I can’t believe that I’m finally saying this, but I’m done, finished and it’s all over but the shouting!!! Today I took my last exam and handed in my last assignment. After 10 years of hard work, I have completed the work for my Bachelor’s Degree! I think I’m still in shock! Ten years ago I was approaching 50 and mulling over the things I had wanted to accomplish in my life, but hadn’t. A Bachelor’s Degree was at the top of the list. So, I went out to lunch with my best friend, Jan, and asked her what she thought of the idea. Jan teaches at our local community college and not only encouraged me, but after lunch drove me right over to the college to sign up for the asset test! The rest, as they say is history. It took me 6 years to get my AA degree, but I graduated at the top of my class with a 4.0 and transferred to Washington State University. I will be graduating from there summa cum laude with a 3.94. I have taken at least one class every single quarter/semester (except for summers) for the past 10 years. I’m nothing if not stubborn! Graduation will be May 3rd, which incidentally is Isobel’s birthday. My mom and dad are flying out for the ceremony.
In other news, the Second Annual Spring Tea was yesterday. Here are pictures of some of the lovely participants:
By the way, Jan – the lady who spurred me on to college is on the far left.
A fun time was had by all and I can’t believe I put this together (with a little help from my friends) only two days after I returned from Orlando.
And, in knitting news, I am almost finished with the front of Torgier. When I laid it out on the floor to measure, Maggie pronounced it good and promptly went to sleep on it:
Off to get ready to go out. Bill is taking me out to dinner to celebrate. I told him I was way too educated to cook. He told me I was educated enough to read a cookbook, but he’ll cut me some slack today!