I didn’t realize I hadn’t posted in almost a month. Lots of stuff has been going on.

The Girl graduates high school next Monday, so we’re kind of in mild stress mode. My mom arrives tomorrow afternoon with Beloved’s parents and sister coming in on Sunday. Of course, that’s the same day as baccalaureate, so we’re not completely sure how that’s all going to play out and we only have four tickets for that. Given that it’s a mass, it may be that the grandparents will want to keep the Boy home or something. It’s important that he go to mass, but I’m concerned that this one will be long and not good. Plus, Beloved’s sister comes in the afternoon (his parents arrive in the morning) so maybe her dad can pick her up if the mass runs long.

There is also an Honors Convocation on Friday, but again we have four tickets so my mom can go with us.

We have TEN tickets for graduation, in addition to the four for parents on the floor, so we’re set there. Graduation is at 7 pm, so I expect it’ll be a long, late night, and the Boy has school the next morning!

He finishes up on Wednesday, 21 May, at around 11:30 am.

We had a conference with his teacher this past Friday and we’ve/they’ve decided that he should repeat kindergarten. It really is the best decision, given his age and immaturity, and how tough the school is. Still, there’s a little bit of me that’s disappointed, but not surprised. I could see these past few weeks that his behavior isn’t what it should be at this time of the year.


In good news, last weekend (May 3), we had my mom’s surprise 80th birthday party in Akron. She was very surprised, and it was a lot of fun. My uncle (mom’s brother-in-law) and his three daughters came from PA. We grew up next door to them so they’re almost like sisters to my brother and me. His son couldn’t make it, but it was fun anyway. Mom’s brother and his wife came, and as always he had to make a big deal about how Mom’s 20 years older than he is.

The bad news is that everyone gave me their email addresses and somehow in the plane trip back – which was a mess! – I lost them. I found all their snail mail addresses and will send cards asking for the email addresses again.

I’m a point where I can almost see the end of Sword & Illusion. I don’t know if I’ll get if finished soon. Today I have to clean out the Boy’s room so it can be used as a guest room and take dinner over to a friend who had a breast biopsy done yesterday AND get to the gym! I still have 4.8 pounds to lose before I can finish my training with Weight Watchers.

Have a great Tuesday.