Monday, July 2, 2012

Look Who is the Birthday Girl...


There is a Birthday Girl in our family in July....and that girl is me!

There will be no band playing and no parade. But there will be BIG changes for Meggie on the Prairie.

With the upcoming birthday, I've had to take a hard look at what direction my next step in life will become.

When the first digit on your birthday number changes to a higher number, you realize that your work load may need to be re-adjusted.

So, I've decided to sell the farm and buy something that will free me to explore more of my creative side. I want to have time to sew and paint on canvas again. More time to explore my Scottish ancestry. There will still be decorating projects and a new garden to create.

Starting this week, I will post about my "new" historic turn-of-the-century home. My hopes are that you will continue to follow me on this new journey in my life.

I will still be living on the prairie....just moving a few miles down the road.

Meggie Mac

29 comments:

  1. That must have been a very difficult decision to make- to leave the beautiful home that you've created and the land that you've nurtured. It is exciting to have a new project though - one that, as you say, will allow you more time for the things that you love. I'm very much looking forward to following you on your new adventure, and wish you the very happiest of birthdays. Much love. x

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    1. Hello Scarlet....thank you so much for the wishes. It was not easy, but I do think it is the right move for me. I think it will be exciting to start over...I'm sure you will love the my new old home. There is much to do.

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  2. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. It sounds as though your decision sits well with you, and that means it will turn out well too.
    Take care....can't wait to learn all about the new place !!
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you for your birthday wishes. It means a lot to have my blogging friends watching as I make this big change in my life.

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  3. Happy Birthday! I wish you the best at the new place and I'm sure it will become just as comfortable as the farm was. Changes can be good!

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    1. Thanks Brian....Your last sentence will be remembered!

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  4. Happy Birthday, dear friend! Wish I was near to bake you a cake and celebrate together:-)
    I'm so happy you've found a place that will give you more time to be creative. I remember my dad saying to me once how much he admired that I could "change courses" so easily--he was raised to continue on a path without questioning even if it wasn't necessarily the right one. I'm also thinking how this apron brought us together and in fact, do feel like we've become sisters. I can't wait to be a part of this new chapter unfolding for you. I love you, Susan

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    1. Thank yo Susan....I think a lot about "our" apron. It has brought so many of us together, especially our followers. Thanks for your continued support of me!

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  5. ...also, I love the photo of you; what beautiful curls!

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  6. Happy Birthday, Meggie! I hope you have the loveliest of days and get thoroughly spoilt.
    If I lived a little closer, I would be round with my sleeves rolled up and ready to help you with packing, etc. Exciting times lie ahead, and I have no doubt that the creative side of you is already working hard to make your new home beautiful.
    Thinking of you, xx

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    1. Thank you, Elaine. Let me see...maybe I could book you a flight!

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    1. Thank you for your birthday wishes!

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  8. Happy Birthday and Good Luck with your new projects. It all sounds really exciting. Jx

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    1. Thank you, Jan... I love the farm, but the hours are too long as I've gotten older. It is a much needed change for me.

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  9. Happy birthday and yes I will follow you on this big step.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  10. Many Happy Returns Meggie, sometimes it's good to re-evaluate the path we are on in life.........I shall look forward to travelling your new path with you through the medium of your blog.
    lily xx

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    1. Thank you, Lily...it is a big change for me, but I'm confident it is the right move.

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  11. Happy Birthday!! I wish you much happiness in your new home. I hope you will share your journey as you make the new home yours with us. I'd love to start over somewhere new, we've lived in this house 25 years now and I think it's time for a change. But, getting hubby on board with this idea is going to be a challenge.

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    1. Hello Cheryl...This decision did not come easy. Sorting through a farm and deciding what to keep is not easy. It will ultimately be a good move for me!

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  12. Hi dear friend Meggie, First of all I must say that you were a very cute girl. I like your photo so much. Then I try to understand that my English is not so good. But I understand that you give a big decision.. I decided to sell your beautiful farm.. This is a big and brave decision..:)) You are very courageous. ( I am not sure that I use the right words..:)
    I wish you will be very happy on your way. God bless you..
    And God help you on your new way..

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    1. Hello Beck....I understand your comments perfectly. Thank you so much for your well wishes. It means a lot to me.

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  13. Well, shades of Shirley Temple, you had ringlets! Good luck with your move.

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    1. Thank you, Ms Sparrow....you gave me a BIG laugh. I guess I did have Shirley Temple curls.

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  14. First of all Happy Birthday Meggie !
    And as for the change of house; what a great news !!! I love changing houses and places and having new projects. So I wish you all the best and will continue following your adventures on this blog.
    Cheers.

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  15. Aaaarrrghh, my comment didn't stick yesterday (probably forgot something). Anyway happy birthday! Change can be exciting and scary at the same time (that's what makes it so great).

    Janet

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  16. Happy Birthday. I don't know if I could live on the prairie, I've always lived near mountains.

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  17. I am late, but hope you had a happy birthday.

    Oh, what a change it must be to be moving...

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