulations on your DS graduation and I think it's very wise of her to take a year off to explore her opportunities. So much smarter and I wish I'd done the same. Enjoy your celebrating and the new yard.

Cindy said...

Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation! That's awesome that she was able to earn her AA degree while in high school. Taking time off is a good idea! Enjoy your weekend :)

Jenna said...

Congratulations Melanie! The world is at your feet right now. Enjoy it and take full advantage. :)

Christine Doyle said...

Congratulations to Melanie!! Housekeeping routines? You are supposed to learn that at home??? So I can blame my mother for my awful housework? lol!!! It isn't my over stitching, lazy attitude at all!

Von said...

But Christine - you should see her bedroom! I don't want to foist her sloppiness on some poor roommate when she does go to college. :D

Singular Stitches said...

Congratulations to your daughter! :o)

Sharon said...

Congratulations to Melanie on your graduation. You guys have a great weekend!

Lana said...

Your new back yard is really looking beautiful! Wanna come do mine when you're done? ::chuckle::
~Lana~

Lili said...

Congratulations to Melanie! It's a BIG first step!
I just love seeing pics of your garden. Thanks for sharing, Von! And above all, thank you for your care and concern. I am extremely touched.
Hugs!