Monday, 21 January 2008

EMPTY NEST & TAGGED

EMPTY NEST
Well, well, how strange.
The last child has left the nest.
Seems strange…..
quiet……………………
NQR ..not quite right…………….
Michael and his girlfriend Hayley have moved in together.


TAGGED
I have been tagged by DebraK The Bunnies Bungalow with a 5 things meme.
Here are the rules.Link to the tagger and post these rules on your blog. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I have to have the radio on when I am going to sleep
2. I once did a basketball coaching course and coached a school basketball team
3. I love Shabby Chic – oh yeh you would already know that
4. I love to watch the sunrise and sunset
5. I am the 3rd of 4 children in my family

I’m tagging
Laura, katydiddys
Katrina, Katrina Chambers

55 comments:

katydiddy said...

Thanks for thinking of me! I'll try to get to it later this week.

Gail McCormack said...

Is this the first time you have an Empty Nest Alison?, it happened to us once, not for long as Ellie decided to come back to the nest!

michelle said...

Oh, goody! This will be fun! Thanks for tagging me!

Sandy said...

OH, I'm not looking forward to having an empty nest ~ will be a while for us with our baby only being 11yrs. old.
Love the meme's and learning more about my blogging friends.

Have a great week.
Sandy :)

Sugar Bear said...

More time for crafting!
Karla

Katrina said...

Hi Alison, boy I don't think I could ever imagine having an empty nest, but I am sure it is inevitable (although they may never ever leave as Mummy is far too good to them haha!). Hope you having a great day and thanks for tagging me!

Jodie said...

I hear they keep coming back, so don't go turning the room into a spare craft room.

The Rose Room said...

Hi Alison, it must be a strange feeling, good in some ways, sad in others:) Rachael

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Alison, how fun to learn a little more about you...
Penny

Sandra Evertson said...

What a little cuteie all dressed up in the post down below!
Sandra Evertson

hoganfe said...

Allison I am not looking forward to the empty nest at all!
xo
mary
hoganfe handbags

laura said...

Here's what we found out about the "empty nest". (Katydiddy, stop reading this NOW). Once they leave your house they WANT to have meals with you, they actually LAUGH at your jokes and seem to go from being your beloved child to a beloved child who is now a great and amazing adult who flatters you by seeking your company.

It's all good and you can now have the best of both worlds. A great kid AND an extra room.
L

Sue said...

My eldest and I were only talking about that the other day...She is 19, and not ready to move for a while, thank god! I cant stand the thought of any of them leaving, but I guess it is inevitable!!!
Sue

dawn said...

alison, they are an adorable couple.

my second one is leaving this summer...so it will be girlcentral here.

(just read about the flooding there. hope you are high and dry.)

xoxox

Sadie Lou said...

Awwww...
I still have three children under the age of 11 in my house!!
*smile* I can't imagine what an "empty nest" feels like! But my inlaws and my parents are both empty nesters--except when I ask them to baby sit--so maybe very soon you will have the pitter patter of your grandchildren's little feet??
~Sadie

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'm impressed, up in time for sunrises?

Counting Your Blessings said...

Awww... Are you sad? My oldes is 17 so he'll be out on his own pretty soon. I'm just not ready to think about it yet though. If your son is anything like most children, he'll be back home to grocery shop in a few days. =) Blessings...Polly

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh...an empty nest...how do you feel about that??
Hugs,
Robin

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

The empty nest...I'm not looking forward to that as you can tell from my blog today. They're such a cute couple!

kecia said...

hi Alison - sorry about your empty nest, or is it a good thing? i'm glad you like my forest walk light box, it was quite fun to make! i just noticed that one of your favorite songs is "Yesterday" by the Beatles. That one and "Imagine" are my 2 favorites! they totally bring me back to my childhood.

Rosemary said...

Love your list. So sorry your nest is empty. It will be OK.
Rosemary

Fete et Fleur said...

Alison,
You are the quintessential Mother and Grandmother. I love that about you!

Hugs! Nancy

Linda said...

Hi Alison,loved reading your tag....me too on #1. Linda

love.boxes said...

Are you ok with empty nesting? I hope so. :)

bluemuf said...

Takes awhile to ajust to the empty nest, but eventually you do.

It must have been fun growing up with 3 other siblings.

Karen

Vickie said...

They do come back. Our son moved back in. It's kinda nice but I was looking forward to just the two of us. Oh well. Glad you stopped by. Tonight, my son had to go out to pick his puupy up. Her poor little toes froze before she was back in. Sunrises are a favorite of mine too.

Kathy Maximo said...

