Empty nest syndrome, literally: We awoke this morning to discover that the robin's nest in our hanging ivy plant is now empty. At some point since last night, the robin family left for nicer digs somewhere else.
I'm keeping an ear open for a chorus of tiny voices singing, "C'mon, get happy!", for that would mean that the nest is being taken over by a partridge family. [rimshot]
(Empty nest syndrome, revisited: the people living downstairs moved out this morning. Thus, tonight I will be watching something with lots of explosions and the volume turned way up. Or maybe I'll rent Heat and play the gunfight over and over and over....)