Life in General

November Already?!

October has ended and November is in full swing. I don’t know how I feel about that. On one hand, I’m looking forward to decorating for Christmas and doing all the family-related Thanksgiving/Christmas activities that come along with the holiday season. On the other hand, I’m not particularly fond of the cold and just hate that, with each passing year, the time seems to go by so much quicker. And, at the beginning of the year, I honestly thought I would have more things accomplished by now then I actually have. Time can be a cruel bitch.

This time next year, Raven should be in college. And if she has it her way, she will be living in the dorms. Which means that for most of the day, it will just be me and the two cats until Mike comes home from work. While I am no stranger to being alone (as an only child I’m pretty much use to it), I am still not looking forward to her heading off to college. How could I? She has been one of the few constants in my life for over 17 years and now, in a matter of what will be mere months, she is going to be out of the house and starting the journey into her own adult life.

To say I’m sad about it would be an understatement.

On the bright side, the college she is going to is only about 20 minutes away, which means she will have no excuse to not come home on the weekends and holidays. And even if she does have excuses, I can easily stop by on my way grocery shopping.

It just still won’t be the same without her actually living here 24/7.

It won’t feel like home anymore.

It will feel like something is missing.


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    November 6, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I always look forward to the autumn and then it’s gone in a flash…I hate it! I’m like you, too, I just can’t stand the chilly weather. Make sure you stay nice and warm!

    I can’t imagine what it’d be like to have your child go off to college and basically go from one type of schedule to another. The only thing I can suggest is that now might be a great time to make things just about you and Mike…or hell, just you! Spend more time pampering yourself or doing things you love…you might find that having a little extra “alone” time is well-needed! And, of course, you can always go crash in the dorms with Raven if need be…. 😛

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    November 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I’m hoping that fall sticks around a little longer but I can feel that cold winter air creeping up on us. I Can’t believe it’s November!  Where did this year go!

    Aww it’s hard watching your child grow up. My little one is barely 8 but it feels like He’s growing to fast. I don’t even want to think of him going off to school. I’m excited for him to find his place in the world but He’s my baby…

    Maybe find a class or something fun to do in the mornings, something just for you.

    xoxo Arlene 

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    November 14, 2014 at 9:48 am

    ….and November is already going by too fast, too! I can’t believe it’s already the 14th, ugh. Like you though, I’m definitely looking forward to decorating for November/December. I still have my Halloween decorations up! I’m not too fond of the cold weather either, I love the snow, but I definitely could do without the cold winds whipping at you outside, or just the cold weather in general. Yucky.

    I can’t say I know exactly how you feel about Raven heading off to college next year, but I can definitely say I’m sure it will get better! 🙂 I know what it’s like to not have your kiddo at home with your 24/7 since I don’t have my daughter living with me, but as far as them heading off to college is concerned I can’t really say I relate. I’m sure she is going to do just fine, and living on her own in a dorm is going to be quite the experience for her!! I hope the transition goes smoothly for her AND you and Mike, of course. <3

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    November 14, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I understand how you feel. I mean, I don’t have a child or anything, but I understand. My father absolutely did not want me to move out. All he wanted me to do was go to school and graduate. When he moved his girlfriend in, that was the end of me living there. I wanted out more than anything. I hated living there. I felt as though she was treating me as if I were dirt or like Cinderella. But that’s besides the point. You don’t have anything to worry about, that just means more you time. You can do what you want, when you want. :). Heck, you can take classes as well. If you wanted.

    Anyways, I nominated you for the Liebster award.

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    November 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Wow, yes that will be a very hard thing to deal with. But she will visit because she needs somewhere to do her laundry LOL 🙂

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