Monday, April 2, 2018

What Everyone Wants to Know....

How's Aaron?

:-)

Walking on Shelf Ice at Kemil Beach, Lake Michigan


This is the question I hear the most - so I thought I'd talk about it first....

That...and I really have no idea what else to talk about!

Life is so very different now.

I do not presently have chickens.
Or bees.
Truly - my house has that 'I think that lady died' look about it now.

I kinda cringe when I come home - and see alllll the work that we really need to do.  I've pondered selling so very often, just walking away from it all, 
but,
there's just something here that keeps me.

Newest Feline Acquisition - Baby Louie


Now that Aaron has grown the heck up, I haven't much to love on and nurture, other than the three cats, a canary, and
myself.
And Glenco of course!

I'm  finally learning to take care of myself above all things.
It ain't easy sisters.

Aaron is 22.
Do you know that it was Easter of 2009 when I first decided I would blog and talk about chickens, cakes and homeschooling?
NINE YEARS!

I absolutely couldn't believe that I got comments from my last blog post!
It truly felt like a family reunion of sorts.

I am so very rusty at this, not that I ever wasn't - but it feels clunky and awkward at the moment, trying to blog - hopefully it'll flow again soon.

So - this kid Aaron.
He's 22.
He's engaged.
He lives in Chicago.
He still does hair.

I don't know how this is supposed to work - once a boy grows up, gets engaged and moves away - but if I look upon Facebook enough - at all the big family pictures, and grandbabies, and full houses on the holidays - I'm apt to feel a bit left out.



We go through spurts of talking often, sprinkled with a few weeks of no contact.
At times, the emotional Jayme peeks out and has thoughts like 'it feels like he died! We were so close!' - and then the rational Jayme takes over and remembers what it was like to be 22 - and I get it.
Also, the business has had me so busy the last few years, I'm not sure which way is up at times.

I did get to see him yesterday, and short of kidnaping him, I enjoyed every stinking second of it.  I drank him in with hugs and kisses, and really was able to control myself with firing a million questions at him like 'are you eating enough? did you pay your bills? do you sleep enough? etc, etc.'
We had a fantastic visit.
My heart felt good after seeing him.


Honest to Pete, I feel like you guys helped me raise the boy.
We did a good job guys.

I sense that he's going to be ok.
I've learned so so much, and matured in so many ways - Aaron has been the greatest gift in my life.

Aaron, Andrew and Diva
He's engaged, but there is no date set - and for that I feel glad.  Honestly, I don't think he's (they) are quite ready.  We've come to love Andrew like a son, and we absolutely adore his family as well.

We've decided to set dates to see each other, every three weeks.
I literally cannot wait til April 15th.
:-)

So there you have the Aaron update!

I have no idea what to talk about next.....

ideas?






Monday, March 19, 2018

No...Seriously....I'm Back : -)

 Helllllllllooooooooooo......

You have no idea how I've missed sitting here....cursor blinking.  No idea.  If anyone is still here reading this, that would be rather amazing.  Perhaps you are.  Thank you.  

I have no idea what to say, but on this last day of Winter 2018 - I just wanted to say - I'm well.  I'm happy.  Business is great.  I'm back.  I'm so uber determined to blog again.  I've been able to meet so many of you in my travels.  It's been so humbling, exciting, and sort of embarrassing at times.  : -)

This is just a quick hello - I will be back tomorrow.  You have no idea what I went through just to get ON this dog gone blog...ha ha!  I mean, I'd forgotten the email address, the password.  Almost gave up.  I'm just now seeing comment that were posted nearly a year ago.

Here's a few recent pictures of what I've been up to.  Oh goodness, I have tales to tell.  





SO much has changed, SO much has stayed the same.
I'm really eager to share life with you again.

Til soon.