If you had asked me 15 years ago, when Adam was going on 13 and Emilie was almost 11, what I thought my life might be like in 2008 ... I'd have pretty much guaranteed you that I'd have "more time". Certainly being a Mom in 2008 with a (nearly) empty nest would mean some down time, when compared with the carpooling, laundry, errand-running, and general Mom Duty associated with my life back in 1993.
Would I have been anywhere near correct? Er, no.
Problem is, I can't really put my finger on what's filling my days. All I know is, the day is half-gone before I know it. And there's always something else I need to be doing.
Currently, the Project Of The Week is "The Big Move". Above, I mentioned this nearly empty nest of mine ... in nine days, Emilie will be moving to the beach in NC. Which will make my nest officially empty. And you know me, I'm not too happy about that. Although, I do realize it's what needs to happen. She's MORE than ready to fly away, and everything is working out so perfectly for this move, that it's obvious it's the right thing. Her true love has taken a marvelous engineering job there, and she was hired by a bank after her first interview. Her new job is literally a 2-minute drive from their new apartment. I'm so happy and excited for them both.
But damn, my house is going to be so quiet. (Glass half empty.)
But that's why there are grandchildren, right? (Glass almost full!)