Surprise!

Are you sitting down?  I sure hope so.

Something terribly surprising happened yesterday.  Are you ready?  Really, really ready?  You sure?

My mother apologized to me. The words, “I was wrong” actually came out of her mouth.  Can you believe it?  I about fell off the chair when she said that.  Let’s just bask in the shock and awe, shall we?  I’ll wait.

I’m sorry for being behind a bit on the blogs, I’ve been buried in homework and have been working very hard this week to get everything in on time.  This is the first day since last Friday that I haven’t spent the majority of my time at home on school work.  It feels amazing to know that I can take a couple of nights off and not worry about now.  There is only a week and a half until Thanksgiving, and then only one more week of class following that before finals.  The end is in sight!  For this semester, anyhow.

I spoke to one of my professors today about the whole “advising” situation.  She’s been with the university for a while, and even though she’s fairly young, she’s very knowledgable about the university and its policies (plus, she’s buddies with the dean who was rude to me).  I asked for her advice on what steps should be taken, and told her that while I didn’t want to stir things up just for the sake of stirring, I also didn’t want to take it lying down.  She suggested filing an Issues Resolution with the university.  This would entail writing an appeal letter, then meeting with some of the faculty and/or dean.  I’m not sure if it’ll work (it would have been better if I’d been able to get an advising appointment earlier in the semester), but it’s worth a shot.  The worst they can say is no, right? 

So, that’s what’s haps over here in Gingerland.  I still can’t believe my mom apologized to me, working hard to stick it to The Man, and excited to be going out tomorrow night.  What’s the most surprising thing that’s happened to you recently?

11 Responses to “Surprise!”


  1. 1 Ms. Moon November 12, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I can’t even tell you.

  2. 2 The Dish November 13, 2009 at 12:28 am

    I am so happy to hear she apologized! I am not trying to make light of your Mom’s shortcomings, but it could not have been easy for her to say that. And it is not easy for any of you to be living together.

    I have my fingers crossed that everything works out with school!

  3. 3 Evil Twin's Wife November 13, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Wow – that’s huge! I’m glad you two were able to ease the tension. I hope that continues!

  4. 4 Ron November 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I’m shocked! Glad she was able to realize what she did and then take the next step and make amends. Shows some progress on her part.

  5. 5 mumma boo November 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Wow! That’s great that she apologized. Must be a huge relief for you! Also glad to hear that you have some recourse and an ally at the university. Get in there and stir it up! Have fun this evening!

  6. 6 Lola November 14, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    The worst they can say is no! So glad your mother apologized. It does go a long way, especially when you’re not used to hearing it 😉

    What surprised me is that I didn’t knock a couple people out this week and how awfully hard it is to even look at my blog when I REALLY want to write about something I can’t write about without causing major trouble ;(

  7. 7 vinomom November 14, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    That is really great Ginger. I’m happy for you! I’m glad you are still fighting the issue at school too. Very proud of you! Hope you have fun on your night out.

  8. 8 Sarcastic Bastard November 16, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Will wonders never cease?

  9. 9 Ginger Magnolia November 16, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Ms. Moon – Not even a hint?

    Dish – Nope, not easy for anyone, and it made me very happy.

    ETW – I hope so, too!

    Ron – See, therapy CAN work. 🙂

    Mumma Boo – Thanks, I did!

    Lola – UH OH! You know, you can always write the things and then email a certain bloggy buddy whose name rhymes with “Sinjer.”

    Vino – Thanks, babe. T’was good times.

    Sarcastic Bastard – Not last week!

  10. 10 amy d November 17, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I’m so, so happy that you and your mom are getting along. With everything going on you really needed that apology! So glad you got it honey:)

    And to top it off, you may get out of this school mess!!! Write the letter! Even if they say no, at least you gave it a shot.


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