Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
There Must be 50 Ways
If there are 50 ways to leave your lover, then how many ways are there to distract Mommy/Daddy Hearts from missing a child winging her way back across the continent? Our list so far....
•Take Down Christmas Lights
•Vacuum floors - thoroughly
•Take Down Christmas Tree Ornaments
•Fold a load of laundry
•Start load of towels/sheets from LSG's room
•Post to Blog
•Watch football playoff games
•Make list of new shows to DVR in next 2 weeks
Truth be told?
Every one of these activities were at least partially necessary, required some modicum of attention to complete and yet not one of them was ultimately able to fully distract this Momma from actively missing our youngest. Ignoring that youngest is now a fully competent adult out doing precisely what she should be doing, there is some piece of me that just can't quite get past saying "goodbye".
Time.Don't get me wrong. I have a great life. I have my wonderful Hub and am truly grateful our ChefSon lives here in town. I have marvelous friends and I like our house and our garden. A lot. I try to fully appreciate how fortunate I am for a good part of each and every 24 hours.
The days will pass and the Mommy/Daddy pangs will lessen. Soon we will be back to our routine, eating home cooking for lunch and dinner. Just me and the Hub. And, of course, Bijou the kitty (currently prowling around LSG's now closed bedroom door yowling to be let in and spoiled by what was previously pretty much nonstop loving attention).
Travel safely young one. Enjoy your adventures in Law School. Enjoy real winter (written non-ironically I promise). And, please, don't forget to call your Momma.