Is it really only Day Two? A few observations to pass along of things I’ve learned in the short time I’ve been an empty nester: First, it is very difficult to eat spaghetti and meatballs while crying. It may seem obvious but I never knew this before Sunday. There is the annoying problem of having to get up from the table every few minutes to blow your nose and the issue of trying to breathe through a runny nose while chewing long noodles, which is not pleasant. Second, I had a lot of unexpected energy to clean our kids and pet-free house. And, today, I am still inspired to keep cleaning, sorting, and etc. My last observaton is that it is apparently ridiculous to expect a son to call his mother at the end of his first full (parent free) day of college. I didn’t think it was too much to hope for but my husband, John, just laughed, “Ha! You really thought he was going to call? Ha!” So, as I felt my hands begin to ball into unhappy little fists of disappointment and defiance, I realized I needed to Let Go of all my expectations! So my mantra for today is to Let it all Go! Ahhhhhh.