Just some random thoughts for this 1st Monday of 2011:
1. You know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you're a Mom when you slide into bed exhausted, only to find a paci and wet burp cloth between your sheets. Nice. You know you've officially entered adulthood when you get excited about a steam mop, microwave, and dishwasher as Christmas presents.
2. My parents gave me a Kindle for Christmas this year, and I love it! I've already downloaded and read Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, and now I'm moving on to other things. I really think I'll read much more now that I have books readily available at my fingertips, and with no due-date!
3. I go back to work tomorrow, and I have mixed emotions. I LOVE my job, so I'm not dreading going back. But... I have also LOVED my time at home with JBird over the holidays. Since I've been home playing and working with him, I've really seen him learn and grow at an astonishing speed! Not that we don't have excellent daycare for him - we do. I would just do it better. :) Maybe something part-time will work out for next year.
4. I ran some errands today, and one of my most exciting purchases (using a gift card) is a new devotional book. I am pumped about getting back into my daily spending-time-with-God habit.