16 May 2010

graduation and bikes

Well, we had a big day yesterday. We packed up the crew and my hubby's mother and headed to Halifax for graduation day. My husband now is officially a Master of Fine Art - degree in hand and all.

Those of you with children will understand my slight apprehension at bringing four children to a graduation ceremony. Four kids - husband not sitting with us - long speeches - you get the idea. My children, like most aren't overly excited about the idea of sitting in chairs - quietly - for three hours. (Did I mention I have three boys under the age of seven?)

But, much to my delight - we survived without any stares, glares or major threats escaping from my mouth! I even had a woman come up to me afterwards telling me how wonderful my children are and how amazed she was at how good they sat and what a wonderful mother I must be...don't you love those moments! (However few and far between they may be).

I was so happy I was able to go. The one downside...

This is the quality of my photos from the evening...

This is the best photo I got of my husband...getting a handshake from I am not sure who from the university and a pat on the back from Iain Baxter& (yes that & is supposed to be there...I did say this was art school right? Apparently Baxter& is quite famous; he received an honourary degree...I apologize for my ignorance.)

I am not sure if I need a new battery or what, but I really tried every setting and this was the best I got...except for this one photo at the end of my super happy kids...

They did get cookies and cake so it wasn't a total waste of a Saturday for them.

We had a great week-end and we will have to live with memories and blurry photos.

Now - back to the books!

10 May 2010


For the past two weeks I have been frantically finishing up three of my courses that finish at the end of this month. I have been reading and reading and reading and writing essays. Tonight with a frazzled brain and blurry eyes I decided I could not do anymore (plus I am trying to recover from a lingering flu bug) so I took the night off and watched half of Julie and Julia with my hubby.

Half because we were too tired to watch the rest (did I mention a flu bug has been running through our house: flu bug + four children = no sleep). And I also was feeling too guilty to watch the rest. I missed my blog. I missed other peoples blogs. So I thought that on my way to bed I would quickly type a little message, no photos today just a message.

I am looking forward to finishing up my classes over the next three weeks ( I do have three more sitting in a box ready to go, but I'm not thinking about those yet). I am excited because these classes I am doing officially put me over the half way point! I have been working on my degree (BA with a double major in English and History) for four years... I should be done I know. But as I stated previously - four kids - tired - no time! I can't wait to complete it. I am hoping to get the next half done in two years; it is something that I have wanted for a long time and I think it will feel so good to actually accomplish one of my life goals.

One of my favourite things: adding a check mark to a list...can't wait to say: BA degree - DONE!