Life on Pichayanan | Mini Tour (round 1)

Ahhh…our daughter is going to join us earth side in less than a week! Her big brother is over a year and a half old now. Dan is scurrying and prepping and planning like a mad scientist for end of semester activities and getting things set up for paternity leave. I am…heavily pregnant. Just so heavily pregnant. Swollen with child. I get it. I got that phrase with the first kid, but man do I get that phrase with this second kid.

Louis is napping. I should also in theory be taking advantage of this time and napping as well. Or resting. Or whatever. I happen to be housing a very exuberant little girl who has been trying to join her family way too early for the last 10 weeks. She is not down with resting or napping at this point. So I finally dusted off my laptop and uploaded pictures from “the big camera” of our home. Well, the downstairs portion of our home. The next two floors will have to wait because I’m pretty selective of how often I go up and down those stairs these days.

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I love our downstairs. It’s where most of the partying happens. It’s where life is lived: where books are read, where goodies are baked, where meals are shared, where friendships grow and where kids run wild. There are challenges, obviously, in adjusting to things outside the comfort and convenience of the school gates. (Dan has an interesting walking “commute” that he’ll have to document and share — in short, he is crash learning/using Thai a lot and is the only farang in our neighborhood…so no pressure about first and second and nonstop impressions, right? I am being challenged with preconceived notions of my identity/worth in my current role as a quasi-work at home mom and could wax philosophical about that for ages.) But we are loving our home and are coming to embrace life on Pichayanan more and more.

 

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2 thoughts on “Life on Pichayanan | Mini Tour (round 1)

  1. When I saw the “happy harris hippies’ I was sure you were going to announce Estelle’s arrival. For some reason, the Miller group here in the US seemed to think her due date was now. From your comments, I’m sure NOW isn’t soon enough for you. My prayer, of course, is that she will arrive at the exact time appointed and that she will be a lovely, healthy little girl. I’ll be praying for a safe delivery.

    Your home looks so inviting and “homey” . . . . a bright and cheerful place where anyone would feel most comfortable. No wonder you love it. And what a terrific play space for Louis and his friends. I love a home that looks lived in and yours definitely looks that way.

    We won’t be expecting a long blog when Estelle arrives — maybe just a “SHE’S HERE” ! ! !

    Love to all,

    Grandma

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