Dual Graduations

Yesterday was my first full day up and about.  PR graduated from middle school in the morning and RC graduated from high school in the evening.  I'm very proud of both of them.

My in-laws flew in for the day.  I'm sure you can imagine what it's like to try to take on the world, including in-laws, for 18 nonstop hours right after a major surgery.  I thought I was going to die from exhaustion.  I nearly passed out at the evening graduation, I literally started to sway on my own feet at one point.  Somehow I managed to hang in there, but I think it was through sheer will and determination.

I'll be back on the couch resting most of the weekend.

By the way, my in-laws never noticed my breasts.  I declined hugs by informing them my shoulder was sore and that was that.  (If anyone hugged me right now with my very tender breasts I would burst into tears.)

Why am I the one who is always trapped in a seat near a crying toddler for hours on end during graduation ceremonies?  I love kids, I really do.  I have three, remember?  I also always had the courtesy to walk mine right out of an event when they were younger if they were being disruptive to others. 

While everyone else was captivated by the graduation speeches and the reading of name after name after name … I was noticing the following sights surrounding me.

If you had this growing on your chin, wouldn't you have it removed promptly?

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I had to look at that for an hour during PR's ceremony.  <shudder>

When you are at least 55 years old it's time to stop wearing little girl barettes in your hair and looking like this:

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By the way, if you are going to wear little girl barettes in your hair, please make them even because, really?

This Money Town woman got a little carried away with the idea of oversized sunglasses:

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She reminds me of a giant fly.  Am I the only one who thinks that?

Some people can fall asleep anywhere.  I don't know if I've ever felt as exhausted as I did yesterday, and yet I managed to stay awake for both of my son's graduation ceremonies.

  
My favorite picture of the day is my last.  A mom near me fell asleep before the ceremony ever began and did not wake up until everyone rose to leave.  She missed her kid's entire graduation.

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I hope everyone has a fun and restful weekend!

© Twenty Four At Heart

72 Responses to “Dual Graduations”

  1. Middle-Aged-Woman

    I have a much smaller mole on my chin I’d like to have removed, but they won’t do it at the doc’s office because it’s on my face, and I can’t afford the effin’ plastic surgeon, since it’s considered cosmetic. I’m thinking of coloring it black with a permanent marker, so they’ll feel compelled to do something about it.

  2. Middle-Aged-Woman

    I have a much smaller mole on my chin I’d like to have removed, but they won’t do it at the doc’s office because it’s on my face, and I can’t afford the effin’ plastic surgeon, since it’s considered cosmetic. I’m thinking of coloring it black with a permanent marker, so they’ll feel compelled to do something about it.

  3. Middle-Aged-Woman

    I have a much smaller mole on my chin I’d like to have removed, but they won’t do it at the doc’s office because it’s on my face, and I can’t afford the effin’ plastic surgeon, since it’s considered cosmetic. I’m thinking of coloring it black with a permanent marker, so they’ll feel compelled to do something about it.

  4. Hallie

    My MIL had a GIANT mole under her eye when I met her 23 years ago. It had apparently been there her whole life. And she’s married to a surgeon which means even he could have removed it any point. At the kitchen table. Which is where he did all his kiddos stitches.
    Anyway, 2 years ago, out of the blue, she had it removed. And never said a word to anyone. Just did it. I was surprised. Figured after all those years with it attached, she’d want to have a small gathering to say goodbye.
    A mole memorial if you will.
    Hallie 🙂

  5. Hallie

    My MIL had a GIANT mole under her eye when I met her 23 years ago. It had apparently been there her whole life. And she’s married to a surgeon which means even he could have removed it any point. At the kitchen table. Which is where he did all his kiddos stitches.
    Anyway, 2 years ago, out of the blue, she had it removed. And never said a word to anyone. Just did it. I was surprised. Figured after all those years with it attached, she’d want to have a small gathering to say goodbye.
    A mole memorial if you will.
    Hallie 🙂

  6. Hallie

    My MIL had a GIANT mole under her eye when I met her 23 years ago. It had apparently been there her whole life. And she’s married to a surgeon which means even he could have removed it any point. At the kitchen table. Which is where he did all his kiddos stitches.
    Anyway, 2 years ago, out of the blue, she had it removed. And never said a word to anyone. Just did it. I was surprised. Figured after all those years with it attached, she’d want to have a small gathering to say goodbye.
    A mole memorial if you will.
    Hallie 🙂

  7. sometimessophia

    Must have been a long, but happy day for you. Bug woman was pretty scary – then again, I have a thing for bugs. And the mom who slept… Poor thing. Somebody should have nudged her when they started handing out diplomas.
    Get some rest this weekend, okay?

  8. sometimessophia

    Must have been a long, but happy day for you. Bug woman was pretty scary – then again, I have a thing for bugs. And the mom who slept… Poor thing. Somebody should have nudged her when they started handing out diplomas.
    Get some rest this weekend, okay?

