They , daughter and grandson, finished moving all their stuff last night and slept in their new apartment for the first time. I haven't heard from them and am awaiting news when my daughter returns for the balance of her boots and loose ends this afternoon. They're only about 2 towns away so it's a quick trip if we need each other.
I think I've been a MOMMY since the day my sister was born, 2 years after me, and the first of 6 siblings. I continued to make up care packages for DD and GS as they left the house last night. We were crowded when they were here for 6 weeks, and I totally lost track of the dates, time, etc. Now I have to get back to my normal: Peace and quiet, activities with my friends early in the day, and rest later in the day. It was working so well for me that I even blogged about it a few blogs ago. My expectations were so high when they came home for their temporary stay that I guess I was bound to be disappointed. Families are different now with the advent of technology, and everyone focused on their own hand held device, not on the same TV screen like in the "old days." Gone also are family dinners due to very flexed working schedules. With food a main focus in my life it took me quite a while to figure out that we wouldn't be eating together, or even in the same rooms when everyone's mealtime did coincide. I finally figured out to leave the meatballs and pasta, or cutlets and veggies in pots on the stove, or stored in the fridge for later reheating. We never discussed if they wouldn't be eating at home, because that would be breaking the cardinal sin of all Mommy Hens, that you can't fail to feed your little chicks.
My greatest joy in the past weeks was making sandwiches for my GS to take to work with him, until he took over the task for himself.
So now begins the withdrawal, and going on to the next part of the journey. I know they are able to make changes and adjust, they are both hard workers, and they are very close, so they help each other. I'm going to look forward to our next holidays together,
dinner, and then Easter at a favorite restaurant as is our tradition.
And back to my friends and social activities with my different organizations. I have lots to do with Chinese auctions and other activities that I am committed to run, so on with the tasks at hand, including using my new Nutri bullet juicer and losing the next ten pounds!
Have to add, with the help of God