I scheduled a day off from work today, ostensibly to attend Seamus' 8th grade graduation, but when you find yourself not working on a business day, you must RUN ALL THE ERRANDS. Such as returning Seamus' bass to school. We've had the bass in the house for four years. That's four years that I haven't had full access to the pantry shelves, because the least obtrusive place to store it was in the dining room. Can't wait to go wild in the pantry all summer until Seamus brings home another bass from the high school and I will be blocked from the pantry for another four yeas.
We also plan to renew the kids' passports, another pain-in-the ass errand that must be conducted on a business day, with both parents present. Not that we're going anywhere, but they're about to expire. I got a tip from a twitter friend that it's faster and easier to renew passports at the clerk of court's office in Waynesboro, rather than at the main post office in Charlottesville. And while we're on the other side of the mountain, I'll drop off my sewing machine for repair, because I've decided it's high time I resumed sewing.
The graduation--I thought we would skip it and just go out to eat, but Seamus wants to attend. I haven't attended a Buford graduation since Ian left 8th grade, and he is now finished with college. Then there was Grace's sixth grade moving up ceremony, from which I was kicked out for being a fire hazard. In my experience, these ceremonies are excruciating, but also entertaining, in their way. I know Grace and her best friend, both former Buford students, are eagerly awaiting it.