Today is a bittersweet day for me, it is the morning my parents left to head south for the winter. Our guest home is now empty, and I will be taking my morning walk with just our dog. I hate to be stingy and keep them all year long, but it sure would be nice. They no long like Michigan winters and retreat to a warmer climate every October. We sat around last night and ordered pizza as our final meal together until next spring. They will be within walking distance to the rest of our family while in the south, so you see why I can’t demand they spend all their time in Michigan, I have to share. I will establish a new routine for winter and readjust how my time is spent but they will be dearly missed. Now it’s time to quit the crying and get on with my day.