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Heavy heart

March 4th, 2013 at 06:52 am

It was a whirlwind weekend, packing up my son to go and saying good-bye. I got an email last night that they have safely arrived.

I spent all of Saturday helping out -- watching the baby, picking up things that were needed, even hauling trash and carrying a few boxes. (They did hire movers, though). I spent $15 on pick-up food, and $7 on supplies for the kids. That evening I went home tired and sad.

On Sunday morning they left at the crack of dawn. I said my good-byes the night before, because I knew I would be a mess on Sunday morning.

They ended up giving me a console table they decided not to take. It fits wonderfully over the radiator in the dining room. It needs to be painted, or something, but it's definitely a nice addition to the room.

On Sunday I spent the morning cleaning and doing laundry ($4.50), and then shopped at Aldi. I'm really trying to stick to 10 items a week -- for the sake of finances and my knees (since I have to carry everything up two flights of stairs). This week I bought eggs, lettuce, tortillas, cat food, cat litter, granola, cheese, croutons, cookies and almond milk. It was $27. Still had to make two trips, as the cat food and cat litter were heavy.

In the afternoon I went to my other son's house and we played games. Then, as it got near dinnertime, we hatched a plan to combine our resources and have dinner at my place. DIL brought leftover chili; I made cornbread and salad, and mac 'n' cheese for the boys. The boys were introduced to the fish and entertained themselves with some new Goodwill toys I had bought. It was a good evening.

Still, my heart is a little heavy today.

7 Responses to “Heavy heart”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:


  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Of course you are sad. It will fun to hear about their new adventures!

  3. JulieA Says:

    I'm sure helping them pack and watching them leave for new adventures must have been really bittersweet for you. I hope you feel better as the week goes on.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Makes me sad to think of. I think it hits even harder when you have worked with them in the last minute frenzy to pack and dispatch things. When my close family moved elsewhere, I had to really change my cell phone budgeting for all the long chats that would no longer be face to face.

  5. SecretarySaving Says:

    Sorry you are missing them. Hang in there!

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    Sorry it's so tough.

  7. jewels3 Says:

    I'm sorry- it will take time to adjust. And then you never really do. We moved down to Florida 2 yrs ago this July, and my then 19 yr old son stayed behind in Wisconsin. It's been a really hard adjustment

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