Ramblings on a Tuesday

Do you ever sit down at your computer to write and you just stare for a while? That’s just what happened to me. I couldn’t think how to start, but then I did and now I’m on track. Random. I know. But this is ramblings on a Tuesday so there!

These last few weeks I have had a few things stirring in my mind. Oh! But first I wanted to say…HAPPY VETERANS DAY! Please take a moment to honor those that have fought and are fighting for our country. I don’t know if any of you have seen that movie “Stop Loss”, but it was so touching for me and gave me a better insight into a soldiers life.  I just wish there was another way besides war, but that is another subject that is not included in my ramblings for today. Maybe another time.

Well, my first rambling is to share with you that I really enjoy the night time. In my younger days it was a time associated with partying and my social life. Now I rarely leave the house after 9pm. Seriously. Where do I have to go that late at night?! So, one night after dinner the girls and I had to go return a DVD to the library. I let them go in their pajama’s and they brought along their blankies. This was actually Faith’s first time being out at night too! She had been out a few time when she was younger, but this was the first time that she was more aware. Stepping out into the night air felt so different. I love the way no matter what the air at night is always clear and crisp to me. Along our 3 block walk we pointed out the stars and the moon to each other. Journey kept asking why the moon was following her! And Faith just kept pointing up to the sky, “Look! Mooooon!”  Explaining the night time to them gave me a different perspective on it. To some the night is just that–night time, time to sleep, or just routine. But looking at the night through Journey and Faith’s eyes made the night magical. It allowed me to take a deep inhale and when I exhaled I felt like me. I don’t know how to explain it, but the night air just gives me a lightness like a weight is taken off my shoulders. I also realized that along with the very early morning (because it has the same crisp cool feeling) I really like the night time too. I guess subconsciously I liked to go out in college so much at night because I really enjoyed the magic of the night! HA!

My next rambling just so happens to be about the early morning. I really need my time in the early morning to prepare myself for the day. I know that if I wake up between 5am and 6am I will have a couple hours at most to shower, eat, do chores, blog and have some coffee without having to tend to the every need of my family. It really is no offense to anyone that I like my time alone in the morning. Brett always says he wants to wake up with me, but I’m not sure I would like that. All of them getting up at 7am works for me! Now don’t get me wrong. I love my family, but if I don’t have time alone to just be me then I notice I have a little less patience and I feel like I’m being rushed around in the morning. It is in their best interest that I have my time in the morning.

I think that is all the rambling I will do for today. Come back tomorrow as our alphabet book continues with the Letter M.



One Response

  1. I agree with you about mornings! That’s why I’m up drinking a rather delicious coffee writing this at 6am! In my younger days I would have never dreamed of getting up before I absolutely had to! Now I realize this is my only “me” time. I can’t possibly stay up very late after the kids go to bed!

    Sometimes my husband and I take the girls on a “Moon Walk” where we just walk around looking for the moon. Or we lay out in the grass looking at the stars. Wish I could name more constellations, but I’m terrible at memorizing stuff like that!

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