For a stock broker in a conservative, small Mid-western town, My father is a very New Age-y person. He’s been doing yoga since before it was cool. He meditates twice a day. He’ll tell you about his guru in Hawaii and the amazing patchouli oil soap that he found on a mountain on Maui that, to his amazement, he can now find at Whole Foods. As he well knows, it gets to be a little much for me sometimes. As a teenager I rebelled by refusing to try yoga and talking a lot about the standards for scientific inquiry instead.
Still, having grown up in a house where Dad made us visualize my PR cross-country race, “practice our hahaha’s” and repeatedly, aggravatingly, asked “where are you?” (Correct answer: “here”) and “what time is it?” (Correct answer: “now”) every single time we ever tried to complain about anything, it’s hard to not internalize at least a little bit of that “be the change…” kind of attitude.
I love my Dad and this has all been a long way to go for what I’m about to write, but ever since I wrote that woeful post about finding my tribe here in Delhi, we’ve been meeting all sorts of wonderful people on the playground, organizing play dates and outings, planning a baby group, a Halloween party and more. It’s a little too soon to say that we’ve found our tribe here, but things are coming together now. It seems sometimes boldness really is genius and that when it rains it really does pour–although, in this case, only metaphorically as we haven’t seen a cloud here since the monsoon season ended a month ago. Anyways, I’m giddily friend-crushing on a girl who I met at the pool with her 3 year old (I totally waited 3 days before texting her for a play-date) and I’m oh-so-eagerly looking forward to this lovely lady’s return to Post.
We did brunch last weekend which was fun and cozy and, true to form, I forgot to take a single picture. Thank goodness for our menu board in the kitchen. Half of the meal from the Smitten Kitchen website and the other half I made up as I went along. What would I do without Deb Perelman? I’ve had her cookbook on pre-order since August. Most of the time I google recipes online if I use them at all–which makes my purchase of the Smitten Kitchen cookbook a pretty weighty endorsement if you ask me.
We’ve had a few low-key days around here lately. Will’s been getting new teeth and getting repeatedly shot up by nurses determined to keep his love for stray dogs from giving him rabies, japanese encephalitis and the chicken pox–or something like that. Which is all to say that he’s not been feeling (or sleeping!!!!!) so well and we’ve been sticking close to home the last few days to do important things like play with the garden hose, chase every man, woman, and child on a bicycle, and hang out with the neighborhood kids who like to help me “weed” our garden after school.
How was your weekend? What exciting things have you been up to?