I'm Baaacckk!

I'm sorry for not posting about my exciting life lately. I've spent much of my blogging time visiting y'all and trying to catch up on comments. Your lives are much more interesting than mine, but I do have a few things to share.

My baby girl graduated! She was 23rd in her class of 156 and graduated with an academic honors diploma. She worked hard and I am so proud of her. This girl knows how to study and will have no problems in college. I say this because my son doesn't have to do anything to make an A in a class and I fear he will be lost in college because of his study habits~or lack thereof. Right now my daughter is going to take her prereq. classes at Ivy Tech and get her CNA training this summer. She's still praying about where to go to college for nursing school. I am thankful she is going to be around for awhile I must admit. With me having surgery here soon she is a huge help when it comes to taking care of me.

Her open house was held at the church and it went over great. My daughter isn't in to all the thrills and frills so it was very simple. I was thankful for the simplicity of it all. My main concern was a yummy punch and another blogger gave me a great recipe but my daughter said let's just take blue Hawaiian punch, ginger ale and crush up ice and viola! And you know what? We got more rave reviews about that so-called punch. I'll remember this for when my son graduates in two years!

Let's see, what else? Well, I took my mom to the cemetery on Memorial Day to set out flowers for dad. They still don't have his headstone up. Because my mom did so well that helped me to not just break down completely. I, personally, am not one to visit a cemetery because I know that my dad is in Heaven and it is just his shell that is in the ground. But I always want to take my mother when she wants to go.

My hubby was in Pennsylvania for the weekend so I had the opportunity to keep my kids busy. They were a huge help and we cleaned out drawer after drawer and three closets. We managed to take two van loads of stuff to Goodwill! My son was very busy peeling wallpaper in our bathroom. Our home was built in 1976 and, ummm, yeah, we still have the same wallpaper up. Let's just say it was really ugly! Does anybody remember foil wallpaper? 'Nuf said.

Hows does a family of five manage to gather so much junk? It's ridiculous the things we have saved over the years. My kids are going Wednesday to the local thrift shop and opening up an account so they can start making a little money on some of their old clothes and things. I think when I'm back to moving I need to do that too. Hey, if it will help pay for a tank of gas then I guess it's time to sale my size 3 jeans that I will never ever fit in again! I just kept them so I could prove that I used to have no figure. I was so tiny people, but thanks to Chocolate Mousse Cake I've fluffed up a bit. :o)

Speaking of which, I was taking my prednisone twice a day and all I wanted to do was eat everything in the world. Seriously. Even the stuff I dislike sounded good! Anyhoo, I switched to taking it all in the morning and while I do hurt more at least I am no longer hungry!!!!!! This is a HUGE deal folks. Actually I am back to making myself eat every few hours. I guess I should have waited and posted about this tomorrow, but that's okay. I'm happy!

I'm really anxious to visit you guys so I am gonna hush and come say HI!


Kimmy said...

Hi, Amy. Thanks for the update. I've been wondering how you've been and how your daughter's graduation went. It sounds like you had a great time with that. And I know all about "purging" household items. When we moved out of our house that we had lived in for just 8 short years, I could not believe how much (what I considered to be) junk we had accumulated. We managed to downsize our possessions but even though we moved to a bigger house, I still don't have room to store all our "stuff". We definitely are blessed beyond measure! Take care.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Gosh, you have been busy! Great update :) Sounds like the graduation and party went really well. That was very sweet of you to go to the cemetery with your mom. I like to go too, and my husband is always really sweet to take me. It will soon be 5 years since we lost my mom.

Glad you got the prednisone worked out - and your eating schedule too! :)

Have a great week!

Goofy Girl said...

Busy lady! Congratulations to your baby girl!!

I'm glad you got the prednisone fiugred out... that stuff can be rough!

Christine said...

You've been a really busy bee!
It's nice to read about your daughter's graduation. Sounds like everything went really well.

Over the years,we've thrown away little by little or given it away, but yeah, I know I've thrown away a lot of stuff. Imagine my grandmother moving out of her house after 40 years, the stuff just kept pouring out of her closets.
That's good that your kids are trying to make a little of their own cash.
Glad you are feeling better too.
Take care

Christine said...

BTW- I found something that I couldn't resist getting for you, so start stalking the postman.

Sandy said...

Congrats to your daughter, I can see the proud mom gleem in your eye from here. Your daughter sounds like a real sweetheart and a blessing to her mom!!
My hubby was on prednisone recently for shoulder problems, now I know why he was so hungry, I didn't put it all together.