Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Nest… Never Know What’s/Who’s in It

Allow me this frivolous empty-headed meditation on the empty nester in summer.

It is summer, and the heat makes me lose more than a few IQ points. Summer also means that my kids, not quite children but not quite adults, (though technically they can vote and sign documents, but that’s another thing) come and go. I frankly don’t know from one day to the next “who’s for dinner.”

When they were really kids, and really lived here, it was “what’s for dinner.” Things change. But only slightly.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the notion that Mom can be interrupted at any time, because she is, y’know, MOM.

Not conducive to meditation, drafting, or any task that requires earnest focus. Heat doesn’t help, either.

In other words, these days should be cherished and respected for what they are good for.


And taking a brain break.


  1. YAY for brain breaks! You deserve one. Wishing you a blessed rest of the summer, dear friend. (And that goes for both ways that can be read.)

  2. Ahh, if I had a beach nearby, I'd enjoy it, too. (In the shade, wearing long sleeves. I'm allergic to the sun.) A break can be good for your writing.

  3. Once a mom, always a mom! Enjoy your relaxation.

  4. Mom is the one job that is 24/7. It doesn't matter if you're sick, tired, or busy. Mom is always the one kids run to with the expectation that she'll drop everything for them. My daughter knows she's my world and I'm never too busy or tired for her. She's good about recognizing when I need a break though, too. I'm thankful for that.

  5. Brain breaks is needed.But a mom is a mom.Relax :)

  6. And when they're too far away to stop by for a meal, you'll miss them like crazy!

  7. Oh enjoy that break, Mirka. It's a blessing to have such distractions. My nieces distract me all the time and I know it's only because I'm fortunate they are in my world. :)

  8. Oh my goodness, I could SO identify with this post! Then we moved our nest to another country and oh how I miss those drop-ins!