Sunday, July 19, 2015

Empty Nest Preview

For the love of all that is holy, I cannot handle all of the peace and quiet around this place! I never in a million years thought I'd say that while my children were home but goodnight! They'd better hurry up and get home!

Coach and J headed to a basketball tournament. Due to things I needed to get done for the upcoming chaos of 2 more tournaments and the start of school, as well as a plea from the little guy to spend time with him, I opted to stay home. Day 2 the little man ditched me... At least he did come back with the niece and nephew for a few hours. They ran around, loudly proclaiming their everlasting presence in my house. And then they went to Nana's. Womp-womp.

So what is a bored mama to do in her lonely quiet time? I did my normal workouts, cleaned a closet, deadheaded flowers, pulled some weeds, read 2 books, watched a disturbing Liv Tyler movie from the 90's, did the laundry, talked to friends, made plans for next week, ate leftovers, went shopping, painted all of the exterior door frames, attempted to clean the sidewalk so I could re-seal it (it rained), painted a kitchen accent wall, swept, went to bed late, slept in until 7, took a bath, and sat at the lake for a few hours. Yep. That pretty much sums it up. I didn't get one single lesson planned. I did, however, attempt to work in my classroom but they waxed the hallway outside my room so I was forced to rethink my plan.

It sounds crazy but I feel like nothing got done. There are still piles of stuff sitting about. I haven't dusted. Dishes clean but sitting in the dish rack. Mail is piled in the same terrible pile. Workout equipment strewn about in my little corner of the living room, and the yard needs mowed (again). I'm not at all looking forward to starting school again, but I am looking forward to a routine.

So anyway back to my topic... I decided I am in no way, shape or form ready for the boys to grow up, go to college and be adults.  Nope. Can't handle the thought of it. I want no part of it. Yes, they are sometimes crabby and cross, I don't care. I'm keeping them and that's final. End of discussion.

Here's to the last 2 weeks of freedom before high school and middle school realities set in! {Sigh}

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