backward graduation weekend part 1
by, 05-16-2010 at 05:01 PM (1376 Views)
I started this Friday, but there was a storm and I lost it when the power went out. Now I think I'll do this in parts like my friend Rich
I've been crying all week. I finished college and Graduation was Saturday. I keep thinking about the sacrifice that my family has made. It's not the big things, but all of the little things. I tried to stay on top of motherhood and school work, but I always felt like everything depended on my performance. I felt like I was juggling sharp objects while standing on a ball. If I had messed that up I would have been left holding nothing. I think it's been hard on my family. But, I'm sure we will all enjoy the money come fall I just hope that the sacrifice wasn't greater than the income. None of us place a huge value on money, but it will be nice to have some.
My mom has bronchitis again, and is in the hospital. She went from work to the ER on Friday and was admitted. I think she'll come home today, but I also thought she would go home yesterday. She'll be fine, and she hasn't had a cigarette since last Sunday.
Bailey wanted to go hang out at the coffee shop with her friends, one of whom is a love interest. I needed to get groceries and go see my mom at the hospital she she was allowed to visit while I took care of these things. When I got to the hospital my mom was asleep on her side in her hospital gown giving me a nice view of her back. To my surprise she has a tattoo on her shoulder! She and dad had talked about getting matching tats, but I didn't think they really would. Well, they did. I'm not being judgmental here, I just don't like them. It's fine with me if you have one and I hope you always love it. I can't tell you how I felt in that moment when I saw her tattoo. I guess I felt backwards. I think that it's usually the parents shocked by the child's tattoo, not the other way around. Anyway, the color was so bright and pretty. They looked like they would smear. When I touched them I was kind of surprised that they felt like regular skin. I went to school with the guy who did them. He was such a stoner, but a nice guy.
Bailey called while I was there to check in. She was listening to a Cat Stevens record and having a good time. She's such a good girl.
After getting groceries I went to get Bailey. I had NPR on the radio and Pink Floyd was playing and I enjoyed it. Again I had this backward feeling. My parents got matching tattoos, my 15 year old daughter was listening to Cat Stevens, and I still knew the words to Pigs on the Wing.