Date Night at Carolina Brewery

Date Night at Carolina Brewery

Date Night at Carolina Brewery, UNC Chapel Hill. Great beer, awesome food, cool space, THE BEST company ever...
Raw Oysters and more at Fishmonger’s

Raw Oysters and more at Fishmonger’s

How this man got me eating raw oysters I’ll never know, but I love ’em now. Fishmonger’s – this whole place was chill and cool. Great...
We Own (Almost) 20 Acres!

We Own (Almost) 20 Acres!

It’s official! J and I are the proud owners of a very rough 18.96 acre plot in Reading Township just outside of Somerset Ohio. I am so excited. J signed the papers last week, overnighted them back and I signed yesterday. The funds were dispersed from escrow yesterday. He had me work with his Uncle Byrd to get a gate up, and I’m in the process of determining what I need to secure a...
It’s Really Happening!

It’s Really Happening!

It’s been quite a road to get to where we are today; back and forth with the bank, each other, roller coaster emotions. J and I talked to our loan officer yesterday and the title for the NEW ORCHARD STREET FARM on 18.96 acres is clean! We are good to go once all papers are signed. Since J is out of town for work at the moment, the title company is overnighting the paperwork to him today. He will then do the same back to the bank and I’ll be signing the first of next week. Squeeeeeeee! We are both so excited. He just texted saying “by this time next week we’ll be working on the 18.96!” There is so much to do, but I am ready. I first need to weed eat in the pull-off area, then work with J’s uncle to secure a fence. After that there will be more weed eating on our path back to where the house will sit, plus cutting down logs that currently lay across the path. There is a whole field to clear but we can’t do much with it besides weed eat in selected areas for fear of logs and other debris spread throughout – it’s a brush field. If we go in with a larger mowing utility, it could be disastrous for the blades. One thing at a time. Practicing patience. The other news is that M is so ready to go to school in the new district. It’s J’s alma mater and I think he’s ready for her to go there too. We have volleyball to contend with first, then a few...
Good Things Come . . .

Good Things Come . . .

While I know I don’t have a lot to write that is interesting right now, it is exceptionally important that I keep writing. Good things come to those who write. I am on a roll. I have been committed to my writing consistently since last week and because of recent events, I’m ever more present and introspective. I can’t seem to quiet my thoughts no matter what I do and I don’t think that is going to end anytime soon. That which grounds me has been removed temporarily. I must turn to other practices that ground consistently – yoga, conscious breathing and two practices in The Artist’s Way – Morning Pages and a daily walk. In addition to grounding, I believe those four practices will also move me forward mentally, spiritually, emotionally and possibly financially (in the long run.) Each morning I wake at 6a and complete a number of my daily chores. That is followed by 750 Words (an online space to write my Morning Pages) at 7a, blogging/writing (here or on another one of my sites) at 8a and a walk at 9a. Client work occurs after that. My tendency has always been to jump straight to client work first thing the morning, but in doing so my personal work gets lost along the way and consequently I don’t move forward. I am ever hopeful this new schedule will serve me well. Good things come to those who work. The only news to report on the 18.96 is that it is a waiting game. While our loan was approved and we’ve been granted permission on the property, we...