Friday, January 7, 2011

Still here, and time for a Happy Dance!!!

Yes, I am still here. Things have just been busy here, with holidays, the flu, visits, and still working in the kitchen! 
One day I will have some after pictures to show you!
 It is coming along, but slowly, and having my house in one giant upheaval of a mess is starting to get to me. The doors are ready to be installed, now it is just up to me, to finish painting the frames. I want them to be just a little too perfect, so that slows me down. Today I found out that the shop making my counter tops lost the order. We ordered from a local building supply, I had not heard from them and thinking just maybe I should check on them,  I called (thankfully) to find out that the counter top shop did not have the order on record. They have put a rush on it, so they should still be ready in time for this slow girl.

Visited this little fellow during Christmas, and my how he is growing!

Now here is the reason I was doing a happy dance today. My boy is officially  a college graduate!!!! Long story short, in order to get credit for a class he had taken, he had to pass 2 different tests. This was a requirement since he had taken the classes at another college, and they were not in the state university system. What he did not realize was, that if he did not pass the test, he would have to repeat the classes! Something that everyone failed to mention. The pressure was on! He also got the flu before Christmas, and felt bad until Christmas eve, so needless to say there was not much test preparation going on. He put in a lot of hours studying, and this Mama was praying.
I knew the test started around 9 this morning, and he called around 10 to say he had passed the test, and would be getting that diploma in the next week!!!! We are so proud of him!

In other news, I am getting close to post number 300! So I am thinking we may have to do a little giveaway, so spread the word. Not sure what it will be, but I will try to make it a good one. What would you like to win? Let me hear from you, and in the mean time I will be thinking on it.
Be watching because I will post it some time next week.  For now have a wonderful weekend!


mary beth said...

whew! That was close...congratulations to the grad and his mama! Sounds like a roller coaster ride for sure! That whole kitchen counter thing sounds all too familiar! Keep pressing on Jackie..can't wait to see the results of all your hard work!

Kristen, pajama mama said...

congrats on graduating your son! :) but we want kitchen pictures!!!! ok, i'll give you a few more weeks for the flu down time...hope everyone's recovering quickly in the new year!

Melinda said...

Too much fun all around for you!

Have a great Sunday!


rebecca @ older and wisor said...

WOO-HOO!! Congratulations to you (and HIM, of course!) What a wonderful Christmas gift!

Miss Debbie said...

That is one beautiful baby!! And one handsome graduate! Having had two to graduate from college...I know just how you feel....excited, proud and so grateful! Can't wait to see your new kitchen. Not sure how you survived the holidays with your house torn apart.... you are a better woman
than I!! :-)

Jennifer said...

Congrats to the grad!! I love any reason for a happy dance:) And that little grandson is a number one reason - what a doll!!

Anonymous said...

that is so wonderful about your son!!! I'm sure you are so proud! Congratulations!

Dawn Gahan said...

So much to be thankful for! The graduate, the baby, a blog loved by many! Now . . . let's just get this kitchen done and blogged about!


Victoria said...

Oh wow, Grandbaby is growing! He looks precious.

Congrats to your son! I know you are proud.

I can't wait to see the kitchen. It's going to be exciting to see the finished product.

Did you get snow or are you too far south? We haven't had school all this week and tomorrow will be my first time to venture out since Sunday. I've been loving being "stuck" at home. :)