Archive | June 2012

Really???

So my baby girl is living in TN. I’ve made it through the first week and I even started to change her room into an office/meditation area. But first I needed to clean in there.

Let me preface this, I had long ago given up trying to clean my daughter’s room. Every time I did it, I needed 2 full days to go through it and only when she wasn’t there, otherwise she would interfere and there was no getting it done. So the last time that I had cleaned her room was when she was 15, when she still went to her dad’s every other weekend and I could do it when she was gone.

So when she packed up and moved, I actually thought her room was empty, my mom had helped her pack, so I thought a little light cleaning would be all that was needed. I was wrong. My daughter’s decorating style included using masking tape to attach random things to the walls. Things like latex balloons, crepe paper streamers, movie tickets, etc. The balloons deflated and she still kept them taped to her closet door molding. They got really old, they basically kind of melted to the molding. What didn’t melt, disintegrated when I tried to remove it. 

My question again is…really?? That was necessary?? Sometimes I would really like to know what goes through the mind of kids these days.

I’m done venting. On a positive note, I do have my desk moved into the room, and I’ve started my next 2 classes for school and I’ve started doing graphic design work for a friend of mine. This is all keeping me very, very busy. I don’t have any free time. Why did I think that because Tiff had moved that I would have all this free time? 

Today’s a New Day

The past week and a half has been crazy insane. My mom and step dad were here visiting and helping prepare for my daughter’s graduation and move. Thank goodness I had the sense to take the whole week off from work and even tacked on an extra day. We were out straight the whole week. I feel like I need a vacation to recover from my vacation.

But I digress, Tiffany turned 19 on Saturday, she graduated on Sunday and she left yesterday morning at 3am to move to TN with my mom and step dad. I kept myself together as much as I could last week. I held the tears in. I didn’t let Tiff see me cry. Not till the end, just before she left. I couldn’t control them anymore.

My brother is amazing. He’s helped keep me together through all this. I do not know what I’d do without him.

So my baby is in TN and I have an empty room in my apartment. The first thing one of my friend’s said to me, is what are you going to do with the room, you can’t leave it empty. (Well actually, it’s not completely empty, her bed is there and a dresser, but everything else is gone). So I’ve decided that I’m going to re-purpose the room. I’ll make her bed into a day bed, I’m going to move my desk in there so that I can use it as an office area and I’m going to get some big pillows and set up a yoga/meditation area too.Big plans for a small space, but I think I can make it work.

Besides that, I’ve still got school work, I’m helping a friend out with a bunch of graphic design projects, I’m looking to start going to Yoga classes and finally getting back into the gym. So I’m keeping busy and keeping telling myself that this is a great move for her. I know it really is. I’m so proud of her for taking this plunge. I know she can do great things, she has only to try and she will find that she will.

So Today’s a new day, an empty nester I am. It’s not the end, it’s a beginning, let’s see where that road leads me…….