Remember my rants about thank-you cards? I just discovered a scribbled list with a few folks on it who have NOT received a thank you card from me - apparently, they were rudely forgotten in my post-partum haze. CRAP. That is just a few items on the Still Hanging Over My Head list that I am feverishly working on. Unfortunately, none of those items are particularly interesting enough to write about.
Anjali is 6 months old today. I will put out a post later this week with her Chair Snaps. To say that these past 6 months have flown by would be trite, albeit true. I am still sad that I feel like I did not get to savor her newborn stage as much as I was able to with Arun. A few months back, I realized that her newborn stage had come and gone which made my heart sink a bit. At that point, I decided to not waste any more of her precious baby time and as such, have really made the effort to soak up as much of her chubby little thighs, dimpled shoulders and pudgy cheeks as I can. My favorite mornings are the ones where I can just lay in bed for awhile and watch her gurgle and coo. Seeing her gummy, slobbery smiles are such a delicious way to start my day.
The other day, Goofy Girl asked me to answer the question "Look ahead two years. What's your life like?" I suspect she would be disappointed in my answer "Exactly where I am." I have no Grand Life Goals for the next few years, no Great Visions. I hope I am here in my suburban-cookie cutter house still living my suburban cookie-cutter life soaking up as much as possible with my suburban cookie-cutter children. Maybe while reading some books, fiddling with some sticks and yarn - all while blathering on about it here.
It is a good life and I am grateful for it.