Signed, sealed, delivered, DONE

and exhausted!

This was my basement at noon:

And here it is now:

Let’s pause for a moment and breathe in the beautiful emptiness.

Quite happily, I sold my store this week and we made the big transition today. It took about an hour to move the inventory and then about 6 hours on the computer to transfer and change all the accounts.

Selling the store has been both validating and enlightening. The new owners(both husband and wife will run the store) were impressed with the work I’d done and full of fantastic ideas for the future. I hope they are incredibly successful.

The store taught me many skills and I met incredible people from all over the world. But most importantly I learned that I really, really love being “just a mom.”

In no way is this a treatise against working mothers. Many mommies need to work and others have wonderful, fulfilling jobs. But my work was unnecessary and made me anxious and cranky with the kids(they are so very delighted to be rid of the store). If I’m going to take time away from these precious people it’s going to be for something I LOVE, something that fills my soul.

And now, it may be nearly 9 p.m, but we are going to PARTY with a bit of this:

and this:

mmmm, a big piece for me:

and for Mother’s Day I am going back to my favorite job of all. This one:

poor little Ben is at the doctor for a lacrosse injury 🙁
May 11, 2008



  1. Holman House

    May 11, 2008

    Congrats on the empty basement! It looks great. Proud of you that you were able to take that step towards simplifying.
    ps I guess I should have ordered some things before you sold! Silly me.

  2. Claudia

    May 11, 2008

    Three cheers for You! I am so glad the transition was a smooth one. This of course also means more time with friends to take a pilates class with or just hang out at the pool come summer with all those cute kiddos. Have a fabulous Mothers Day! XOXO ~C.

  3. Jan Russell

    May 11, 2008

    Happy Mother’s Day!!!! I was just showing Jonathan the pictures of your yard and telling him I’ve had a change of heart about tulips…I think it would fill your soul to come to PA and teach me how to garden! No?

  4. millertimeab

    May 12, 2008

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Can I admit I am sad! I loved your little store and all your heart that I saw in it, but I am happy for you friend!

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