  9. sometimessophia

    Must have been a long, but happy day for you. Bug woman was pretty scary – then again, I have a thing for bugs. And the mom who slept… Poor thing. Somebody should have nudged her when they started handing out diplomas.
    Get some rest this weekend, okay?

  10. Jan

    Who the hell sleeps through ANY graduation? Wasn’t there *someone* nearby with an airhorn?

  11. Jan

    Who the hell sleeps through ANY graduation? Wasn’t there *someone* nearby with an airhorn?

  12. Jan

    Who the hell sleeps through ANY graduation? Wasn’t there *someone* nearby with an airhorn?

  13. dogmother

    I love your people watching skills…I am the same way. I have been know to snap pictures of total strangers…just because it’s fascinating!

  14. dogmother

    I love your people watching skills…I am the same way. I have been know to snap pictures of total strangers…just because it’s fascinating!

  15. dogmother

    I love your people watching skills…I am the same way. I have been know to snap pictures of total strangers…just because it’s fascinating!

  16. NGS

    Removing moles from the face is a very touchy thing – apparently it has to do with blood flow and stuff I don’t understand.
    My father fell asleep during our wedding ceremony. This was well documented by our photog. Thanks, Pops!

  17. NGS

    Removing moles from the face is a very touchy thing – apparently it has to do with blood flow and stuff I don’t understand.
    My father fell asleep during our wedding ceremony. This was well documented by our photog. Thanks, Pops!

  18. NGS

    Removing moles from the face is a very touchy thing – apparently it has to do with blood flow and stuff I don’t understand.
    My father fell asleep during our wedding ceremony. This was well documented by our photog. Thanks, Pops!

  19. Kelly

    Hilarious! You crack me up – time and again. Considering you were at graduations which are always boring and still not feeling 100% it amazes me how humorous you still are. You make me laugh.

  20. Kelly

    Hilarious! You crack me up – time and again. Considering you were at graduations which are always boring and still not feeling 100% it amazes me how humorous you still are. You make me laugh.

  21. Kelly

    Hilarious! You crack me up – time and again. Considering you were at graduations which are always boring and still not feeling 100% it amazes me how humorous you still are. You make me laugh.

  22. Danielle

    The mole-maybe she likes it? I don’t know-my grandmother had then on her face that big, and never had them removed. Although, she’s been deceased for 11 years, so I’m sure people didn’t think about removal *quite* as much as they do now?
    The sunglasses-ick ick ick. Those annoy the shit out of me, and DO NOT LOOK GOOD.
    The lady sleeping-really? Seriously? What the hell?
    The barrettes-if you are gonna wear them, wear ones that are one damn color, and look more ‘grown up’. Sheesh.
    That is all. 🙂

  23. Danielle

    The mole-maybe she likes it? I don’t know-my grandmother had then on her face that big, and never had them removed. Although, she’s been deceased for 11 years, so I’m sure people didn’t think about removal *quite* as much as they do now?
    The sunglasses-ick ick ick. Those annoy the shit out of me, and DO NOT LOOK GOOD.
    The lady sleeping-really? Seriously? What the hell?
    The barrettes-if you are gonna wear them, wear ones that are one damn color, and look more ‘grown up’. Sheesh.
    That is all. 🙂

  24. Danielle

    The mole-maybe she likes it? I don’t know-my grandmother had then on her face that big, and never had them removed. Although, she’s been deceased for 11 years, so I’m sure people didn’t think about removal *quite* as much as they do now?
    The sunglasses-ick ick ick. Those annoy the shit out of me, and DO NOT LOOK GOOD.
    The lady sleeping-really? Seriously? What the hell?
    The barrettes-if you are gonna wear them, wear ones that are one damn color, and look more ‘grown up’. Sheesh.
    That is all. 🙂

  25. Midlife Slices

    Kudos to anyone who can embrace their imperfections but I’d have to do something about that chin thing, although I know there are some things that can’t be just snipped off. I only hope I never find myself in a room with you and your camera. You’ll have a hay day with all my uglies. 🙂

  26. Midlife Slices

    Kudos to anyone who can embrace their imperfections but I’d have to do something about that chin thing, although I know there are some things that can’t be just snipped off. I only hope I never find myself in a room with you and your camera. You’ll have a hay day with all my uglies. 🙂

  27. Midlife Slices

    Kudos to anyone who can embrace their imperfections but I’d have to do something about that chin thing, although I know there are some things that can’t be just snipped off. I only hope I never find myself in a room with you and your camera. You’ll have a hay day with all my uglies. 🙂

  28. PAPA

    Wow! Quite the cast! You should be a casting agent, you’re always running into such characters!
    hope you’re feeling better!!!

