Saturday, March 11, 2017

Empty Nester Week

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The alarm went off at 1:55, giving me about 10 minutes to get my bearings before really getting up to run DD2, her friend, and my friend (her friends mom) who is chaperoning, to the high school to meet the bus that was bringing them to the airport. DD2 had play practice after school and two different home work submissions that needed to be posted, one by 10:00 p.m. and one by midnight tonight. It was nearly 9:30 before we were home from a final Target run for sun screen, SD cards, and miscellaneous things she needed. One final small bit of laundry so she could bring the shirt and wear the jeans she was wearing, and she was fully packed, showered and in bed for at least a few hours of sleep. There is a Facebook page that will chronicle their trip, so I  may pop in from time to time and see how the fun of Costa Rica is coming along.  I noticed for a few past travel trips, the actual concerts were posted. That would be lovely to see and hear. DD didn't bring her phone-figured she couldn't really use it, but I got a text form her friend ( a different friend from the one picked up) when they were on the plane.


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So what's a mom to do again, who has spent over 28 years parenting, with a week of non-parenting?  First, I drove myself home and went back to bed, not waking until nearly 9:00. I also woke with a headache, a side effect of getting broken up sleep. A few Tylenol and a cup of coffee later, and it is dulling. I'll putz around online her with Blogger for a bit, heat up leftover veggie Masala, DD2's parting dinner selection, and then dive into washing bedding.  It is ridiculously cold out, so I don't think I will line dry things-maybe if the sun comes out, but the crunchy, freeze dried effect is not relaxing bedding. Slowly but surely, I'll get the house semi to rights again this weekend, and keep it that way during the week.

I'll probably head to work early, and leave a little later most days, getting myself finally caught up. Friday is my day off, and I intend to fully take it, and giving myself a full day off before DD1 arrives for her friends shower weekend, and DD2 has to be picked up about 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning. I'm meeting my sister-in-law Wednesday for happy hour and to plan our nieces April 23rd shower details, sorting out food, games, and decorations. Really, life won't be much different than when DD is home, other than I'll not think about meals at all, livening off bits of leftovers, salads, and nibbles that will make up a meal. I'm planning to make a big meat lasagna tomorrow, one of DH's favorites, which will yield at least three meals for us. 

I sent DD2 with  my camera and a knock off Go Pro for under water snorkeling pictures and her zip line trip, so I borrowed some picks from Wayfair.com, (not that I've been taking so many myself anyway) so credit for images to them. I experienced this at year on her spring break trip, so another opportunity to ease into what empty nest life will be like in 2 1/2 years. I hope it is more interesting than what I have planned this week. What's up with your Saturday?

6 comments:

  1. I'm sure you'll find plenty to keep yourself busy. Have a good day off!
    Arilx

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    1. I just want to make sure I am taking full advantage of not having to include her schedule in my days. Getting caught up on work will be time well spent, as it will reduce stressers later.

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    1. It will be like othets, I suspect but I will try and enjoy the flexibility.

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  3. The week will pass faster and she will be back with a lot of stories.

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    1. No doubt. I think DH and I are going to have a play day! Not sure what, but head out and pretend it's 1988 again!

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