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Message from Gail Sharp

May 2021

Siting outside in nature

I'm not much of a shopper.

Luckily, I have a lovely place to find fun things to wear right here in our TallGrass boutique! But prior to a little trip to visit a friend in Williamsburg, Virginia (wonderful by the way), I realized that a trip to the mall was in order, after not really going anywhere or doing much for the past year. Tooling along at 70 mph on C470, cars whizzed by me like I was standing still. I wasn't annoyed, just amazed. When did I become the little old lady that others passed? In my younger years, I drove a sports car and had a serious lead foot. "Outta my way, folks!"

At the mall, I searched for the most comfortable, loose, easy clothes and shoes. No cute, strappy high heels, no tight belts, no lowcut tops. Oh, and my new things had to be warm, too – as I'm always cold these days – a far cry from my earlier shopping excursions.

I was struck by the fact that I am not sad about any of this. I'm okay with my age and the changes it brings. Of course, there are a few downsides to aging, but awesome gifts, too. I'm not rushing as much; my schedule is looser. I wake up a bit later and have less stress with packing my days. I'm entertained easily: a walk, sitting outside in nature, lunch with a friend, a good series on Netflix. I have much less drama in my life now and am comfortable in my own skin. I've (mostly) accepted who I am – the good and the bad. I'm not in the midst of building my career, finding a mate, buying a new house. Don't get me wrong, my younger years were wonderful…exciting…full…lots going on. But things change and, depending on your outlook, your current situation can be just as good.

I pray that you, too, can appreciate where you are in your life. There are blessings at each stage. Enjoy every moment!

P.S. Things are changing at TallGrass, too. This past year brought many new challenges and we are choosing to embrace the growth and learning that comes along with them. One of our challenges is, due to increasing demand, warmer weather, and capacity limits, we are booking three to six weeks in advance for multiple services for two or more guests. So, please take this opportunity to plan ahead for your visit. Thanks. We're grateful and look forward to seeing you at TallGrass!

Gail Sharp is the owner of TallGrass Spa and Salon. Email her at sharpgail@aol.com .


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Pit Bull mix, female, 2 ½ yrs, 40 lbs
An adorable ball of energy, Bailey loves, loves, loves people. She is a huge snuggler and would prefer to be the only pet. "Will work for chicken" should be her motto!

Available for adoption at Evergreen Animal Protective League
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Congratulations to Evergreen Animal Protective League celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! In April, EAPL marked four decades working to aid thousands of lost, abandoned, and suffering animals through rescue, shelter, and education.

Note: Your visit to TallGrass is a chance to unwind and disconnect. Keep in mind that cell service and WiFi are unreliable here. Also, GPS reception could become blocked and navigation can be lost.