Long weekend

I am tired and ready for bed, but just wanted to write you a quick note.

We went to Wilkes-barre PA on Saturday, niece C the younger graduated from Kings College on Sunday, and we drove home today. We are just exhausted, as you might imagine! But it was worth it! Another beautiful niece all grown up.

I knit a lot, finished a secret project, got the toe of a sock done, and knit an inch or so on my sleeves. Not as much done on the sweater as I had hoped, but the secret project got done!

And, of course, this:

Brother C and niece C the younger on a happy day.

So happy we made the long trip!

(I actually fell asleep before I finished writing this, I guess I was tired!)

28 thoughts on “Long weekend”

    1. They sure are! The ceremony itself was very boring, no dynamic speakers, but the kids were all so excited, that is what really matters. Very few speeches are remembered, right? They did a nice thing, they had all the profs lined up around the arena, and the graduates marched in past them. Loads of hugging happened as they entered.

      1. I remember one speech from when I was teaching (well, two–Mario Cuomo spoke one year and was great). One of the senators from the great state of NY spoke every year at our commencement . . . and gave the same speech ever year. Now, it was a great speech and a very engaging speaker and the parents and students loved it, hearing it only that one time. The faculty could mouth the words along with the speaker, though, and knew the punchline for every joke . . .

        1. lol – I guess if you heard it every year, you would remember it!

          The president of the college read his remarks and with his head down, looking at the paper and speaking very softly. The cardinal of the diocese spoke clearly and projected and was generally a good speaker, but didn’t have too much to say. Then we got the usual “honoring this guy none of you ever heard of nor could care about, but we really like him and all he has done for the school” stuff that seems to go on forever. I was hoping for a really good, dynamic speaker. oh well. One more niece to go, and she is only 11 so I have time to forget how boring commencement is. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. We do! We are very lucky at how they are turning out. Good looking and smart. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      We were joking that it will feel very dd not to get together to go to a graduation next May. No more for a while, the next one is only 11!

  1. Congratulations to your niece. That was a long trip you made. Get some rest to refresh yourself. Though I know you find it hard to do, let the chores go for awhile. Rest.

  2. Congratulations to the new lady graduate! Incidentally, we graduated from the same college, just a different country ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Glad you had time to see family AND do some knitting ๐Ÿ™‚
    Will we see the secret project some day?

    1. Lol on same college, different country. Yours is quite famous, hers is smaller, a very good fit for our serious shy girl. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I hope you will see the project. It is a group effort and I am sending my part off to join the rest. With luck, I will get a final reveal photo!

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