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?
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:
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:
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.
I hope everyone has a fun and restful weekend!
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