Monday, May 11, 2009

Trip Blather

Wow, we made it to Georgia, after 28 hours. We had to stop every two hours to walk the dogs (and us) and we got so tired we ended up punch drunk; but we got here in time for the hooding ceremony on Thursday night. I had time to get the dogs settled, take a shower, and put on clean clothes and we got to the university just in time. I am so proud of my daughter she has worked very hard and had a 3.9 GPA, all while working full time. The graduation ceremony on Saturday was great (and thankfully brief); now she has pneumonia and strep throat, and she is as sick as a dog. I wonder where that phrase came from? What is sick as a dog? And why do we compare people to sick dogs? Just wondering. . .

The weather has been mercifully and unseasonably cool, but I am good with that.:-) We are just vegging now that DD1 is so sick, but that is all I wanted to do anyway. There is really nothing I want to do here but get a facial and knit, so everything is good. I started a pink Cotton Tots baby blanket for a woman at work who just discovered that she is having a girl. I am using the pattern that MajorKnitter used here; but adapting it to the size I wanted. Because of the differences in the yarn, I do not think the different stitches will be as noticeable, but it will be pretty and comfy for the baby, which is what counts. I am also finishing my second sock from the mystery yarn ball. I am dying to see what is in the center of the yarn. lololo

I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day and a great weekend. I have to be at work on Monday morning, so we plan to leave here on Saturday. See you in the funny papers.

11 comments:

Elaine said...

What a bummer that your daughter is sick and can't just bask in her wonderful accomplishments!

Enjoy your time with her though.

Jersey said...

I'm glad to hear that you made it safely. I hope your daughter is feeling much better very soon.

Try to relax and enjoy your time with her.

Cin said...

Congratulations to your daughter! My hooding is this Friday and I certainly know first hand how hard it was for her to work full time and accomplish her Master's Degree!

I hope she feels better soon. I bet it is kind of nice to have mom around when she isn't feeling well. Not so great for you, but she is still your little girl....

Great trip home wishes too!

EJ said...

Congrats to DD1. Working and being a wonderful student at the same time is terrific. I'm sure you're very proud of her. Now she has to get better and everything will be great.

Relax and knit.

Erytanthes said...

Graduation is almost upon us at my school too! I won't be graduating myself for another year, but several of my friends will be (hopefully...). Long car trips are a real pain. My large family usually makes at least one a year and I've been so lucky as to avoid being crammed into a big van with 7 other people and 2 dogs, by flying lately. ^-^ I hope you had a happy mothers day!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Poor dear my youngest daughter is complaining of sore throat and her ears are hurting we cannot get into the pediatrician until Thursday they told me to just give her tylenol and push the fluids she isn't eating much.Hugs for your daughter hope she gets well soon.Darcy

tom said...

Happy to hear the graduation happened and that your daughter did so well. I hope she is feeling better every day.

purple-power said...

I hope your daughter is over this quickly and that you stay healthy. I hear knitting helps with that :-)

LilChickadee said...

I hope your daughter feels better soon!

knitting fool said...

I'm sure that your being there will help your daughter heal quickly.

Congrats to both of you.

smariek said...

Glad to hear you made it there. I don't know if I could spend 28 hours to get someplace by car. Too bad your daughter is sick, I hope she feels better soon. Love that you just want a facial & to knit. Didn't know you were still unraveling that mystery ball of yarn... perhaps it is a "centerless" ball of yarn, lol.