Ejnoy the quiet...
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have had an empty nest for quite some time. At first I would cry at the drop of a hat because I would think I would here one of the boys calling me. But I have to admit having the house to ourselves is very nice. When they come to visit it's crazy around here and you are ready for them to leave....then you cry all over again. ~ Smiles ~ Lynn

Sarah and Jack said...

((((Alison)))) I am sure it is hard when the kids are finally gone. I hope you are able to enjoy the peace and quiet in a positive way!

Susan Tuttle said...

Great to learn more about you!

Susan
xo

Katrina said...

Hi Alison, thanks for your advice! That's the reason why I originally put him in that room - as he only sleeps in it. I am very keen to hear lots of comments!

Nora Lee said...

Thanks for stopping by my site, and yes I couldn't just leave that chair there!

I too will be 'loosing' my daughter in June when she gets married. The empty nest is sort of bittersweet.

Sandra

Gail McCormack said...

Just checking to see if you're OK in your empty nest...I must be a bit odd but I didn't mind my empty nest one little bit! Hope my kids don't read that comment. Thanks too for your comment on the watering cans, yes me too Alison a sucker for the roses!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison, yes me too cooking dinner, no I'm not really in the mood. Lovely to have your grand kids for a sleep over, I'm not sure I'm ready for grandchildren yet, I guess it's not up to me! Enjoy your little treasures, they are lucky to have you
xx

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Aww Alison sweetpea hows it all going in your empty nest..???

i hope you are coping :)

Big Hugs,
Shann

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Wow...an empty nest Alison. My husband and I often talk about what we will do with all of our FREE time when the kids grow...but it probably is a bit hard to get used to.

xo Heather

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Alison,
I dread an empty nest. I think I have a few years with one daughter only 17 and the other in college, but I do think about it occasionally and hope that when they leave it will be a time for me to focus on some things I want to learn and do for myself. Thanks for stopping by my blog:>)

Stephanie said...

Hi Alison! An empty nest? Just like us, since our daughter's wedding in November. Once you get used to the deafening quiet, I think you'll enjoy it! I am!

Too funny about NQR ~ I haven't seen that abbreviation before. I'll have to start using that!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed reading your meme! It's always fun to learn new things about our blogging friends!

Katherine

KarenHarveyCox said...

Empty Nest is difficult. About a year ago I was having such a difficult time with figuring out what I would do with myself on that day. My daughter Sarah was already in college and Ashley is a Junior in High School, but very rarely here. That is when I started creating again, taking classes, and blogging. Nora Emphram says "Empty Nest is highly under-rated" I hope that she is right.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Alison :)

Thank you so much for stopping by to wish me a happy birthday :)

Hugs,
Amy

Flea Market Queen said...

An empty nest...
We did for awhile however one came back!
It's a weird adjustment at first...
Priscilla

SweetAnnee said...

Empty nests can feel very lonely, but another phase of life kicks in!!

I just became an empty nester in July of 2007


I miss my children, but life is moving in another direction..and hubby and I are enjoying each other.

fondly, deena

Shabbyfufu said...

I love my nest empty Alison, but then the girls do come home from college for breaks. Enjoy the peace and quiet...~xo~Janet

Mosaic*Queen said...

My 3rd child moved out Dec 30th. I have one more left and it will be a while before she leaves as she's just turning 16, however, it seems really empty in the house now. I keep inviting people to come and stay with us and telling them "we have extra rooms!" lol
Hugs to you!!
Michelle

She'sSewPretty said...

I was thinking about this yesterday. I think I will miss my noisy, mess making, grocery draining boys. No, really I will miss them. I don't look forward to that day. Hugs to you Alison!

Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage said...

Hi Alison, I am sure you will be popping over to Lilly Cottage soon, but I thought we would get in first and tell you that you won our box of favourite things in our giveaway, woohoo!! When you pop over you need to email us your snail mail address so we can post your goodies out. Congratulations, kiss noises Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Ahhh, so sorry to see the last one leave the nest. They grow up too fast. Good luck to them.

Thanks for playing the 5 things meme. It's fun to learn about other bloggers.
Hugs, DebraK

The French Nest said...

Hi Alison,

Thanks for visiting the "nest"! Love the facts you posted for your meme!

Brook said...

Hi Alison. Thanks for the warm welcome and visiting " The Home That Love Built"!!

Tara said...

I'm sending my son off for a second semester at college tomorrow--one kid down makes a difference, I think! Hee-hee

Jeanne said...

We're going to experience that empty nest thing in the fall when my daughter gets married. Of course, she's not home that much anyway and actually just sleeps here.

laura said...

Stop by my blog. I have a little something for you.
L

Anna T said...

Alison mine left and came back and back!LOL
Bless you!

Siobhan said...

Alison, A mother holds her childs hand for awhile but their heart forever!

Siobhan xo