Thursday, August 5, 2010

Life In Homer

Big news... I moved to Homer, GA!

My husband has been looking for a different job for awhile and he sent in countless applications and had several disappointing interviews. Finally, about 3 weeks ago he went in for an interview and they hired him two days later. In one week we found a gorgeous house to rent, packed up and moved, and he started work. Every time I stop and think about how it all happened I just have to praise God. There is a great peace in being confident that you are right where God wants you.

We are located about an hour north of Atlanta. Life is a bit different here in Homer, GA. First of all, we moved from a tiny 1br 1bath apartment, to a rather large 3br 2bath house with a courtyard off the back of the house. I think our dog Bowdon is still adjusting to having so much space. Our house is right in the middle of downtown Homer. Two doors down on my right is City Hall, across the street is the Chamber of Commerce and the Courthouse, and two doors down on my left is an Amish Grocery and Deli. The town is pretty small, and when I look outside sometimes I imagine I am in an episode of the Andy Griffith show. I like this different pace of life though. I can't believe how helpful and welcoming everyone has been. Just the other day I walked across the street to the Chamber of Commerce to try and get some info about the town. I spent 45 minutes talking to two wonderful ladies who want to take me to lunch and give me a tour of all the historic sites and interesting things in Homer. They gave me phone numbers of people I should talk to. Then even offered to pick me up and take me the next chamber breakfast meeting to introduce me to all the members. It is very refreshing to be greeted with such open arms, and I look forward to getting to know these great people.

The old wallpaper

Sometimes, things have to get worse before they get better.

The last two weeks I have spent quite a bit of time unpacking and cleaning. But my first big project was taking down the wallpaper and repainting the bathroom. I have been working on it sporadically throughout the week and finally finished yesterday. I love the color, and how crazy happy it makes me feel each time I walk into our newly painted bathroom. It is funny how the small things make such a difference. It would have been much easier just to leave the wallpaper and not worry about it. Especially since we are just renting. But I am so glad we fixed it, and it means the difference between a smile over a frown every time I walk in. Definitely, worth the effort and investment no matter if we stay here a long time or not.

The new look!
The color is soothing green tea and it turned out darker than the swatch. But we both still like it.

What are a few small things that you could change that would make the difference of a smile instead of a point of frustration in your life? Maybe painting the inside of a drawer you favorite color. Or purchasing an attractive bowl to display fresh produce and encourage you to eat healthier. Or putting on music that inspires you when you are cleaning the bathroom. I find that when I consciously try to add that little touch of grace to things that normally are not pleasant, it gives me the ability to be more in tune and grateful for the blessings of today.

I have so many recipes that I will be sharing soon! So stay posted.


  1. I just read over everything on your blog. I LOVE IT!!! It made me fall in love with you all over again! It was wonderful and I am so proud of you! I look forward to following your adventures. Love you! Mom


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