Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Graduation is approaching quickly.

Finally starting to look forward to graduation, I am finished with classes in about three weeks, then it's just a wait for the official Diploma. For the longest time I was not really looking forward to it. I was looking forward to getting my B.A., however, I was not looking forward to not having a schedule of classes. I was looking at a Graduate program, and had applied, but I never got to the portfolio. I was flip-flopping. I had a moment of realization though. When I started taking classes for my B.A. It was in September 2009. About a week after the Fall quarter ended in December 2009, my dad passed away. For most all of my time at SCAD I was still going through this process of grieving. I didn't take a break, I threw myself into working, I did talk to a counselor which did help, but talking about everything can only help so much. I was completely scattered instead of removing commitments, I was adding more commitments. 
I think mom's hospitalization in January this year was the tip of the iceberg. However, I proved to myself that I could live on my own, I could manage the house, although not gracefully.
Okay, back to my realization. While graduating is great, I think I have it intertwined with my grieving. I think that I have it figured that if I am still taking classes, I have this life raft. It's something to keep my head above water. Graduation means removing that life raft and seeing if I will float or sink. It's time to really look for work. I feel I have a strong faith. I try to "Let go, and Let God", which is sometimes hit and miss. I have not put enough trust in him, although he has proved to me time and time again that he is in control. So while it's quite easy for me to start worrying about what I am going to do after I finish my B.A. I know it will work itself out.

My Graduation from St. Petersburg College for my A.A./A.S.

Honestly, I am looking forward to Graduating now though I am not attending Graduation. I am quite fine with not sitting for in a ceremony for a few hours, and far too many important people would not be able to attend.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

We got a box!

We recently bought a Libman Gator mop from Amazon for my Uncle. At the time it was $13.58 and Free Prime Shipping (It's changed now, maybe they realized the shipping was way more than that.) So this afternoon we received the mop and here it is.

The UPS man seemed to be taking care to get out of the truck with this one. The box is comes up to my shoulders and is wide enough for a couple of mops. I was expecting them to just ship it in a long paper sleeve.

Millie: "Please don't put me in there."
So now we have a huge box, that Clifford is using as a cave for a short while. Millie by the way is leery of the big wobbly box. Anyone need a moving box?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Time to Reminisce

This month's issue!

Each month a bit of joy ends up in my mailbox. Reminisce magazine and Reminisce Extra (both bi-monthly) is chalk full of wholesome memories and stories from yesteryear. Sure, lot's of unhappy things happened back then too. However if you dwell on the bad times, you'd be quite unhappy, but I think we can learn from our past. Everyone has their own trials and tribulations. What matters is how you handle them.

I think I enjoy the old pictures and advertisements the best. How I Met My Spouse is one of my favorite sections of the magazine, gives this single girl some hope. Motoring Memories always reminds me of my dad, so that is another favorite.

I have a collection too. It's one magazine that never meets the recycling bin! I think I need another chest.
This is certainly a dress that I would love to have in my wardrobe.
Reminisce Magazine also has a website along with the magazines, they have books. The latest Reminisce Growing Up is one that I received for my birthday from my mom.

Any other Reminisce Magazine subscribers out there? Would love to know what you enjoy about the magazine.