Oof. Rough first day of school. For me, anyhow. The kid seems fine. All summer I had so much anxiety about this school year. Especially the thought of him riding the general ed school bus. Staff at his old school gave me dire warnings about it (concerned he’d get his ass kicked on the bus). But they didn’t think he’d be able to get special ed transportation at the new school so I’d resigned myself to driving the boy both ways. At the eleventh hour I found out he *does* qualify for the special ed bus. But that would pick him up at 6:30am. Too early! Compromise. Driving him to school in the morning (giving us a precious half hour more of sleep) and having him take the bus back in the afternoon. Only this afternoon the bus was nearly AN HOUR late. Because the alternator went out. And they had to wait for a spare bus. Things I only found out after he made it home. Oh, and this morning he asked me to drop him off away from the entrance so he could walk in on his own. And so it begins.
In happier news…five good things:
- Last Thursday we met Lil Bub! She is SO freaking cute. And mellow. And tiny. Local, national and international coverage of the event. And some critical thinking/debate abound it. My photos. Many many more photos by solace.
- Saturday day we entertained out of town visitors - at the Midtown Global Market, Harriet Brewing and Walker Art Center.
- Saturday night we enjoyed Shellac’s 20th anniversary show at First Ave and the very next day learned about the Shellac curated All Tomorrows Parties “The Nightmare Before Christmas” in the UK, featuring a bunch of bands I like, including friends’ bands in the lineup. I may try to go.
- Sunday we made a return trip to the State Fair. I don’t think we’ve ever gone more than once in a year. But it was good. I enjoyed both the Luminarium and Ole’s Cannoli - two highlights I’d missed out entirely on last Wednesday.
- Sunday night we celebrated the 30th birthday of two of our friends who happened to be born on the same day, in different states. By watching the wildly ridiculous Lady Terminator and Samurai Cop on a dirty sheet/screen in a South Minneapolis backyard.
After a hectic long weekend we had an incredibly quiet Labor Day, which was a-ok by me. Never left the house, except to sit in the backyard with friends for a bit. Mostly labored on Labor Day. Laundry, cooking, cleaning, photo editing. And watched some more episodes of our beloved Adventure Time. The downtime was greatly appreciated.