Empty Nest


My posts for the last couple of days have been historical in nature.  It is time to bring us up to date to the present.  On Thursday night, Anne hosted her crafty friends.  Due to work concerns only Victoria could come.  A good time was still had by all.  For diner Anne made Hlelem, a Tunisian vegetable and bean soup.  Victoria brought some really good Bread Company bread.  We had a great dinner together and then the ladies debunked to the couch for some serious crafting.


Friday, Anne took Dave to the optical shop and ordered Dave’s first pair of glasses.  That’s right Dave, the last to fall, now needs glasses.  Friday night being Dave’s last night in Saint Louis, before he returns to Rochester, Anne and I took him out to dinner at Houlihan’s.  Dave’s picture is from Houlihan’s.  Dan had to work Friday night, but he was able to join us Saturday morning at the Bread Company.  Anne’s picture shows her styling the hat that she made for Dave.  We then took Dave to the airport.  He arrived safely in Rochester and on time.  His bags arrived also, but the 800 pound baggage gorilla was not kind to one of his bags and broke the zipper.


I went biking in the Park at noon today.  It was cold, windy and was misting both liquids and solids.  I got 15 miles.  I crossed paths with the Saturday edition of this year’s Frost-Bike ride series.  Frost-Bike, a women’s bike ride series is sponsored by Team Revolution and is based out of VeloCity Café and Cyclery on DeBaliviere, just north of the Park.  It runs every weekend day in the month of January.  There looked to be about twenty riders today.  Tomorrow the weather forecast looks better then today and Anne plans on signing up for Frost-Bike and then riding.

As this post’s title proclaims Anne and I are now empty nesters.  Dan moved started moving out last week.  Dave departed today.  But boyz never, never, never stop listening to your Mother.  Whoops! Link Rot.

1 thought on “Empty Nest

  1. Anne & Mark,
    Thank you for the lovely evening last week, and the amazing soup! I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to chat with Mark and even progressed a bit on my scarf!
    Looking forward to next time,

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