Sunday, November 28, 2010

two things of great importance happened this week...

The first was, that the evil machine has been returned to the fitness hire company! 
I can't tell you just how relieved I am!

I swear I could hear it snarling as it was dragged out the door and carted back into town!
The second bit of fantastic news is that I attended my graduation ceremony on Friday!

What an exciting and emotional time, I have never felt like laughing and crying so much, 
and all at the same time!



I was so thrilled that I could celebrate with my parents, 
(they made the 8 hour trip to attend the ceremony,)
and with my daughter Traci and the darling Dennis who both already have degrees,
and have encouraged me all the way!









Now I am working on my next goal!

What are yours for 2011?

Carole :))

27 comments:

Marva said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!! I can just imagine how happy and relieved and proud you are! Good job! :D Marv

jenny said...

Huge congrats Carole...what a wonderful achievement and such gorgeous photos...you are glowing...

P.S. you made me chuckle with the snarling mean machine...lol

Jenny x

By Hoki Quilts said...

Carole, you rock.
hugs

Jennifer said...

Congratulations, you have done good! You all look so happy in the pics, it is lovely to see.

jacaranda said...

My congratulations to you Carole.
Well done, I am so proud of you.
May 2011 be everything you wish for in your career. Hugs Jenni

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

You're the bomb dear Carole!!
Brilliant photos of you totally happy on your great day and surrounded by your VERY proud family - it doesn't get better than that!!!
You go girl!!
Big hugs and love
Shane xxx

Pallas said...

Congratulations Carole. Such a great accomplishment, and you look so happy in the photographs. Treasure the memories of the day.

Just Me and My Shadow said...

Congratulations. Graduations are always such a wonderful occasion and you have every reason to be proud of yours.

Chrissie

Linda Gilbert said...

Inspirational -- Congratulations! Happiness just oozes from your pictures x

Dorthe said...

Carole, dear, CONGRATULATIONS --how proud you must be-what a great thing to do- I love the photoes of you and your family , everyone smiling,and happy.
Hugs,Dorthe

Cathy said...

Congratulations Carole..You look so HAPPY!!! Would you share what you got your degree in?

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Congratulations on both ends...getting rid of that darn blasted "snarling" machine...yipeee and WOW,,,on your degree, that is fabulous! Good for you!!!

Bunty said...

Dear Carole

Many congratulations to you! Very well done - such an achievement. I know I wouldn't have the discipline to do a degree course so very best wishes to you. You certainly deserve it after all your hard work.

Barbara :)

LindaSchiffer said...

Major congratulations!! What a super high bar you have met!

LOL on the mean machine's exit - what you gonna do now for movement? :)

Linda

Heloise said...

Congratulations, you all look so happy. It must have been a great day.

Linda said...

Congratulations!! You look amazing! Do you think it's the cap and gown? Maybe that's it.... I think there is one in a closet upstairs from the kids...I may start wearing it around the house! I want to look younger..that's my goal.

Julz said...

Fantastic and congratulations on your graduation. Celebrate your success. Your photos are gorgeous. Hugs Jx

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Carole, Congratulation on accomplishing such a big goal. You should be very proud. Great job. Hugs judy

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Congratulations Graduate!!!! Such happy glowing pictures. Just as they should be on such an auspicious day!!! And you definitley need to get rid of any machine that would dare growl at you. My sister just got a Wii fitness set up, so I'm anxious to hear how she likes it.

Christine said...

Congratulations Carole - you have worked so hard for this day. What, got rid of the "mean machine" - you will have to take up swimming or walking down my way!! Ha Ha.

Nathalie Thompson said...

*sigh* I will miss that machine. It made for some entertaining conversations. :)

Congrats again on your degree! Where can I get one of those fur trimmed stoles?

dosfishes said...

Congrats! You look soooo happy in your photos. What a wonderful thing. xox Corrine

margaret said...

Woohoo!! well done you!! Congratulations!! looks like you had a great day!! Lovely flowers, I can tell you the names of those now, in German of course hee hee. Luvly luvly post!!

The Rose Room said...

oh fantastical CONGRATULATIONS!!! Huge, huge achievement!!! Onwards:) Rachaelxo

Michelle May said...

Fantastic! Congratulations!!!!
xx, shell

Doreen G said...

And you gave up meeting me just to have all that fun.Seriously girl you look great--congratulations.

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