Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Empty Nest Discovery #7: Brrrrriiiiinnnnnnnngggg!!!


Email, text and instant messages are lovely. A phone call makes my day.


Photo by Ollie-G

Monday, August 30, 2010

Empty Nest Discovery #6: The Staring Contest



When you live alone, you can stare down loneliness until it surrenders and becomes solitude.

Photo by BrittneyBush


Empty Nest Discovery #5: Ice Ice...Baby



The Great Ice Cube Famine, which spanned nearly two decades, has ended.  My long nightmare of lukewarm beverages is finally over. I can now go to the freezer secure in the knowledge that the ice cube trays will be at least half full.


Photo by Mags_cat

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Empty Nest Discovery #4: Running Away



When you live alone, your Saturday morning run can take place on a hilly, wooded road, hundreds of miles from home.

Empty Nest Discovery #3: Wines Constantly



When you live alone, you can scoot off to a friend's cottage on a Friday afternoon to drink wine and giggle for hours and you don't have to worry about what might be happening back at home. You can also sleep as late as you want to the next day. Cheers!


Photo by rogersmj

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Empty Nest Discovery #2: Dinner In Bed


When you live alone, you can come home from work, eat a lemon bar, then climb into bed and blog. You can also turn in early. Goodnight!


Photo by organizingthesoup

Empty Nest Discovery #1: Cool As A Cucumber Sandwich

When you live alone, the cutting board you sliced your cucumbers on doubles as a plate for your cucumber sandwich. Efficient!


Photo by trekkyandy