Getting ready for the really empty nest
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|Thu, 07-10-2014 - 11:32am|
It just struck me the other day that I have 7 more weeks with DS before college. DD was home visiting for a couple of days and for his grad present from her we went to Marshall's and looked around for things for his room and then she bought him a bunch of stuff from the dollar store that he said he wouldn't even have thought of--toiletries and things like that. He can't wait to go to college and I'll be happy for him.
But also, this will be the first time in my life that I have ever lived alone (and I'll be 57 soon). I always had roommates, then I got married and even after the divorce, I had the kids. On top of that, I have to sell my house to pay off the 2nd exH--that is a major chore since I have lived there 26 yrs and have to go through a bunch of stuff which I am not looking forward to. I'm not attached to my house since it's not that great but I'll probably just move to an apt. until I can figure out what to do. I'm not really crazy about apt. living either--I haven't had to deal with possibly noisy other tenants in a long time.
I am looking forward to being able to be spontaneous about being able to go out whenever I want (not that I don't really do that now but sometimes I feel like I really should make dinner once in a while). I also have to remind myself that I do have to cook occasionally even just for myself--that will be different too.