Thursday, August 14, 2008

Results day.....

The TV is on and there are agile, immensely strong young men whirling around rings and bars as I speak. Falling off more than I expected too. I am with Barb here - I have no idea what the new scores mean. Bring back the old 10s or 9s or 8s. Those I knew.

I have been up since 4 something. Today is Results Day. The day the A level results are announced for all the school leavers in England and Wales. The day you find out if you have achieved the levels you need to get into the universities of choice. The day that essentially decides your future. Or for the next 3-4 years anyway. Sigh. I am a wreck. He, the son, on the other hand, is asleep. It doesn't matter how many times you have been through this with your other children, it never gets any easier. I just so want his dreams to come true for him. It has been a difficult few years.

The manicure was wonderful. I also discovered that they do a shoulder neck and scalp massage........ oh what a wonderful thought. It is supposed to be a stress buster. I absolutely love having the head massage when I go to the hair salon. You know when they wash your hair and then massage the conditioner in??? Just leave me there. Bliss. The absolute best part. And just think - I could go and have a shoulder neck and scalp massage for 30 minutes!

Unfortunately I would need a sizeable increase in my bank balance to do that. Groan. But it is all possible. Dreams are all possible. Otherwise they would be nightmares. 9.30 this morning would be a good time to have the stress busted. Right now would be even better. Maybe chocolate would work.......

By 9, I will have paced miles, which is not good for the knee, which is not good for the prospect of going back to work, which is not good for other stuff like financial survival, which means that I should not pace. So here I am writing drivel instead.

Now where did I put that chocolate.......

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The son awoke, came downstairs and said - let me check tracker on the UCAS site. So I paced a little faster around the kitchen, and then his arms went up in the air and the grin split his face wide open, and he is IN!!! We don't know his results yet, but his place at Canterbury is CONFIRMED!!!! He is going to his first choice university in September, and this Mum is waltzing about the kitchen. Hmmm. WHO CARES!!!!!!

I AM SO PROUD OF HIM!!!!!

17 comments:

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Praying your son gets the results he needs to go the school of his choice. And for you to get distracted from worrying about him!

It's a little after 1 am on Thursday morning here. I just had a couple of biscuits nuked in the microwave and buttered. Like Barb, I'm not much on chocolate, but if that's what does it for you, I hope you have a good stash on hand to alleviate the pacing. ;o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Mary said...

That is absolutely fantastic news. Pass on my congrats!

Edith said...

Congratulations! So glad for him and you.

Have a blessed day.

Anonymous said...

Well done David. The knitting octopus is huging you with all her arms. So happy for you. Welcome to the 'Garden of England'. Granny 2B2.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Yay! Wonderful news! Of course you're proud of him...any mom would be!!

Now you've got me curious about you...

Chris said...

HOORAY!!

Tell Day-vid "Some American" wishes him all his heart (and his Mum's) desires.

Now GET OFF THAT KNEE, MISSY!!! Back to the couch for you!

Gillie said...

Hooray for the outing, the manicure, the RESULTS (don't you just want to shake them?, do not stress the knee and it's not drivel.
Okay?
gillie, the bossy one in chicago :))

Barb said...

Wonderful news, Linds. Congratulations to him!

Um, about that waltzing - not sure that's good for the knee. LOL

Waltz away! Just be sure you're wearing that brace. Some news is so good, it's just worth it, right?

Janine said...

Congrats to David and to you too for supporting him through all the years of his schooling.

Luanne said...

Congratulations, I sure that wonderful piece of news just took lots of weight off your shoulders.

As far as the massage goes, I had physical therapy that involved back massage for a spinal stenosis condition a few years ago. There was something in having a massage that felt like years of tension were released. It wasn't so much a physical release but something emotional. I felt so euphoric I could have run a marathon. Heard something later about physical touch being so important to our emotional well being.
Too bad the insurance companies don't buy that theory and take pity on all of us single people.

Luanne

Susie said...

Congratulations to your son!
I know you're thrilled! Waltz carefully and enjoy this time of joy!!
xo

Dawn said...

Your system of getting into college is so much different than ours! I am very happy for David and for you.

I am having a full-hour in-home massage a week from today - a gift from the church since I retired after 30 years of heading up the missions program here. I can hardly wait. I had one from this gal once before - she's a therapeutic massage therapist. She's wonderful!

Linda said...

Of course you're proud Linds. Great job David! Now get off your feet and watch more tv!

Judith said...

I so understand your happiness and hope for your son. He must be very sharp, probably a lot like his Mums. Congratulations to both of you. While you're getting him all set, hope you'll rest that knee all you can.

Crystal said...

Congratulations, David!! That is wonderful news - enjoy the adventures, friendships and maturity that going to university will bring. And Linds - the clock ticks on and you get to support and encourage another child at university. May you delight in his success, share his pain, encourage his growth and leave it all to Him who has created us all. God bless, my friend!

Joyful Days said...

How awesome!! I can totally relate to waiting for results for our children. We brood & ponder. They sleep on it.

Congratulations.

At A Hen's Pace said...

Oh, I must congratulate you and David!!! How very wonderful. What courses will he be studying?

--Jeanne