I am hearing the crickets chirping. At least in the evenings and especially at supper time. It is so quiet around here with everyone gone. With Son up north for a round of shifts and Youngest girl now dropped off at bible college, it is entirely more, how shall I put it, mellow around here. Sigh.
On the weekend we dropped her and all her paraphernalia off. I'm telling ya, trying to decide what she could live without during the school year was a chore of epic proportions akin to decisions made in the hallowed halls of government! At least in her eyes. But finally her closet was narrowed down to half and packed into the suitcases, and her dresser loaded into the van and off we were like a herd of turtles. Whew. We've lovingly held the title of the "Living to Tell" family Gong Show when trying to get out the door for trips for many a year now. Apparently getting off to college is no different.
Once there though, she settled in nicely. All is unpacked and she's even got herself a job already. School starts next week so she has a week to adjust and explore the new city, learn her route to school and relax. Once school starts it's going to be busy with a capital "B".
And me? I'm adjusting to the silence, the not having the "kid's" presence in the hourse, not having to share the bathroom in the daytimes, not having her there to help play with the dayhome kids and most hard of all; learning to cook for two. Unless of course, I want to eat the same meal for 3 days in a row.