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He Made It!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I just had the most wonderful weekend in years! I was surrounded by family who had flown in for Josh’s Valedictorian speech and commencement ceremony. It was a massive event held in Reliant Stadium. My brother and his wife who live across town from me joined us for two days. I was thrilled to give my SIL a quilt for their first baby.

I am relieved there are no more banquets and ceremonies to attend; prom and Project Graduation are over. It will be a hectic month with Josh going to Italy/Greece, leaving the two of us packing to move, but a good thing happened this weekend that is allowing me better sleep.

Me & my kids

I’m sure you’ve heard the news release about the Skechers lawsuit? While Skechers are not my favorite ‘roller’ shoe, that is what I’m currently wearing. The lawsuit doesn’t apply to me; I’ve not fallen nor had pulled muscles. What I have had is leg pain for months. With all my knee issues, it took a long time to realize and in the past two week, my ankles had begun to hurt. None of this is really noticeable when I am up & moving around (just like with my knees), but when I go to bed I have been miserable. My brother was all over me and the light went on. Between him and my mother, there was no way I was keeping those Shape-Ups on my feet – and I haven’t had them on since. The pain is lessening with each passing day.

I really like this guy.

I guess little brothers can be good for something.
Eating will be undisciplined as we work to eat what is here ahead of the move. As soon as I get some new shoes, I will begin walking again.

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    Humble HS. Love that!!! The fact that your son was valedictorian = pricels$$. Now off to Europe??? Lucky boy!!! Where did he decide on attending college???

    So happy that your family was there to share this big day!

    Sorry to hear about your sketcher pains, but glad that you've seen the light and aren't using them anymore... I got rid of mine a while back too. Can't take the changed of reinjuring my previously broken ankles... Here's to our good health!!!
    1966 days ago
    Yay LR!! I am so happy for you! a great weekend, not harmed by a broken A/C! your brother making it over and your parents to see the Graduate. so odd that it was your shoes all along and the doc didn't suspect it! that is crazy!

    Happy Packing! pop over for a visit when you can.
    Big Hugs and Love!
    1967 days ago
    I'm so glad the weekend turned out to be so memorable! Congrats to Josh and to you as his parents!
    I believe shoes are a huge part of how our legs/knees/ and back feel. Just look at poor Anita's last few posts about a bad back ever since dressing up at the new job!! Best of luck with your move and jump back in when you can!....Jane emoticon
    1967 days ago
    I love a happy ending! Glad that the weekend went well.
    And what's with the Skechers thing? You think your knee and leg pain was from the shoes? Wouldn't that be awesome if everthing resolved itself just by changing shoes.

    1967 days ago
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