This blog is not for the light-hearted or easily offended. If either one of those descriptions applies to you, i would suggest you start drinking before you read this blog. A sense of humor is suggested. If you don't have one that sucks for you … find one and get a life!
Yesterday I ran into somebody I hadn’t seen in quite a while. She was at the frozen yogurt place with her younger kids and we talked a bit. Seems her youngest is just in first grade although she has one getting ready to graduate. I realized that she still had 11 YEARS before she was an empty nester and I was already feeling a bit melancholy, what with the weather and all.
She asked me about my kids and then she asked what I was going to do with myself and of course, I have been pondering that already.
So Lynn, what ARE you going to do with yourself? I don’t have anything definite although I have a few ideas. Andie had been asking me about the book I was (supposedly) working on and I told her that was on hold. The reason it’s on hold is because I had a bunch of testing done this summer for Daniel before he went off to college and the results were astonishing, at least to me.
Daniels issues are just as significant and startling now as they ever were but I suppose that because he has learned such vast coping skills that I had forgotten just a bit how much he’s overcome. That seems like a good thing to put in a book doesn’t it but what I’ve learned during his first semester in college is that a lot of stuff is still a big struggle, especially when he’s in a new environment.
I couldn’t write the book without writing about all of the struggles and I don’t think it’s fair to Daniel to write about his life as he’s living it therefore, with great reluctance or at least until I figure all that out, I’m putting that project aside.
The other thing is my painting. As you know, or you would if you regularly read this blog, I paint. I’m not a trained painter but I enjoy it and I think they’re pretty good. Of course, art is a fairly subjective thing so many people might not agree. When we built this house we built in an “art studio” but it was taken over from the get go with workout equipment.
Last night Kevin said he thought we should get rid of all the workout equipment and turn it into an art studio and I was happy with that thought. After all, if I don’t figure something out soon I could get depressed. I need to have some sort of creative outlet and some sort of purpose.
I don’t want to become famous or anything but I do need to figure out what to do with all those paintings. They’re fairly large and I can’t hang them all in my house. Do I want to give them away? Do I want to have a show at a gallery? I don’t know but that’s what I must ponder.
Certainly for the time being I’ll continue this blog although I’m not having as many funny conversations since all my ridiculous kids have abandoned me. I have them with Kevin but I can NEVER remember them. Isn’t that crazy?
So there we are. It’s not like I’m trying to reinvent the wheel but I do need to figure out what to do with myself. I’m definitely going to have a monthly w(h)ine night to see people that I like but never run into. I’m going to call it:
Here’s my little ditty that I thought of:
Don’t whine, just win
Drink wine with Lynn!
Yeah, yeah, yeah … stupid but fun. I just figured I’d organize a fun night once a month so women that I used to see a lot but now never see could all get together. Sometimes it’s nice to be a bit social; at least that’s what I heard. We shall see!