Sister Mary Beth is sending both girls off to college next week. She is anticipating the "empty nest." Liz is a Senior and Melissa, a Freshman.
Melissa will be in a pre-flight program at U of Minn. We were laughing in that she thinks New Hampshire is cold. The child has no clue - LOL.
Mary Beth also had her 40th high school reunion on Friday night. But also the priority of Motherhood - they needed my luggage and Melissa needs clothing. Her program is very strict. Business attire - no jeans, no hoodies - closed toed shoes. So yes, she needs the dinosaur - her Aunt Debbie - LOL. Mary Beth had said "only you can do this."
They came down Friday night and stayed at brother John's - who was at a golf tourney in SC. Brother Michael and his Bestie took Mary Beth to the reunion and then to the opening of Milford's annual Oyster Festival. They basically did the Milford Harbor area. All of us are beach babies, so that was perfect. My darling Brittany took cousin Melissa to Time's Square. Melissa lives in remote southern New Hampshire. She was just thrilled and a bit taken back by NYC. But what a wonderful weekend to then go off to her new life.
Life in North Haven: Bruce knows they are due Saturday AM and we have a busy day planned. Wakes me up at 6:30 am and says he wants a shower! Ok, honey, no problem; but can I have coffee first - LOL?
Five hours of shopping! We did take a nice lunch break. Mary Beth took Bruce, I was in charge of Melissa. First off - a suit - for an 18 year old - just great! I am not a shopper. But give me an 18 year old who looks stunning in anything she puts on, I can rock. And she is so easy - at least with me. Plus she got lessons in under garments, winter white, smooth lines, mix and match. I will say that I am not impressed with the new fabrics out - but they will pack well. Won't keep her warm but she will look good!
They took off this morning early. Both of them had to work today. In the meantime, I have to prep for the first week of Bruce being home alone. Bruce and Kira both had a two hour naps. Normally Kira sticks with me. But she had way too many people to check in on, in way too many areas. LOL.
The funniest thing is the Freedom Alert. I finally got it programmed and was doing a check, when I got 911. I explained what I was doing and dispatcher seemed OK. Mary Beth doubled checked it for me and I went out on the porch with a glass of wine to just chill until bed time. Up pulls a Police Officer. They are required to check out the 911, regardless of the conversation. He did want to step inside the house and good for them, but just great! Miss Front and Center, as my Mom would say, with a glass of wine, sitting on her front steps. Mary Beth just laughed and said "Officer just checked Bruce -who was sleeping at this point - and I had bail money, so all was OK!" LOL
Good week all. Pray for my Bruce's safety. Debbie