She’s Granulated

Yesiree! Our baby girl has granulated, as my mother likes to say, and now has her Masters degree in Biotechnology. We trekked down to Baltimore today for the graduation ceremony at Johns Hopkins University and it was nip or tuck whether or not the rain, snow, or graduation would come first. Luckily the weather cooperated begrudgingly, freezing us all in the process but at least leaving us dry to enjoy the ceremony.
Laura’s boyfriend, Jason, was kind enough to grab a blanket out of his car for my mother and she set a new standard for fashion while staying warm. I told her she looked like a cross between Cousin It and a Bolivian mountain woman. At least she won’t get pneumonia.

Speaking of fashion, one of the graduates strolled across the stage wearing sparkly ruby red platform shoes, a red tulle scarf tied in a bow around her mortarboard hat, and her graduation stole draped casually over one shoulder.
“What did she graduate with, a Masters in the Absurd?” I whispered to Jason. I was almost right. She had a Masters in Writing.
“Mom”, retorted Laura, “she’s one of YOUR kind of people.”

Ouch, guilty as charged. But I would have worn sensible shoes and probably sung a chorus or two from “There’s No Business Like Show Business” as I came down the steps from the platform.

And then it was time to pose for the camera before heading off to Red Lobster for a bite to eat. OK, maybe more than one bite to eat but those cheddar biscuits are dee-lish! From there we headed over to Laura’s apartment to offer our congratulations once more and play with Bailey, our grandcat before it was time to head back home.

Yes, it was a rewarding day. If I had an airhorn, I’d blow it for you, Laura. Good job! Working on an advanced degree while you work fulltime isn’t easy but you did it AND you did it with distinction. We’re proud of you, Honey!


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