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#1 barefut

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 10:22 AM

I am an empty nester. (And kinda liking it!) After I got him settled into class, I went and treated myself at my favorite coffee shop.

Still no kids enrolled for my preschool :( At the grocery store today there was a flier at the checkout announcing job openings in a number of departments. I'll be applying online tonight and see what comes of it....

It's a beautiful sunny day. Should I lay in the hammock or clean the house? ;)

Have a Good Day All,
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:54 PM

I felt absolutely liberated when my youngest started school. I think it would be a good idea to do something different, if not just for the change and having the chance relate to other adults.

Sunny day - hammock or house? Hmmm. :)
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:16 PM

Congrats on empty-nesting from toddlers, Barefut. But that's a total no-brainer. Hammock. All week. With a good book!
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:02 PM

Hi barefut,
yep, me too....empty nester that is! I have one off in 6th and one off in 3rd, it never gets easier to see them walk away and become that much more independant. On the other hand I can really rest up until they arive home and not just trudge through the day pretending to be pain free and full of energy.

I feel like I can give them my best when they get home from school...unlike the summer.

sorry that your preschool didn't start up like you have hoped. Maybe next year, or sooner...ya never know.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:44 PM

Definite No-brainer!! Hammock!

Mine are in school too! 7th and 9th! I can't believe how fast they are growing up on me. Even my 21 year old started her paramedic class, and the hubby starts truck driving school this weekend.

What am I gonna do with all that time? I don't have a hammock! :P
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 03:19 PM

Oh I know how you feel. My little one started head start last week just 5 days after her 3rd birthday. It was kinda nice not having a little one needing me to be her Nana, best friend and playmate. I got to do "me" things. What I am really excited about her being in all day school is I can go to the Dr's now without looking for a baby sitter! Oh and I can go shopping without a little one wanting everything in the store LOL.
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:20 AM

Patty,

I'm right there with ya! :D It's funny that we think grocery shopping alone is a luxury! Wooooo Hooooo!

Don't forget about long uninterupted baths a walk on the beach or a trip to your favorite coffee shop to treat yourself. Although when I woke up this morning I was hoping for some energy to catch up on the housework. I think I could get a lot more done without kids running around.

Enjoy your "Me" time!

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 07:24 AM

I just got back from the grocery store!!

I was putting it off for weeks because every time I went over the summer I spent way mpre than I usually would have because my little ladies would pick out everything. I just went and loaded up on everything, especially lunch box snacks and it was a pleasant trip. I have less than hour before they get home...my how time flies!! They are in 4th and 2nd grade.:)

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:53 AM

Ohhhh I remember those days. I cried every time. Of course the toughest part was when they grew up all the way (not that they ever do that in our eyes) and moved out. Even more heart wrenching for me, is my youngest (28years old) will be moving to New Zealand in the spring. Man, there are some very tough parts of parenting no one ever told you about.
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 11:22 AM

Oh Pam, that is so heart wrenching to hear...your baby moving to so far away. Will you be able to make trips there or vise versa?
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 12:09 PM

Erin, it's awful! Every time I think about it (or type it) I cry.

Yes I will visit, but not as often as I'm used to having the girls (grand kids) and seeing my son and his wife now. We see each other every 2-3 weeks and I have the kids on the weekends quite often. The trip to NZ evidently is something like a 20 hour flight or some horrible thing, so health wise, I don't know how often I can pull that off. Not to mention tickets per person are $2000. at best.

We are all going to get new laptops and web-cams when the time comes. It's hard as the cousins are all close. It's just a rough deal for everyone, but my daughter in law is from NZ, so her parents and brothers, nephews etc are all there too. Hard to make everyone happy.
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