My Journey….

I have been away for so long now.  I have been spending all of my time over at my sewing blog, The Stitchin’ Chicken.  And even now, I am having to spend less time there.  We are in the process of looking at properties in another state, a return back to the northwest.  At the same time, we are working on some repairs and updating/upgrading some things around our house, getting it ready to put on the market.

There are mixed feelings about all of this right now.  Such a large part of me is anxious, almost delirious with delight at the prospect of going back to the northwest.  I have family there, and I am anxious to be able to spend more time with them.  Also, we are looking for a home with some acreage.  That means I can return to vegetable gardening, and a chicken house full of chicks and eggs, and fruit trees…….

The other side is that I have some family here too.  A son and a daughter, both old enough to live wherever they decide.  Both may end up following, but right now that isn’t something that they have decided to do, at least right away.  And I have a wonderful job here, with people that  I enjoy working with.  But I still keep getting that tug to move back to the land.

Part of the tug to get back to the land, besides the fact that it is my nature to live in the country, is the economy the last couple of years.  It’s been so hard for so many.  My survival instincts tell me to get back to what I know the best, and that is survival in the country, where I have options that I don’t have in the city, or the desert for that matter.

Anyhow, what all of this means is that I will be returning back to this blog.  I will be sharing my journey to get back to the lifestyle that suits me the best, back to nature.  My frugal nature will help us to return back to the northwest.  I still live frugally, and save where I can.  But right now I have an important goal.  So I hope that you will come back and visit, and share my journey with me.  Please let me know what you have done to reach your goals and if you are working toward a dream.

Thanks for stopping by and reading!

PS:  I will be posting some recipes and simple handmade gift ideas throughout the coming weeks for a simple and frugal holiday season.  Please stop by and say hi!

2 responses to “My Journey….

  1. Hi Cheryl, I’m anxious to see and hear more about your journey getting back to the land.
    I”m an Oregon girl (born & bred native) so I can understand your pull to this area.
    I’ve also been thinking about how I can prepare for hard times to keep my family going strong. We had a large garden this year and I did some canning for the first time by myself. I’m also planning on making alot of our gifts for Christmas this year to save money.
    Have a wonderful day.

  2. Hi Lisa!

    How exciting, and rewarding to do all of that canning! I always loved stacking up the jars on my shelves, when I had my own garden and canned. I would take anything anyone was willing to give me (usually extra fruit from their trees) and can it up too! It gives you such a sense of accomplishment and security providing for your family.

    I hope that your family doesn’t have to worry about job losses, but it sounds like you have a great start by having your food supply stocked up, and with more nutritious food than you can get at the grocery store!

    I hope to be able to post some recipes and sewing and crafting gift ideas here, and over at my sewing blog. It’s always nice to be able to give (and receive) a handmade gift. I love your quilts!

    If you have any ideas of things you would like to see, let me know!

    Take care, Cheryl