Graduation ceremony is just 3 days away. Graduation party is just 2 days away. All but the meat is purchased and ready for fixing. Electric smoker was purchased last night to smoke 4 butts and 2 hams. Guest response is up to 94, thankfully no where near the 200 invited. Is it wrong to be happy about that? LOL.
My dining room is full of plates, utensils, napkins, chips. My garage is full of beverages. My freezer is full of hash browns (for potato casseroles), my fridge is full of sauces and cheese. I haven’t even thought about decorations!!! I am thinking gold plastic tablecloths with jars of yellow and brown M&Ms. So today is for tracking down the M&Ms. We will have an old school on display and a new school shirt alongside of it. I did a photo frame collage of Senior pictures, need to get one more to display her golf photos. And that’s about it.
Monday was recognition night, where they recognize the scholarships the academic and athletic students received. College Bound received a $1000.00 scholarship.* Tuesday was class day with an assembly. The Seniors sit on the gym floor and there are musical numbers, speeches, slide show, and then the Seniors leave the gym floor to go up to the upper level and ring the railing. The Juniors file in to take the seats the Seniors vacate. Then the band plays the school song and that’s when I lost it. The last time she will sing her school song as a student!! How will I get through graduation!
Update on blanket? Will not be done by her party, but the golf bag we got her is present enough. She found the perfect one, it’s in her college team colors. She is going to try to walk on their golf team, but if not, she at least can show her school pride. Hubster is having the golf cart painted in the same color scheme, red and gray. He is even having his office painted red, gray with black trim! Silly guy. There will be no room painting here at home. Well, the kitchen is already red, so that’s enough. And on the kitchen issue. Upstairs AC drain is plugged, so it leaked and now the kitchen ceiling is wet and will likely stain. So, on top of all other prep we have before Friday night, we have a ceiling to fix, a drain to unplug, and likely drywall to replace. The drywall will wait until after the party. Ugh!
OK, done here. Off to knit with the buds, if I stay home I will go crazy! There is little to do, but I will be plagued by the feeling I should be doing something! Today is for getting the rest of the food. Tomorrow is for cleaning and smoking meats overnight, and then Friday is for set up and cooking.
*They say, “apply for all the scholarships you can. There is money out there!!!” Reality? Don’t believe the hype. The scholarships either go to the top student or the ones with financial need. Thankfully, we started college funds for our daughters, but even so, we don’t have enough money to cover their schooling. All the funds look at your financial info to determine your need. Sure, it looks like we have quite a bit, but it won’t cover her 4 years. They don’t take that into consideration. Best advice, make sure your student is a straight A student who spends every waking hour doing community service and playing multiple sports. Basically, never having time to sleep or be a kid. But we are very thankful that we won’t have to go into too much debt to get her through college. Now, her medical school tuition, no idea how she’s going to pay for that when the time comes!