It has been almost two weeks since we left Evergreen.  Today is our first official “lazy day”.  Paul has built a fire and is watching an old Cary Grant film while I catch up on my correspondence.  It is pouring down rain – the perfect day for hunkering.  The dogs are tucked in (yes, we tuck them in, Greyhounds don’t have a lot of meat on their bones, you know…nothing to do with being spoiled…).  Paul ran out this morning and picked up three big Sunday Papers (The New York Times, The Cape Cod Times, and the Boston Sunday Globe) which we haven’t even opened yet.  I love lazy Sunday afternoons.

A few observations:

I feel very comfortable being back on the East Coast.  It is almost as though I never left.  That is not to say we don’t miss our Colorado friends and local haunts.  Today, our friend Gary e-mailed from Java Groove.  It is beginning to sink in (now that we are sitting here relaxing) that I can’t run and meet a friend or two for a quick cuppa at the Ice House or Java Groove.  No Bloodies with Maria at Bear Creek or Sesame Tofu with Em at Saigon Landing.  No more manufacturing fests with Laurie.  No more Bear Mountain walks, no more views of Mt. Evans from the back deck.  Frank won’t be coming over any minute for movie night.  No more bartending on Fridays – no more listening to John and Lisa on a Thursday evening.  No more happy hour with friends at Rio Del Sol…or Rocky Mountain Markets and Music Fests.  Still, I am comfortable here.  It just feels right.  Paul and I are already enjoying this next chapter in the story of our lives.  Corny, but true.

Tomorrow, Paul will get to work at his new “desk” (see pics below).  I will set up opposite him.  Mountain Girl Organics continues to grow, even while I am away.  Things are evolving in mysterious and exciting ways.  MGO is ready for bigger and better things, but still I find it all a little discombobulating.   My ingredients and products are all in Colorado, and I am here.  All of the Holiday shows are coming up…and I am here.  Believe it or not, there is still much work to be done, even from 2,000 miles away.  I just don’t know how to not to constantly think about this business I have lived and breathed these past three years!  So, during this transition phase, I have been researching.  Jotting down ideas.  Brainstorming with people, catching up with others.  And breathing.  Really breathing.  Being at sea level again seems to agree with me.

Paul will be coming back to Colorado to sign the official closing paperwork any day now.  We sold a lot of stuff before leaving, however there is still a lot to be sold.  You can see a list of what is left by scrolling down a few blogs.  I am suffering just a little from separation anxiety over my books and photos.  I keep thinking I could reference this or that so easily if I only had this or that soapmaking or herbal book.  And while I TRY to embrace this online photo phenomenon, I really do…it just is NOT the same as looking through an old album.  Or putting a new one together.  Oh, and even though I rarely read old cards and letters, I do find great comfort in knowing the boxes that hold them are just a room or two away.  The beauty is this issue will resolve itself in a matter of weeks, if not days…just feeling a bit sentimental, is all : )

Speaking of sentimental, I know people are reading this blog (thanks to analytics) which is pretty cool since I am not advertising it at all (I want this to be about our personal journey without intruding on the homeowner’s privacy).   So, if you happen to be reading this and have anything you would like to share, please do!  I am still getting the hang of this blogging thing, so if you aren’t feeling it, no pressure.  I understand all too well.  However, if you are cyber savvy and want to post a comment, we would love to hear from you!  In the meantime, thank you for spending time with me on this lazy Sunday afternoon…

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