I just took a deep breath.  It feels so good to have the last major pressure off my shoulders.  We just got back from the Awards Luncheon where DGS, Andrew, received his scholarship.  I’m so incredibly proud of him!  He did a great job with his speech and received a standing ovation which got me all choked up and teary eyed.  Here’s a picture of him with his two favorite counselors.  (No wonder they’re favorites…talk about a young man’s dream!) 


And here’s a picture of DH and I with Andrew outside the country club.

  I’m sure he likes the looks of Michelle and Jamie a lot better but they don’t love him as much as we do.  I was so proud of him.  People laughed at the right times during his speech and clapped at the right times and he was really shocked and pleased at the standing ovation.  One of the most wonderful things about him is that he doesn’t have a clue about how wonderful he is.

Okay…enough proud grandma talk for now.  Moving along….

I feel so good.  This banquet was the last heavy-duty burden on me and I feel like I can finally relax.  Even though I have to start teaching summer school on Monday, I finally feel free.  Summer school is only four days from 7:30 to 12:00 and I’ve taught math so many years, I can do it in my sleep.  Maybe now I can start to think about eating well and exercising.  The results of DH’s tests show he has blockage in both legs in the calf area.  That’s not good.  The man is heading for a stroke (or worse) if he doesn’t start taking better care of himself.  We’ve been together essentially all our lives and I don’t know what I’d do if anything bad happened to him.  And…you can see from the picture that I haven’t been taking very good care of myself either.  Time to get back on track.

Oh!  BTW…I won $400.00 at the casino the other night and that more than made up for the late arrival and early departure!



incontrol2day says 11th June @ 13:58

Everyone looks so happy and glowing!! Beautiful pictures.
Thanks for sharing! Your grandson sounds like a winner 🙂

Congrats on winning $400!

susan says 11th June @ 15:05

Great Pics!

Your DGS is darling (not sure if that is the right word for a strapping young man, but just the same, he’s darling!) ~ I’m so happy for him!

Now with the added incentive of doctoring up your DH I’m sure you will make great big long strides in the “on track” department.

Loving the nice bonus you got at the caseeno ~ notice we can’t type “caseeno” but you can 🙂

round says 15th June @ 17:06

Good to catch up with you Patty (just read a week or two of posts) – glad to see you’re better and that you’ve put a large number of those obligations you keep picking up behind you.

Sounds like you & your DH really need a healthy summer right now – hope you make time to take care of yourself. What if you made yourself exercise to earn half an hour of Tiki time?

brseay says 18th June @ 7:36

Here’s a few superficial things first:
1. Love your jacket!
2. Hubby is quite handsome, so is Andrew 🙂
3. Apparently I missed the hottie gene that the other counselors received.

Now to the serious stuff…
Even though it’s scary to receive the news about your hubby, maybe this is the spark you need to start taking care of yourself. You always focus to much on others that incorporating healthy changes for his sake will lead to a healthier life for you. It also will hopefully motivate him to go along w/the healthy changes since he has a true medical issue to deal with. I truly hope he’s willing to incorporate lifestyle changes to extend his life and your life together 🙂

canadianchunky says 20th June @ 21:56

Congrats on the win. Sounds and looks like a great time!


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