Monday, August 20, 2007

Cuckoo's Nest

When my son started Kindergarten, several of the other Desperate Housewives on the block were also sending their youngest ones to Kindergarten. We decided that on that day, there was going to be a party. We were going to go to a store without a kid in tow and then toast our newfound freedom with a glass of champagne.

It sounded good to me until the day actually arrived and I walked my son to the front doors of the school. He waved and walked right in and I sobbed as I walked back home. I had no idea what to do with myself, nor the overwhelming feelings of empty nest syndrome I was experiencing. That was only for a couple of hours, I can’t even imagine how I am going to handle a real empty nest.

I was too upset to go to the party that day, which was probably a good thing, because they ended up too drunk to pick up their kids from school.

Today, eight years later, I’m still crying on the first day of school and have turned down yet another invitation to celebrate a new year with brunch and mimosas. I think they think I’m cuckoo. That may be partly true, but really, I’m just not a fan of change.

A new school year brings entire new schedules and it always takes me like two weeks to feel like I know where I’m supposed to be or what I’m supposed to be doing. Until that happens, I feel like I’m in a fog or something and the sudden quiet in the house only accentuates my glum mood.

Right now I am really missing teenagers flopped on the couch and the noises of video games, ringing cell phones and my screen door slamming every two minutes.

I can’t believe summer is over already. The Rock Chick is a little sad today.

Some changes, though, might be for the better! I've been very impressed with what I see some bloggers doing with Wordpress, so I thought I would give it a try. I've set up a new blog at www.the-rock-chick.com. I've transferred all of my posts from here and I still have a lot of work to do with the template, but you can stop over there and take a peek, if you'd like!

I'm still hem-hawing about making the change. I'll have to decide for sure if I can actually get everything to work correctly :)

12 comments:

Jessica Morris said...

Changes are a sad thing :(

I really like your header over there tho!!

I still haven't fixed my header up... I got slightly confused with it ;)

julia said...

The new spot looks wonderful. I was going to leave a comment there but the comment screen wouldn't come up. Hope you miss the kids and the door slamming a little less each day.

Vixen said...

The new place wouldn't let me leave a comment, but it looks nice. Could ya do me a favor? Not sure how it happened, but my link over there on the side is not my URL. Very strange. But I am:
vixensden.wordpress.com

The Rock Chick said...

HI vixen--

Somehow I screwed up the wrodpress thing..none of the links or other pages work. I'm going to have to reupload it...I'll fix your url, too...

Melessa said...

I'm not a big fan of sending the kids back to school either. Today was their first day and, for the first time, all four of them were gone. I may get used to it, but today was hard.

The Rock Chick said...

melessa: awwww...I know exactly how you feel. When my 4th and last went to Kindergarten, I was terribly sad!! It does get better :)

Fourier Analyst said...

Love the new site, but it wouldn't let me comment. The header is much more what I would imagine befits a rockin' chick like yourself!

$100.00 calculators? What do they have a built-in iPod? Seriously this is scandalous! Can't you get the same thing cheaper on E-bay or something? I know for a fact the electronics are not that expensive. Somebody is on the take somewhere in that supply chain! Jeez!!

Kendra said...

checked out the new blog but couldn't get it to load quite right. i'm using firefox so it's strange. i do like the header tho but will miss your sexy sidebar image! :)

archshrk said...

work in progress eh?

Wordpress can be a bother until you get the hang of it.

Crystal said...

Aww, sorry it's a sad time. I get sad thinking about my kids leaving me someday, and I don't even have them yet. Now who's the cuckoo?

I like the new blog. Nice header. Is that your family?

This Eclectic Life said...

I already told you that I want the Rock Chick logo on a new blog. That's just my opinion though. As for you being cuckoo? Nah. Not as far as missing your kids. That doesn't end when they actually leave the nest. And, change is always difficult, but it's what life is about. Hope you are over the sad by today and back to being your sassy self.

Kendra said...

the new blog loaded tonight and looks good! so what happened to TT this week? you ok???