Posts Tagged ‘college’

Whew!  We Made It Through Number One Daughter!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Yup that is correct!  Our oldest daughter graduated from college on May 18th with a degree in Integrated Marketing and Communication.  Now what the heck is that you ask?  So did and do I to this date.  All I know is that she has landed herself with a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Park School at Ithaca College.  That means that she went to a prestigious school for landing a job in the fields of marketing, advertising, public relations and television and film!  What does that do for our gal you say….

Well that means that she has landed herself an internship at a moderate sized PR, (Public Relations), firm in NYC.  Thats right, our country bumpkin is going to be taking a bite out of the Big Apple this summer!  Unfortunately for us that meant she was heading off to Gotham exactly 1 week after graduation day!!  Oh sure don’t stress the rents out at all.  Just give us the shortest time to pull together everything needed for a Grad Party in 3 1/2 days, as we returned home Tuesday evening and had to have the party on that Saturday, May 24th, as daughter dearest had to head to NY on Sunday Morning since her internship commenced on Tuesday.

Well this is Tuesday and she is in NYC at her new job and I am here typing so that means that we all made it through!! I have to tell you though that I did have my doubts a few times during the preliminaries of the party and send off.  What do I mean by this you query?  Well, let us just say that my love and better half whom I rely upon more than you can ever imagine got nailed with one of the most horrific of migraines that I have ever had the misfortune to see anyone ever come down with!!!  It was so terrible that she was forced to stay in bed for the majority of Friday and most of the morning on Saturday in an effort to loose the headache, nausea, temperature, hot and cold sweats as well as total loss of strength!  It was so bad that I had to call the doctor on Friday evening and disturb him on his off hours, thank the big guy upstairs that I have the Doc’s personal cell phone number on speed dial because of my problems.  After relaying all of the symptoms and things to him he called in some prescriptions for her and it was off to the local pharmacy to get the all necessary healing pills!!

So Saturday comes around and it is time for the festivities to begin and where are the Mrs. and myself?  Why at the grocery store where else would we be, at the party awaiting the arrival of our guests you say?  Nope we are all geared up and running on full speed like crazy people trying to get the last minute forgotten items we needed to have to lets just say cool the beverages and cook the food!!!  MHM we waited a bit to long to get them so we were late to our own party!  I must say however that when we did arrive we pulled it all together and a wonderful time was had by all!
Tune in next time for as photo montage of the festivous grandeous!!

Happy Gobbler’s Day!

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Yup it is that day again.  Time to stuff not only the bird , but to stuff yourselves as well!  As is true to form the Queen and myself did stuff our 21 pounder, however, we did well this time and did not gluttonize at dinner.  Now sandwiches a few hours afterwards was a different story!!  Well you can’t blame us for that, we had sooo many other items to eat that the turkey kind of took a back plate to it all.
I must say that it was a rather nice day this year.  We shared it with the Queen’s father and his sister-in-law, as well as with the HS Princess and the College Princess!  It turned out well and the Queen’s pappy was happy he had the chance to see the two Princesses this year!!
All went off well and without a hitch!
So Here’s to wishing all of you a Happy, Healthy and Memorable Thanksgiving to you all!  smile

Hi Dad I Love You, Now Give Me Some Money!

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Ah Kids Ya Gotta Love ‘Em!!

Yep the joy of your life, the major cause of Gray Hair and a great source of love and affection! Or so they tell you!!! Don’t get me wrong I love my girls immensely and would do or give them anything in my power. However, no one said that they come with strings attached!! wink They may be hugging you and showing affection, but in reality they are just buttering you up to fleece you out of your last hard earned pennies!! OK I may sound bitter here, and I probably have two of the greatest kids in the world, they aren’t into drugs, don’t smoke and aren’t slutty or anything like that, they just need to learn the value of a dollar and that the fountain of parent’s can run dry!! OK in my day you take the SAT once and be happy with anything over 1000. Today if you don’t think that your score is high enough you just take it again. Take college courses take the AP and have to pay for the scores on the APs to count in college, but your college may not take the grades. Then if you want the course to count as a college credits you have to register in the local college and pay the credit costs. Argh!! Money after money after money!!! So you fork over the bucks and think that is that. Nope now they have their license and want a car. “Don’t worry Dad I’ll pay you back and I’ll pay for the increase in insurance”. grin So you get suckered in and there goes more bucks to the “kiddie”. Then one thing leads to another and she is off at school and her friends, who have two working parents, don’t have to work or pay for anything so they think that they shouldn’t have to either. Then the payments stop arriving, questions lead to frustration and oh I only work 14 hours every two weeks so I can’t pay you anything. But you find out off they go o a vacation in Canada – hotel, food, gas and fun all requiring money that she says, “I don’t have any” of. SO you do with out again and again. Then she enrolls to go off to study in England, again needing lots of $$$$ to survive there. Hmm who is getting the short end of the stick? Well who knows. I guess they say they are only young once and it is their college years, they’ll have to work hard when they graduate. Yea right. They’ll move back home and there goes the neighborhood and bucks right out the window!!

All I can say is Ya Gotta Love Em!!! Yup, I wouldn’t trade them for anything!!! smile

Yummy Yummy There Are Cookies For MY Tummy!!

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Well today is the day that the Queen shows her skills in the Royal Pastry House!!

That is correct!! Her Majesty decided that she was going to make cookies to send to the eldest of Princesses, College Girl.  Out comes the bowls, out comes the spices, out comes the shortening and the flour and the molasses…etc.  Oh yeah and in comes the King himself!!  Yuppers it is the Kings royal duty to mix the batter for the Queen.  smirk  Not only were we favored with Molasses and Raisin Cookies, but also to Rice Krispie Treats.  My mouth is watering already!  Heh heh heh- I snuck one when her back was turned so don’t you tell her, or it is “To the Dungeon with you!!”   angry

Only kidding the Queen wouldn’t allow it, she’d have my head instead!!  tongue wink

  If you are good, Maybe I’ll save ya some!! wink