Sunday, April 27, 2014

~ Absence ...

... makes the heart grow fonder.
Does it?
I've been absent for such a long time (it seems) ... has anyone missed me?
Wait ... don't answer that! 
So much has been going on ... where do I start?
Mother Nature is taking her sweet time sprinkling Spring around here.
We had about 3 days of almost summer-like weather and then ...
wham ... Winter came back. 
Cold ... brisk ... and all them other wintry adjectives!
So, I had to go out and buy me a bouquet of Spring.
I wish they could have lasted forever!!!!
But, like Spring, they didn't.
Hey!  Big, big, big news.
We bought a condo.  In New Hampshire.
It is totally gutted so we can put our own spin on renovating it.
Exciting and frightening at the same time.
So, we've been pretty busy with the closing and trying to organize
making appointments to hire
electricians, plumbers, general contractors ....
And a lot of this will be done long distance.
And I've got this house to de-clutter and get ready to sell.
I'm exhausted just thinking about it.
But you'll all be going through it with me as I believe it will be a great subject
to post about.
Other big news.
I did it!
I got up the nerve!
I had approximately 22 inches of my hair cut off.
It is now shoulder length.
I have donated the cut tresses to "Locks For Love".
It was time.
On a sad note, I just discovered that "A Rural Journal" is no longer.
I so enjoyed Nancy's blog and I will miss her humor and her stories.
Best wishes Nancy!
Now ... I'm off to make me a cup of
mocha cappuccino and catch up with all of your blogs!


  1. Congratulations on your new home . . . and it's renovations.
    Oooh, so many of my friends grew their hair out especially to donate.
    Look at YOU!!! making other lives better!!!

    Happy day to YOU!!!!

  2. Wow! You've been busy! Congrats on the house AND the haircut! I had no idea you had such long hair!

  3. That's wonderful about the condo and the hair! Welcome back and thanks for the flowers!

  4. I've been absent too, but not for such exciting goings-on as you. I've just been down in the throes of - what to call it? OK, a few days of depression. I know that you will bring joy to whomever receives the locks of your beautiful hair. How wonderful that you are excited to start from a blank canvas giving your touch to a condo. When the mowing season begins (like now), I wish that I lived in an apartment. Have fun choosing how your condo will look, and welcome back to blogland! Please share your photos of the fait accompli with us.

  5. I have been wondering about you and have no idea why this new post did not arrive to me..
    First of all kudos on the Locks of Love..
    I bet you look fabulous!!

    And congrats on the condo..I do think it will be great journaling !

    I heard you have a lot of craft items..:)

    Hope you can keep them..
    And the flowers are sublime..I agree..I wish they lasted forever!

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog! Your photos are are beautiful! What a wonderful thing to do...donating to Locks of Love. :)

  7. Flowers are pretty, how exciting for your new home and your locks of love donation.....cherry on top!

  8. Nice to hear from you again. How wonderful that you donated your hair :)

  9. Congratulations on your new home - NH is absolutely beautiful.Your photos are stunning.
    Have a lovely day.

  10. Well I have been missing as well my friend. Sometime life gets in the way. Your new look here looks great and CONGRATS on your new home. How exciting that must be. I am looking forward to reading your post about the move. Loving your photos.


  11. Oh what fun, a new home is always exciting. looking forward to seeing those posts!
    How wonderful of you to donate to Locks of love.
    Happy spring!
    Hugs Lynn

  12. How wonderful and exciting about your new home :) Your photos are breathtaking and I thoroughly enjoyed looking at them this morning.

    Happy Monday to you!

  13. Welcome back. Sometimes we all need a "break" from blogging for whatever reason. It was sad about Nancy closing down her blog.
    Congrats on the Condo & have fun with the decorating. You must have had gorgeous hair to be able to donate that much to such a good cause.

  14. Ohhhhh my!!! Your locks!!! That's so amazing and what I think locks for love is such a wonderful organization. We have girls at school that donate their hair. You know how happy I am on your new condo. Big congrats sis. Xo

  15. The roses are lovely. And the hair will make someone else's day lovely. Cheers to you, and enjoy that cup of tea!

  16. It looks like you had beautiful hair to donate to someone in need, how very sweet of you! Hoping spring decides to stick around for you soon!


  17. How lovely of you to donate your hair. Best of luck with your big move, and wishing you sunshiny days.
    en-JOY a beautiful week,

  18. You're going to have so much fun with your condo, a lot of work, but well worth the effort. Such a wonderful thing to donate your hair. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your nice comment. Hope you have a great week.

  19. Thanks for dropping by for a visit, and from house to condo is something we've thought about a few times. Very admirable to cut your hair and donate it for a worthy cause, good luck with selling your house.

  20. blog is looking sooo pretty! :) Congratulations on your new condo. Lots of work to make it your own, but it will be so worth it in the end. Good luck with all your long distance revamping... What you did with your hair is so special, and shoulder length hair is really cute too! xoxo


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