Friday, August 03, 2007

Grades are in. Happiness, Sadness

I got three A+'s and a B+ for the semester. The B+ was in my one-credit course, so I have a 3.93 for the semester (stupid registrar doesn't record the extra points for the pluses on the A's. Hmff).

That puts me at 3.78 overall. I couldn't be happier scholastically.

However....

Grandpa is home from the hospital, hospice has been called in and he has 24-hour care at home. He's on oxygen to make him more comfortable. My aunts are with him now, my sister will be there for the day tomorrow.

I'm so glad I got to see him a couple of weeks ago. He was in pretty good shape that weekend and was able to enjoy our visit and laugh at MM and make MM laugh too.

Ninety-seven years of life is a good, long time. But, oh! it's not long enough. It's just not long enough.

11 comments:

jo(e) said...

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hamiam said...

Are you familiar with 5 for Fighting's "100 years?" Your "not long enough," made me think of the line, "I'm 99 for a moment; I'm dyin' for just another moment..." (hugs)

As for the grades - go you! Smartie Mama! And I've always wondered why there is not a point break for A+ as well...

Jim said...

*hugs* My positive thoughts for you and your grandfather.

And congratulations on the grades--great job!

S. said...

I hope things are easy for him, however long is left.

(And you go girl! on those grades.)

Phantom Scribbler said...

Mazel tov on the grades.

Hugs on your grandfather's decline. It just isn't enough time, is it?

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Sorry about Grandpa.

Very happy for your grades, though.

Sue said...

Congratulations on the excellent academic year!

Sorry about your grandfather. You're right - it's always too soon when it's someone you love.

Magpie said...

Bittersweet indeed. Congrats on your good grades, and best wishes to your grandfather.

Mummy/Crit said...

It is hard when there's stuff you can be pleased about and stuff that's breaking your heart at the same time. We get a funny deal, us humans. At least, as you said, you and MM and Grandpa got to have some laughs together recently. Take care.

Yankee T said...

((liz))
And huzzah for the grades!

Scrivener said...

{{{liz}}}