Thank you for the sympathetic comments and emails after last week’s post about my empty nest. I even heard from a long time newsletter subscriber who is a biology teacher at my daughter’s Israeli school. She looked at the school’s roster, and was able to determine which student was my daughter! Very funny for my daughter to know that her “famous mom” is known all around the world. Ha ha ha!!
After the first couple of mopey days, when I kept expecting my daughter to return home at any minute, I started to adjust to the new rhythm of my days. This weekend I traveled to see my brother and sister-in-law without feeling guilty about leaving my daughter behind. And I’m looking into new activities to fill my free time. I’ve corralled a couple of girlfriends to join me at a folk dancing class this week. At the very least, I expect it to be a good workout!