Just thought I'd pop in to say HI! We are in the midst of getting everything prepared for the Princess's move to college on Saturday. My bank account is SCREAMING. And of course I've thought of one more thing she "needs". Sheesh. This has NOT been easy on my checkbook.
The Princess's Dad will me meeting us at the school to help with the move-in. I'm really happy about this --- his meeting us will drastically reduce the number of times that the Princess and I have to go up and down the stairs (no elevator) and drag stuff across the parking lot ---- a good 50+ yards from the edge of the parking lot to the entrance to the dorm.... YIKES. Plus he may be bringing on of his buddies with him. That will be huge! I might just make it back home at a somewhat decent hour and not be totally wiped out.
After I get back on Saturday, a new normal will begin for me. From here on out, most of the time it will be just me and the pups. I'm kind of freaking out about that. Walking in to a quiet house every night. I'm used to some noise blaring at me the moment I walk in! Trying to decide what to make for dinner for just one person --- I think it can be tempting to take the easy way out and just stock crap in the freezer and fridge but I'm really hoping to NOT do that. Another thing that will be tempting is going out a lot ---- meeting up with friends for dinner and socializing when I just don't have the money to do so. A lot of things to consider. So, y'all help keep me honest, okay? When I finally get back to posting groceries and everything is crap.... call me on it. When I start saying "oh, I went out to dinner with so and so" with much greater frequency... call me on it. I'm just not sure how I'm going to adjust to the New Normal.