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ten on tuesday…

or photographic proof that graduation is official…

i have to thank my friend amys husband brian (who will be this next year!!) for the picture, i know my parents and my sister have some pics as well, just havent gotten them yet. best part of the day? walking down the stage then the aisle and looking up over the crowd and seeing my parents, my sister, nick and my husband everyone cheering for me and my husband giving me the thumbs up…

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the good parents weekend,

friday night we got to my favorite restaruant…chowder pot. ahh yummy food. as we are sitting at dinner over my shrimp scampi, nicks fish and chips and kevins pile of fried stuff, nick pipes up with “you guys are great parents” my heart melted and i think there was a tear in kevins eye. it was complelty unsolicited and there was nothing that he was going to get by saying that (he is still gounded from  the ps3) it was just genuine and that was great. every once in a while we get those little glimpses that prove we are doing the right thing. there are times when nick will ask me a question, then it will come up again later on with his dad and we have the same answer, and those were not covered before hand. its kinda creepy really. as for kevins mystery pain, the doctors still do not know what it is, he had more tests and thankfully its not cancer, kevin tends to have an overactive imagination, so now we have moved into a mind over pain type attitude, it really dosent exsist, right? right. so for the rest of the weekend we are now working on a social studies project on dragons…pretty cool, but i am such a nerd that i have to contain the enthusiasm, its coming along though!

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the essay…

i am starting to put together my application to grad school, surprisingly i am a little bit nervous, the thought occured to me that i may not get accepted…and then what? i have no idea, but i decided that i will deal that if it arises, so my first task is to write an essay, no fewer than 3 pages, about my reasoning for wanting a masters in American Studies and what i plan to do with it….humph, the only thing that i can think of, and this is really the motivation as to getting the masters, is that i want to play with, preserve and present old things. thats all i got, for the life of me i cannot put those thoughts into a coherent, intelligent sounding essay of 1,000 words. i cannot imagine a trustee board looking at an entrance essay to grad school that talks about how cool i think it is to “play” with old things. its almost like a catch phrase, maybe i should go into marketing, but i dont want to, i want to play with old things and research where they came from and why they were important, why oh why does it have to be no less than a 1000 words! argh!

another thing that i am worried about is kevins health, we spent a nice long evening in the emergency room on saturday because he has a pain in his side…after a cat scan and other tests the doctor came out and said, “eh, we don’t really know whats going on, the scan didn’t show anything, you should probably follow up with your regular doctor.” WHAT? what more could he possibly do? and why on earth did we just spend our entire evening…starving…and you have no definitive answer as to why his side hurts? needless to say i do hope that at his appointment tomorrow that he gets a better answer and maybe a magic fix it pill, because if he cant sleep i cant sleep…

p.s: my dove dark chocalate wrapper told me to go to my special place, i think i may take its advice.

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