Laughter

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I was at my best friend’s house, who is like a sister to me, on Saturday night. Thinking back to the night I can’t help, but smile. The littlest things can make such a difference. We laughed and laughed. It was the hardest I laughed in a long time. I got to thinking about laughter. I believe it is so important to have laughter in your life. Sometimes it can be the best medicine no matter what you are going through in your life at the moment. We both had a blast doing the dishes after dinner just because we were laughing and enjoying each other’s company. Who would have thought doing the dishes could be so fun? Everyone needs laughter in their life!!!


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The good and bad of buying a new house

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Today I decided to use a good/bad format to convey my thoughts of buying a new house.

The good thing about buying a new house is creating new memories
The bad thing about buying a new house is leaving your first house

The good thing about buying a new house is a new beginning
The bad thing about buying a new house is the stress of the selling and buying process

The good thing about buying a new house is making the house your home
The bad thing about buying a new house is all the expenses that come with it making it yours

The good thing about buying a new house is finding your dream house
The bad thing about buying a new house is you need to make compromises since you most likely won’t find a house with all the wants on your list

The good thing about buying a new house is being close to everything
The bad thing about buying a new house is finding your way around a new town

The good thing about buying a new house is being close to friends who are family to us
The bad thing about buying a new house is all the packing and unpacking

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New House

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It has been an emotional roller coaster ride!!! Buying and selling a house is stressful beyond belief! Just when we thought things were ok, we hit another bump in the road. Things were fine. Not fine. Fine. Not fine. This was the trend for over a month all the way up to the last minute.

Friday finally came (never thought it would) and all went smoothly at both settlements. In the end, it was all worth it because we got the house we wanted!!!

Now the fun has began…making the house become our home. We have been unpacking (we will be unpacking boxes for awhile) and shopping (best part!) for odds and ends needed to make the house our home.

Ginger has settled in nicely. She was skeptical at first. Of course she checked  out every nook and cranny. She found the most important thing…

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Her food!!!

She loves her new backyard!

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She’s right at home taking a nap!

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We are home!!

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Nature

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On a bright and sunny Thursday morning, I went outside and sat on the deck while I sipped my iced caramel coffee to escape the craziness of my life right now.

I have always found nature to be soothing and a great escape. I was alone except for the beautiful sights and sounds of nature.

There was shade over the deck making it the perfect temperature! Fresh air surrounded me. Trees danced in breeze and birds chattered to each other in conversation. As an airplane passed by, the sounds of nature were muted for a quick moment. A squirrel ran along the top of the fence pausing when it came to a post. Safe. It continued along and ran into the nearby tree.  It was such a peaceful fifteen minutes of my day!

I encourage everyone to take the time and embrace the beauty of nature!

 

 

 

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