God is good. Was totally at t a loss of how to handle this except give it to the guy upstairs. Our friends were visiting from out of state and were here last weekend. The bunch of us decided to go to dinner last night before they left. Filled the void for a bit.
It is amazing just how much is different- what to make for dinner, what to shop for, how much laundry (3 less loads), expecting him to come thru the door, etc. He has had household chores since he was old enough to walk. I now have to do a ton of things I had offloaded or at least relied on him to do stuff if I was busy over the yrs- food shop, go to the farm for milk, sort the laundry, feed the birds, pick the beans, etc, etc.
Lots of stuff I don't have to do- the weekly email for his teams (something that took up hours during the week), ferret out info about what was required for school (his school was atrocious at communicating, even with my networking we were always finding out stuff the school was forgetting to tell people about deadlines, etc). I can make something for dinner, plan to use it for another meal and it will not be disappearing because someone ate it for 'snack'. We can plan when to eat without having to deal with when he has to run, cool down and stretch. Sadly, other than the disappearing left overs, I kind of liked the other stuff.