Graduation is a busy time for mamas, too

Wow! That pretty much sums up the flurry of activity these past few months and weeks.

I guess I thought if I put off mailing Kennedy’s graduation invitations and getting her senior photos taken, it would somehow stop her graduation from really happening.

But all it did was put me behind and make me crazy for waiting so late. Wow!

Graduation parties, bonfires and brunches, Senior Sunday at church, Awards Night, NHS Banquet and more.

I wish I could write some witty graduation column but frankly, I am feeling a little bit brain-dead and emotional.

Maybe the months of April and May are designed with the Mama-of-the-graduate in mind. We are very busy on purpose.

That is to keep us from sitting in a corner, chewing on a popsicle stick and muttering over and over “My baby is leaving, my baby is leaving...”

Because I know at times that is what I have felt like doing and I don’t think I am the only one.

And then there are the Mamas with graduating seniors who are also graduating from college themselves.

So they had finals on top of everything else? Shudder!

Or along the same lines, Mamas who are working two jobs, in order to send their little darlings to college. There can’t be enough hours in the day.

Congradulations Mamas, for a job well done.

If you’re going to have extra company the next few weeks, I got a killer recipe from friend Geri Alexander. She says it is fool-proof, even if I cook it.
Chicken & Rice
1 cup rice
1 can Campbell’s French
onion soup
1 can Campbell’s Cream of
mushroom soup
2 tbsp. oil
4 or 5 Chicken pieces of
your choice (I often do only

Place oil in skillet. Place chicken on one side and put the rice on the other side.

Pour onion soup over chicken and pour cream of mushroom soup and one can of water over the rice and stir.

Bring to a boil and then cut temperature to medium.

Cover and cook at least 1 hour. It will probably be necessary to add more water.

Half way thru cook time, if liquid is getting low add another 1 /2 can water. Keep checking and stir occasionally.


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