I’m Still Around

Holiest of molies! Today marks the end of August and my last post was at the beginning of July. I promised myself I would never again go a whole calendar month without posting because, well, I don’t know why. But since I promised myself and I don’t like to go back on my promises, unless it was to promise my peanut allergic daughter that I would never eat peanut butter again until she was no longer allergic, I have to post something. Anything.

Let me tell you people, I have a lot to say. A ton. A whole slew of stories. A plethora of tales. Heaps and oodles and scads of riveting adventures to regale you with.

But here’s the deal. Preschool starts on Tuesday, the day after Labor day. Do you know what that means? That means I’ve got stuff to do. Stuff that does not involve me recounting the past several months. So I will leave you with this tasty little morsel and pledge (because I don’t put as much stock in a pledge as I do in a promise, even though they’re the same thing) to tell you about my beeswax much sooner rather than later. Do we have an accord? Okay. Then here’s a snippet of a thing.

Todd and I are interim empty nesters. Katie is now a freshman and Taylor is a senior in college – both in Virginia. I don’t know what the deal with Virginia is and why it stole my children. Virginia is for lovers, not children.

Taylor is about 7 hours away and Katie’s about 8 hours away. I would like it if they were a bit closer, but they’re not. Any time I feel sad about that I think of my friend, Stephanie, who lives in Hawaii and whose daughter went to Rutgers in New Jersey. Now that’s a far piece. But then again, she lives in Hawaii so… yeah.

Anyway – back to the empty nest thing. It’s only been a week, but I think it’s going well. In fact, I think this next phase is going to be good. I might even like it. It’s peaceful, to be sure. I like peaceful.

And that’s that until the next time. 


  1. nwhannas on August 31, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Been thinking about you, gf. When you were here, last, were entering their senior & freshman years of high school, respectively. Can’t hardly believe that time has passed so quickly. You & Todd have done an amazing job. Blessed be, Mama Bird.

    • Jenster on August 31, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Oh my goodness, Gretchen. I hadn’t even thought of that! What strikes me is that this means it was four years ago and that’s entirely too long. 🙂

      Takes a good Mama Bird to know one. 🙂 Lurve you muchly!

  2. Georgette on September 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    jenster!! OMG! It’s Georgette from the RTboards 🙂 I went over today to see who still was around and of course I went to the page that has us all listed by the date we signed up! Anyhpoo I hope all is well with you and yours. Blessings

    • Jenster on September 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Hi Georgette!! I haven’t been over to RT in forever! Since I started working I just don’t seem to find the time, but I surely do miss everyone over there. Maybe I need to go have a look.

      Good to “see” you!

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