Archive | January 2, 2014

2013 in retrospect

31st Dec 2013 – I asked Amma if we are stepping into 2013 or 2014. Such was my experience with 2013. Did I really live through all 365 days of a year and still few new about it as if the year never happened?

I did blogging marathon in Jan,
Our family was blessed with the best gift in Feb,
LHB and I lived like zombies in Mar and Apr,
I joined my work back in May,
M returned to India (for good?) in June,
Kids and I followed him and joined in-laws in July,
M moved back to US (kidding not!) in August,
Kids and I had unlimited fun at India in Sep, Oct,
Kids and I moved back to US in Nov,
We setup the new home at US, I joined new work spot with long commute in Dec.

As you read, 2013 has seen me enjoying the best (LHB) and dealing with the worst (moving countries within few months with two kids in tow is no mean feat). It was Amma who helped me to retain my sanity at every stage. She played a major role in our life in 2013 and I am ever grateful to her. 

As for other major happenings:

I lost baby weight (10kgs) with regular workout at India, I know, I know, I am gaining them back now rapid fast. Losing weight is much easier than maintaining the lost weight and as I read somewhere (is that your post Maya?) weight loss is not a destination its a journey. “Life time changes” is still work in progress..

Between, what is their problem if my tummy is bigger? The other day, a girl at work asked me “Are you expecting?”. I managed saying “No, I delivered a baby few months ago”. But, how long can I hide under this hood? Yes, my tummy is bigger for my body size and I absolutely don’t know how to cut it down and Yes, I am aware of all those ab exercises, crunches and squads but I am not able to get to it.

Adi, has some health issues and at this point we don’t know the cure for it though I have found a preventive measure which needs to be followed regularly.

Adi, acted as a darling and adapted quite well with all the changes we were going through in 2013. Changing schools in few months between countries was not a piece of cake for a 8 year old but I am proud about how she handled it.

We thought 2013 will be the year to decide about our future home but here we are still living as nomads.

Hope 2014 will show us some light. After all, hope is the key to future. Hello 2014!!!