MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: Graduation And Back At School

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Graduation And Back At School

My daughter graduated from LPN training last week and we're very proud of her.  She's in her forties and just decided it was time to go back to school and start a new page in her life.  
Tracy has been busy over the years since high school, mostly raising her daughter Katie, but she also became a beautician, and managed the family auto accessory and window tint business while doing so.  She learned to do the actual tinting from Eddie, her husband, who is, by all accounts, one of the best "tinters" in the area.
We celebrated her latest accomplishment by gathering at Wild Wings with family and friends.  It was a great evening with lots of laughter, libations, and, of course, wings!
 
Then on the weekend, Tracy and Eddie, along with Judy, went to Cookeville to see Katie's apartment.
                                                           
I told Judy to take pictures of the new place so I could see what it looked like.  Well, she brought back photos of Katie, which I expected, but the only part of the apartment I got to see was her bed (not the room), her toilet, and a table in the corner of one room where she keeps her laptop.  Was it not for Photoshop, which I used to lighten the shots, I would not have even gotten to see those areas!  It could have been in any apartment or house in America!

It's true, good photography skills don't just rub off...you actually have to develop them!

Anyway, a few days have passed, and Katie has been to two actual class days of school, and here it is Labor Day weekend.  She is in town for the holiday break and spent the night with us last night, and insisted I make pancakes this morning!  Of course, that don't take much arm twisting, but I try to avoid them until she visits.

She is presently sitting, as usual, in the same chair with her Granny, who is faithfully rubbing her on the arm, out on the screened porch, probably talking about boys and what she intends on having someday in the future.

Judy loves these times and would not trade places with anyone in the entire world!

3 comments:

*Goddess* said...

Congrats to your daughter! Tell her to seriously considering becoming an RN. Around here the hospitals have eliminated the position of LPN--NO idea why--but RN's are sooo much in demand. They even get signing bonuses! Bout damn time the real heroes in this world get signing bonuses!

FHB said...

She'll do well. How could she not, with such a support network?

And yea, we see a lot of folks like Tracy goin' back to school. Fully a third of my students at CTC used to be older soldiers or dependents, going back to school to improve their lives. I miss that interaction, but if the U of Phoenix thing works out, I may get it back again.

Marian Love Phillips said...

My congrats also for your daughter Mushy. I know you are proud of her accomplishments. I tried to get my daughter to go on to be an RN but she never did and now she is out of work and trying to get on disability. She is in her late forties and has a lot of health issues facing her. I hope your daughter will get her RN and will make more money and I don't know about the hours. My daughter worked long hours in a nursing home. I think that is what did her in. She was too dedicated and was sickly when she was little and just run herself down.