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Deja Vu all over again.

I’m sitting here stuck in a hotel room.  It’s not time to leave for the airport but too close to time to leave for the airport to go do anything.   We won’t get home until at least 9 tonight which means an entire day basically wasted.  There was a time in my life that a morning in a hotel room without kids would have been heaven, a luxury.   Now, it’s just boring.  I packed early since the hotel fire alarm keeps going off at random times and I don’t want to be stuck in the lobby during another false alarm, unpacked, and then it would be time to depart.  The one book I’m carrying is already 1/2 done; I need to save something for the plane.  I’ve played Mahjong Titans until I see tiles floating in front of my eyes when I blink, then switched over to Freecell until I hit game 18663 which finally infuriated me so much I closed the window, thus ensuring my first loss; but not before I even googled ‘freecell 18663 solution’ which didn’t garner me any help.  I wanted to workout this morning but several days of too much rich food have torn up my stomach so bouncing on a treadmill didn’t seem a smart thing to do.

Now that I have too much time on my hands I have plenty of time to fight off thinking about the news #4 imparted this week.  I left him in charge of the house, showed him all the watering of plants and feeding of animals and he nodded and comprehended (still novel to me, after 29 years of one to four kids in the house, I can’t get used to them actually listening and comprehending.  That they never did it when home must have carved a large canyon in my memory that I cannot seem to cross) and even pleasantly nodded and agreed to spray pheromones everywhere despite the fact that it’s really a first world problem, a cat who needs pheromones, and would normally have gotten me, at the least, a roll of the eyeballs.  I was, in fact, vaguely disappointed, I was looking forward to what snarky but funny comment he might make.

Nope, #4 was completely mellow.  #4 was completely mellow because #4 got a job interview with a small firm in Manhattan.  Like, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York.  Manhattan, one mile south of Central Park and a few blocks north of Park Avenue.  Not only did he get the interview; he got the job.  And he’s moving in two weeks.

Am I wrong, or did I just recently write about #3 moving out of the country in the space of two weeks?

I’m thinking.

Nope, I did.  He’s in Brazil.  I got an email from him a week ago.  No one has called trying to explain to me in Portuguese that he’s not been seen since, so I’m assuming he’s alive and doing well.  I’d considered being snide about it, but refrained.

This identical twin thing must extend to employers.

So, there you go.  Emptier nest.  I’m so happy for him that I feel rather selfish being sad for me.

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14 thoughts on “Deja Vu all over again.

  1. Awwww! It sounds like you did everything right! They’re getting jobs and spreading their wings. Sad for you, amazing for them. Pat yourself on the back. Then get on the treadmill tomorrow and cry a little. ; )

  2. Appreciate the fact that these two are in good vacation destinations! That’s how I manage the departure of my two. I have one on the East Coast who is likely to stay there, and the oldest is aiming for California next summer (he really fits there, so he’s likely to stay). Be the good guest mommy, and also make some great plans for yourself so your nest will be a beautiful place.

    • Absolutely! I’m going to start stashing FF miles right now. I’m really truly happy for them both – what a wonderful life experience they will have.

      Last we moved into a house on a small lake just outside of town and we really do have a beautiful little ‘nest’ here. Plus I have Murph and Chunk!! 🙂

      • You are on your way to your new life, too! I’m sure Murph and Chunk add to the nest. My husband and I went to visit a litter of pups yesterday–he’s getting me a new dog as an anniversary present! The pups are rellies of my old dog, Buck, and they are beautiful little fluffs of fur! I’ve been so excited…I can hardly sleep!

        • There is hardly anything as sweet as a puppy or kitten. And they really do keep you company! Chunker just jumped up on my lap and is sleeping. She stretched out her paw on my leg and it’s so sooooft. What breed are the pups?

          • Labradors–and we can choose any Lab color, as they are all available. They look like little rats in Labrador fur right now (their eyes are just opening, and they sort of drag their hind legs), but they are soft and lovely!

            • My Murphy Dog is a mutt, but I know he has some lab in him, he’s a beautiful yellow with those lovely eyes, but he’s small, 35-37 pounds so there’s some other in him, too. Labs are such great dogs. Will you post some pics when you get the ‘baby’?

              You know what else? My email account started putting everything from WordPress into spam! I just figured it out. So tomorrow I’m going to go back and read all the posts I missed. I wondered why no one posted much this week… *duh*

            • Mutts are great dogs–I love things that are totally unique! We just happen to know a man who really knows and loves his Labs. I will post a pic of the new pup, but I have one of the “rat-pup” who is my top choice and will probably find her way into a post soon. Yes, I noticed some changes in WordPress myself. I, for one, was the rotten blogger who posted diddly squat this week, unlike you prolific types. When do you manage to do all that writing?!!

            • I tend to have gaps in posting, depending how busy I am with work and lately, of course, being out of town. I follow some that post every day – I can’t do that. It usually takes me at least a couple hours to write a blog.

            • I thought so! However, your blogs are the perfect type of humor for me (when you’re not intentionally serious). If you wrote a book, I’d buy it.

            • wow. That’s one of the nicest things anyone has said to me. Thank you so much.
              Sometimes I worry I’m too flippant or stupid. But I do love to play with words, I have a lot of fun with words. When you write, do you hear the words in your head while you type? I have to change things sometimes, until their rhythm is right in my head.

            • Maybe flippant and stupid are your style! You play with words well, so don’t worry–just keep writing. I’m an editor (sorta), though not the useful kind, but I’m exposed to LOTS of books. Your style reminds me of one of my favorite UK authors (but I’m not telling, because you need to do your own thing). This author made a bundle off a flippant style!

              I wish I heard words in my head while I type. It could only help! I love to play with words, but I started blogging to help me work out the few adjustments I need to make in my life, so I’m basically just pouring out any odd thing that comes to mind. Maybe I can get that career change by writing my way into jail or something…

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