Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fortress of Solitude

Has Blogger changed the photo uploading overnight?  It looks and acts differently, and isn't working for me at all.  So no pictures today. 

The sisters left yesterday.  Bummer.  One flew 800 miles southwest, and the other 800 miles northeast.  My sisters were 11 and 7 when I was born, and were out of the house when I was still quite young.  Now that we're all adults, we've become good friends, but there's a little bit of mothering me that goes on, too, and I love it.

Today is the first day of school for Skippy and Pinkerbelle.  The school day was lengthened by 30 minutes this year, so they leave earlier and I'm assuming will get home later.  I will be homeschooling Firstborn, but we haven't officially started yet, and this morning he went to the office with Craig to help with some filing and stuff.

What that all means is that after a busy summer and an exciting past week, I suddenly find myself alone.  I"d gladly have my sisters stay much longer, and I have great kids, so it's not that I wanted them all gone.  But I do thrive on quiet and solitude, so this is bliss!

I will hopefully have picture capabilities tomorrow.  The girls helped me did quite a bit while they were here, and I want to show off my bedroom.


Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I had trouble first thing this morning Holly. It locked up on me. I saved my post and got back out. Pulled it back up and it worked. It is different but it worked. I don't like it...but it worked.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My youngest son just finished high school this summer. We homeschooled all of our children and now the last one is done and will start college next week! Empty nest is not fun :-(


Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning,
I don't like an empty house daughters were both home to help celebrate hubby's birthday, but left Sunday to go back to their college towns.

And yes, I noticed the new picture gadget late last night...oh dear...this old dog can't learn too many more new tricks!

Have a worry-free Wednesday. ~Natalie

Lucy Marie said...

I'm glad you had a great visit with the sisters. Can't wait to see what they helped you with. Enjoy your day of peace and quiet!

Mary Joy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful visit!!! I am so glad!!! Congrats on a day of peace and quiet. Let God minister to your soul in the quiet. :-)

Regarding photo upload on blogger...I didn't notice anything different...did I miss something?

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

So glad (and jealous) that you got to have a nice visit with your sisters. :)

Sweet Tea said...

I've not been able to put photos on my Blog for the past two months without going through Photobucket. Very time consuming...
enjoy your day of quiet bliss. It's kinda nice to get back into a routine, isn't it?!

Country Dreaming said...

I didn't have any problems last night. I hope they haven't gone and messed with it over night.
Hope your day was enjoyable. Have a great school year.