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Friday, June 19, 2009

Graduation Day!

I'm so proud! Today, my daughter Amanda is graduating high school. She attends Ocean Lakes High - there are over 500 students in her class. She's an honor grad getting an advanced diploma with a civics seal, math and science seal, and a technology seal. She was in a separate 2 year Digital Design program and also received her NOCTI Advertising and Design certificate! Whoo hoo! Lots of toots!

I am so excited. You'd think it was me graduating or something! My in laws and sister in law have also come to visit for our grand event. I am beyond elated!

Amanda is becoming quite the digital talent. She's even built her own site for her designs, although she's really not doing much promoting yet - still working on building up a portfolio.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fun with Friends

Had a great, laid back weekend. Started out with a crop with some new friends Friday night - that was terrific fun - they were just my type of gals and we laughed so much! I really enjoyed that. Got my butterfly book about 1/2 done... then switched to a Lime Rickey card kit and made 5 cards. I still have a few to go to finish up, but I enjoy working kits and not having to over-analyze what to do next and how to get a nice finished product. These are about just the amount of concentration I need at a social event. It was the hostess birthday as well, so we had some tasty snacks, but the company is what really made this outing special.

I also ended up getting season 4 of Buffy on DVD. Spent a large part of Saturday reading a good book (Jayne Ann Krentz, Sizzle & Burn), then watched the first 2 disc of the season. Mark and I went out for Mexican for dinner. Maggie had left earlier in the day to spend the night at a girl friend's and Amanda went to prom with her boyfriend. She was totally lovely. Gotta get Mark to upload the photos he took of her/them.

Sunday was another day of leisure - knocked out my classwork and took the quiz for my Money & Banking class (wish she'd give us more than 5 questions on a quiz so I could get better grades). Paid bills, then back to the Buffy marathon. I still have 2 discs to watch before I'm all done with that season. Have to wait for next payday for season 5... ah, the trials...

Now it's Monday and it's back to the day job. I think I have enough time for one more episode before I have to leave... whoo hoo!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Marathon phase 1 completed

I've exhausted the Buffy episodes on Hulu... watched all 56 through season three - they don't have any others on the site at this time (boo hoo!) I understand I can find them for $15/season at Walmart... guess what's next on my to-do list?

Currently in week 8 of my college class Money and Banking. Got my paper turned in and we're screaming toward finals. This class seems to be going by quite quickly to me... then again, so does life! My middle daughter just received her high school yearbook - she's taking it to school today for friends signatures. Hard to believe graduation is right around the corner. So much going on right now... so little time to smell the roses.

Decided to attend an evening crop Friday. I'll be trying to complete my butterfly garden mini book from the current kit. Once I get it done, I'll share some pictures here with you - if it comes out half as cute as my vision, it should be nice. I picked up the photos last weekend so I'm ready to cut, glue and go...

Have you been accomplishing much lately?