  29. PAPA

    Wow! Quite the cast! You should be a casting agent, you’re always running into such characters!
    hope you’re feeling better!!!

  30. PAPA

    Wow! Quite the cast! You should be a casting agent, you’re always running into such characters!
    hope you’re feeling better!!!

  31. lo

    bwahahahahahahaha oh holy god this is hilarious. good sweet lil baby jesus i love you!!

  32. lo

    bwahahahahahahaha oh holy god this is hilarious. good sweet lil baby jesus i love you!!

  33. lo

    bwahahahahahahaha oh holy god this is hilarious. good sweet lil baby jesus i love you!!

  34. Pseudo

    I’m not a fan of the oversized glasses. Just because the fashio world says it’s so, I’m not one to follow along. Only certain faces can pull them off.

  35. Pseudo

    I’m not a fan of the oversized glasses. Just because the fashio world says it’s so, I’m not one to follow along. Only certain faces can pull them off.

  36. Pseudo

    I’m not a fan of the oversized glasses. Just because the fashio world says it’s so, I’m not one to follow along. Only certain faces can pull them off.

  37. Jason

    I love that you just sat there and took pics of people instead of paying attention to the graduation. Certainly more exciting!
    And did you really want your in-laws to notice your breasts?

  38. Jason

    I love that you just sat there and took pics of people instead of paying attention to the graduation. Certainly more exciting!
    And did you really want your in-laws to notice your breasts?

  39. Jason

    I love that you just sat there and took pics of people instead of paying attention to the graduation. Certainly more exciting!
    And did you really want your in-laws to notice your breasts?

  40. Beth

    So, no cracks were showing? I always seem to sit behind the person with plumber’s butt. I’m thinking of publishing a book with all my snaps of crack.
    This is a GREAT post! I love the way you watched the people around you.

  41. Beth

    So, no cracks were showing? I always seem to sit behind the person with plumber’s butt. I’m thinking of publishing a book with all my snaps of crack.
    This is a GREAT post! I love the way you watched the people around you.

  42. Beth

    So, no cracks were showing? I always seem to sit behind the person with plumber’s butt. I’m thinking of publishing a book with all my snaps of crack.
    This is a GREAT post! I love the way you watched the people around you.

  43. Stella

    That’s great for your boys! Glad you didn’t hit the deck during the evening graduation. The mole was nasty but they have most likely lived with it for yeeeeeaaaaars. The Money Town lady was kind of cute, LOL.
    Glad you are feeling better but hope you enjoy a blissful weekend. Did you ever pick up the book OUTLANDER?

  44. Stella

    That’s great for your boys! Glad you didn’t hit the deck during the evening graduation. The mole was nasty but they have most likely lived with it for yeeeeeaaaaars. The Money Town lady was kind of cute, LOL.
    Glad you are feeling better but hope you enjoy a blissful weekend. Did you ever pick up the book OUTLANDER?

  45. Stella

    That’s great for your boys! Glad you didn’t hit the deck during the evening graduation. The mole was nasty but they have most likely lived with it for yeeeeeaaaaars. The Money Town lady was kind of cute, LOL.
    Glad you are feeling better but hope you enjoy a blissful weekend. Did you ever pick up the book OUTLANDER?

  46. nicki

    OMG that has to be the funniest yet. almost spit my rice krispies on my laptop. Love ther bug lady.

  47. nicki

    OMG that has to be the funniest yet. almost spit my rice krispies on my laptop. Love ther bug lady.

  48. nicki

    OMG that has to be the funniest yet. almost spit my rice krispies on my laptop. Love ther bug lady.

  49. Life with Kaishon

    I hope you feel better and get lots of rest this weekend! Those were some disturbing sights : ). She totally looks like a giant fly! And the last lady that fell asleep during the ceremony…well, she didn’t really look like a lady. Too bad she missed her kids graduation!

  50. Life with Kaishon

    I hope you feel better and get lots of rest this weekend! Those were some disturbing sights : ). She totally looks like a giant fly! And the last lady that fell asleep during the ceremony…well, she didn’t really look like a lady. Too bad she missed her kids graduation!

  51. Life with Kaishon

    I hope you feel better and get lots of rest this weekend! Those were some disturbing sights : ). She totally looks like a giant fly! And the last lady that fell asleep during the ceremony…well, she didn’t really look like a lady. Too bad she missed her kids graduation!

  52. Sugee

    Omg that post was hilarious! HAHA I love these pics! Those barrettes are ATROCIOUS! Gees I dunno how you could look at back of her head all evening. 🙂

  53. Sugee

    Omg that post was hilarious! HAHA I love these pics! Those barrettes are ATROCIOUS! Gees I dunno how you could look at back of her head all evening. 🙂

  54. Sugee

    Omg that post was hilarious! HAHA I love these pics! Those barrettes are ATROCIOUS! Gees I dunno how you could look at back of her head all evening. 🙂

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