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How do I still find a way to “have a bad day?”

1-2x a week, we get a food delivery. To our door. Individually packaged. Labeled. For whom. With an adorable note “Camelope for my Jaanu Baanu” (because Jaanu calls cantaloupe, camelope and it’s too cute to fix) or “Raita for my Princess” (because Anaiya loves her Raita. But these containers are labeled for the whole family. All four of us. Better food. Better flavor. Better packaging. Better notes and messages. Than any restaurant in the world. Because we’re blessed to have a Mom/Naniji in Satinder Chadha 2.5 miles away. And don’t forget chai for Priya KC Bhatt in a to go cup.

It arrives beautifully packaged delivered often times by a man, Daljit Chadha, who’s just been at work all day, and managed to drop the items off with smiles and jolliness that surpass the most caricatured Santa Claus depictions.

And our Santa, 2-3x a month, makes sure the kids get donuts and munchkins, their pickiest favorite kinds, which can often mean running to multiple Duck and Dunkin Donuts before swinging by here to again, drop them off.

How do I ever have a bad day? We’re infinitely luckier than most people are during this pandemic because we have willing and giving guardian angels 2.5 miles away.

Did I mention 2.5? That’s not just the miles away, that’s the length of time (and then some) we lived with them while we searched for a house.

How do I ever have a bad day? Because I’m spoiled rotten. 🙂Yesterday was their anniversary. 47 years. Marriage is hard. Marriage. Love. They’re verbs. Action verbs.

They thrive when the actions take place guided by generosity.

These two. Acquired parents of mine. But parents they objectively are (ain’t no in laws this relationship.) I’ve no words for them.

Just hashtags.

Mom and Dad, Happy Anniversary.

For you, #iamgrateful and #iamthankful

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7 years ago today, Priya KC Bhatt and I had our legal wedding ceremony. Intimate with literally only immediate family. Our wedding fell just after Thanksgiving so as a result, we rarely celebrate the big wedding day (we prefer to hang with fam and friends.)

Which is what makes this day so special. It’s been a whirlwind 7 years. Into and out of Charlotte. Into and out of Jersey City. Into and out of a good number of jobs along the way (I definitely carry my weight in one area.) Two, ridiculous kids that fill up the world and make everything good, possible.

But today, after a great weekend with friends, made possible AGAIN by the Family that spoils us rotten, I found myself with an itch that needed to be scratched. I’ve gained weight. Only my hair and patience have thinned. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. But I continue to fly through certain aspects of my life like it is. 7 years ago I promised you, Priya, that I would spend every moment loving you more and making sure each day was happier than the last.

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Part of that is how I treat the world. Part of that is making sure I am here and healthy to treat you all like you deserve until the end of time.I woke up this morning and realized that though it’s been a wonderful and incredible 7 years, I need to do more, be better, to live up to my promises so we can live up to our potential.And it had me itching to start on that progress now.

So let’s indulge in our anniversary dinner. And then, with FB as my witness, I am going to scratch the hell out of this itch, and make sure the next 7 years are better than the last 7.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for the last 7 years. #iamfiredup about what’s next.

I love you. You’re hot…on the inside even moreso. 😉

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Gift from my folks and sis? Sleeping in until 945am. #Iamgrateful and #Iamthankful for year 6 in the books and many more to come. Love you Priya!!

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