Friday, August 26, 2011

Rolling with the Punches

I'm not very good at 'rolling with the punches', accepting that which I cannot change etc., and Hurricane bloody Irene is no exception.

It was bad enough having to watch the Ball & Chain drive the Queenager off to college the other day. I didn't know whether I was going to throw up or collapse when the garage door started coming down. Not a good experience and something that you really can't appreciate until one of your chicks finally leaves the nest. (I know chicks don't have nests, but you know what I mean.)

I went up to her bedroom, stood laughing at the fact that it looked like a bomb had hit it, and then suddenly realized I just couldn't be in there. I've done a little tidying up, but it all wells up a bit and I have to leave the room again.

Lisen to me.

As I mentioned a few posts ago, the plan was to fly with the boys to DC on Saturday morning to help her settle in and generally make sure she was OK. That was before Irene came roaring up the east coast, and now I can't go. The Little Guy is bereft, which doesn't help me at all. Its hard to see your kids cry like that. Anyway, they're declaring states of emergency all over the place on the Atlantic coast so even if my plane did take off, I can't in all seriousness, take two kids into that type of danger.

So I'm very sad, and just thanking heaven that her dad is with her because it looks like it might get scary.

C'est la vie, c'est la guerre, as they say.

PS. Think the pup is missing anyone?


  1. Ah, what bad timing. Big hug to you! I can't even imagine what I'll feel like when my first flies the nest. x

  2. I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of them and hope fr the best outcome. All will be okay, you'll see.

  3. My heart goes out to you. In many ways we were fortunate in that WE left to go off on another expat assignment, leaving him at home at university. At least I didn't have an empty bedroom to look at. Don't read my latest blog post, it'll set you off, lol!

  4. Hope Irene doesn't make much of an impact and you can get to see her soon.

  5. Oh, poor Dusty! That's so sweet.

  6. I really feel for you, Toni. Thank goodness she's with her dad, though, and you've made the right decision as regards keeping everyone safe.

  7. Oh Gulp! Horrid. Have yet to pick up on what's going on over there re Irene Fingers crossed for Queenager and dad that everyhting goes OK and huge HUGS to you guys stuck waiting at home...

  8. Love the pup on the bed photo.

    Hope *the hole* gets narrower as time goes on.
    The hurricane must be dead scary and people must feel so helpless. Hope everyone keeps safe.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  9. oh, i know how you feel. i really, really do. it gets better. but it doesn't ever truly go away. we just live with it. that's life, i suppose. hugs.


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