I was at the computer looking over my emails, and Daughter E came running in and said, "Mom! Mom! Come help me open my trunk, I wanna show you something!"
She was so excited about moving out that she had gone shopping and bought herself kitchen cookware, a coffee pot, toaster, silverware and more.
I'm happy to see her so excited, and hope it really works out for her, but deep down this Mother is not ready to see her "leave the nest" to say.
I gifted the younger two girls pastry cloths, a pastry blender and other items last Christmas, in hopes to teach them how to make homemade biscuits, and biscuits and gravy. So far, it hasn't happened.
Daughter K is never home, and when she is, she has a friend here (and all that friend does is bring Taco Bell food with her).
Daughter E said, "I can't wait! You can come to my new apartment and teach me to cook!" Ha! Not sure that'll happen, but I can hope it will.
I know I want to teach her how to make hummus, which will require her to have a food processor. She loves hummus.
She bought some cute kitchen towels with coffee cup patterns on them. I told her don't buy too many, I had gifted her hand embroidered kitchen towels with a cat pattern on each one for each day of the week (to put in her Hope Chest).
She even bought a lunch bag and reusable bowls to pack her lunch for work vs. buying take out.
She picked out this yarn for her hot pads (she likes blue and green and it has both, plus white), and I almost have the last piece done to sew them together.
She will need a few end tables, lamps, and at least a small-ish sofa, but we have a kitchen table and chairs for her. A friend is giving her a microwave (kids today! Just want things quick). She has plenty of coffee mugs and of course the dishes I packed up for her. I gave her a radio/clock, and some decor. She'll be taking a desk that she uses for makeup, a desk for writing, her bed, and dresser. Sigh, I am just not ready for this, but hope it all works out for her.
I will make her a magnetic clip board and pen for her fridge, but spray paint weather is not here right now. It dipped down to the low 30's last night. I may have one all ready to go. I'll have to check my craft stash.
Speaking of crafting stash, I am still going thru my "stash" and purging it. I am keeping all my jewelry making, and some other items, but stuff the kids used while in school are going.
I have a stack of large tablecloths that I'm debating over. I haven't used them in years, but they would be nice to have for camping or for outdoor cookouts with family/friends over. Hm. I just don't know yet.
Anyway, we will know for sure after May 3rd, if and when and what apartment she'll move into. She has an appointment for a walk-thru.