Sera, my newly turned 23 year old was offered and has accepted a new job in Indianapolis! She will be the store manager of a cool little woman's boutique in Broad Ripple Village. So we went there on Wednesday and found a great 2 bedroom apartment that she will be moving into on May 25th. She is very excited. Broad Ripple Village is considered Midtown Indy. It is full of little shops, bars and restaurants. It is also right on the Monon Trail which is an old railroad track converted to multi use trail that connects the whole downtown Indy area. Very cool.
|At lunch with our new matching polka dot shades!|
While I know this is a great move for her I am more than a little saddened by the thought of her being 5 hours away. I keep telling myself that this is what we as parents set out to do when we have children - but that doesn't make it any easier to think I won't get to see her as much. The good news - she's great about calling. And I have Skype - so she can keep me up to date on how Nuggett, my granddaughter hedgehog is doing and on how the apartment is coming along.
After driving to Indy from Columbus on Wednesday, driving around checking things out, and finding an apartment, we drove back to Columbus and rented a movie. On Thursday we ran errands like getting the car title of her new to her (read hubby's old) car and getting license plates. Then we went out for an awesome lunch at a little place in Victorian Village called Katalina's Cafe.
|OMG - nutella filled pancake balls with sweet and spicy bacon|
Eventually I dropped her back at her apartment and headed north to Cleveland. We had a great couple of days and we accomplished almost everything we set out to accomplish.
I am happy for her. I really am. But it is bittersweet.