Archive | July 2010

Down in the dumps

Something was pulling me away from updating my FB status as “I am in heaven” though I was truly in heaven for the initial four days after my parents landed here. I finally managed to change my FB status on Tuesday late night and just within next 6 hours on Wednesday morning M returned home at unusual time from office complaining shortness of breath and dizziness. He had passed out at office couple of times. Then, I rushed home and took him to ER. The doctors were quick; they diagnosed it as Pericarditis and had put him on antibiotics. He was hospitalized till yesterday. Fortunately he felt better with the antibiotics through IV and has been advised to take it easy for rest of this week. The cause is unknown though it was believed to be a viral infection. He has the follow-up on this Friday and should be back to work from next week.

My parents were of great help to me at this difficult time. All the plans I had for them has been collapsed. The 3 day tour to Niagara and Washington DC has been cancelled. I was so much looking forward to this tour that I am still finding it hard to believe that it is cancelled but my parents were in action right after M got admitted in the hospital. My father dropped and picked up Adi from school and my mom took complete control of the household while I stayed at the hospital with M.  I couldn’t put it in words as how much I regret for not giving the best of days to my parents though they feel satisfied that they were able to help me through this hard time. Sometimes I feel that I am not blessed to feel the joy from the bottom of my heart or the happiness doesn’t stick around with me for longer. I know I sound depressed. I am. This is a lifetime opportunity and I am going to miss it helplessly. They are all set to leave on the planned date (in another two days) as they have other duties though I failed to do the best I could as a daughter.

I wish to tell them this though they don’t read this blog

Sorry daddy…  Sorry amma…

Just for smile – 10

Just 4 smile series after a long time

On a typical day at 7pm

Adi: Amma what is for my dinner?
Me: hmm I have not decided yet
Adi: W.H.A.T?  not decided yet?  how can you prepare it quick then? Its already time for my dinner.

This is just a sample of how she keeps me on my toes at home.

Did I say that am living far away from my MIL ? No I am not 😦

I bet

Today you cannot find a happiest soul like me anywhere in this world/universe/galaxy. I can tag today as one of my happiest day ever. any guesses? Let me know what you guessed before reading further
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My parents are landing here tonight.They will be staying with us for next two weeks before they head off to my brother’s place.Adi is overjoyed and myself no words can do justice to my emotions.

I wish there should have been a way to stop the clock ticking for a while. greedy me huh?

Happy One

Happy birthday my sweetheart. You have added myriad of good things to my life and made my life and your existence colorful and meaningful.  You have gained so many beautiful friends who visit you now and then to cheer us up and make us feel high in whatever baby steps we take together.
You are no doubt the mirror of my parenthood and hope Adi loves and cherishes you when she grows up as much as I do. You are very special and close to my heart.
Wishing you many many many more years to come. Wishing you a happy first birthday my dear blog.

My Sins against Gender-Stereotypes

I have been tagged by ambulisamma and I am always grateful to her for keeping me in loop be it an award or a tag.

The original tag is from here IHM.  Here I am recording my sins.

Things Sins I do against are

1. If driving four wheeler is considered to be manly then I am driving four wheeler since my college days and two wheeler since school days.I still remember those few generous uncles who saw me on the road and took the pain to visit my home just to have a talk with my dad about my two wheeler riding skills.I had hit 90 in my Kinetic and Maruti 800.

2. Managed office and home front alone with Adi at US of A for couple of months

3. Handled hospital stays of my parents and in-laws all by myself

4. As I read on most of the tag list I don’t like make-up, cosmetics or for that matter any gaudy stuff on usual days.

5. I track monthly bills payment at home.

6. Love to dismantle and patch up the electronic goods at home when they make a strike.

7. I simply love to follow the instructions and assemble any new item

8. Played kabadi, gilli, goli, cricket and what not during my school days

9. The streets have seen me more than my mom on holidays during school days. My parents were called after my name than my brother’s on most of the places we lived.

10. I can buy that first dress I stump upon while shopping unlike my mom who spends solid five hours before billing that first dress 😀

Though I

1. Love pink. Green is my next choice

2. Love to keep the home neat and tidy

3. like peppy talks

4. Love rangoli (used to compete with my neighbors in making the home entrance beautiful with colors during entire month of Margazhi (Tamil month famous for rangolis))

5. Cry at drop of the feather

6. love to cook delicious food theoretically I meant by reading all drooling recipes online end to end as if I am going to try my hands on the same day (Hope M is not reading this. He might disagree as I make a big deal to cook full meals – I meant sambar, rasam with a poriyal, kootu and varuval)

7. Love to drape cotton saree like the district collector ladies do in feature films.

8. like cakes, ice creams and chocolates

9. Try to act smart but can be easily put down by anyone (as many woman do)

10. Love interiors though I am yet to get a chance to explore it to the fullest.

I loved reading all your versions and wish to pass this tag to all who have not done this yet (I doubt if there is one left in this blogosphere)…

Kodak moments

Adi’s first photographic experience. I was impressed with the last two in the collage. She was lying down on the bed to get that angle…  You see professional photographers do give more importance to angle and perfection… SILENCE who is that laughing out loud there?

These were shot by her in the gap amma was desperately submitting their craft for artsy crafty june contest.

She knows the best time to do the stuffs that amma would never let her do by herself.