Month: October 2013

Day 75 – Graduation Day

Today has been a long, albeit wonderful, day.  Cliff graduated with his Master’s degree today and I couldn’t be more proud of him.  The only bad part was being there at 7:15 this morning…and being there for almost 5 hours.

We’re both super exhausted and couldn’t even muster up 2 full hours of Diablo 3 tonight.  I did my best to take a nap earlier, but it turned into reading half of a chapter for my user support class and then “re”watching the pilot episode of Glee.

After the graduation we went and had brunch with his Mom and Grandmother at Wild Eggs, and I must say…it might have been the best breakfast meal I’ve ever had.  I had the Eggs Bennie and Cliff and I split a side order of bacon, cream cheese, and brown sugar grits.  His Mom ordered their new pumpkin pie pancakes and I thought I had died and gone to pumpkin flavored heaven.  They were amazing! (and I’m sure they were packed with an amazing amount of calories, but this was or cheat meal for the week and it was well worth every single one).

Before I go I just have to reiterate once again just how awesome my husband is.  It was so fantastic to watch him walk across the stage as a Master’s graduate (cum laude at that!).  He’s accomplished so much and has no idea just how far he’s destined to go in life.  I’ve never met a more amazing person in my life.

Now it’s off to bed and hopefully early to rise tomorrow.  I still have a ton of stuff to do, which may or may not include cleaning my house before everyone gets here for the football game tomorrow.

Today’s quote comes from the program at the graduation:

“Dream…and as you dream, remember that only you can make your dreams come true.  Reach…and as you reach, remember that success takes time, devotion, and sometimes a little disappointment.  Believe…and as you believe, you will find reaching gets easier, setbacks get more manageable.  Life becomes more meaningful.  There’s a wonderful dream waiting just for you…I know you can make it come true.” ~ Renee Duvall


Day 74 – Tomorrow’s the Big Day!

Cliff graduates with his MSMIT (Masters of Science in Information Technology) bright and early in the morning.  We have to be there at 7:15…on a Saturday.

I am not ecstatic about this.

I am, however, super excited to see him graduate (with honors!).  Then we’re going to have brunch and then a little get together with friends and family tomorrow night.  Yet another busy weekend in this crazy life of mine.  At least I finished one class worth of homework today and got all of my laundry washed.

Things went a bit better today.  I didn’t feel like my fuse was quite as short as it has been the rest of the week, although I did think I was going to go to jail over a manager at the McDonald’s this morning (we treated ourselves with egg white delights and ice water for breakfast).  I think that the funk is slowly going away, or at least I hope it is.

I started my acne treatment today.  In case you can’t tell in all of my wonderfully edited pictures, I have really bad acne and rosacea.  I went to the dermatologist this week and after $110, two new creams, and a daily antibiotic, I can really see a difference after just one day.  Hopefully it will all clear up and I’ll be 50 pounds lighter and clear skinned for our girl’s weekend in Cinci next month.  That would be a nice little surprise to give my buddies that I haven’t seen in a while.

One thing I know for sure is that I’m going to look terrible tomorrow if I don’t get some sleep!

We worked out a bit late today since we ran errands most of the day, so I bet I sleep like a baby.  Not to mention the full belly from the awesome (homemade) veggie soup I made for dinner.  Yes, I made veggie soup, and yes it was probably the best veggie soup that the world has ever known!

“We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.” ~Carol Burnett


Day 73 – A Little Day of Hooky Never Hurt Anyone

The slippery slope of maintaining my sanity is still going strong.  I do have it say that I feel better tonight than I have all week, so things are looking up.  Plus, tomorrow is Friday and that’s always good.  It’s going to be another busy weekend, but it think that’s it will be a good busy.

I just really hope this is all over soon.  Even though I’ve stayed in my calories all week, I skipped one exercise day and I’ll probably end of skipping tomorrow as well.  I definitely want to make some time for exercising outside this weekend so we can enjoy some if this wonderful weather before winter sets in.

Thr best part about today has been the possible promotion for my best friend.  She’s been offered a great management position in her new company that could seriously change her life.  I’m sending all the great vibes towards her that I can and in order to do that I have to fill my mind with positivity so I can’t stay in this funk too much longer.

Plus who can stay sad when this cutie’s pictures are ready!

“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” -Lao Tzu