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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Empty Nest again...
Well.. almost a completely empty nest again.  I had a wonderful week with my 2 oldest sons visiting from Houston and Chicago.  They came home for 2 friends' wedding that was held yesterday... on 11/11/11, as well as for all the 'events' and festivities that were held earlier in the week. 

The week went way too fast of course, but it was very nice just the same.  This was the first time either had been back since I moved to my new place.  They loved it almost as much as I do.  And we all know how much that is.. right?!  ;-)

My oldest son brought his dog with him; which was an extra special treat for me.  Most of you remember that I had 'custody' of sweet Miss Pickles, the chocolate lab from Louisiana, for 3 years while my son was in grad school.  

She remembered me after about 5 seconds and was very excited as usual about people in general and absolutely any attention.  I was a little worried about her and the deer, however she was very well behaved and neither the deer nor Miss Pickles seemed very concerned with each other.  That was a relief.

My youngest son always likes when his brothers are around and he was able to show them his new job and tell them all about his responsibilities as a kitchen manager.  We are all very proud and happy for him!!

Now it is Saturday evening and both of my older sons are on the roads back to their homes and jobs.  It was a little bitter sweet as I won't get to see at least one of them over the holidays.  I'm hoping to be able to visit one over Christmas or New Years.  Just depends on the driving weather and my new job.  

Holidays can be hard on me; some years more than others.  And it's not really about the boys as much as my having the 'hope' and 'faith' of finding the right person for me to share those times with 'each' year that goes by.  Now don't get me wrong, I am very happy with my life in regards to who I am and how I live my life.  It would just be more 'complete' with someone special. ;-)

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend, Everyone!!
Hugs and Blessings,
Coreen XO


  1. Oh how sweet that you had that special time with your boys!! And the lab too! Sounds like a fabulous time. Glad they liked the house.
    That someone special is closer than you think I am sure!! Keep eyes open!
    Hugging you

  2. Family, so very important. I'm happy for you and your enjoyable time with your sons

  3. What a wonderful family time. I am sure things will turn out just the way you hope.

  4. I can sense how very special your boys are. Good for you. You must be really proud.

    I hope you find that someone special. In the meantime, for those holidays, I think it may be a good time to travel to visit your family. I envy you. With no little ones in tow, it is easier for you to travel around.

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and commenting. It is always nice to come across a blogger in my area -- there aren't many of us!

    I have two boys out on their own too and don't get to see enough of them either. Glad you were able to spend some time with yours this weekend.

    Hope you are enjoying what's left of your Sunday. :)

  6. You got a new job? CONGRATS!!! What will you be doing?

    I'm so happy you got to have your 2 older boys for the week.

  7. I feel for you as the kids go back home...I hope you are feeling better now as you work?? It is not easy to adjust back to the empty nest..So glad you have a job...Hoping for Mr Right

  8. Well Happy holidays from me.

    I am glad you were able to spend time with all your boys. Amazing just how terrific the youngest one is manager WOOHOO.

    I hope you do find that special someone. But in the meantime the fact that you are happy with yourself is the best. It will attract a man worthy of you.


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