And, why not throw in a picture of a Jolly Rancher?
We have successfully reintegrated ourselves into the routine. Sort of. Every one is a little extra tired these days. But as long as we sleep well, that is usually a-ok. I have been wanting to write some sort of reflective and thoughtful New Year's post.
But I'm just not feelin' it. I think partly because I am looking forward to Brad's return in June, and that is when I see a New Year beginning - plus the teacher in me has always kind of viewed that time of year that way, and with my PWOC position wrapping up in May... you get the point, right?
I have noticed a bit of a change in anticipation... even with it being more than 5 months away... the giddiness is beginning to drift in. And I rather like it. But I am asking it to be tempered with perspective and focus, so as not to get too carried away with all the glee. Five months is still awhile.
Also, this year, we will know the answer to the question, "Are we stayin' in or gettin' out?" In His time, and with peace in our hearts, we will know. And then we will certainly let you know as well...
One more thing. You know I don't set the alarm here. Who needs one with the boys, the dog, and on still mornings, the bugler... This morning at about 6:37am, I heard a tiny little whisper next to me (Walker stumbles in here sometime in the night, most nights - we have five months to break that habit), with all kinds of sweetness and warmth my little man tenderly said "my booty made a sound."
Well, alright then, let's get this party started.