Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday, Mom is home.

     We were able to drive mom half way home yesterday.  Brother met us at the bottom of the pass.  We then had a picnic on the Selway and it was nice. Came home a laid around and did nothing but read and eat.  So lazy. It was nice but boring, I could not do that all the time.

Out My Window:  It is finally really Hot here!  We hit 100 coming into town yesterday.  The first this season.  Good it will ripen the tomatoes.

     We will go pick up D#3 today from the airport.  She will be home a week and then we will leave for a one week family reunion and come home and move her up to her Apartment.  It is available on the 12th and she starts school the 22nd.  I am going to be an empty nester. I know I have said that a hundred times but when you space your children as far apart as I did it seems like you are raising kids forever!  I have been responsible for a child or children for over 30 years.  They are the focus of your life.  Are they home? Are they hungry?  Is their homework done?  Do they need a ride?  Do they need anything? 

     Any advice on how to adjust to this?

Have a peaceful and restful Sabbath.



  1. My oldest one has graduated college and is living at home right now and my middle one goes away to college. I don't think there is any easy way, I use to stare at my phone and will them to call. sigh

    I still have my youngest to torture thank goodness


  2. My brother and I are only 2.5 years apart, but we both moved away (he out of the house, I out of the province) the same weekend. My poor mother was just beside herself; she couldn't speak to either of us for 2 weeks.

    It took a few months, but she's really adjusted to being an 'empty nester' and I think her and my dad have really re-discovered their own relationship. It's been 6 years now, and last year they sold the family home, moved into a condo downtown to be closer to their work, and now they have a better social life than I do!

    (that being said, my brother still visits for dinner and to do his laundry)