Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One Year In

We are one year, and a little bit more, into a seriously empty-nested life.

A few days ago we had a surprise phone call from M. His only agenda was chit-chat, and he asked what I was doing. "Knitting a baby blanket," I told him.

Then he asked what his dad was doing. "Watching a PBS show about Pennsylvania diners," I said.

And then there was a l-o-n-g pause. "Did I call the house" asked M, "or did I call the old folks' home?"

Hmmmm....good question.


Angie Lou said...

I wish that you had a "like" button on your blog. :-)

Marytoo said...


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

hahaha!!! sounds like our home!

Blessings & Aloha!

(thank you for stopping by & how neat is that about graduating from a high school in the Azores!) You must have been an Air Force dependent...haha I won't say AF brat. My dad was also in the Air Force, so grew up moving every 2 years....& then married military!

Our son had the Presidential & congressional nominations for the Air Force Academy, & was able to attend the summer session, but the year he applied...the medical standard for prior cancers of his specific childhood cancer he had changed from 2 yrs off treatment to now ALL past cancers, no matter the type, had to have been 5 yrs off treatment. He's doing well and interested in medical...but a wee bit of me ("mom") really would have liked the idea of the structured study time, sleep time...and knowing he was eating decent meals :o)

sorry so long!!! a mini post on your comments