Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Couple of Crazy Weeks at Buttermilk Cottage


It's been a crazy couple of weeks at Buttermilk Cottage...




My daughter Kate has spent the last two weeks packing for her big move to New York City! After graduating at the end of May and before leaving for vacation, she moved out of her apartment at school. That means all her belongings came to Buttermilk Cottage. Since returning from vacation two weeks ago, she's been sorting and packing. What to take, what not to take, what to keep and what to get rid of? Too many decisions to make in a couple of weeks' time. She finally got it narrowed down to a couple of huge suitcases and one carry on bag to take. I'll be shipping some boxes later this week. The rest is overflowing in my basement. We are anticipating a huge yard sale later this summer.


The big day arrived yesterday when my sister Nancy and I put her on the plane and sent her on her way! Intellectually, I know you raise your kid with the intent of making them independent. When you see them go, however, it's a whole different ball game. My emotions have been on a roller coaster this week. She's ready to go, but I'm having a hard time letting go... I'll get over it.


To Kate, it's your big dream. Make it happen. I have no doubt you will. I'll admit I've felt the need to share every ounce of advise that crossed my conscience this week and you've felt a bit of overload from it, but just let me pass on three more tidbits...


Work hard, but remember to enjoy this adventure.

Always strive to do the right thing (you'll know what it is in your heart).

Never forget where home is.

Love you lots!




After getting Kate on her way, we met a couple of our dear and longtime friends, Wynona and Patricia (sisters too!) and had a great lunch together catching up with each other. Friends can always help ease you over the rough spots can't they? Love and thanks to you two, too!








Finally, we had a quick visit to TJ Maxx (another longtime and good friend) and look at this darling plate I found! Actually I got three--all they had. As a knitter I absolutely could not walk away from them, not to mention they were only $2.00 each!!!

4 comments:

Dawn said...

That plate is really neat - I haven't been to TJ Maxx in about forever. We have a HomeGoods store here that I have to stay out of - too tempting!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Our nearest HomeGoods is an hour and a half away, otherwise, that's where I'd have to stay out of too!

Martha said...

It is so hard when our children leave, my oldest is in Alaska, (I'm in Virginia). I don't think I'll ever be ready for my youngest to move out!

pve design said...

I am a short train ride from the city, so if your daughter would like an escape from the big apple - she is welcome here. I left my parents to come to NY after college and I am still here....that was 1982~
pve

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