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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 8:23am
Hi, I'm new to these parenting boards. I'm 46, female and have kids that are getting older (4 kids 11 to 21). I'm increasingly panicking about how I'll handle the empty nest! Help!
Iggy
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Wed, 08-08-2012 - 12:52pm

Iggy, if you ever make it out to Canada, our end of the country is one area that is quite beautiful to visit.  Oh, there's much in Canada that is beautiful - and it's so varied in landscape from one end of the country to the other.  I live in Calgary, so it's an hour and a bit to the Rocky Mountains.  But that's only one feature of our landscape in the province of Alberta, or southern Alberta, the part of the province where Calgary is located. 

You know house-swapping is something I heard of years ago, but never really researched.  Who knows, it might be an option in the future - though we aren't really planning a trip to Australia - not just yet!  We  have a 15 year old cat who we can't leave behind unless we have a sitter for him.  Normally one of our sons has been willing to come live here to take care of the cat when we go on trips and we are so grateful for that.  Our cat can't go to a kennel either because he has inuslin injections and kennels won't accept an animal that needs that sort of medical attention.  The other option would be to have my son take the cat at his place, but up to now, he's been sharing a place with friends and my son has actually welcomed coming to stay here with our cat...he gets a break from his housemates!  Anyway time will tell what arrangements can be done.

Shirley

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Wed, 08-08-2012 - 10:31pm

Speaking of t.v. showing us the beautiful places in the world.... Here is a link to  3 minute video movie made for Tourism Alberta (my province).  Of course, it's all so made to look perfect in these mini clips of video stitched together - and let's face it, weather isn't always coopertive when tourists come - sometimes it's cloudy and rainy and just not QUITE as beautiful as the photos show...LOL.  But still.... if you are lucky, as a tourist, you sometimes can come and see our scenic places at their most beautitul! 



http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ThFCg0tBDck

 

Shirley :smileyhappy:

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