Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing one! I had what was probably one of my best New Years ever. As two three-plus-pound babies kick and squirm in my increasingly distended belly, I'd like to think that it was an omen.

So, what did I do? Well, Ty and I brought our little feline friend back to her parents, who promptly made us a delicious seafood gumbo and tolerated my shoeless lollygagging on their sofa and their bed, stopping only to talk, stir, learn about cloudberries, and witness the creation of a golden, glorious roux. As we had discussed, we left after the great meal, when my energy crashed, and were home before ten, and before all the drunken amateurs crowded up the streets and barfed on us.

I loved it. I love that we have friends with whom I can have a sweatpants-clad New Year's Eve, friends who possibly get even more excited about cooking than we do. I love that my husband doesn't care about getting all dressed up and going out when I'm tired and pregnant--and, in fact, would rather sit on our couch with me in our pajamas as the clock strikes twelve. Mostly, I loved ringing in the New Year simply by being, by sitting there and patting my belly and feeling my babies kick and hearing my husband breathe. Now, when I'm interrupted four five times while writing three not-very-good-or-witty-but-at-least-I'm-writing-again paragraphs in ten minutes while attempting to make myself a hearty, nutritious breakfast, I have that stillness to hold onto. Those times of stillness may be few and far between, but they will come again. And those of us that are happy during those times are truly blessed.


Blogger mamatulip said...

Happy New Year, Arabella and Ty.

It's going to be QUITE a year for you...and I'm so happy to be able to have a peek at it through your blog. :)

2:39 PM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

Just think about all of the things you'll write about when the boys get here. I can't wait.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

I think staying in is a lovely way to spend the New Year! That's why I didn't... So I realize how crappy it is to fight the bar crowds and spend $5 on one beer and am grateful when I have no choice BUT to stay home.

Fuzzy logic eh?

4:50 PM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

I can hardly wait for your postings when you are changing two cute tushes diapers and trying to keep up with all of your boys!

Happy New Year!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Happy new year to you and Ty! And it sounds like a perfectly lovely way to celebrate. :)

12:17 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

Many happy regards to you and your three boys. 2007 is going to be a momentous year for all of us!

8:16 PM  
Blogger Tits McGee said...

Happy New Year, Arabella.

8:34 PM  

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