So you know the weather is bad when your outdoor loving pup runs out into the yard, turns around and hightails it straight back to the gate to try and get back indoors! Seriously, the weather this morning was crazy! The lightning was so close, and the thunder kept making Daisy jump. Not to mention the torrential rain! I had to force her to go pee before I would bring her back in, then it took two towels to dry her off!

It's easing off now, but hot damn was it something when I left home.

Something, right? Severe thunderstorm warnings and flood warnings. Even with my umbrella, I'm soaked from the knees down.
At least, despite the crazy weather today, here it is the second week of June and its still pretty mild! I'm not yet sweating my ass off everyday! I'll take that.

Anyway, that's enough about the weather... how about some weekend?

Can I tell you that I love Sonic? There is something about the novelty of having a chick on skates bring your food that makes chicken fingers and tatter tots so much better. And their slushies, tres yummy! Trav and I had a great time.

When we got back we had an extra roudy pup on our hands... her extra time with no one to play with made her that much more energetic.

Our "little" monster:

She's as long as me from butt to head now... thank god i have legs. ;-)

Saturday was my brother's graduation (as you probably noticed). For his graduation gift we put together a collection of items to help with dorm room survival. A brita for his mini-fridge, a hot pot, detergent, a carrier for bathroom stuff, tea, ramen, and anti-bacterial hand stuff... and we packed it all into a garbage can.

The ceremony itself was fine... not too long since there are only about 180 kids per class at our teeny high school (an aside, Ethan was #7 in class rankings!).

(We're not related at all, really.)

I did tear up some... especially when the one speaker read some stuff from Dr. Suess's All the Places You Will Go:

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

.... You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)


be your name [Justin] or [Ethan] or [Matt]
or [Molly or Stephanie, Ann or Pat],
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!

and quoted (of all people) Rod Stewart:

may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As youd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart youll always stay
Forever young, forever young

It was actually really sweet. Afterwards there were pictures outside and I checked out his diploma, class picture, and his varsity letter. That's right, my brother lettered in... wait for it, Varsity Debate! :-) Hehhehe... sorry. That just tickles me. He did so well on debate, and its such a great activity, I just never really thought of it as something you could letter in.
In anycase, next we headed to Gus' restaurant... the same restaurant we've eaten at for both of my graduations (high school and college). Dinner was great, then it was time to go our seperate ways... Trav & I home, mom & dad home, Ethan to two different graduation parties.

Sunday was lazy... I slept in until after 9, late for me, but man was I exhausted last week. We did lunch at Ro & Pat's and got to play with GG who is getting so big. That night we watche Slumdog Millionaire (finally!). What a great movie! I would recommend that tenfold, to anyone.

Yesterday it was back to the grind. With Jan out work has been busy, and overwhelming. I always appreciate what Jan does, but now more so then ever. I can't wait for her to return. The current plan is for next Monday! My fingers are crossed.

Well, I should get back to it... though it makes me exhausted just to think about all I have to tackle. Wish me luck!

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