I didn't intend to take the summer off from writing here-it just happened. It's been an...odd...summer. I can't put my finger on why, but it's probably just the whole growing older thing.
Young Epic headed back to school today, and that's always a poignant time. I let him take a library book on cd, and I'm not the least bit worried about getting it back. I'll just let Athena know he has it, and it needs to be returned. Ah, the power of knowing the girl friend! His room feels really empty even though he only took his chair this time. And Epic Dog is positively mopey.
"Empty Nest" is an apt term. I find myself wandering into his room and aimlessly moving things around. It has become much easier over the years, and, from experience with Eldest Epic Son, I know that once he is settled into his adult life, I'll move beyond this feeling.
Teachers head back to school on Monday, and I don't feel ready. I'm uploading files to my SchoolWeb site in an attempt to go paperless. That's probably part of my whole malaise this summer. This is a huge change, and there is an underlying sense of trepidation-change is never easy for me.