Mine involve knitting (for gifts and others), reading (a lifetime pursuit) and most recently....about ten days ago I would say, (here's your hint)....hola, mi amigos! Yes, I have started Rosetta Stone -Spanish. I can already tell I am going to be a natural and I haven't even made a dent in the program.
|Overseeing our options|
But back to the closing down the party in the wee hours of the morning. Right out of the gate, Terry planned a dinner party, The best thing about parties that Terry plans is that they come with a chef and a bartender....AND THEY EVEN CLEAN UP AFTERWARD. This little gathering began at 5:30 pm with adult beverages and before we knew it, it was 2:00 am. Oh, did you think I meant Madi?
Suffice it to say, I haven't felt that good (and subsequently that bad) in too many years to acknowledge. Maybe since before we had kids. WAIT! We have always had kids. We are in uncharted waters now.
|Party just starting|
But wait....there's more. Family weekend is coming up in late September (reunited) followed by Fredricksburg wine pickup in early October. Two ACL concerts also on the books that month. November brings that 7-day anniversary cruise (YEEEHAWW) and a potential trip to California for another conference.
Folks, I haven't even factored in holidays and holiday travel. Who are we?
The day before Madi left for school she looked at me and said quite seriously, "I feel like you guys have betrayed me?" I am sure I look shocked when I asked why she would think that. She responded, "You didn't tell me I would grow up this fast!"
My follow-up answer after ten days of empty nesting is "I didn't know WE (Mr. French and bride) would digress so quickly!"
Until next time,