Sunday, November 13, 2005

From graduation and beyond!

I'm having a bit of computer time will my dad and step mom NAP! So the house is quiet. Nice. Graduation was....WOW....I am still so blown away! They called me as class valedictorian!! I was just completely amazed beyond words, and it's a good thing I didn't have to give a speech, because I couldn't get anything out of my mouth at that point! It was wonderful having my Dad and step mom here to witness my moment :c)

This pic was taken at my house just before leaving for the graduation ceremony.

Yesterday, Saturday, we went to Charleston and spent the entire day doing touristy things. Charleston is just the most wonderful walkable city! So much to do and see....we got home about midnight.I think the plan for today is lunch at crackerbarrel, a bit of shopping and some more just relaxing and recuperating from yesterday. Fine by me! It's been a whirlwind and this is the first day with nothing planned!I filled out all my paperwork yesterday morning early, and sent it off to the national certification board to apply for my national exam. I hope to hear back in about 3 weeks as to when and where I can take it. Now the waiting begins!

My folks will be here until wednesday. So not much quilting going on until after that, but I do have all the pics taken that I need for writing up the instructions for the pineapple blossom quilt. As soon as I have some 'alone' time I'll be able to tackle that. It feels so weird knowing there is no more school for me. But I also have this wonderful sense of peace and purpose and of goals reached. And maybe I'll take a very well deserved nap too!



  1. Oh happy day...congrats...on everything...and WOW...what an honor, but one that was totally deserved, I think. I know how seriously you took school, and how hard you worked.
    Take a nap, by all means...take 2 or 3, or even 4 ! see you back in blogland soon, Hugs, Finn

  2. So . . what are you going to do with your new education? Congrats on setting a goal and working hard to achieve it and to finish with honors!

    Judy L.

  3. Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! Well deserved, you hard worker you. No wonder you've been exhausted. By the way, you look WONDERFUL. Glad you had a nice trip to Charleston.I've only spent two days there and agree it's a great city.

  4. Congratulations Bonnie!! You've worked so hard! I think being valedictorian that you can assume that you'll ace the licensing exams.

  5. Oh Bonnie what wonderful news! Congrats! Waiting is going to be hard!

    Charleston sounds wonderful! I've never been there and hope I do make it sometime!

    I know you've been busy - but I was thinking of you on your day.....


  6. VALEDICTORIAN!!! CONGRATS BONNIE!!! Keep us up-to-date on your licensing....

    Just have to say: You're so pretty!!! That iddy biddy liddy picture of you and your PT is just too teeny! ;-)

    So glad that you enjoyed your time with your parents. Charleston sounds and looks awesome! Thanks for sharing pics.


  7. congrats on graduation!


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