There have been many changes for me just in the last few days. The most immediate being my mom, who should be just fine and dandy after a recovery — but when you’re in your 80’s, you just don’t bounce back like you did when you were younger. In fact, there is just no bouncing of any kind, and certainly is not recommended either intentionally or accidentally.
Second big change is that daughter #1 has moved back to University and out of our house for another 9 months. She’s not one for coming home much unless it involves, (sorry, I’m into lists right now) a) laundry, b) party with old friends on the weekend, c) sick as a dog — although that usually comes at the end of the term during finals. I miss her like heck and we just took her back 2 days ago.
Daughter #2 is also starting University this week, same school as her sister, but she will be commuting from home. She’s not a driver, so she’ll be carpooling, busing, and I imagine crashing at her sister’s dorm or other friends who are living out there. Regardless, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot less of the sweet girl. However, her very messy room will be the evidence we need that she’s still calling ‘here’ home.
Now, a change in the weather. It’s only September 2nd for goodness sakes, but fall weather has arrived! It’s cool and rainy. I actually had on long sleeves today, AND the spiders are out in full force! I saw one scamper very quickly across our living room — fortunately the MAN OF THE HOUSE caught him and sent him packing. But fall means one BIG thing…wearing wool socks again! I can hardly wait!
So what will tomorrow bring? You never know. Be prepared for something different.