May 21, 2007

Who Cares If It's Raining...

Normally, rain and temperatures in the 40's wouldn't bother me in the least; however on the 18th of May' outdoors under a large tent complete with (very cold) plastic chairs it was just a bit icy!! Most of the family was gathered for the graduation ceremony of child #3 (the last) from her college just outside of Boston. We huddled together, proud as punch, and very glad we talked Grammie into wearing her winter coat!



The procession started off with Bag Pipers (always make me misty eyed- I love bag pipes, but don't quite understand why). Pomp and Circumstance followed soon after as the 250 graduates arrived full of hope for the future. The ceremony was full of excitement,the keynote speaker -Swannee Hunt- enjoyable and the star of the day is ready to head off to save the world (or maybe just a horse or two!).


She had set high standards for herself, and got her greatest reward- Summa Cum Laude! She did us all proud. Even the rain couldn't put a damper on the day's festivities. The pretty new dress and open toed shoes were left behind, and the full-footed wedges and the long pants were worn for a second day. It was , as Martha would say, a very "good thing" ....here's just a peek at what the day was like:

Rain soaked and chilly feet!

Needless to say, with all the activities of the week before graduation no sewing got done. Now that we are back home, today is laundry and a quick clean up. I do think I may try to go say hello to my sewing room later this afternoon. There is an odd ball in the sky trying very hard to send light and warmth. It is done somewhat intermittently and it feels like a long time since we've last seen that thing called sunshine. I'll have to check and see it it really, truly exists! The forecast for my return to work promises 85* by Thursday. Doesn't it just figure?? Oh well....no matter! We've managed to get the last kiddie thru college. Watch out world here she comes!!

6 comments:

Libby said...

Congrats to the grad - and you, too *s*

Alotta.knittin said...

Congratulations to your daughter. I have similar pictures of my daughter's graduation in 2003: mud-caked sandels, family wrapped in winter coats in May, the whole 9 yards! But regardless of the skies and mud it was a wonderful day for my daughter as I'm sure it was for yours!

Your quilt is beautiful. And I'm jealous of your trip to Paducah. My quilting friends and I are planning a trip next year so I may be checking back for some tips on making the most of the time there.

I have a new knitting and quilting blog and would be thrilled for you to check it out: http://alottaknittin.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

Oh give Julie a big hug and congrats for me! I"m hoping I get at least one through!

atet said...

Congrats to you and your daughter! Hope you manage to find your sewing room and spend some quality time there!

Carol E. said...

Congratulations to you all! What awful weather for a graduation, but what the heck. It is still a day to celebrate.

Shelina said...

Congratulations to the both of you. We have our graduation tomorrow, luckily it will be held indoors. It is supposed to storm, of course.

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