Wednesday, January 28, 2009
New uses for the nest
My older friends always told me that I would get used to having an empty house once all of my kids were off to College. At first I thought they were totally nuts. I have a house full of memories that used to be full of the cacaphony of three kids, a cat, a dog, all of their friends. Now the kids are off to College, the pets are off to a netherworld, and instead I'm running my whey company and my daughter's non profit organization out of my house. I didn't realize how lucky I was to have this empty house to use this way until my daughter returned from her latest trip to the Amazon and lived here for a few days. Suddenly I had kid stuff, her non profit stuff, and whey business stuff all intermingled. Turns out I never could have incubated my whey business had my kids still been living here. Amazing how the universe seems to give us exactly what we need when we need it, even though it's not always obvious when it happens.