Happy Place

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  -Psalm 19:1

The most vivid pink, yellow and orange briefly filled the sky last night.¬† What a beautiful sunset.¬† Witnessing God’s handy work every evening is one of the many reasons¬†our back deck has become my happy place.¬† No matter what kind of day I’ve had or what lies ahead, I can go out to the deck, sit back in my chair and just breathe.¬† It’s so quiet and peaceful – the worries and stress of life melt away and for the time that I’m there, all is right with the world. Continue reading


Girl’s Weekend

Sometimes I wonder why I was in such a hurry to finish college.¬† Sure, it’s expensive – that was the kicker for me.¬† Working 32 hours a week while going to school full time is not great for anyone’s sanity.¬† Pushing hard to finish in four years seemed like the logical choice for me.¬† Get it done and find a job – start making some REAL money.¬† haha… not exactly as easy as it sounded. Continue reading


This morning started off slow, but productive.¬† I only slept about 5 hours last night (definitely not enough for me) so it was a serious struggle to drag myself out of bed.¬† Last night I started a¬†7 bone chuck¬†roast in the crock pot¬†though, so my house smelled amazing and I had to get up to turn it off and let it cool.¬†¬†Before leaving the house, I got the roast out and put¬†away for dinner¬†later.¬† I love coming home¬†after work knowing that I don’t have to cook. Continue reading