Denise On Empty Nesting
Well, not really, but I feel like we are trying out being empty nesters for the next two weeks. I dropped my boys off at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC on Sunday. It's an awesome Christian camp for boys only. (Which makes Mom really happy)...no girls. They will be gone for 13 days. I don't think that I have been at home for more than 1 night without at least one of them here. So now I'm faced with all of those projects that I've been putting off with the excuse that I just didn't have time with all of their activities. I decided to tackle my biggest project first, the dreaded wrapping room!! Well, that's what I call it because when we started looking to buy this house, the previous owners had it all organized with wrapping paper, scrap booking crafts, and sewing materials. NOT very fitting for me. Therefore when we moved in, it ended up as a junk room. It's gotten worse over the last year as you can see.
I KNOW!!!! i'm kinda embarrassed to even show you, but maybe it will inspire some of you who think you've got a messy house. I honestly would rather pluck my eyelashes out one by one then clean this up, but after two days of detailed torture......
Doesn't it look better??? I also cleaned out our hot tub and did a few loads of laundry.
Not all of my time has been work though. Stu and I are having fun seeing what it would be like for our kids to be gone to college. What would we do? So, Monday night when he got home from work, we went on a bike ride with our new bikes and brought along a picnic. It was fun until we had to bike up this huge hill coming home. I thought both of us would pass out. Here is a picture of us on our adventure.
We are actually going to go on dates, try new restaurants, and maybe stay out late enough to hear some music in Nashville USA! So, for those of you creative minds, feel free to give me some ideas. Last night we decided to stay in for the evening. We rented a movie "The Fighter", ordered pizza from Matteo's, and for our something new, we tried an ice cream place called "Glazee" . I think Shelley may have twittered about it before, but it was DELICIOUS. He talked us into getting 3 pints. (buy two, get one free) I'm going to have to workout overtime. All of it is homemade right there in the kitchen. Seriously, the Butter Pecan Pie flavor was REDONK!!!!
I have to say, that after 19 years of marriage I still enjoy my husband's company. Sometimes we just forget that our family began with us and needs time and attention. I miss my boys sooooo much, but I know that this time is good for the two of us as well.
Today I suppose I will start project #2. (cleaning out and giving away the clothes the boys have outgrown) I'm also meeting the girls for a Point of Grace lunch/meeting which is way more fun. Some day I'm going to be able to go to Shelley's swimming pool and it not rain.
Hope you have a wonderful day. Know that you're loved by God:)