Sunday, May 23, 2010

Graduation/Farewell Party

This weekend we had a graduation and farewell party for Molly. She graduated from college last week and two weeks from Monday she will hop on a plane and move to the Los Angeles area. She is excited and happy to be starting a new adventure in her life. I'm happy for her to be able to experience the city and all the advantages that it has to offer. She will be living with her boyfriend Matt, who we also like....and I think may even be able to handle her!

But it will be bittersweet.... I'll miss her alot and the fun that we have together. We both love to shop and go to the movies and I enjoy hanging out with her. How could you not love this face!

We entertained about forty family and friends Saturday night and the rain that was threatening most of the day more or less held off till most had left. Molly and I made about 8 varieties of cupcakes.

Some of her friends from school came to say their goodbyes.

We all had a good time!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Graduation Day

After four years of writing those tuition checks, graduation day has finally arrived. It was a picture perfect day for Commencement and the festivities of the day. Al, my 90 year old mother and I made a day of it leaving here before 9 am and not getting home until 7:30 p.m. We went to baccalaureate, had lunch, a photo shoot at her sorority house, commencement and dinner. Susquehanna catered to the elderly and disabled and that made it easy to do with my mother.

Molly actually finished her classes back in December and was hired the beginning of January at Susquehanna where she went to college. She has been working as an Admission's counselor for the past 5 months and enjoying the work there....and in particular, the money that she made while working there.

In two weeks Molly will quit her job at the university and move to the West coast where she will begin a new adventure in her life.
The photo includes the Kappa Delta senior sorority sisters, her pledge class (holding flowers), her roommates (Steph and Nate), her parents, and one with the president of the college.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Help

Once a month, Monday night is book club.... we read the book "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would recommend it as a great read to anyone. It is set in the South in 1962, during my lifetime. I didn't realize what a secluded life I have lived north of the Mason Dixon line. I sure missed out on a lot of life and current events during that time.

Next month we will be reading "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". We will be discussing "The Help" Monday night at 7 pm at the MACC. So if you have read the book, join us for a discussion.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Community Yard Sales!

This past weekend our town had its annual Community Yard Sales. I really should have been getting rid of stuff, the attic and basement are full.... so full that when Molly decided to move across the country we had to rent a storage unit to store her stuff. We did spend about an hour in the attic on Sunday and got rid of some stuff...and almost have a plan for up there. And I'm not taking another thing to the attic or basement until I get rid of stuff!!!

In the meantime, I have plans for everything I bought at the yard sales this weekend. The pastel rug was $5, I can use it in almost any room in my house....I couldn't resist. The pot I am already using on my front porch and the cute little, white child's chair.... well..... I pulled off the contact paper and am using it on my front porch as a plant stand, but I may just clean it up, paint it and use it somewhere else. I bought a cook book and several plants also.

I spent the rest of the day scrubbing the front and back porch and bringing out some large plants that were in the house all winter. My porch is ready to sit on to watch the baseball games across the street all summer!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy May Day

Yesterday was May Day... Several years ago I made "may baskets" out of some wooden edging. I put a plastic cup inside the container and add flowers. I have given out quite a few of them throughout the years and every year I remember to make one for myself to hang on my door or gate.

This is this year's May basket. Hopefully next year I will plan ahead and spread some May Day cheer to a few more friends.