Weekends


My weekend was spent celebrating our son's graduation with a bachelor of science degree in math.  What a day!  I will say the event was challenging because the school held the ceremony in a gym....on bleachers.....with no air conditioning.  I'm truly thankful that I did not pass out.  However I'm having issues with my RA and I'm hoping in a day or two that my pains will disappear. This body does not do bleachers anymore.

I find it funny while raising him, I could never find him in a crowd.  When he was four years old, other friends or family would point him out for me.  I never remembered what he was wearing and frankly he looked like every other boy on the playground.  So holding true to my lacking mothering skills, his girl friend spot him in the line up before me then pointed him out.

In my defense, his hair is very short and I was looking for a different looking son (doesn't help that everyone is dressed the same in robes!!)  Anyways, we took some quick photos afterwards, went out to lunch then spent an hour moving all his "stuff" out of the dorm.

Today my husband is cooking dinner and I'm going to read, knit and relax-enjoying the beautiful day today in my home :)

I'm happy to announce that starting next weekend I'll be the new hostess for the "weekending series" that Amanda started at her blog The Habit of Being.  Thank you Amanda for being a pioneer for this series and creating a community of bloggers who share their weekends.

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  1. Congratulations to your son!! What a great reason to celebrate! Wishing you a happy and relaxed Mother's day!

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  2. Congrats to you and your son!

    And when I saw you'd volunteered to take over, I was really hopeful you'd get the gig, because I think you'll do a wonderful job. Congratulations on that too!

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  3. Congratulations both to you and your son. My youngest daughter studied Maths at Newcastle University, she now teaches at a special needs school. Wishing you a wonderful Mothers Day.

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    1. We have something in common with this math love, I'm a basic math user ;)

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  4. Congrats to your son on this important milestone! Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  5. Congratulations to your son Karen. Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day.

    Congratulations to you on being the new hostess of Weekending, you will be wonderful at it :)

    Have a lovely week.

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  6. I know you must be so proud, that is quite an accomplishment your son has earned, congratulations. I'm sorry you are hurting, I can't do bleachers any more either nor lifting up and down a wee person, ouch!
    I knew you would be perfect to host the Weekending posts, I thought of you right away.
    Take care of yourself Karen and happy knitting.

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  7. Congratulations to you and your son! I hope your pains ease with some relaxing, reading and knitting, especially because I think you have another graduation coming up next weekend!

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  8. congrats on your new hostess job, Karen! maybe I'll join in one of these days when life settles down

    and congrats on your son's graduation ~ I still remember when you sent him off for his first year of college...my how time flies!

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  9. Congratulations on your son's graduation! My son graduates next weekend with a BS in biology. Pretty amazing that they grow up despite our mistakes, huh?

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    1. Congrats to you!! Have fun at the ceremony :)

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  10. Two reasons for congratulations. I'm glad that you survived your son's graduation. You must be so proud of him and for hosting weekend. I hope that your pains have eased after your restful day.
    Take care.
    debx

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  11. Oh wow, what an exciting weekend! Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing you hosting the weekending session next week :)

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  12. Congrats to your boy, Karen! Exciting days for our grown up kids, isn't it? Life before them filled with dreams. :) Will have to check out your new gig! Congrats on that, too! Have a terrific week,

    Lisa ;)

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  13. Congratulations to your son!

    And Yay! to your hosting the Weekending sessions. I'll have to remember to do them more.

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  14. Congrats to your son! How exciting!

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  15. Congrats to the Graduate! How exciting. Enjoy your peaceful day today!

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  16. hope you feel fully better! what a wonderful memory you all have of this now! :)

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  17. What a great Mother's Day gift, attending your son's commencement. Congratulations to you for getting him through -- mama's provide a whole lot of behind the scenes support! -- and for hosting Weekending. I love the picture with this post. Hopefully by the time you read these words your aches and pains will be easing. Advil smoothies work wonders. ;-)

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  18. Sounds like you had a very nice mothers day weekend. Congrats to your son! Math!! Wow! Glad to hear you will be hosting Weekending! I'm looking forward to coming to your space more often. :)

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  19. What a wonderful, momentous occasion! Congratulations to your son and to your whole family. It seems like commencement exercises are never in air-conditioned venues. I'm glad you made it through the day, although I'm sorry to hear that your RA is acting up. Ouch. It sounds like you had a nice weekend, just the same, and got to do all of your favorite things on Mother's Day. ♥

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  20. Congratulations on the graduation! I love the weekend posts and will be sure to check out your guest blogging.

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  21. Congratulations on your new hosting duties! How exciting. I only do weekend posts occasionally since no one wants to read that I was at work!
    And Congrats to your son for graduating with a degree in math! Wow.

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  22. I love that picture! And congratulations to your son! My little brother graduated yesterday in memphis, but I wasn't able to be there. Bummer! So excited you'll be hosting weekending!

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  23. I'm the same forever losing the children in the crowd. Congratulations of graduation of your son..You've got to feel proud!

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  24. Congratulations. I'm off to check out the weekend blog.

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  25. graduation is such a landmark! i'm so happy you were there to witness it and i hope that when it comes time for him to graduate from grad school there are no bleachers in sight ;-)

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  26. Congratulations to you and your son!

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  27. Karen, I am so sorry that I didn't realize until today that you had a painful time of it recently with the RA. My heart goes out to you...especially where the bleachers in a hot gym with no air conditioning! It brought back memories of our daughter-in-law's graduation when she received her teaching degree.

    Congratulations to your son, by the way! I'm glad there are people in this world that enjoy math. ;)

    I'm excited to learn more about your new endeavor as the hostess for the weekending series! Sounds like fun!

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