Sunday, June 16, 2019

Celebrations: Complete!

It's been a busy and fun weekend.

Saturday: Tim gets doctored!
We left about 7:30 am to drive up to Corvallis for Tim's graduation. We parked at his advisor's house, brought stuff inside, and then walked with Dominique (his advisor) to campus (a little over a mile). I departed from them as they left to line up and I went to the football stadium where I found a seat (I brought knitting, so that helped to pass the time). I got there a bit after 9:40 and the procession inside the stadium started at 10:30. It took over half an hour to seat all 4000+ graduates (isn't it fascinating how every school has their own special take on graduation?).

After speeches speeches speeches Tim was hooded and then he walked across the stage and had his name read, and shook hands with the President. By the time all that was over, it will about 12:30. I met up with Tim and Dominique, and we headed back to Dominique and Steve's, where a bunch of Tim's colleagues and one of his committee members came by. It was a beautiful day---it was in the high 70s and we sat outside and chatted and ate good snacks. We left there a bit after 4:30 and then drove home. We were pretty tired but happy-Tim thought it was a perfect day and that is the most important thing.

Sunday: more graduation!
I got to school at about 8:30 this morning for our honors' reception. Before our school ceremony, we recognize all the honors students, the outstanding students in both grad and undergrad programs, and a couple other awards. That was over a bit after 10, and then I hung out with colleagues before I had to walk over to the Journalism school ceremony venue. I put on my 'wizard robes' and then our J school ceremony started at noon. We graduated more than 600 students in the ceremony (out of a total of 700). I hooded 7 of our Master's students and I was IN TEARS! I got so emotional. This is the first class in our new program and they were all wonderful. The ceremony was over at 2:15, then I met a lot of parents. It was fun, although I get sad at graduation time.

Now I'm home--Tim drove over the coast this afternoon and I'm finishing up a few things and needed a little down time. I'll go over in the morning.

Oh yeah
I finished Botanique! It is now drying after its bath.


Kym said...


Vera said...

Oh yes, congratulations!

And, your shawl turned out lovely.

DelightedHands said...

What a full and momentous weekend!!! Congratulations to all.
Great shawl!!

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Oh my! I LOVE that shawl! I wasn't too sure about the colors you'd chosen at first, but seeing it blocked and finished - it's Gorgeous!!

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Oops! I was so excited about the shawl I forgot to say - Congratulations Tim!