Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Back Home Happenings~

Hello Everyone!
It brings tears to my eyes as I think how long I have been away!
How I have missed all of my lovely friends and visitors.

I had no intention of being unplugged for so long and it has just confirmed
that we are making the right, but very difficult decision, to 
cut back on our travels back east. 

It has gotten to be too much .
It's interesting that I was gone for 3 1/2 weeks and it's taken me almost 
exactly that long to get back up to speed. 

(It's possible that I could be doing more but have
lost the motivation to try to be Super Woman 
and I'd rather enjoy
making more of every experience.)

We won't be selling our Sugartree cabin but will be renting 
to our niece and youngest daughter.
I have mixed feelings about that but I believe it's a good thing
and the right time.

Fly away little bird.
So, I have been planting and gardening 
like a crazy plant lady.
Spending hours every day out side 
trying to water, mulch, plant and arrange. 
I haven't taken many pictures but will share some soon!
It takes a while to get things looking pretty and our temperatures 
have been in the mid-90s. 
We have been spending so much time with our kids having 
cookouts, going to the movies, eating out, 
birthday parties and other family celebrations!
Whew! It has been lovely so far and  it seems it's just beginning.

Our singing engagements are up to at least two a week and though 
it's work we find it to be great fun as well.

Not only do I say FLOWERS always FLOWERS!
I say MUSIC always MUSIC :)
I'm not sure if I ever made it clear that I'm on a quest to 
know my self better and to find my true authentic self. 

Anyway, I am and  have begun by being more
 honest with myself and others.

I want to live in a place where I am more real and free to be me.
It's not easy but worth it. I see it as a kind of refining and what 
I have in the end will be more pure.
My masks have been removed.

I am so happy to be back and can hardly wait to come and visit.
 I apologize to those who left comments and I never got back to you
and to those whose emails that I haven't answered yet! 
I am slow but will get it done.. 
Thank you all so much for your patience and for coming by to visit!

Please, please do tell me what you've been doing!
I hope you're enjoying your summer so far and
 that life is being kind to you.



Junkchiccottage said...

So happy to hear you had a great trip. Sometimes it is great to unplug and let life unfold. Missed seeing your posts but totally understand the need to make other things a priority. I hope to blog again soon like I use too. Just have to wait until we are settled in the new house and I feel my life come back to me again. Right now we are living in limbo and I need to just try to find peace and quiet in each day until this stress of building and renovating our new place are over. Have a wonderful evening. It was sweet to see you pop up in my email with a post.

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Tamara, so glad to hear you're having a good summer and that you didn't end up giving up your place in Ohio. Hopefully the girls will do just fine. Our weather here has been terrible this summer, it just won't stop raining. They said that in the last 15 days we've had 3 days where it didn't rain, the temperatures are cooler than normal too. It sounds like you're toasty warm lol. Things are very hectic here right now and I haven't been blogging or really visiting blogs either but thought I'd pop in for a visit and say hello. Happy gardening!