It is morning and the house is quiet. Hubby went back to work this morning after being off since Christmas. The boys are all three still sleeping in their beds... They have one more week off. It is just me and the sounds of the heater coming on and the clicking of these computer keys.... Along with all the noise in my head. This is one of those times when there are so many things going through this brain of mine. I'm not sure where to start. Thus the title... Ramblings.
Christmas was beautiful. We stayed home and celebrated with each other and the few friends and family members that popped in throughout the day. It was very nice. It was so sweet to see the boys just relax and explore their new things. Caleb especially benefited from it since he assembled his new mosquito rocket AND set it off at the school up the street from us. He came home with a HUGE grin! I missed out on this one since I was here entertaining guests. I'm hoping to witness a little rocket action this week.
After Christmas we took a day trip down to San Francisco. We had lunch at Boudin's down at the wharf and then took the cable cars up to Union Square. We walked around a bit up there, had coffee and then loaded the cable cars again to ride back down to the wharf where our car was. It was TRULY a San Fran experience! We learned lots about riding the cable cars that day... Starting with NICE PEOPLE DON'T GET ON!!! We actually had to instruct the boys to push their way onto the car after we waited in line to get a car and then watched as people who had just walked up to the curb grab the car instead of us... THREE times!!
New Year's Eve was also a sweet time. We started the night by joining a bunch of our neighbors for a progressive dinner. After making it through three courses, the boys had had enough and what they were really craving was being cozy at home doing our annual ritual of watching the ball drop on TV. This year was a special treat as we got to see Lady Gaga in all of her weirdness sporting some kind of octopus costume while prancing around the stage with song. Wait... Can an octopus really prance? I know, WEIRD! Anyhow, it was neat to see that the boys still don't need all the hoopla and party life. They still are pretty simple beings. I love them.
We also did plenty of house hunting over the last week or so. It has been difficult. We have prayed for doors to close and doors to open. It seems that doors are opening to a house that for selfish reasons I'm not crazy about. The Lord is at work here in this heart of mine people. If this is indeed the door that we will walk through, then I know that there will be more change ahead... LOTS of change. To be totally honest, I am scared and excited all at the same time. It's a strange emotion. The other night though, I had this dream. In my dream, I was instructing a class room full of kiddos to open up their bibles and turn to Ephesians 5:16. I told them to write (in their best handwriting of course) the scripture down in their journals. When I woke up, I remembered the dream. I remembered the scripture, but I didn't know what the scripture actually said. It's not one I've committed to memory. So, I grabbed my bible and looked it up. I truly thought it would be something about submitting to my husband since I know Ephesians 5 is known for that. I went to bed the night before feeling that part of the problem with my attitude concerning the house was that I wasn't submitting to the needs of my husband. It wasn't that though. This is what it said...
"... Making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil." ~ Ephesians 5:16
What??? Like I said, God has a demolition crew working on my heart. He's apparently found it sometimes easier to speak to me when I'm asleep since my spirit is actually quiet then. Hmmm...
So now I get to enjoy the rest of my Christmas break with my boys. Well, if they ever get out of bed! For all of you moms out there with little ones that wake you up in the darkness of the morning... Trust me.... It doesn't last. Luke used to wake up EVERY morning between 5:30 and 6:00am. We would start our days SO early. These days we are lucky to see them in front of their breakfast by 9am when given the opportunity to sleep.
I plan on doing more writing here this week too. I really think it would be especially therapeutic this year to jot down a few goals for 2012. I'm not a resolution person, but I DO like goals.