I never knew why, but my mother always answered the phone with this phrase.
It’s also the name of my first blog. I started it, like I started Mahlzeit, when the kids moved out. Mahlzeit was meant to follow them, inasmuch as it was meant to just basically be the family cookbook, with all our family favorites. I tried to keep it going after all my standard recipes had been posted, but as I like to joke, I’m not a cook, I just play one on the internet. Those who are paying attention, or just have too much time on their hands, may have noticed that Mahlzeit has disappeared from the “contributors” list in the sidebar, replaced with House of the Blue Lights.
Not to fear–that’s me!
Once I started writing here, I found that a lot of the topics I wanted to deal with on NDiN where the same ones I was writing about on Mahlzeit, and in fact I confess to a little bit of cross posting.
It’s hard to keep a blog going when you aren’t passionate about the topic, and hard to write two blogs on the same topic.
So I’ve decided to revive House of the Blue Lights, for its original intent, to be my own journey into this strange land called empty nesting. I’ll try to post once or twice a week, but we’ll see how it goes. The interesting thing about the empty nest is how little time one spends in it, and how many things there are to do, now that the kids are gone. I hope you’ll visit me there.