Still dealing with general anxiety with a dollop of depression on the side. Today a fun post brought to you by Timehop reminding me that ten years ago I looked like this My daughter had started taking dance classes the year before after a friend invited her to the studio on take a friend day … More Throwback Thursday – Everything’s Better With a Little Kiss
Recently, a friend mentioned something about identity and jobs and I commented that I feel like now that I don’t have a job I no longer have an identity, at least in the eyes of the world. We like to define people by their jobs. I wrote about this and about how I didn’t want … More What is Success?
My wife went to the office yesterday afternoon. I took that opportunity to vacuum the house since I didn’t need to worry about the noise. I put in my ear buds and sang loudly while I was doing it. Everything was good until the end. I vacuumed the stairs with the cord plugged in at … More When Stairs Attack
Last week I did a girl dad post as I looked ahead to my daughter and youngest moving away. This week is a father and son post. Click here to buy me a cup of coffee
No time for writing today so it’s a picture post! Snowmageddon was 10 years ago. It is going to rain for the next four days and then, when the rain stops, it will get cold. No snow for me. I miss my snow days with the kids.
My wife is out of town. It’s just me and my daughter at home. I’ve been home since 2:30 this afternoon. Here is a selection of some conversation today: Me -Do you want this entire piece of lasagna? Her – Yes(and then talking to the TV) Is it a boy or a girl? Me – … More A Few Snippets of Conversation Between Me and My Daughter
I’m sure my kids would love that I refer to them as tater tots even though they are both adults. Good thing I know that neither one of them will ever actually read my blog. There’s a pretty good chance they aren’t even aware it even exists. So, I guess I can say whatever I … More Happy Birthday to the First Tater Tot
Today is my daughter’s 19th birthday. I’m pretty sure this is the first time I will not see her on her birthday. I’m at work and she is out with her school friends. It’s the new world of being an empty nester. We will go out Saturday when she is home for spring break. I … More Happy Birthday to A Tater Tot
Today is the day. For the first time since 1996 we will have no kids living at home. We are loading the car this morning and moving our daughter in to her dorm. I’m not sure I’m ready for that drive back in an empty car. I’m hoping I can hold off on the crying … More Empty Nest Day
This challenge comes on the morning that my son is heading back to school and my daughter is in the middle of high school midterms so what I miss is easy. I miss when my kid were little and not moved out and close to leaving. I miss the simpler times when school wasn’t stressful … More Day 16 – What I Miss