A Led Zeppelin picture hangs on the wall. The carpet is waiting to be vacuumed. The fresh air is blowing softly through the open window. The furniture is gone. The clutter is gone.
The Boy and his cat are gone.
Yesterday we spent the day loading the truck, driving the truck, and unloading the truck (though I did very little of that...mostly it was the guys). We got to see the Boy's new digs: a modest-sized bedroom with a modest-sized closet, hardwood floors, and kitchen privileges. The bathroom he will share with the roommate is undergoing some changes (a new sink/vanity), so he's having to use the one downstairs. His cat was terrified, but she's beginning to settle in. And he made his first grocery shopping run.
Our home feels empty, but we'll be okay. We just have to adjust. I slept terribly last night, perhaps partly because of the continuing migraine issues but also because the house felt wrong somehow.
Bodhi had an accident last night, and we think it might be because he can't understand the changes. Even the cats each came up to me complaining that they don't like change. I just said, "I don't like it either!"
Tonight hubby and I are having leftovers. Our grocery bill went down already, and considering that we'll only be paying for two when we eat out, that will go down as well. There are some silver linings to these clouds.
As for the migraines, they are staying away today, which is huge progress considering they have plagued me for two weeks! I still may return to the neurologist just to see if there's anything we haven't tried as far as meds for chronic headaches of this type -- at least until I can get up to NY to see the Chiari specialists.
The thing is -- I had today!!! Today was wonderful. Other than being a little tired from the move and from the adjustment, I was great. I want more days like this. :-)
Peace - D
(Walking Man, I tried the rhizotomy last fall, and it was a horrible choice for me. I had a very hard time recovering, and it didn't help more than 2 weeks [which is about how long it took me to recover]. I had been very hopeful that the treatment would work. I'm still going to that doctor, though, once a month - you know the drill. Maybe they will come up with something soon!)