Thursday, May 28, 2009

This-n-That Thursday

It's been a busy week for my little brain:
  • I have discovered that you can use the switch panel on my treadmill to lay a t-shirt out flat to dry.  It will not be disturbed there.
  • I have been very weepy about my babies' soon leaving me.
  • My closet is finally clean.  I am going to wear the same thing for the next week so as not to disturb the beauty of it all.
  • I cannot stop thinking about the first time I took my children to DisneyWorld.  The look on their faces at the wonder of it all is forever etched in my heart.
  • I need to scale back my volunteering activities.
  • Don't forget to visit Mango Girl and enter to win her gigantic martini glass/serving dish.
  • I cannot wait for this week to end.  But I want time to stand still.  What to do....

30 comments:

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

In honor of the bittersweet feelings you are experiencing, may I recommend some chocolate and a glass of wine. Rinse, repeat. Then go ahead and have a good cry, there's nothing wrong with it.

Then think about all the trips you can take to visit your fledglings. Then cry and have more chocolate and wine.

Daryl said...

Crying is counter productive tho it is the best way to wash out your eyes, really ...

You could try walking backwards very carefully - but not if you are drinking or have had a drink recently - on the treadmill .. maybe it will reverse time .. did you see Benjamin Button? Brad Pitt is WAY prettier than Kate Blanchard, I am just sayin'

You can come visit me this weekend and we can get brunch and wander and you can see how much those little plants I put my window box have grown ...

tj said...

...Oh I can only second what the MPM Peeps above me said and add that this too shall pass - there are brighter days ahead...{{{hug}}}*smile*

...Blessings...

Trisha said...

The whole perfectly arrange closet and not wanting to disturb it - I totally get it. I don't clean out my armoire often but when I do - it is like a work of art. Such a shame to mess it up by getting clothes out!

The Incredible Woody said...

I keep telling my niece that I want her to stop growing and just stay little. But then she informs me with a roll of her eyes that she is ALREADY a big girl...

Nurse Nancy said...

I feel like I need a good cry too....should we meet over a glass of Chardonnay?

Enjoy the weekend...very exciting moments.

TSannie said...

Melancholy baby...take care of yourself, my friend. There's always sunshine behind every cloud, tho sometimes it takes a little longer than usual to shine down on us.

There was a bar across the front of our treadmill. It made a most excellent additional closet for hanging pants. For an embarrassing amount of years.

asthmagirl said...

I'm so glad my girl isn't going away. But in a way, I wish she had that kind of opportunity. Still it's a blow... it just hit me yesterday. My youngest is graduating. Wow... no more lunch tickets, gym clothes, field trips...

I'm going to go cry now. Feel free to join me.

Anonymous said...

We just need the friggin' sun to come out in CT.

Mango Girl said...

I agree with all who suggested the wine...

Clean closet? I am so jealous!, er, envious!

I have a Nordic Track I have never used...funny, I woke up thinking about it. If I don't use it today, it is going to the curb tomorrow!

Mango Girl said...

p.s. Thanks for pimping me out...

xoxo

Sassy said...

All I can think to say is ... it'll feel better when it stops hurtin'...

whenever that is...who knows? I need to clean closets too...good for you. Memories like taking the kiddo's to Disney are the very best and thank goodness we have those...I feel for you....been there....and DO NOT like it...B left again and my ♥ is breaking...these last couple weeks...maybe years have turned me gray! I hope you win that glass from Mango's place...have a good day!

Linda said...

Is is Thursday already?

Living on the Spit said...

It does get easier...somewhat...a litte bit.

Dang, who am I kidding...it stinks.

Yes...come to VA and share good food, wine, and song with us. We have sun.

Decadent Housewife said...

Sounds like you need some sunshine.

Ellen said...

If you put a treadmill in the basement, it's a good place to put things that need to be put away.

Stop by after you drop Augie off - we can drown your sorrows in a case of Chardonnay. Then you can help me with my closets. Oops, I'll be away when you drop him off. Sorry!

Isn't taking your child to Disney World the first time just the best? I got to see not only my spawn, but my brother's four spawn experience it at the same time - priceless.

Hang in there baby, the week's almost over.

Starwoodgal said...

You're crying now because they will leave. You'll be crying later when they bring you a month's worth of dirty laundry and expect you to wash it in one day. I'm just sayin'. :)

Sounds like you need a serious dose of dark chocolate and/or a big glass of wine along with some sunshine.

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

Aww...Hang in there mama!

We are taking my kids to disneyland for the first time this October. We are not going to tell them where we are going until we are right in fron t of the gates (blindfolds) then "Surprise"! I can't wait...

Big Hair Envy said...

I flossed the crown right off of my molar last night. My dentist is on vacation this week. I'll be chewing food on this stupid little nub of a tooth until Monday. GAH!

Did that AT LEAST get a smile out of you???

I may have to post about this...

Meg said...

Did you happen to notice todays ad?

Edy's Slow churn Ice Cream. My Favorite! Mint chocolate chip!

Perhaps a sunday w/the kids will cheer you up!?

I'm going to have another diet cherry Dr. Pepper! Yum!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

A good ole shrimp bawl makes me feel better with Corona and limes of course!

Just remember...a mothers heart is for etched moments...so we can look back on them while our little ones make their own way.
Ok shutting up now. Who am I kidding...sniff,sniff.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I'm feeling weepy too (although not because the babies are leaving but because they are coming and I don't feel prepared).

I say we meet at drink thirty?

noble pig said...

My kids will be leaving in 10 years, I'm already crying.

Country Girl said...

Yer breakin' my heart here. You know that? I can tell you're an incredible mom.

I can't wait to visit the Bird at UVa. Will you let me come?

Hilary said...

I feel for you. Empty nesting is a tough one. Oh but as I glance over to the left, I see that Chesapeake Bay Woman has a brilliant coping mechanism.

Stacey Huston said...

MPM.. sorry your feeling down..Have to caution you DON"T FEED the Chipmunks close to the house... trust me.. i did that once.. only took once to teach me never to do it again. I had a few coming to my porch.. so I started feeding them.. they were SOOOO cute.. loved them.. but they told are their friends.. and they invaded.. screens won't keep them out..lol.. they quickly loose their fear of humans that feed them too and have no mercy on toes..lol.. trust me, if your gonna feed them, don't do it on the porch..lol... hugs to you

Pouty Lips said...

I can do the same thing with my oven. I don't bake.

imom said...

I get weepy when I think of my upcoming empty nest and I still have about 5 years to go!

I really like the wine and chocolate idea!

Employee No. 3699 said...

Who needs a closet when you have a treadmill?

Suz Broughton said...

I think it's interesting that you are thinking of the first time you took your kids to DisneyWorld, the same week you are grieving their leaving. I need to remember that.