Big changes coming up. As many of you know, my wonderful home of 14 years is on the market. (Come buy this house. You know you want to!)

Also, Local Care Midwifery, PLLC has outgrown its original digs. For more than four years, we have shared space with Pawling Avenue Chiropractic and Dr Mick Lambert. This space was perfect in the beginning and now it is time to move on. (Oh, I how will miss just walking down the hallway for a quick adjustment!)

The plan was to find a place to move my household and my business. While I liked the idea of joining business and home under one roof, my husband Kevin is the one who fell in love with the idea.

Then I fell for a house in my present neighborhood that was big, and blue, and could hold my business, my family and whole lot more. But it was not destined to be mine.

So, I decided to look at other houses, many other houses. But none of them would work for both my home and office. So, I gave up the idea of joining the two and looked for our next house and separate office space. That phase only served to prove what a great house I already have!

Until one Sunday in mid October when Kevin and I went to Eagle Mills, NY to look at a newly listed, very old house. Only five miles from our current home, this property exists in a different world, a different time. It is exactly what we had dreamed of! Simple, warm, and solidly built, this house felt like home from our very first step inside the kitchen door.

Local Care Midwifery will have its own wing with a library, office, bath and exam rooms. There is even a small porch for sipping tea and chatting with clients about their concerns.

Relaxing Biodynamic CranioSacral therapy sessions will be provided in the LCM office, with its view of rolling hills and curvaceous horizons.

Kevin and I will take the bedroom on the top floor with bath and laundry room attached. The ceilings are low (as they were in all farm houses of that era) and somehow it feels cozy, even romantic.

There is even room on the second floor for my Macomber loom. For the last year, this eight harness workhorse has been waiting patently in the storage shed. The loom and I are ready to get back to work weaving rugs, scarves, dish towels and cozy blankets.

There is a barn for wood working projects, storage and parties. We can have real barn dances and Red Tent sleep-overs.

So, in two weeks, we will be signing new mortgage papers and moving lock, stock and barrel into a beautifully restored, eighteenth century, Dutch Colonial farm-house.  Then, as of January 2014 (maybe even the end of December, 2013), all LCM appointments will be at our new place, 35 Dearstyne Road, Troy, NY, 12180.

Moving weekend is December 14 and 15, 2013. The new house cleaning party is Thursday December 12. If for some reason, you feel a desire to help with this move, give Loring a call at the office (518 238-3469) and she will give you details.

While change is inevitable, I always seem to find it scary, no matter how exciting.  Sitting here at the end of 2013, I look forward, (with some trepidation) this new house, new office and new year. No matter what your changes are this coming year, I am hoping that there will be time for a visit!


May all babies be born into loving hands