Graduation and Beyond

It’s been two-and-a-half months since I’ve posted on the old blog-ola. I simply must break the ice and start posting again, even if it’s only a list of mama-bragging:

  • Dear daughter Kayla and her best friend Emmy Lou left today for the Mediterranean, to spend three months traveling in Europe. Kayla has taken her watercolors, paper and pens and hopes to keep an artistic diary of the trip. Have a memorable adventure, Dearie, but keep your wits about you at all times.
  • Son Seth graduates from 8th grade this evening and will be singing an original song during the ceremony. Congratulations, Seth!
  • Daughter Rebecca graduates from high school tomorrow evening. Additionally, she has already completed one year of studies at the community college, medical tech prep, and Certified Nursing Assistant studies. Way to go, Sweetie!
  • Daughter Lydia has been accepted as a Running Start student, so as an 11th grader she will begin her full-time college studies in the fall. She tested in at English 101.
  • Daughter Debra has decided to attend the community college on a part-time basis in the fall, having tested in at English 100 level. She plans to continue with her volunteer work at our local library.


Don’t let me get started talking about the grandchildren, or telling you about the adventures of my rascally old mom who recently moved to a full-care nursing facility. This wee post may suffice for now.

7 Responses to “Graduation and Beyond”

  1. Linda says:

    Sounds like you need a cup of tea Joyce, so much going on. We had the play Oliver for the last three days, including tonight while I type. My husband has report writing which needs to be finished. And our son’s results came in for first semester uni, two credits and a high distinction. I had a very wide smile.

  2. Barbara says:

    Congrats to all you children. It sounds like they all have an exciting future ahead of them. You must be so proud.

  3. So much going on! Congrats. 🙂

  4. Vivian says:

    congrats on your children! you have done a wonderful job…

  5. Melanie says:

    I’ve been MIA with my blog too. So much going on with your kids! Sounds like they are having some wonderful opportunities! Have a lovely weekend. ((Hugs))

  6. Melanie says:

    What an exciting venture to travel to distand lands. I’m praying for them to have a wonderful and safe time. Sounds like you’ve been very busy like me. Hope you have a great 4th. ((Hugs))

  7. Susan B says:

    Hi Joyce,
    I just wanted to say hi, and thank you for your sweet comments! I hope that your family is doing well, and you are enjoying your summer so far. I hope you had a great July 4th. Take care, and God bless.