So, I found some more “baby” pictures of India, and finally got around to uploading some of the ones I took this fall. They’re here (and on the following page of the album).
She and I are about to go on a major undertaking — her first plane trip. The normal Christmas confusion (who’s going where when to see whom) seems to have been resolved, and (I think) the plan is that Jeff and I’ll head to Charlotte on the 15th for the Annual Normal Family Dysfunctional Christmas Shindig (aka the ANFDCS), then on the 22nd Jeff’ll head to Oscoda (Michigan) to see his people, while I’ll head back to Charlotte to have more quality time with my people (including the non-Norman side of the family). The puppy will go with me, and from Charlotte she and I will fly to NYC (geep! first plane trip!) to meet Jeff on Christmas Eve. We all will be there from Christmas through New Years. This should be, if nothing else, novel, as I’ve never travelled with Little Girl before. (But just think! There’s an entire state that hasn’t seen her cuteness yet! ;-)
So meanwhile back at the ranch, I’ve got two weekends left to figure out how to travel with India; finish shopping, pack and wrap everything; pack my own gear (which is always — and in spite of the intricate planning systems I have — way more stressful than it needs to be); find an outfit for the ANFDCS; and in general somehow find a way to get in a Merry Mood. I’m working on it….
Here, help me out…