I have a week before I move my youngest into her dorm and officially become an 'empty-nester.' I've barely seen Emily in the last couple of weeks due to our widely varying schedules, but we are hoping to work in a partial 'girls day' on Saturday. She has plans for the afternoon, but if we can get going early enough, we can fit in some dorm shopping and lunch before she takes off w/ her friends.
Sometime in the next couple of days, I need to figure out what we can do for Larry's birthday next week. It's coming up fast. I need to email the commune/choir group and see if we can do something one night next week.
I also desperately need to work on the house. It's a shambles. That's what happens when you work 10 to 16 hour days all summer long. I need to wash slipcovers and put stuff away. Cleaning out the fridge would be a good thing too. I keep hoping that once there's just the two of us, this will be better, but I'm not holding my breath.
And choir practice for the year starts tonight. We have had a couple of rehearsals for a concert we are doing in November, but this is the official start of our year. From now on, most Thursday nights will be taken up w/ rehearsals. It will be a later one for me as I have to cantor at the 8:00 am Mass this Sunday.
The sun is shining in, so I will be on my way.