Shopping, Planning, in Empty Nester Style
I am definitely stopping by Trader Joe's on the way home. They better have those sea salt chocolate caramels or I might just have a personal meltdown right there in the middle of their recycled floor. I wrote a poem about these delicious morsels a few years back......yes, they are that good!
I have become quite an efficient little empty nester when it comes to planning and preparing for the return of my household, even if it's just for a few days. Most meals are planned, the house is ready and screw the Christmas cards for now; I'd rather get a picture of all the kids home for a picture and maybe send out cards later. I know the time when everyone is here will fly by at record speed, so I am already prepared for the letdown when they leave. I have scheduled an afternoon at the spa. Truth is, I miss the flurry of activity that exists when children live with you. The most I can get out of Bill these days is a 'harrumph' and Wrigley is only excited when his dog food comes out or just before we go on our daily walks on the golf course. I am perhaps the most boring and blah one in the bunch, too. But that is going to change after the new year.
The Arizona sky is clouding up with a 10% chance of rain tomorrow, not exactly a winter wonderland, but it'll just have to do. At least it looks a little more like Christmas everywhere I look!