Skip to main content

A new and different life...

Today marks the beginning of our empty nest. We couldn't really count yesterday since it was spent moving the kids from hereto hereAfter a few tears (me and Kaitlin) and lots of hugs and kisses, we headed back to Wichita last night. Our original plans were to spend the night, but we got everything done and felt like it was important for the kids to have the first night in their new "home" alone - without mom and dad. I'm not sure Kaitlin agreed - she's not only going to miss mom and dad, but her pets.

Here are a few pics of the inside of their house - their rooms aren't completely put together at this point, but you get the idea. The boys rooms are all about their electronics - TV's, video game systems, etc.

Kaleb's roomBrandon's roomKaitlin's roomTheir kitchen - it's mostly put together.
I am so glad we all have cell phones and text messaging. It's so easy to keep in touch with each other. Their internet is not up yet - they're having problems with it. It will probably be tomorrow before they have everything set up.

Kaitlin is already planning their first meal for this evening (I bought pizza yesterday afternoon for our lunch/dinner). She is fixing hamburgers in brown gravy, mashed potatoes and whichever canned vegetable they all agree on (ha!). I hope the boys appreciate her cooking. She loves to cook - obviously got that from her dad!

Here's a cute picture of Muffin. Corby moved Kaitlin's old desk out into our den area (since we gave the kids the furniture) so he could put Kaleb's old computer on it for him. Before he could get the computer downstairs, Muffin decided she wanted it. Actually, I think she's just missing momma (Kaitlin!).
I enjoyed the $37 grocery bill this morning, and the fact that I've only had to do 4 loads of laundry today, so I'm easing into this empty nest thing. Gonna miss those kiddos though! LOVE YOU GUYS AND MISS YOU ALREADY!

Comments

Lenore said…
So do they have a 4th roommate or not?
Linda said…
yes they do Lenore. Dom, Brandon's roommate first semester last year (he studied in London 2nd semester) is living with them. He didn't get there until last night. He's from St. Paul.

Popular posts from this blog

REVIEW: The Lost Girls by Allison Brennan

THE LOST GIRLS
by ALLISON BRENNAN
St. Martin's Press
November 1, 2016
5 STARS

Love Brennan's Lucy Kincaid series!

Siobhan Walsh has been looking for two sisters who disappeared 2 years ago. She feels responsible, so when she gets a phone call from a Texas priest, who has found an abandoned newborn with a locket nearby that she'd given one of the girls; she goes to Texas in hopes of finding them. She calls in her FBI friends, including Lucy Kincaid, and the search is on. Meanwhile, Lucy's fiance, Sean, has an unexpected visit from a former girlfriend. Her husband, and the 12 year old son he never knew he had, have disappeared in Mexico. So it's time for the Rogan family to find out what's going on.

This is a suspenseful, hard-to-put-down book, so hang on for the ride! Be prepared for a human trafficking story that is hard to stomach, and more than likely, all too true in this day and age. Mexican cartels, murder and mayhem. This book has it all.

Entertainment Weekly "REVISITED"

(thanks for the REVISITED idea, Robyn!)

Okay, I posted last week a blog entry about Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Movies of the last 25 years. Now I'm going to post their Top 10 TV Shows, and my Top 10 TV Shows...

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S TOP 10:
1. The Simpson's - don't like, never watch
2. The Sopranos - never watched
3. Seinfeld - don't like, not a Seinfeld fan
4. The X-Files - never watched
5. Sex and the City - never watched (do you see a pattern here?)
6. Survivor - UGH - I HATE ALMOST ALL REALITY SHOWS!
7. The Cosby Show - I would put this in my Top 20, but probably not my Top 10
8. Lost - never watched
9. Friends - HATED!
10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - never watched

Obviously you can see my tastes are definitely not the same as the EW reviewer's.

Here's my Top 10:
1. Miami Vice - I still drool over Don Johnson
2. Golden Girls - consistently funny, and I love Sophia!
3. Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Bruce Boxleitner was one HOT dude!
4. CSI Miami - great cast! great st…

Blood on the Tracks

By Barbara Nickless
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Expected Publication Date: October 1, 2016
Genre: Mystery/suspense

From the back cover:
"A sadistic murder draws a war-haunted cop into the deadly world of a rail-riding gang."

My review:
Sydney Rose Parnell, a special agent for the railroad police, is suffering from PTSD after her time in the war. So when she is drawn into a murder mystery, the ghosts that haunt her appear more and more often. She is looking for the murderer of a young lady who helped the homeless. With the help of her K9 companion, Clyde, who is also a war veteran; she sets out to solve the crime. There are a lot of twists and turns along the way.

I loved Sydney's strength and determination, even though she had bouts of mental fragility from the war. Who wouldn't? I highly recommend this author's first book.