my son just called me, to let me know he's gainfully employed as a research scientist in Charleston. It's welcomed news to this father, that for more than 2 decades Dr. Desert Flower and I have been supporting and encouraging and guiding him as parents do, and he's made it through school, obtained a degree, and has secured gainful employment (relevant to that degree), without any spontaneous fertility experiences, expulsions, life threatening maladies / injuries, or justice system convictions - Happy Day! He'll be working in a research laboratory, not asking someone if they want whipped cream on their latte, or "fries with that", or hauling balloons as a drug mule up from Baja - not that there's anything wrong with the food related service industries, it's just refreshing that he's doing interesting scientific work that he's excited about.
The Dr. and I head to the College of Charleston graduation ceremony next week, and then 2 relaxing (hopefully) days at the beach thereafter.
1 year ago