31 Days of ReFeathering my Nest…

Okay, so it may seem a bit soon to remodel the house after the last chick flew the coop, but I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the upcoming days of major change in our lives. I started a new journal in the midst of the wedding planning, and so far the entries are rather random and very disjointed. Hubby and I have been having a lot of “what now?” conversations. So when I saw our friend Kati was participating in the 31 Days of Change project, I thought it might be a fun and encouraging way to gather my thoughts. And to put the house back together in the process of thought-gathering. So, with no other promises than posting something on here every day for the next month about being a brand new “Empty Nester,” and with absolutely no claims of expertise in that area, I’m going to make an effort to join in…

One thing for sure… Chickadee Kate was happy to take flight. She’s been spending afternoons feathering her future nest these past couple of months. She still officially lived at home, but all her thoughts and plans were centered on making her little house a home for her Hubby-to-be. We’d often tease her that we had our eye on her bedroom, just like she teased her sister Jordan about taking it over when she took wing five years ago. But amidst the good-natured teasing, there was a deep-down understanding of permanency.  Daughters getting married won’t be coming home for Christmas break. They are building a nest of their own. Which is how it should be. It’s what I raised them to do. Kate was so eager to be on her way that she didn’t even stop to put her shoes on!

The Barefoot Bride

So off we go into a brand new season of life. Starting October 1st, that will be the focus of my blog… the cleaning up, reorganizing, and re-prioritizing that must come now. I doubt very much it will all get done and have no irrational fantasy that I’ll know exactly what I’m supposed to do with the rest of my life by the end of the month, but hopefully it will help me take those first baby steps in a new direction!

27 thoughts on “31 Days of ReFeathering my Nest…

  1. Aw, Kim, your post made me tear up! How can we be the same age, and you are entering this phase of your life and it is so far off in the distance for me? I’m trying to remember to savor every crazy moment because I will be in your shoes soon!! Congrats, Mama, you did a great job raising two wonderful girls…you have much to be proud of.

  2. Not sure how “together” they will be, Cheryl! 😉

    Tammy, the timing of the phases of life mystify me too! We seemed to get started early with child-raising… but that kind of put us out there with not many friends our age to lean on! (And somehow I still feel like that!) It’s funny… while I was thinking about this post, a Facebook friend who is two years older than me announced that his wife was expecting their first child!

    Do savor those moments! Even the crazy ones!

    Kim 🙂

  3. oh Kim life is always changing and we are now going through a big phase in our life and yet we still feel like we should have little ones here at home. Like you we are trying to come to grips with big changes in life and in our home. It has been a crazy summer (not all great or fun) and we are looking forward to getting this nest pulled together and getting our lives settled and back on track whatever that is!!!! Momma you will do just fine. nancy

  4. http://global-prp.com/

    شركات الحديد والصلب ,شركات الاسمدة ,
    شركات الاسمنت ,شركات الغزل والنسيج
    ,شركات البترول ,شركات الادوية ,شركات ديكور
    ,مطاعم عيادات ,سينما
    ,كمبيوتر ,للبيع ,فن ,تمثيل ,خدمات غذائية ,التصنيع ,اعمال يدوية
    المفاتيحة المتاحة في مجال الدعاية

  5. Right here is the perfect blog for anyone who hopes to understand this topic.
    You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not
    that I personally would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject that
    has been written about for a long time. Great stuff, just excellent!

  6. Inspecting your fire extinguisher is very easy or
    common way in which you can be positive about fire
    safety. The good news is that any commercial or domestic lighting wholesalers will have a full range
    of fire rated recessed lights or downlights, making it simple to find the right choice both in terms of safety and style.
    Only when you are 100% sure that you have negated all potential risks can you light the kindling.

  7. Thanks for another wonderful article. Where else may just anyone get that type of info in such an ideal
    manner of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m at the search for such info.

  8. The buying guide for getting trendy maternity dresses.
    To find out more about her apartment survival kit and
    other popular self-defense items, go => here. The very same dress will almost certainly not suit a skinny man or woman and a 1 with a lot more rotund form.
    These fashionable style blends in a different westernized fashion expressive style like
    waists, low-necked, short sleeves, necklines, deep necklets.

  9. (1888Press – Release) Lifeline Direct Insurance Services was
    founded to assist clients in finding the right life insurance
    plan for their specific situation at the most competitive prices on the market.
    The horizontal forehead lines are another condition that is easily cured by Botox.
    Your aesthetic doctor will advise you when it is time to stop treatment.

    You can get 1 free consultation from the doctor to see if
    Ultherapy is right for you with the #1 Ultherapy Expert and top plastic surgeon.

  10. Once the Deep See technology is applied, the soft skin tissue deeply energizes.

    While Ultherapy is the right choice for many people it isn’t right for everyone so explore your options before making a final decision. code:
    EBAG27 for the free ultherapy consultation and a discount on the procedure if you opt for it.
    Let us be clear though that when we say non-surgical, we mean non-invasive.

  11. Before finally getting to know measures to maintain a
    sunless tan, it would be helpful and ideal if the natural coloration process in the skin would be
    further and more clearly understood. Their intense desire to look gorgeous forces
    them to adopt several available cosmetic products
    and handling alternatives. If you hate excess makeup and want to do just one aspect of the face, do your eyes.
    Although they have not claimed to be ophthalmologist tested in their website it would seem as if the company that created Grande – Lash MD(grandelash-md.

  12. Therefore, if this pattern is observed, it may be wise to start with a laboratory workup.
    Hereare just a few of the most aesthetically pleasing Asian skylines you must see in person to fully appreciate.
    Fortunately, this is one of the most favorable conditions for eyebrow hair transplantation with typically excellent
    results. Finding the best under eye wrinkle treatment is what you need right now.

  13. Which is why a number of persons can eat all the wrong things
    and still not get acne. -Olive is used when a pet is exhausted
    and tired by any kind of strain or due to chronic illness.
    purpose of your skin is to protect your body from foreign agents.
    Dermal fillers for wrinkle correction: There are large number of
    latest injectables which can help to lower the look of the wrinkles.

  14. I was excited to see the results as I already felt
    a tighter neck. Buy 1 area of Laser Hair Removal & get an area of equal or lesser value FREESay goodbye to razor
    burn and unsightly hair with our “Smooth Flow” Laser Hair Removal
    technology. The superficial transmitter or transducer also makes the natural correction of fine lines and wrinkles
    in difficult areas such as the lower eyelids and around
    the mouth. is a form of ultrasound skin tightening, and it uses
    advanced technology called Deep – SEE.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s