My oldest is living
For the first time in his life he'll have no send off, no posing for mom's camera.
It's a safe bet he's thrilled about that.
So one way for a mom to cope with an emptying nest, apparently, is to build a pretty, new one out of landscape clippings. I don't know if the landscape is improved -- I probably looked like Rambo stalking unaware victims in a Thailand jungle, only with pastel garden gloves and garden clippers -- or what I'll attract to my nest but I think I feel a little better.