Rearranging a life – part 1

Two weeks ago, my youngest child left home. Off to a summer job at camp, then to college. Since then, besides working some fiendish hours at my job, accomplishing weekend errands and chores, and terracing and planting my side yard, I’ve done some things I probably wouldn’t have done but for the empty nest:

  • Had a beer and a Nats Dog at a baseball game
  • Got to know a couple of people at a neighbor’s party
  • Listened to Moondi Klein, Jimmy Gautreau, Mike Auldridge, John Starling, and Emmylou Harris in concert
  • Ate crackers and cheese for dinner several nights in a row
  • Muddled mint and lime for a mojito
  • Listened to Caribbean jazz in the rain in the Sculpture Garden
  • Enjoyed several interesting meals at restaurants I’d never been to
  • Had my first pedicure
  • Signed up for more Lindy Hop lessons

Not a bad start.

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