Friday, August 31, 2007

it's friday

It's late Friday night. Don and I got home an hour or so ago from Jake's cross country meet. It was up in Boulder, about an hour away. We've gone to this same race for four years now. Always on the Friday of Labor Day weekend. That's the way the whole season will go; the same races in the same order.

On the drive up there, it dawned on me that this will be the last time we make the trip up to this particular race. It made me sad. It's just another realization that Don and I are in the process of leaving a very big part of our life behind and heading into a new phase of our lives. This next school year, Jake's last, will be passing by very quickly. Then Don and I will be empty-nesters.

I think we're fairly ready for it. We're already experiencing it a little because Jake is gone so much. We're spending more time just the two of us... around the house, going to church, eating out, and it looks like we're going to take a vacation - just the two of us - this fall sometime (I will write more when I know more).

On a lighter note (not that the other note was heavy), Danielle is coming home for the weekend. She really doesn't want to because she's loving her new home and enjoying life so much. But since it's a three day weekend and most of her roommates are going home, she thought she would, too. She's already informed me that she doesn't think she'll come home again until Thanksgiving. Guess I'm going to have to go down to visit her more often. Hmm... I wonder if she's bringing her laundry home with her this weekend and expecting me to make all her favorites for dinner?

As many of you noticed, I changed the layout to my blog (yes, I did it myself). I like it. I'm the type of person who likes change. Even though I like this layout now, I will probably get tired of it at some point and feel the need to change it. I'm already thinking of ideas for a holiday layout.

Why didn't anyone tell me that the poem I posted yesterday didn't make sense. I had copied some of it incorrectly. My bad. The last 6 or 7 lines should have read "every woman should know" instead of "a woman should have." Next time, just tell me when I don't make sense ;)

And lastly, check out my link of the day because it's a great video. It's a father singing about parenthood; the words comical and so true. You may have seen it on other's sites, but if you haven't, take the time to watch it.

Okay, this is lastly... I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend.

link of the day:


Melissa said...

The video won't play for me. I can get to the spot where it is at, but then YouTube freezes up. I'll have to try again later.
A vacation alone? Can you DO THAT?? :) Sounds like so much fun!
I love the look of your blog. I like to change things around too. Actually, I will probably change it again next week. Just because I can ;)

Dani said...

I will NOT be bringing home laundry. :-D

Penless Thoughts said...

We were reading what you "meant" instead of what you "said"!!! Didn't change the message of the poem any :o)

Anonymous said...

Love the look!
Sooo, did the video over at ShortStops site make you as sad as it made me? I got all teary eyes. Man, where did our little kids go?
I get the point everytime I read your posts and you write, "this will be the last time"'s a huge transitional time for us, huh?

Amber said...

I like the changes, too. And even the thought of being empty nesters makes my head spin. OF course, we have at least another 20 years before that happens.

Oh wait. How depressing. :-)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

I love the new look and am so impressed with the ability some have with the html code. One day...

Loved the video!

Have a great weekend.