I spent the middle part of the day helping to set up the Civic for our graduation. We have a whopping 15 kids graduating tonight, but that is about par for us. We used to use Aunty Sally's Luau Hale, but even with seating for 500, we would run out of seats - for just 15-16 graduates! By using the Civic, we won't have to worry about that.
Only three staff and a significant other showed up for the set up, so we gals had to lug a bunch of stage risers and lattice backgrounds around as well as make floral arrangements out of bird-of-paradise, monstera, ti leaf, and assorted palms. Despite my and my co-workers lack of floral arrangement experience, they came out pretty nice.
I had to leave a bit early because I had to pick up my 16 year old from the SAT, and because, in spite of sleeping 6 hours during the day yesterday and 12 hours last night, I still felt pretty horrible. It turned out my son was got picked up down in town after I fed him lunch, so I didn't even need to stay that late!
I know I have to go to the actual graduation - when you have a staff of 11, including classroom aides, it would be obvious if one teacher weren't there - but the Civil Defense is warning of flash flooding and I can barely swallow. Staying home is definitely tempting.
I do have to go, though -so I had better get up and get the feeding and watering done so I can change and make it down in time. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! One more week until school is pau for this year....then I can concentrate on the animals and the garden.