Monday, November 29, 2010

Thankful Mondays!

Hello Internets, I'm back! I'm sorry that it's been so long. Far, far too long. When we started this blog, during the first weeks of 2005, I never could have imagined that How Bourgeois would still be floating around in the soupy vastness that is cyberspace 2010.

It began as log. Stardate... Oh, oops, I mean a log of our day to day with the newly un-zygoted Noah. A baby picture depository for the grandparents. Then it became quite food-oriented for a while, thanks to Jon's side-job at The Nibble as a snack editor. I'm serious. Did I ever tell you about the time thirteen half-pints of gourmet ice cream, packed on dry ice suddenly showed up on our doorstep? Dream come true. Ten pounds come true.

And after that, it became an on going dream of mine to blog. Blog most days, turn this into a high-traffic, super shiny, bells and whistles, sleekly designed web-log. Bloooooooog. That didn't happen. Life happened. ADD happened. My cat happened. Maybe someday.

I keep saying that come next fall, it'll be a whole new direction for me! This year I've devoted myself to an insane amount of volunteer work. (See previous post. Ha!) Next year though, no, I'm going in a new direction. Perhaps next year I'll become a serious blogger, or take those painting classes, or open an Etsy shop, or start a Master's program, or adopt a kid. The world is my oyster!

So today I present Thankful Mondays!, because generally, Mondays just suck. It would be nice to find something that I'm truly thankful for, and remind myself on Mondays, so I don't slurdge through the day complaining to myself.

Today I am thankful that I have so many incredibly positive, supportive, self-less, loving, caring girlfriends in my life. I just can't get over it, how many TRULY wonderful women I've met, especially since having Noah. I lurv of course, my childhood, high-school and college gals. They've shaped who I am! Today though, I'm thinking about all of the Mommy friends I've connected with in recent years. It's just this amazing way of bonding that's hard to describe unless you've lived it. We talk about our kids and our families, we share triumphs and fears. We pick each other up when we're down, and cheer each other on. There are hugs and emergency school pick-ups, and hand-me-downs swapped and listening ears. I feel like many of these friends are like sisters, like aunts to Noah. I wonder if men bond in this way? I'm not so sure they do.

Once my Mother said something to the effect that her life-long girlfriends became her family. They essentially filled in the holes where family is missing. I hope someday things slow down a bit, or I become better at staying in touch, connecting with, and letting ALL of my girlfriends know just how deeply I love them and appreciate them. This is one way that being a girl, definitely rocks!

Love you guys, thank you.


Kendra Lynn said...

I love you, Lauren, and am thankful for you! Hugs!


Twins-Plus-1 said...

I hope you know that I am equally thankful for you as well. Love to you, Jon and Noah! xoxo

Judy said...

Lauren, I think your blog rocks just the way it is! Fantastico!

Lauren said...

Ahhhhh! You guys are just the BEST! This post was about each of you, too. Thank you for always being wonderful you.
Love and hugs!!!!