The other day I happened to read the post of a blogger I often visit, it referenced "Empty Nesters".
My immediate response was, "What planet is that on?"
No offense, I know that some people do experience an 'empty nest'.
I am just not one of them.
I have three daughters, and as soon as the last one moved out, it was time to take care of my parents, and I am still doing that.
I am doing it, I might add, with a lot of help from DH, who helps me out on a daily basis. He is very good to my mother, and always has been.
I am very lucky to have such a life partner.
I will admit, I get a little stressed. Sometimes the idea of an 'empty nest' sure sounds good.
But isn't that the way??? We long for what we don't have, what is right beyond that window??
And the trick is to be happy with what we have.
And even though life is stressful right now, I have a lot. A lot to be thankful for.
One particular thing to be thankful for is a close friend who has volunteered to come stay for 2 nights, so my DH and I can get out of Dodge for a bit.
We don't even care where. We don't even care what the weather is. We just want to go away for a couple of days.
Sounds like heaven.
I can't wait.
Maybe I will take a couple of pointers from Miss Puss. Cause if anyone knows how to kick back, it's Miss Puss. She's my IDOL.
Except for the bitchiness.