Monday, February 16, 2015

THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN...

It's a SNOW DAY today!  What I've been hoping for...even for someone who's kids are graduated from high school and is a SAHM, I've been wanting a snow day!  My exercise class did get canceled - hope it's not reflected on the scale tomorrow.  A snow day represents a little break from the norm, permission to stay in my jammies longer than normal, not so much rushing around in the world outside.  For a few hours it's a quiet, beautiful, pure white world.

So many times I come to my little blog and I don't even notice the picture of my kids, the sub-title, and my description.  My days of having teens is about over and one is even married now!  (As if you didn't know) Maybe today is the day I will look to the future and update.  Or maybe I'll just relax in my jammies and do nothing.

We are calling ourselves EMPTY NESTERS, even though Son #1 is still living upstairs (making bank off us).  We enjoy having him here, although we don't see him much and I don't have to really worry about making him meals or anything.  When we do see him he is updating us on the latest trend or meme.  So he keeps us in the know!

We are finding ourselves with more evenings free and enjoying our Saturdays so much!  Almost every weekend this year so far we have "worked out" by walking, running, or climbing stairs with our friends then eating a big breakfast.  Sometimes we don't get home until 1:00 p.m.  It's great!  We've also been able to serve in ways that we were too busy for the last few years.  God has blessed us with this time and we plan to take advantage of it.



Breakfast at Around the Corner 

We decided to take a break this year from planning too much and just enjoy each other and nurture more friendships.  So no big trips and no big house projects for us!  Just being more IN THE MOMENT.  

I guess that's really just more snow days for us.  So if you haven't figured it out by now, we are loving the changing times and EMPTY NESTERHOOD!

5 comments:

Michelle said...

What about your master bath project?? I think you all are right on track about nurturing friendships, I've tried to be a better friend to the people that I talk to on a regular basis, it's hard when you move around and your not sure how long you'll be someplace. But I am glad I have a few out there!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Well I think the master bath will be a relatively small project compared to the last bathroom remodel we did. We just got done texturing the walls. So we have painting the walls and cabinets left and changing out the brass fixtures. No tile or new shower! Thank goodness.
Yes, it's hard to squeeze in friend time when you have lots of family stuff but if you don't you may find yourself without any when you need them most!

Mark Brewer said...

Sounds like a really great day!

Lori said...

Snow days are great! It just snowed here a few minutes. Think it will count as one??? :) I'm so glad you all are getting to do things like that together now. I have noticed it from your posts and it makes me look forward to that time more! And being able to serve in more ways is great, as well.

OK Chick said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your snow day too!