It sure is quiet around here. Empty Nesting day #1
Yesterday our daughter moved to Colorado, but I don’t count that as Empty Nesting Day #1. Why? Because my day consisted of me wandering around our home doing my best “sad panda” imitation, and my night involved me reeling with anxiety as mid-way through her road trip she started having car problems. The 13 hour trip turned into a 20 hour trip, and I’m just glad that it’s over.
So, today is Empty Nesting day #1.
It’s so quiet. I think our animals are even off balance because she’s gone. Maybe I’m projecting.
I woke up this morning and no kitchen cabinets were open, no late night eating evidence was on the counters, and no lights were on for me to turn off. You see, these were my morning routines since Baby Girl worked nights while we slept. No sounds of the ice maker at 3am, no slamming of the patio door as she wandered in and out, no 10pm pizza delivery because she was hungry after we went to bed. It was a quiet night, something that I am not used to.
Our little duckling has left home, and now it’s just me, Daddy, and the animals. It’s amazing the hole one person can leave behind.
On a happier note, I am looking forward to running around in my unmentionables, and redecorating rooms that are now empty. The running around in my unmentionables will commence today, but the empty rooms are going to have to wait a few days while I work up to that.