Saturday, August 17, 2013

Moved, not yet settled

What a week! We arrived in Asheville late Sunday night and were welcomed by Kam & April. After unloading the cats and setting up their litter box & water, we pretty much went to sleep. The next morning we got to work on unloading everything. It was a lot faster than I'd first thought it would be which is great. Of course, the unpacking of it all has been taking a while. As of yesterday, the house is mostly put together. As soon as I can get a few more things situated I will get pictures for everyone.

Brianna already set up her room the way she wanted it and seems content with the way it looks. She's also pretty happy that she won't have to wear a uniform for school. I'm pretty happy about that aspect, too, especially with all the cool clothes she came back from Texas with.

The cats are spending a lot of their days exploring and trying to test their boundaries again. Now that I have a window by the kitchen sink they seem to think that counters are their territory and seem so surprised when I yell at them and add drops of rosemary or grapefruit essential oils to the surface. They still run and hide when we come through the front door, but I am sure that will fade over time.

As for me, I'm still in the mode of getting things settled. The shop is ready for business even though I'm still not sure how I'll have everything set up. The kitchen is the easy part and I love having the dyes and other supplies so handy. The finished yarns are in the closet in my room... there is a wonderfully built organizer in there with drawers and such. The printer and mailing supplies are ready for use (and are pretty easily accessible). My concern right now is the winder and swift. I think I know how I'll have everything, but need to finish clearing a few things first (folks came by this morning to pick some of them up and I'm hoping the bike will go soon).

I'm also going to be training with April to become a TLS Coach! I love knowing that I will be helping other people learn how to increase their health and feel better. I think it ties in quite nicely into my other healing paths.

There are so many wonderful things around me down here. The beauty of the mountains, the energy of the place, and so much more. I'm holding onto all the positive things right now. Yes, there is a great sadness for the temporary heartache, but the hope is that it won't last long.

In the meantime, I have normal things to do like eat breakfast and buy cat litter. I do hope to get more pictures soon!

May you all have a blessed day.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

New Horizon

Sunlight through the branchesWhat a whirlwind of emotions this summer has been! Between the Tour de Sock craziness, normal teen stuff, business, and so much more, I'm not even sure if I'm coming or going. And, after hearing from so many other friends, it seems that this craziness is widespread. Hopefully things will settle for many of us and we will find our direction.

I do know which direction I'm about to be heading and it thrills me and scares me all at the same time. South, to the mountains that have held my heart for so very long. Toward new opportunities for business. Toward a place of healing and inspiration. Toward my dreams.

There will be bumps in the road. There will be moments when my heart clutches my lungs and won't let me breathe. But I will face them all and get through them because I know that there are people relying on me. There are people who are being as supportive as possible and are loving me through this.

I think about the trailblazers so many years ago with their wagons filled with all the belongings and supplies they could pack, dragging a few extra oxen. Hopeful for the future, afraid of things they hadn't planned for. Knowing that the letters they would write might not make it to their families for several months and that replies might take even longer. They pulled out of the towns they had grown up in, but now felt a need for something different. They left behind loved ones and stability. And they forged a path for so many to follow.

My wagon is a U-Haul truck and I'm only dragging behind me a Jeep, but I'll have all the things I will need for the bright star of my dreams. I am leaving behind a few friends and some folks who have become family. I won't write of the person who causes the biggest hole because that will make it seem too real and permanent. But I'll be leaving the proverbial light on until he can make his way to my side again.

I will step out of this place so that I can feel the sunshine on my face and hear the whispers of the mountains around me.