Becoming a Carpenter

My dad was an amazing woodworker.¬† He could dream up anything and make it a reality.¬† He was meticulously precise with his work – a true perfectionist.¬† I don’t think I realized how particular he was about getting everything right down to the smallest detail when I was a kid.¬† I guess I just assumed that everyone took that much pride in their work.¬† I see now that my dad is the reason that I am so nit-picky about doing things the right way (although my mom also has incredibly high standards as well).¬† Anyway, the point is that I recently decided that I need hobby and my boys got me the greatest birthday gift – a Craftsman compound miter saw.¬† I wish my dad was around to give me some pointers and advice, but I’m determined to learn some carpentry skills and start building! Continue reading


Thankful for Friday

It’s Friday!¬† Hooray.¬† So – I’m going to sound like a total whiner and I totally own it, but here it goes… Working 5 days in a row SUCKS!¬† haha… total whiner.¬† In addition to my every other Friday off routine, I’ve been taking my working Fridays off a lot more recently too, so I’m really struggling today to make it through a standard work week. Continue reading


2 Corinthians 4:17

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

Today’s daily verse from Air 1 in my inbox.¬† The timing of these can’t be by accident.¬† It always seems to be something I need to hear.¬† Life on Earth is so temporary compared what is to come.¬† Live it to the fullest, rejoice in the positive and don’t dwell on the negative.

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