My daughter is off in Egypt right now, traveling around exploring the deserts and the pyramids and the tombs....she's got wanderlust, that one. Always had. She went away to school at 18 and never looked back.
Me? I'm a homebody. There's nothing I like better than a cozy evening at home. That's not to say I don't have places I'd like to see in my lifetime but my happiest place is still right here at home.
It's all the more sweet now that my home has only one name on the deed. Mine. And I am in control of my own destiny and will never lose another home to a man.
But that's another story entirely for another day. I got a glaring reminder this week why things went the way they did....and I was so very glad to be out of that place in my life.
Now I'm in my happy place.
One of the most glorious moments of the evening, in my opinion, is when the afternoon chores have been completed, dinner has been enjoyed, the kitchen is once again clean, the dishwasher is running....and my work day is done. That's usually when I go around the house puttering...moving things a little to the left....what about moving that plant over there.....I could use a candle in that spot....you know the drill.
I like to take photos to capture my little happy moment. They're not perfect, they're not staged. They are just my everyday life captured in a photo. Flaws and all.
Today I'm sharing with you the photos I took last night. It will be almost like you came over for a visit. I wish you could!
Have a seat. Put your feet up. Those chairs swivel. Feel free to swing around to watch TV or the cozy fire.
Or the sofa for a cozy chat. Hi! That's me sitting on the corner of the sofa taking these photos.
I have a dear friend coming tonight for the first time to my new home. I am looking so forward to her visit! She also bought a home in the past year with only her name on the deed. I'm so very proud of her....and me. And every other strong woman who has made the tough decision to get out of a bad place in her life and start over. You know who you are - kudos to you.
I have a sister coming tomorrow night for an overnight visit as well. My guest room is going to be busy this weekend! That's ok, there are lots of clean sheets in the linen chest.
You haven't seen my guest room yet....that's because it's not quite finished. I have nothing hanging on the walls and it feels a little naked. You wouldn't want to see it naked, would you? Ok....here's a sneak peek. More to come when I figure things out in there.
I hope you all find a cozy spot in your home this evening that just makes you want to grab the camera and capture the happiness.
Enjoy your happy place, my friends!