this empty nest thing.....
Our very first full weekend just the two of us.
We're bumbling through it.
No kids---anywhere in sight.
Even my little nephew who has been spending Saturdays with us while my sister works ended up being invited elsewhere for the day.
It's going okay so far.
But, I have to tell you that if we flipped the calendar back about 10 years and we had an entire day just to ourselves.....bumbling through it would not be what we would be doing.
So, it makes me wonder....how can we stop bumbling and start rrrrrrrumbling?
We started the day just fine--Carmen had his typical early morning conference call, we took a walk up to the local breakfast diner hot spot for eggs, we meandered along the main street, perused the Farmer's Market, hung out at the library, went to our favorite hardware store and then found our way back home--all before noon. (and btw--I wore the cutest pair of "boyfriend" jeans that I bought at Ann Taylor--Size 8. Just thought I'd mention it) If it were up to me--it would have taken quite a bit longer---we would have hung out more, perused a little more, meandered a little more. But, Carmen has the attention span of a four year old plus he is so used to being on a crazy schedule that he can't stop and enjoy the moment. He's always in a hurry to finish. Finish what? I always ask. He never has an answer. We really do need to fix that. Because it's just not going to work in our new world where we can and should be enjoying the scenery....and possibly a few other things.
I'm sure we'll get there......won't we?