I blog so I have a history of some of the events in my life, so excuse me for a minute while I celebrate and record a happy event.
My niece, Miss M, yes the one I can't stop posting photos of, finally said my name. I've been waiting for months, and wouldn't you know it, it happened while I was gone. She mastered mom and dad forever ago, gramma at least 6 months ago and papa a few months later. She even picked up my dog's name, which frustrated me to no end. After all how much harder is it to say Jamie than it is Sadie. But no matter what I tried I couldn't get her to call me anything.
Sunday Gamma and Miss M were looking at pictures on the computer. Gamma pulled one up of me and asked Maggie who it was and for the first time, she called me Jamie. I'm a very proud auntie and can't wait to see her again in a month to see if she remembers me.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
It was a rainy morning in Delhi and the weather seemed to suit my mood. I just wanted a day where I could curl up with a good book, good music and relax.
For the most part I got my wish (if you don't count the 5 hours I spent working.) The weather, my mood and a great new discovery, Ane Brun combined for a perfect lazy Sunday.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
When I pulled the photos of the office off my camera I discovered a bunch of photos I'd forgotten about. Here's a peek.
On Miss M's second birthday my sister decided to go to The Gateway to let M play in the fountain (her birthday party was the previous weekend so the family could come.) Miss M loves the water, give her a pool or a sprinkler and she's in heaven, so we assumed she'd have a blast. Turns out she was a bit afraid to go in on her own - and her defense the place was crawling with older kids. Since N and I weren't up for getting wet we just watched M enjoy the show. She loved it, and as usual we loved watching her, well we enjoyed everything except the tantrum. Turns out she wanted to eat her ice cream herself, the kid has an independent streak just like her aunt. The little girl has also developed a love for accessories.
As usual, Tiny T sat back and enjoyed the afternoon in his own chill kind of way.
A happy little song for a happy little afternoon.
While I was in the US the group I work with here in Delhi finally moved into their new offices. It's been great to work in place where I'm not worried about my chair disappearing if I get up to go to the restroom.
This week they started adding a little color to the place. Colorful banners and signs are a great side benefit from working in my industry. How many other work locations can decorate like this?
This last bit of color got its start in the office, but ended up brightening my apartment this weekend. One of the guys at work got roses for his birthday, he was headed out of town so the roses ended up with me. Can't say that I mind.
Love this guy - Amos Lee "Colors"
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I'm trying to get back in to the habit of posting regularly, so I set a goal this morning that by the end of the day I'd have something worthwhile to post about and then I'd post. Only problem? My day has been boring. I went to a bunch of meetings - and was late to nearly every one. Not that it matters too much here as time is a bit more flexible than back home. Any time I wasn't in meetings was spent either working on a report I have due or making travel arrangements. Just an average ordinary day and nothing inspiring in my head
Monday, August 24, 2009
Delhi got hit with a massive storm Friday in the hours before we all headed home from work. There was tons of rain and the wind was intense. I was in a meeting room at the office during the worst of it and I was ready to jump away from the windows on a minutes notice.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
My baby brother J got married last week. The entire day was wonderful, from the morning ceremony that sealed them together forever, to the family dinner that afternoon, to the beautiful reception that evening. One of my favorite parts of the evening was seeing my entire family all dressed up. The bride and groom in their wedding duds, grandpa in his best suit, mom in her fancy dress and dad in his very first tux, aren't they a stunning couple? Miss M in her sparkly party dress, Tiny T in his red jumper, and N&T looking all spiffy.
Posted by Jamie at 6:33 AM
I've been a very lazy blogger, sadly it has been nearly a month since I last bothered to post. Now that I'm back in Delhi I'm hoping my life will settle into enough of a routine that I'll make the time to post a bit more often and that the differences in life here will inspire me.