It breaks my heart to say this, but I have to….. We may not be here for much longer. We may be forced to shut down. We share our space with a lovely housemate, and 2 dogs and the growing Cafe Primrose, and then there is myself and Dr. Primrose….. Already Cafe Primrose, has completely shut down all functionality of our home. Because it needs space. Space I may not be able to give it. Space, I can not seem to get any help from my family on either…. And since we have like no money coming in due to the international moving we do, and my husband’s green card and it just takes time………. We may have to shut down Cafe Primrose perminantly. My home needs to function. It can’t and be located in the same location as Cafe Primrose. Something has to give. It breaks my heart and I can barely type through my tears but it is starting to look as if that something is going to be Cafe Primrose.
NOTHING is definite yet though. So we will just have to wait and see. Unfortunately, when your home lacks ALL functionality…. You can only really wait so long.
Thank you all so much for following me and for being not just my fans but my friends, and it isn’t over yet. I will fight till the end to keep this blog and shop up and running…. But just wanted to let you know…. It may soon be shutting down. Worst of all, it kills me to know I may be letting all over 1300 of you down. But I am afraid there my be no help for it.
You actually, can’t quite see the large farmhouse with two floors and columns in front that I spent the years from 7th grade till high school graduation in, in this photo. But you can see the little green shed that once housed an actual drivable lawnmower, and the large old green barn in back and even the carriage house is visible. It is about an acre and a half in size, and though you can’t see it in this photo there are several large vegetable gardens and a few fruit trees and even some Rasberry bushes. Behind the property, there is a large bog. When we were kids we used to get all muddy trying to find and learn the path through every year. It was always changing just a little bit…. Today, I have no idea where the stable path through the bog is. I have grown up moved away and traveled and even lived all over the world. But when I come home, this place is always one I need to see.
I love what I do. With every passing day I love it more. I love keeping this blog. I love making fun and interesting new things. I enjoy every facet of designing and creating, or finding a piece of treasure that I can add onto and make even more of a specialty item, such as this old tray.
Yes, I realize this post is VERY late. I apologize. But I wanted to share a few photos of our decorations. None of it is fancy or particularly special….. It is just, special to us. This is the first Halloween since I have been home that I could decorate at all. So for me, it was very nice and so so special after so many years away.
Yesterday, I left you all after we made a stop at my favorite antique shop in the area that focuses on beautiful old coastal treasures and nautical art…. Today, we are headed for one of the nicest sea strands in MA. Plum Island, is not really an island. In point of fact, it is a barrier reef. It has been developed into many tiny little old cottages and then developed further with some interesting modern monstrosities. You also have the Mcmansions of the wealthy that line the bluff along a portion of the strand. On Plum Island you will find a couple small restaurants and one inn, and some beautiful beaches.
So, here I am again, to tell you all more about the wonders of Newburyport MA. When we left off we were heading along Water Street towards Plum Island, and we were about to make a very special stop. But here, you have the river on one side and lovely old houses on the other side of the street. You pass a really strange green castle house thing along the route it has mermaid barbies out in the garden in front. Every year they go crazy putting up decorations for the different holidays. But we are going to keep walking…. Our first destination is very dear to my heart. The Nantucket Stock Exchange in Newburyport.
Life has been very very busy. Sorry for not updating as often as I should. But this week I had a great deal of fun setting my messy storage unit pantry to rights. A lot of stuff went to the basement and some things left for the attic. We wiped down all the old shelving with peeling paint, and then we went to town jarring and jarring and jarring………. Then came the labeling. And the end results….
Getting to Wilson Farms, in Lexington is not an easy commute, it is nightmarish. I can lose a whole day doing the grocery shopping. Still, I am committed to eating a healthy natural and largely organic diet. I am committed to supporting local farmers rather than supporting corporate farming practices that are killing off our bees, poisoning us all, and contributing to the global warming problems. So, it is worth it to me, to support myself on healthy food and to support small farmers. I don’t just do this though for myself and for the small farmers. I do it for every person that breathes the air, and likes to drink safe water. I will waste whole days of my time to try to make the world a little better for everyone I share this planet with. It is crucial now in the days of Pink Slime, and global warming when chicken nuggets are full of yuch to be very mindful of the choices we make and how they affect us, and everyone else in the world. So though I have to take an expensive cab ride and often find myself stranded out there in Lexington for half the day or more because of shoddy cab service out there, I go anyway. (more…)