Friday, December 11, 2009

Still Alive…

Posted in Family, Foreign Service Life, Friends & Other Travelers, Home, India at 3:13 pm by graceandpoise

Yeah, I know, it’s been a very long time since I wrote anything here.  Been having a hard time with a couple of things, which I won’t go into here any more than to say that I’m pretty sure my toothpick was broken and/or faulty.  But there are some updates…

My husband’s parents have been here for the past 3 weeks, and we’ve been having a good time showing them just how different Mumbai is from what they thought they knew of India.  They came together with his sister and spent some time in Mumbai with us, we all had Thanksgiving together, then they headed off to Calcutta to visit some extended family.  After that, the sister flew back to the States and the parents came back to Mumbai for a few days, then we sent them off to the middle of the state of Maharashtra to see the Ajanta and Ellora caves (which they LOVED, as did we when we went).  They’ve been in Mumbai again for the past couple of days, and are taking off tonight.  It’s been fun having them around, going shopping and driving the guys crazy with it, and showing them some things about the country of their birth that they may not have seen before.  Also: my husband has been super-thrilled to see his parents after so long apart from them.  Thrilled husbands are a nice thing to have around.

On the horizon:  I’m going HOME for Christmas!  I’m really, really looking forward to it.  I’ve been needing a good dose of the Pacific Northwest for a while now.  I’ll get to hang out with some long-time friends, and even meet the 1-yr-old daughter of one of them for the very first time, see my cat and my mom’s neurotic-but-sweet dog, and generally relax.  I’ll also probably be wrapped in about six layers of fleece, heavy sweaters, blankets, comforters, and probably some hats – I’m afraid living so long in Bombay has made me weak and I’ll be one of “those” people who come from hot places and are constantly complaining they’re cold!  🙂  Should be a sight to see.

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