Simple Joy

As I was watching Cash in the Attic on BBC America the other night, I could understand the parents joy of finally getting their 32 year old son out of the house. The mom was ecstatic when her son pulled out of the driveway on his way to his new apartment. That makes me feel somewhat better that I'm almost ecstatic that my 19 year old son is going to be gone for a few days.

Don't get me wrong, I love him very much. We both know that he is at that stage when he's going to leaving home soon.

Of course my good feelings could be the result of the antibiotics I was prescribed for Katrina Cough finally kicking in. Whatever, I'm feeling good and full of energy. Now I can prepare to celebrate Hanukkah and get the some last minute Christmas shopping out of the way for my grand-nieces and grand-nephews. I can't believe I've waited this long to do my shopping.


Blogger MissingLink said...

I was gone by the age of 19.
It's good to see your kids gaining independence.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you and all of your kin Karen.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


Thanks felis. Merry Christmas to you!

5:17 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

Having an empty house sounds heavenly. No worries there. :) That's a natural feeling.

Have an awesome holiday season, Karen. Enjoy Hanukkah, Christmas AND the New Year!!! Here's hoping it's better than this past one!

11:00 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

No cooking! No tons of laundry! No nagging to him about picking up dishes, cans, etc for two whole days! A mini-vacation!

You too esther! I sincerely hope the new year will be better than the last.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha'olam
shehecheyanu v'kiyimanu v'higi'anu laz'man hazeh. Omayn.

8:12 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Blessed are you, Lord, our G-d, sovereign of the universe

Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us

to light the candles of the holiday (Amen)

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Ack....Christmas shopping.
Have fun and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas that brings all you wish for the New Year.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Abe said...

Merry Christmas, Karen. My near-19 yr old is home from college for a couple of weeks. We're mostly glad about that. :)

3:43 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


I waited too long!! Nothing good left in the stores. Thanks you.


Thanks abe. Mine starts college next fall. He wanted a break after high school. Mostly glad? :)

4:35 PM  

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