Friday, April 24, 2009

Being a Home Owner Means...

...Fixing things when they break, or in my case, calling the people who can fix the things when they break. Worrying about hurricanes and wildfires versus praying that they'd come close enough to me to get a day off of work/school. Caring when some people wear shoes on my new carpet (yikes, I'm becoming my mother;). Putting every spare cent you have into maintaining your first place solo. Ensuring a safe and happy place for roommates to live. Changing air filters, water filters, and light bulbs (you mean they don't actually change themselves?!). Being poor regardless of how many hours you work.

However, it also means driving to your own little slice of "heaven" after a long day of work. Having a place you miss when you stay in a hotel. Being able to invite friends over for meals, TV premiers, and game nights. Having a place that family from Illinois wants to and enjoys visiting. Offering a safe place for a friend to stay when her own living situation turns south. Seeing something you waited for patiently, worked hard for, and prayed about come together piece by piece right before your very eyes. And last but not least, after all these years, having a place to call home aside from your parent's house.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Blog Worthy

Beach season is literally 2 weeks away in Charleston and I am no where near beach ready!

This morning I grabbed a donut. I held the donut and it looked like a beacon of light in my still dark morning. Without even thinking, I looked at the fat gram count on the donut box.

20 grams of fat. In 1 donut.

Donut went back in the box, the box went back on the counter, and I walked away.

For anyone who knows how much I love donuts, cakes, cookies,'ll know this act was nothing short of a will-power miracle for me. Blog worthy, totally. Alert the media worthy, quite possibly!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

10 Things I Hope Are In Heaven Someday

10. Vanilla Coke. I'd prefer it fountain style with crushed ice, but I trust that the Lord knows which way is the very best to serve it!
9. Chili's chips and salsa.
8. Dogs. I'm not sure I'd want to go anywhere that Wrigley cannot. I know that animals aren't supposed to have souls, but I'm still holding out.
7. My family and friends. All of them.
6. Westin's Heavenly Beds. They've been named that for a reason.
5. An ocean breeze.
4. McGriddles. Enough said.
3. The lack of tears and stress.
2. Friendly and familiar faces to welcome us as we enter.
1. ME.