Hello all! This spring has been truly a time of rebirth and new beginnings here at the Hippie household. As you may have noticed, we now have a flock of chicks and ducklings, and have started building the coop for when they can no longer live in the shop, as that might be slightly distracting to the doggies being groomed! :-) Business for my dog grooming business has started to pick up, and the Hubs is about ready to begin his second job, which we are praying becomes his new career. We are also still on our long journey back from the mess our lives were there for a while last year. The only, and I mean only, good thing about your life falling completely apart is that when it's laying there in pieces on the ground it is easy to really take a good hard look at it and make decisions about what not to put back. That puzzle is beginning to come together, and is looking beautiful. Naturally for times of high stress, I have spent time reevaluating my faith and beliefs. I had a little bit of a personal rumspringa and have been contemplating other beliefs to incorporate and help me move forward on my Path. I have recently been spending a lot of time at Camp Chesterfeild, which is only 30 minutes from me. Both my husband and I have been there many times over the years for readings, events and fairs, the Hubs more than I because his mother was a regular there all his life for readings, but we had never been to a service. I have been twice in the last two weeks to services, and went to a lecture on cleansing a house of undesirable spirits, and am thinking of taking some development classes there. I have always loved the energy there, and have been recently very drawn there. I REALLY need to find my still camera and post pics of the Camp...beautiful there! I don't know that I want to 'convert', if that is the right term, to Spiritualism but I am looking very forward to learning much more about their beliefs and practices. Before the services last night, we as a family walked the labyrinth they recently put in. I was so moved by the experience, such a long journey in such a small space. It was so important to me to stand in the center with my family as we all said out own prayers and blessings in our heads. We walked out again as a family, and it will be a memory I know I will treasure. The garden is planned out, seeds are started or waiting to be started, and our trees and raspberry bushes will be going in the ground soon. Much to do, much to grow, much to learn...sounds like spring to me!