As I sit here today planning the menu for an upcoming event, my mind is wandering a bit. One minute I'm pondering what would taste good at a late summer get-together, but I'm also pondering back to school time and kitchen tables. I know ~ odd combination, right?
I guess back to school time always seems to remind me of how fast time flies. Even though my kids are grown and my nest has been empty on and off for a couple of years, I still find it hard to believe that this:
Is no longer this:
How the heck does that happen so fast??
The upcoming event I'm planning is a going away party for my son, Jeremy. We have had the pleasure of having him in the nest for the summer, but next week he will be leaving for Australia to study abroad for a semester. I am very happy for him and know that he is about to begin a wonderful chapter in his life. I look forward to hearing about his adventures and learning experiences. At the same time, I will miss him. He is a joy to be around.
It will be a change to have the nest empty again. Our older son, Mike, is living in an apartment now.
We all know what they say about change. It is good, right?
So, now that I've talked about my back to school thoughts, you may be wondering what all of this has to do with kitchen table thoughts.
It seems after sitting at the table for so long as I was planning my menu and taking a sentimental journey, I was noticing that the table is showing it's age in places. Hmmm... sounds like someone else around here :). Once in a while I entertain thoughts of updating the kitchen table. Perhaps with something like this:
On second thought I think I'll stick with what I have. I'm not sure I could handle any more changes right now.