My Scrambled Nest

An Almost-Empty Nest Journey of "Letting Go" With Laughter and Love, By Cathy Free

For the first time in years, I took an out-of-town trip last weekend that wasn’t work or family related. My solo mini vacation in San Francisco was all about me, and now that I’ve returned, I’m already looking at the calendar and wondering, “OK, when’s the next one?” As a journalist, I’ve never been shy …

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Once again, the house fell silent yesterday as my son returned to college life, my daughter started a new semester in high school and my husband returned to his office after a long winter break. Since it was just me and the cat left to grimace at the morning’s headlines, I have to admit that …

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Ahhhh, yes. There’s nothing like the first day of a new year to remind us of all the promises we intend to break to ourselves, starting right now. That resolution to actually see my first sunrise in 20 years, other than unintentionally, when flailing about in a fit of insomnia? I’m already over it. Not …

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