In a recent post I talked about accepting change and moving forward. Well, some changes are bigger than others. Two weeks ago we dropped off our youngest at college. His first year. He had to report early for pre-season football. My daughter too headed back to her school just yesterday. I’m so incredibly proud and happy for both of them! However the moment is bittersweet for me. I know they are where they need and want to be. I can also say the same for their older brothers. They are all doing well and happy. I can’t ask for more. For me and the hubby however it signals yet another life change – we’re now officially empty-nesters.
I’m happy yet at the same time I’m not. It’s not so much sadness but a strange empty sort of feeling. How did it all go by so fast? It seems like just yesterday the four of them were young and the house at most times was pure chaos! Now, there’s quiet.
Clearly the plan is to wallow in self pity. Okay perhaps not a great plan but as a mom I feel I’m entitled to wallow – at least for a bit anyway! Yes, I will adapt in time but at the moment all I want is something I can sip on my porch swing while I sit back and begin to adjust to this latest life change.
It’s still hot and humid here so I’m opting for a cool refreshing margarita. At times I will use a pre-made mixer but in my opinion, I find most of them to be simply too darn sweet. There are a couple brands that I enjoy better than others however no mixer today. This situation calls for the real thing.
A salted rim and a lime – porch swing is calling!
1 1/2 oz tequila
1 oz triple sec
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
Rim glass with salt.
Combine all ingredients up to the salt in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into salt-rimmed glass. Add lime wedge.