Empty Nest Boredom?

I’ve barely had a second to think since I left PR at school in Texas.

Who says empty nesters get bored and/or have a free minute to spare?

Before PR left for college, I thought it would be a good idea to keep extra-busy my first full week as an empty nester.

I looked at my (never-ending) list of extremely neglected to-do’s and decided I’d start tackling them as soon as I returned to California.

I spent my week at endless appointments, got my car serviced, and blah, blah, blah, BLAH.

Over the next several days, I’ll be concentrating on pre-termite fumigation preparation.

Don’t you wish your life was just as exciting as mine?

On a happier note, I’ve decided to head up the coast for a few days once the house is tented.

If I’m going to be kicked out of my house, I might as well take some photos of the California coast, right?

Because I didn’t have much warning (of the termites!) to plan ahead,

I’m probably not going to go too far.

It isn’t easy to find vacant hotel rooms in pretty beach towns around Labor Day.

I’m hoping to find a room in Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo and make some day trips from there.

If I can’t find an empty hotel room, I might live out of my car for a few days.

(I wouldn’t mind.  I love road trips!)

Of course, I still have several days of house-prep to take care of before I go anywhere.

Still ….

It’s hard not to imagine relaxing at the beach with a good book, followed by some sunset (and night) photography at the end of the day.

The very idea *almost* makes me grateful to the termites.

5 Responses to “Empty Nest Boredom?”

    • Suzanne

      Hoping to visit soon – I’ll let you know as things get finalized!
      : )

  1. Erica

    You started building a life separate from that of your children before they left home. That was great! I think that couples with an empty nest, or an impending empty nest, often have to reconfigure the way they interact with each other. That is generally the biggest psychological hit for hens and roosters when chicks step out on their own.

    • Suzanne

      Mid-life brings a lot of transitions …
      Aging parents,
      Empty nests,
      Mid-life crises ….!
      : )

  2. Diane

    Oh, I love that area! Say hello to my sis in Templeton!! I know she would love to meet you. xox

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