Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I Reckon I'll Blog....

Good news girls!
Good news FOR the girls!
I'm wearing a bra!
the bed is made, I'm vertical and productive.
I still haven't gone in his bedroom, I mean, that's just crazy talk.
I talked with Aaron briefly this morning - the BoyChild (now referred to as The Selfish Punk who can't just go to local cosmotology school and be satisfied with geriatric roller sets) has gone off and got a life.
Imagine that.
I'm over the top thrilled for him - still saddish for me - but I know it's just a matter of time before my tears will be dried and my womb will stop aching.
It's all good, it's all so very good.
Thank you for all of your sweet, caring, fun comments!
They made my day on Monday - I declare it, they did.
Now - let's talk about the cake -
Jan, you were the only one to comment on his fabulous Graduation cake!
I mean - how funny is this?
I crack myself up.
I must take my leave of you now - I have a friend expecting me for tea soon, and then off to deliver honey and green tomatoes to some other friends...and a Hobby Lobby search for 1/2 price orange twinkle lights.
Oh the life of a empty nester.
Next blog will be all about the Appalachian Trail.
Yes...THE trail.
It was a spiritual experience - and that's a true story.


  1. You crack me up too :) Love the cake! I'm sad for you, but happy for Aaron. Hugs to you both! Rock on, Sista! -Tammy

  2. I too have to comment on the cake...I love it. I have 4 little ones but I see my oldest growing more and more independent and I'm fighting that sadness all ready. He's 13..what..he can't hug his Momma in 'Public' -meaning the back yard?!

  3. I'm glad you're wearing a bra today! Congrats to Aaron and to you for helping to raise such a fine (and handsome) young man. Can't wait to hear more of his Chicago adventures.



  4. I can't believe I forgot to mention THE CAKE! I thought it was hilarious...., why didn't I THINK OF THAT??

  5. Empty nest syndrome I think is worse than menopause! Jist say'in.
    Glad yer UP an at'm today. Tea with a friend and twinkle lights. Have a great time my friend. LOVE the cake lol.

  6. You do crack me up and I thought the cake was time to comment yesterday!
    I can't wait to hear about the trail. If I had a bucket list it may or may not be on it!

    Glad the day is looking brighter...good luck with those twinkle lights...and enjoy your tea!

  7. I tell you what. IN all honesty I read blogs so fast that I missed the cake. But now that you point it out to me, I must say I adore it and if I were the recipient I would be laughing my ever loving tush off.

  8. Oh how I have missed you Jayme!! Love the you!! ;) Yes, your tears will dry and everything will be fine. Looking forward to catching up with your escapades. :)

  9. You could follow him. Who doesn't want to learn how to do finger waves? You could blog about giving perms! Best of luck to you!

  10. Hilarious name Selfish Punk... LOVE IT! AND I have to sayu @besswess FINGER WAVES omgee now that is old school. That may be why he went to the big city! LOL

  11. So very happy your back!! I love the cake!!

  12. I knew you would be right back at it! Enjoy this new part of your life. That handsome boy will be back for visits! You are a tremendous aunt!!!

  13. I laughed myself silly when I saw the cake- and I'm sure Aaron wasn't even surprised :)

    Can't wait for the next blog!

  14. you make me laugh every time. thx. love the cake!! can't wait to hear about trail. (:

  15. Okay, it's true. I did miss your bloggng. Was happy to see today's blog (two DAYS in row)! You do make me laugh. By the way, I'm also a Chicago native..southwest side, though. Graduated 1979. Now transplanted in PA. I happened on your site by way of Crazy As A Loom. Glad I did!

  16. I did notice the cake and had a good chuckle. I was just so worried about you that I forgot about it by the time I started writing my comment. It's that old age thing setting in where I can only remember one thing at a time, ha!

  17. I'll be - everyone had the same dern idea as me.... I'll mention that cake! That was THE ICING ON THE CAKE! :-) how could I not have thouught to comment yesterday?? Funniest congratulatory comment I ever did see! You are always good for 5 laughs per post, Jayme!

  18. That cake is awesome and you crack me up! I always know I can stop by and will be sure to have a chuckle! thank you so much for sharing! Sincerely, carolyn

  19. I thought the cake humour was very funny and very you!

    Kathy from Tasmania

  20. Welcome back, Jayme. I so love reading what you're about.

  21. So glad you are wearing a bra today!! i too am going thru the empty nest thing, but we'll survive and thrive! Great day to you, Jean

  22. please don't buy orange twinkle lights...I have some I bought that I will never ever use. Please let me send them to you in exchange for the laugh you gave me to start the day. xo

  23. I was so caught up in Aaron leaving, I forgot to tell you I love the cake! Good for you, and for the girls. Although, if your girls are like mine, they would prefer I go braless. Man, that would be a hoot. As in, I would be hooted out of town, lol. Those years are looong gone!!! Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned. An empty nest ain't all bad, I tell ya!!!

  24. Yes, the cake looked terrific (did you make it?) And you, too, looked TERRIFIC in your perfectly panache pose! You wear the blonde beautifully! ~Patysue

  25. I love reading all of your blog posts! I'm thankful my mother (thefinickyfrog) found your blog! Thanks for keeping me laughing!


  26. Wow! That was a fast recover. You go girl! Hobby Lobby
    makes for good, but maybe dangerous therapy? Just had to check back in on you and was so glad to see this post. Loved the beautiful cake too and especially the words of best wishes..he he. FINE GO. Your a stitch. Glad to hear you even spoke to Aaron. See, just like I said, only a phone call away. Hurry up with those pics and tales of the Trail.

  27. Jayme,
    The cake, to me, just shows your strength, your positive outlook, and loving with humor. Aaron is very lucky! Now will you do classes of life with my child? smile...


  28. SO happy to have found you on Pinterest! Totally diggin' your writing style and sense of humor.

    I would LOVE for you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week if you can make it.

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  29. Jayme, so glad you are back among the living! You'll be fine. Really, you will.
    xo, Cheryl

  30. Fine

    At first you'll be sad, lost, hurt, sad again. . . but in time, omg, you will find life so different, good different, you shed that part of responsibility, and spend time with what's his name. . . lol. . . time with Glenco is appreciated in a new different way.

    That's what I found when my daughter left. . .

    OH it's you . . .you and me kid. . . he doesn't have the sense of humor I've had with my Lauren, I miss that. . . but we found life together pretty damn nice. . . (I miss funny, but nice is good)

    glad you're back, you look fabulous, don't use this as an excuse, just sayin xo

  31. It is sooooo good they move on but it stil hurts like ~ ~ ~ ~
    ...I know you excitement and your pain...adore the cake!! Wish I woulda thought of that, at least your Aaron is as close as coulda been worse!


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