A 360 degrees round up of 2006 for posterity:
Anush finished a year and is, fast emerging, a strong individual!
First half of the year, Paati supervised the nanny when I was at work and rediscovered unconditional love because of Anushka
Amma hung up her work boots in favour of rearing Anush (and us:-) )
Navy changed jobs- his first change in 8 years. From an iconic traditional family run company to a small player with an international tie up
Appa in law said a good bye to his government job and now runs a clinic
Appa has decided it is time to move tracks and 2007 will herald new opportunity for him
I got back to work after a five month break.
Saw my promotion happen and got a cabin after a rather long wait.
Largely did well and met most targets, failed some but learnt from all of it.
Am okay with overnighters as well.
Most work friends have left , I am the Vintage piece here ( hopefully not fossil yet)
A dear friend got married to the man of her dreams (after a rather tumultous wait) and another bought a flat. I am so happy for them. She is the closest to being Anush's God mother, and she does not know it!
Met some long lost pals, who have done well for themselves at work, set up nice houses, had kid(s)
Lost a very dear uncle ( almost a year now) who epitomised "The Madly endearing Bawa" to me- Uncle
Nearly lost a cousin (Navy's ) who is on his way to doing his CA now
Home is no longer is as aesthetic and spic and span as before. It has slid down on the ranking. No new Ganeshas/ curios every month.
House help -Went through two nannies for Anushka so far and now managing very well with none.
We officially have mid size wheels endorsed by Abhishek B.
A few tyres- around my abdomen- I have become "round", a far cry from the days of yore or lore. Time to make amends.
A waffle maker- finally! Movenpick- you will see less of me now.
Despite the ocassional anxiety of being a working mom, overall, I am happy with the choice I have made.
I still find time to read, eat out, catch movies, travel- which I will continue. Thanks Navy for our little buddha and all the other things : - )
I discovered blogging. It has been a catharsis of sorts. Thanks to Boo and Ammani for inspiring me to blog, HHgmom for giving me my first tag, The Visitor for encouraging me, I2W for sharing my beginner's enthusiasm, Vi for the provocative 30 questions and all the others who have indulged me and my musings.
2007 brings for sure, many weddings, renewed ties with cousins long lost and a pending annual trip. Wonder what suprises it holds. Here's to a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 2007.