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Early note for New Year’s Resolutions

I am admittedly into New Year resolutions.

Sometimes the better resolutions come to mind before (or after?!) January!

I found this in some notations I had made over the summer:

I am going to be true to myself, keep my eyes open, and be open to possibilities.

Food for thought as the new year approaches.

Empty Nest

The children are back in college. Where they belong.

I enjoyed having them home but now that they’re in college, it had a different flavor.  From my perspective, it felt like “biding their time,” rather than a summer break.  Their activities were clearly in preparation for the upcoming school year.

LD worked 4 different jobs over the course of her break, shopped and enjoyed time with her high school and her college friends.  Her decision to perform multiple jobs was designed to keep her busy, for everyday spending, and saving for school expenses.  ES was home for a week and spent a lot of his time shopping for clothes for school.

They were in and out; I was in and out. We managed to do and enjoy some activities together. And now they’re back where they belong.

So yes, my house is an Empty Nest.  But in a good way. What a delight to watch my children expand their wings, and fly off to new adventures, building their lives.

ES Is Home!

ES is home for a week before the college fall semester begins.

He goes back to school over the weekend and LD goes back in the middle of next week.

It’s been nice having them home.   Each has his or her own way of being at home.  ES has trouble coordinating with his friends, so spends a lot of time with me or his father (which we each enjoy).  LD has juggled multiple jobs, time with friends, and her daily naps throughout the summer. She deigns to spend time with me when she needs to go shopping for school items, or when I will take her out for dinner.  I think we even managed to find a movie time that worked for both of us.

Hey! I’ll take their company and attention however we manage it.

However…It will also be nice to have them back at school, pushing toward their futures.

They each make this mother proud.

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