Journeys - The Longest Journey

Today I'm feeling introspective, thinking about the journeys I've been on, the journeys I'm in right now, and the journeys I'm just starting. Maybe it's the season. This sounds a bit like A Christmas Carol!

I want to talk about the journey I've been on the longest. 15 years ago I married a man who has become my best friend, confidant, sounding board, snuggle bug, and so much more.

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Growing up catholic, I married this man with a plan to be with him for the rest of our lives. With any marriage, there have been ups and downs. Job losses, new businesses, new houses, infertility (more on that later), new jobs, starting over. The constant is that we have each other, and it feels like we are just getting started.

xoxo, Cathy

Almost 3 Years and No Regrets

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My last hair update was in October 2015. About a year and a half ago! So today I figured it was time for an update. August 2014 was the last time I had my hair highlighted to help with the transition from dyed to natural hair.

I have to admit, when I looked at these photos, I was a little shocked. The top of my head is more white than I remembered. (I don't often look at the top of my head.) 

I'm still happy with it and if the thought of coloring my hair pops into my brain, I think of all the time and money required to maintain it. Not to mention the time that it has taken me to grow out the damaging color. 

If you are growing out your hair, I'd love to hear from you! 

We Moved...

It's been about a month since we got the call that the sellers moved out (2 weeks early) of the house we were buying. It was exciting, but also there was the "oh shit" moment, realizing that we weren't ready to move!

We had the same realization about 4 months earlier when a realtor approached us about selling our condo. Thankfully my parents took us in and we were on our way to a fresh start, in a new house with some land and room to work and grow our businesses. 

This is the view from the back of our 7 acres to the back of the house and pole barn. 

This is the view from the back of our 7 acres to the back of the house and pole barn. 

The house needs a little work...

Some wallpaper needs to come down...

Some wallpaper needs to come down...

Some rooms need to be painted...

Some rooms need to be painted...

But first, the garden needs to be tilled.

But first, the garden needs to be tilled.

And our workspaces needed to be set up. That was priority #1. So we are set up and will work on other projects as we can. Some things like prepping the garden can't wait, but stripping walllpaper can be done a rainy day. 

I did take some time to trim and smell one of the lilacs today. 

I did take some time to trim and smell one of the lilacs today. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo, Cathy