Our kids have flown the coop this week, abandoning Neil and I in New Jersey, while they go off on separate adventures: one taking a six-week road trip across the country, and the other flying to western Canada for a 14-day visit with friends. We’ve been at loose ends a bit with our nest temporarily empty.
Last night we were talking about dinner. I pointed out that the kids rarely join us for dinner while they are here, and yet, when they are far away, going to any effort to prepare a meal feels…
“Pointless?” Neil suggested. Yeah. Kind of.
Of course, feeding ourselves healthy meals is not actually pointless, but neither of us felt like expending the effort when they first left. I will admit I indulged in more than one “meal” that was just a big bowl of pretzels and a hunk of chocolate 😬
Fear not, though! I suspect we are turning a corner as far as that is concerned. I had lentil soup for lunch yesterday, last night we had a nice bowl of pasta for dinner, and I baked a wineberry crisp to enjoy over the next few days.
In other news, Neil pulled everything out of our overflowing linen closet this week and got us started filling up bags and bags of stuff for giveaway. It seems that I eat an overabundance of junk food when the house is too quiet, while Neil throws himself into decluttering. My way of coping may not be the most productive, but it’s more enjoyable 😜
P.S I just noticed so many of my photos in this mosaic are about food. Not really surprising 🤔
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the little (and big!) moments I have captured all week. Some of these images are posted on Instagram, but many aren’t posted anywhere but here. Some days there may be no photos, and other days there may be multiples.
Story for Saturday
Thanks for helping me celebrate the week! If you want to see some of this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Instagram ♥