Monday, January 04, 2010
Yesterday was a really busy day and a good day. I was on plan on both diet and exercise. I worked all day until 8 P.M. and ate under my carbs and calories.
My son received a call from his dorm mate and best friend from college. This friend referred to me as his second mother when they lived together. He graduated from grad school in September and married a girl he met 2 years earlier, immediately after graduation. Before his marriage he wrote to me and said his parents were against his marrying so soon after graduation and before he got a good job. He wanted me to agree with him and explained that he was young and in love and that this was his sole mate. I commiserated but ended up having to agree with his parents and he was angry with me and hasn't spoken to me since. This is the first time we have heard from him since his graduation and marriage. I wish that his parents and I had been wrong about this but with age sometimes comes wisdom and it sounds like they are really struggling. He is a respiratory therapist but has not been able to find a job. He is working at Wal-Mart and just took a two week class in being a nurse's aide. This kid was from a wealthy family and he had never even used a microwave before or cleaned. My son taught him how to use a microwave and he had to always clean the bathroom as this would gag his friend so I'm not sure how the aide work will go. I feel sorry for kids graduating from college now. There are no jobs here.