Now that my three children have grown and flown the coop—sadly, they no longer fill the hours of my immediate world—I need to accept my new life without them and, even if reluctantly, move forward. As my children will undoubtedly be setting new roots elsewhere and begin collecting memories of their own, I realize that my husband and I need to make some important changes within our home, too....more
This week I've been on fire in more ways than one. I've started Weight Watchers and I've amped up my exercise regimen. I've also been busy trying to overhaul "my" room. I want to hang some pictures that have been amassing around the room so I can get more space and get rid of the dust bunnies.
There is a poem that ends with the verse: cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow, for children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow. So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep....more