Not posting too much, though. I HAVE been doing laundry, but really, the worst part about coming home was the layer of dust and dirt on everything. We five humans that live here may have been gone to Disney for 10 days but the four pawed people were still here. Two dogs (big, hairy, shedding, dirt-trackin’ dogs) and one petite kitty who tracks his kitty litter all over the house were still here. Not to mention the fabo humans that came to interact with said four pawed loved ones. They vacuumed the floor and brushed the dogs for us but there was still a layer of yuck everywhere. I spent the entire day scrubbing my kitchen (where the dogs lived) the entire day. THE ENTIRE DAY PEOPLE. I am exhausted and I am not kidding! That and the 300 loads of laundry (more to do tomorrow) and unpacking and up and down the stairs and trips to Walmart and Baskin & Robbins and out to dinner and up to the neighbors. Ugh.
I’m really not whining, just sayin’.
But it is SO good to be home! Oh how I missed my (messy, doggy) home. And my bed…it was sooo sweet to sleep in my own bed. But I left my beloved pillow at the hotel in Jacksonville where we stayed one night and I didn’t realize it until two days later and by then…no luck. So I’m having to love my other pillow…you know, the one you toss to the floor during the night if you haven’t tossed it onto the chair when you climb into bed. I’m referring to it as the pillow impostor. I just don’t have the energy to search for a new pillow. It takes forever for me to find “the one”.
I have lots and lots of bloggy things to blog about. Eventually. And the pictures. We took about 400 pictures. Dontcha just love digital? We hauled that Nikon D80 with us EVERYWHERE and I’m so glad we did. Although I wasn’t usually the one behind the camera. When other’s offered to take a pic of all five of us The Man always said, “no thank you” and I always said, “yay! Please grab the camera out of That Man’s hands and push him over here.”
I wasn’t able to keep up with my 90 Days with David while I was away, and only got thru a couple of days, but I’ll be catching up on that this week. Started this morning at 0-dark-thirty and it was just wonderful to spend some quiet time with the Lord. Everyone else in the house, including animals, was still asleep and it was just me and Him in the dining room with my cup of Starbucks Christmas Blend (hello lover) and it was heavenly. No pun intended. We really went over the past year and the upcoming year. I don’t make “resolutions” but I do like the idea of a fresh start, a new beginning, making changes.
God has put into my heart a desire to learn more about Him. I have a pull out plastic thingy I picked up at Lifeway on the 21 Names of God. I’ve picked it up and put it back down a number of times at Lifeway but for some reason, while I was shopping for Christmas gifts, I picked it up again and felt compelled to buy it and a few other’s as gifts and one on the Names of Jesus. But one thing God has really been speaking to me about is faithfulness. Not so much mine as His. More on that to come, I think. But for now, I just want to hold onto and share with you one name.
YHWH. “I Am,” The One Who is The Self-Existent One. God never changes. His promises never fail. When we are faithless, He is faithful. God promises His continuing presence. God’s personal name give to Moses. (Names of God, Rose Publishing, 2003, 2005)
YHWH. Pronounced YAH-way. Exodus 3:14; Malachi 3:6.
YHWH. I get tingles and a sense of peace when I say it aloud.
Missed you guys. Glad to be home.