Last night, Jared graduated from seminary. In our church, kids in high school attend release time seminary during their regular high school day. In the end, they graduate from seminary the same as they graduate from high school. Jared said that after 4 years of attending, his certificate should count as a bachelor's degree. He even went as far as to say that he should start his own church.... but he laughed, which I assume means he that he realized he was getting waaayyyy ahead of himself. ;) The eclipse was going on during his seminary graduation ceremony. He laughed about that and said that if he was from Old Testament times he could really have a hay day telling the story of when God withdrew his light from the heavens as his class was graduating. I love that he is so cheerful and happy and can almost always find the humor in a situation.
Today is definitely a list making day so that I don't forget anything important along the crazy rush to graduation! Steve is already taking care of the first thing on the list: return Jared's tux. Saturday was prom, and because Jared's group already had a photographer (dang!), I did not have an excuse to show up and take pictures of him and his date. I really enjoy that, too. But I did take a picture of him the day after prom, all dressed up in his tux for church and seminary graduation.
Today is also the day for reconciling the checkbook and paying bills. Yuck. But at least we'll have another month of electricity, hot water, a telephone, and a place to live, so it could definitely be worse.
I'm off... to make lists, pay bills, total the checkbook (you can take that any way you want, because they are all correct!), clean the house, take care of Michael, pick up the kids........
I hope that you have a wonderful day today and that you survive whatever your Monday throws at you too!