I’m not Crazy…It’s Empty Nest Syndrome

Over the years I’ve heard about empty nest syndrome, but I’ve never thought it would start while my son was still in high school. Now that I think back I think it really started to hit me when the second semester started back in January. I think that is when you start to realize that it’s only a few months left till your baby is graduating high school. I’m the last person in the world you would think would be having such a hard time with this. I’m a really strong person and most things don’t get to me. I guess that is way I’m having such a hard time with this.

It seemed like the closer it got to graduation the worse it got. I have been so sad and depressed. I think my brain flipped though every memory it could recall of my son growing up. I started missing all the things you do for your kids. Simple things like school shopping I went to Wal-Mart, and saw a young mother buying school supplies for her elementary aged children. I found myself wanting to buy colors and paste and scissors and one of those little cardboard boxes they had to have to put it all in. Remember those? I wish I could do it all over again, I love being a mother.

After reading up on empty nest syndrome I learned it’s usually the mother who suddenly finds herself with these feelings of being lost and alone. The effects can vary, depending on different factors. For instance, when the mother is divorced and living alone, it can be particularly difficult which I am. When a mother has been a stay at home mom like I have been, she might feel that life is over, that she has no purpose in living. In severe cases, when depression is severe or last a long time, counseling may be needed. I’m hoping I want need that.

When the time does come that our children marry or graduate from high school and leave for college, it can be difficult to deal with the emotions that we feel. We try to hide our sadness from others because these events in a child’s life are supposed to be happy occasions. While we are happy for our children, we are also feeling a deep sense of loss. We have to remember that these feelings are perfectly normal, and not be afraid to seek out comfort from friends and family.


Goggles4u.com – Great Deals on Eyeglasses – { Review}

I really had to share with everyone this great site that I found. If you or someone you knows wears glasses you have to check this site out.

I was very skeptical about ordering glasses online. I didn’t even know where to start but Goggles4u made it so easy.  They walk you though it step by step. They tell you how to measure your glasses so you have a starting point for what size you should be looking for.

One really nice feature is that you don’t have to have a written prescription to order glasses. You can just call your eye doctor and get the numbers you need and input them into a form on the site. If you have a written prescription it’s really easy to upload it to the site.

The number one reason I loved this site is the price. They are so cheap and I mean cheap. They have Frames starting as low as $4.99 and lens starting at 19.99.  They ran awesome sales My first pair of glasses only cost me $13.98 and they are gorgeous . Here is a photo of them:

The craftsmanship is Fantastic. Usually you can expect to pay really high prices for Rimless glasses but not on Goggles4u.com they have so many different types of glasses to choose from and at the low prices.  Don’t worry if you must have bifocals  or varifocals eyeglasses they have them and for great prices also.

Here are the current deals they are running:

Here is some information that covers some of their FAQ:

Quick FAQ’s
  • Delivery of eyeglasses in 10-12 days for regular pair of glasses that includes single vision lenses with normal to medium prescription (Conditions may apply)
  • For bifocal eyeglasses and varifocals and special prescriptions glasses, It may take 12-14 days. (conditions may apply)
  • Shipping is $4.99 per pair for USA and Canada. International shipping is US$9.99
  • Friendly customer service and soft return and exchange policy is exercised.
  • Powerful search system will help you find what you need in no time.
  • Price of regular pair of eyeglasses is US$ 25.99 which includes frame, standard lenses with coatings. We may up charge US$ 5.00 or US$ 10.00 if you have strong prescription.
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About Goggles4u Eyeglasses.

The opinions expressed are mine and mine alone…I wasn’t not influenced or compensated in any way to give a positive review.

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No Posting Last Week

I have tried to post something at least a couple of times a week. Well, mother nature had other plans for me last week. Last Monday night when most people were sleeping soundly in their beds we were hit with some nasty storms. Of course since I’m not like most people and I rarely sleep at night, I was wide awake for house rattling winds and pounding hail that beat down on my window air conditioner so loud it woke up everybody else in the house. The force of the winds was unreal. There was stuff flying everywhere and we know whats going to happen next, yep you got it. Down came the trees and of course the power lines came with them. I have to tell you as I was watching the storm out the front door and I saw the sparks flash from the top of our power line and the lights in our house go out. I never would have guessed what was really waiting for us to see in the morning light. That little spark was the least of the damage. One house down from ours a Hugh tree uprooted and caused a chain reaction. Before it was all said and done there was one power pole in three pieces another one broke in half and all the wires ripped out of a couple of others. So, we ended up being without power for three and a half days. Our cable still isn’t right and it’s been almost a week now. Here are a few pictures of the damage.

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