That's how we are trying to look at it. Funny how earlier this spring we were talking about how fun it would be to experience the "Empty Nest". And I know it will be - hubby and I are looking forward to having the house just to the two of us and enjoying his upcoming retirement. But Thursday was a little harder than we admitted it was going to be. We had to get up bright and early to get the girl to her destination and were all running on little sleep - there is always a lot to be done at the last minute.
Dropping her off was pretty anti-climatic. The rushing around, trying to find the apartment we needed to drop her off at, then unloading her stuff into a new friends car seemed a bit surreal and not like "good-bye" at all. I think it will be a little different when we come up in three weeks to move her into her dorm room. Maybe a little less heart-wrenching and more of a fun time. I can't wait to work on her quilt, buy her sheets and some fun stuff to make her room more homey. I'm sure she will miss us, but I know we will miss her more!
I am looking forward to more quilting this month - there are some UFO's that need to get quilted and my boss at the quilt shop says we need some new samples - so I am looking forward to playing with some pretty new fabrics as well.
Happy Labor Day Weekend to all of you - enjoy this end of summer celebration and look forward to the cooler days and beautiful colors of fall!