Monday, October 8, 2012


It's been an odd weekend for us because it is the first Thanksgiving weekend we've had sans children. Friday night, in order to stave off being depressed about it, we went out to a local pub and had dinner and drinks.

Saturday we went to Revelstoke, which is about an hour's drive away.

See, here's a picture to prove I'm not lying:

Revelstoke is an interesting little town with lots of funky shops and cafe's. At one cafe I saw a group of teens playing World of Warcraft at a big table. They also had Pumpkin Pie lattes which were phenomenal.

Sunday we were resigned to having Kraft Dinner for Thanksgiving dinner, but then we decided we wanted something more festive so we determined to go to the grocery store at 4:00 pm to get whatever they had left. However, it was such a nice day we went for a walk instead, then went to Starbucks and had a Pumpkin Spice Latte which was good, though not as good as the one from Revelstoke. It was too late to cook so we had dinner at a local restaurant. We had a glass of wine and inwardly toasted how miserable we still felt because the kids weren't around. Still, hot turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce made it okay.

Monday we cleaned out the garage.

Who cares about this? I don't know, but the point is it has been a weekend of distractions from our now empty nest. What we have discovered along the way, though, is that even without the kids around my wife and I still like each other.

The garage is clean and all the stuff is packed away. Now of course it's too late to cook anything, but there's a pub not too far away that has real good food.

So, not bad for a holiday weekend.

Hope y'all had a good weekend.

I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?


Kal said...

You two are going to be hanging out at that pup a lot I think. Drown your sorrows. I live in quiet but I can imagine all the noises that you miss.

Paladin said...

"What we have discovered along the way, though, is that even without the kids around my wife and I still like each other."

That is an extremely important milestone, and one that many folks don't cross successfully. It can come as a surprise to people when they look over at their partner and think, "Who are you?".


Pat Tillett said...

It's always nice to get out! We have five kids (all adults now) and were really dreading the "empty nest" thing for a long time. Once we got used to it though, it's awesome! One their all gone you can actually walk around the house in your underwear again...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Actually, your weekend sounds pretty darn good! I was in Revelstoke once, a few years ago. Nice place.

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