Long awaited remodel

So... when we moved into our house a year and a half ago, I vigorously took to ripping old wallpaper out and improving the cosmetics of each room. I eagerly attacked our small half bath, which was decorated with metallic silver wallpaper. However, I did not know what I was getting myself into. Surprisingly the wallpaper tore off the walls with ease. But, this was due to the fact that there were 2 layers of paint, another layer of wallpaper, and a border underneath. This happened to be a little overwhelming and thus the little half bath has remained neglected... UNTIL NOW...

Midstage- all the wallpaper gone, just working on the last of the paint.


The final product! A cottage bath!


My family...

... is coming for Christmas!

Yay! I just found out a couple days ago that my family is coming to Denver for Christmas. I'm so excited because I don't get any days off for Thanksgiving or Christmas except the days of. There really is no better gift than being near your family during the holidays. I'm such a nerd, but since I found out I've been motivated to fix up my house some and look up good recipes and plan for things to do. So anyway... family you are giving me the best Christmas gift you could... YOU!


life lately

Life lately has been busy but good. I should have posted a long time ago, but have kind of been holding off because I was waiting for a good pic of my new haircut. Alas, I settled for one of those hold the camera out in front of you so you look a little weird and not your best pictures. But, maybe it will kind of get the jist. Hopefully I will get a good one up this weekend when my dear husband will be around to take it.

Anyways, life is good. I really like working in Acute care. I love the "medicalness" of the patients, as all of them are in the hospital for some medical reason or another. My job as a PT in this setting is to assess their mobility, assess where they should be discharged to, and help them meet their goals to go home or to another facility. It is great to get home at the end of the day and have energy to do other things, even if my body is tired from running all over the 10 floors of hospital. It is just nice to see myself in a setting that I feel like I could work in and really enjoy.

Another thing I have been thinking, pondering lately (similar to other thinkings and ponderings I have) are how juxtaposed my desires are. On one hand I want to fight injustice and live simply and serve God whole heartedly. However, I find myself being jealous of those who have more than me or wanting things I don't need or being wasteful or turning to myself of others for strength. It is strange to me that I have this battle constantly going on in my mind. I know this is the fate of the Christian to live with Spirit battling flesh. I just long for my thoughts to become actions and for doing the right thing to become more natural. I want to not want material things. But I do. I don't know how much wanting is okay. Is it okay to want things you don't need? Is it okay to ask for things you don't need? I'm not sure and I'm wrestling through this. God give me your wisdom.