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Friday, March 7, 2014

Life as I know it...

...will be drastically changed within the next six months. By September 1st, I will officially be an empty nester. I'm not sure how I feel about that. It'll just be DH and me in the house. What a concept....

As mentioned, DD wants to move out. Badly. Despite the glitch with the houses, I'm pretty sure she and her roommates will have found something and be moved within the next few months.

Sonshine has settled (for the time being) on joining the Army. Yes, he's changed his mind several times in the past year on what he wants to do upon graduation, and, yes, he may yet change it again. But the tentative plan is for him to work one last fireworks season with his dad before signing on the dotted line. Please cross your fingers that he stays with this course of action.

And I should be able to work from home at least part of the time come May or June.

Despite those upcoming changes, I do still feel like a hamster on a wheel. Plugging along each day on these two projects I have going, although as of today, I am one step closer to finishing one of them--the ickier one. The goal is to be completely done by next Friday. Well, I guess I do see some light at the end of that tunnel. I just hadn't really thought about it and it seems like I've been working on so long already.

As for having my house to myself...since DD and roommates have no firm date I have nothing to focus on, and although high school graduation will take place on June 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th--I don't know which day they'll assign to Sonshine's HS at the moment--it's still just a bit far out for me, though it'll be here before I know it. I know that.

Oh, well...I'll just keep on keeping on and I'll keep y'all posted.


Regina Richards said...

Becoming an empty-nester is a huge life change. I became on last August. It's a mixed bag. All of mine are hours away and I miss them terribly, though I'm very comforted by the fact they seem to be thriving. There's less work for sure and a great deal more freedom, but it takes a while to adjust to the quiet in the house and refocus your life on yourself again after so many years of being focused on the kids. It's a new adventure. I think you like it! Mostly.

mtnchild said...

I thought he was going to do the Air Force thing like his Dad and Grandad? Oh well, like you said things can change. I think the military, whatever branch, will be good for him (and millions other young men).

That empty nest thing hangs around for a while, but it will be easier for you being married ... I dealt with it alone and that REALLY made the nest empty!!
Love you,

Lara Lacombe said...

Lots of changes coming up for you--sounds like exciting times are ahead! :)

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  • DH = my husband
  • my Brown Eyed Girl = my oldest daughter
  • DD = my Darling Daughter (the younger one)
  • Sonshine or Marching Band Boy = my son
  • NT = the North Texas chapter of RWA
  • RWA = Romance Writers of America