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Catching up….. May 12, 2011

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I’ve been missing this space. We don’t have internet currently in our new home (yes, we’re moved and settling in!) So I’m giving blogging on my phone a try. It isn’t nearly as bad as I though it would be, and as I’m not sure when we’ll get our computer up and going, I better get used to it.

Anyhow, I have many things to share in the coming weeks. My enery levels and productivity are awesome right now, which is good because I have a very long to do list. This home is wonderful, the land is wonderful, the barn is wonderful.
We have had to buy a couple of new items due to our move, such as hardware for plumbing and a dehumidifier. But the raised beds I will be building will be made with barn board we already had in our barn, and we are trying very hard to stick to our challenge through our move and home improvement projects.

The first morning I woke up here, I walked around my yard…..enjoying the peace, the beauty. I was brought to tears…I am so happy to be here.

I am incredibly blessed.

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A Tulip Tree May 5, 2011

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For quite some time now there has been something in my day dreams.  Something simple, but beautiful.  I like simple, beautiful things.

This thing was a tulip tree.  Preferable outside of my kitchen window so I could gaze at it while I hand wash my dishes.

I always admire these trees in other people’s yards.  I just think they are so lovely.

Anyhow, considering  the time of year we purchased our property, and the fact that I know very little as of yet about plants and trees, I wasn’t sure what the tree outside of my new kitchen window was.  I was happy to have a tree of any sort, to tell the truth.  But, I did have my hopes up.

Anyhow, I stopped by there yesterday, just to look. (I’m a wee bit impatient.)

That tree is in bloom.  I will say again that I don’t really know trees, but it sure does look like a tulip tree to me.  It’s gorgeous.

And a massive improvement over my current view of a very ugly 1970’s style mirror.

Yes, dish washing just got much more enjoyable.  And beautiful.

Because even chores should be beautiful.

On Being “Cool” May 2, 2011

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I saw on a friends facebook this morning something about how some people automatically think that if someone has a a certain hairstyle, they must be cool.  The hairstyle being commented upon was dreadlocks.  Some people love them, some people hate them, some people really don’t care, and rightfully so.  Truly, the only person that personal fashion affects is the person.  Hence the personal.

My friends issue was that when certain people hear that someone has dreads, the automatically assume that person must be cool.  Someone to meet.  The same could be said for any number of hairstyles, I’m sure there are many people out there who see others with some fancy haircut or hair colour or what have you, and they think the same.  And those same people would probably NOT think that the person with dreadlocks is someone to meet.  I doubt I am wrong in assuming that they would most definately not want to associate with the dreaded person.  But whatever.

Fact is, we attract to ourselves like minded folk.  So someone who is really into a natural lifestlye may not be totally off in assuming they may want to meet that lovely person sporting the dreadlocks at the farmers market.  Maybe they will click.  Maybe they won’t.  If they do, it certainly wouldn’t be because of one or the other of their hairstyles. It’ll be because they have stuff in common.

I have dreads.  I’ve also had a bubble gum pink pixie cut, long flowing locks, perms, spiky short hair, the list goes on.  It’s hair.  I have fun with it.  So far it’s always grown back.

My point is, my hair isn’t me.  It doesn’t make me cool or make me not cool.  It’s what I wear on top of my head because it makes me feel good.  Because I like it.  Not because anyone else does or doesn’t.

And on my friends point – if you ever see me and think you want to meet me just because I have dreadlocks, that’s just silly.  You won’t find them very interesting to talk to.