Do I need a Reason ?

February 27, 2008 at 9:26 am | Posted in Tags | 5 Comments

Pixie asked me reasons to be happy everyday.Do I need any ? Anyways Pixie , since you ask :

– Aryan and whatever he does , except when he is a real brat.
– A cup of tea , when Anupam makes it. He does , sometimes !
– My daily call with my Mom
– Words of love
– When I see Anupam and Aryan , together and happy.
– When I plan my trip home πŸ™‚ Or any other family vacation.
– When my mom dad come
– Flowers , they make me smile , even in pictures
– When I get a Good morning mail from old friends , once in a while.
– When Friends call.
– My daily chat with my co-sister , even if its just HI-BYE.
– When I get to sleep for long πŸ˜›

Don’t you think its getting long ..I can write more ..lets cut it here πŸ™‚
And I tag , MySunshine ,Asha ,Moppet and COS.

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20 on 20

February 26, 2008 at 10:20 am | Posted in Introspection, Tags | 1 Comment

Pixie tagged me again..and she pampered me again ..by saying she would choose to read me , if she has to choose just 5 among all.
The 20 questions Tag:
1. Name Three Things you Enjoy?
– Watching the sky and the birds and the stars and the sea and the flowers…basically I enjoy nature
– Soft Music
– Sensible Movies
(This was the replaced question)

2. If you have the chance, what would you probably say to your beloved one?- Love you ALWAYS
3. If you were to be stranded on a deserted island, who are the 3 blog buddies you would take with you?*only 3?* Okay .. you mean 3 in each category πŸ˜›
Baby Blogs

~nm for Anirudh’s world
– Kodi Meow
– Aryan’s Mom
General

MytakeonEverything (mutual admiration society)
ki jana main kaun
Agelessbonding
Creative
Creative OutBursts
Pritika Sketches
Safron Tree
Can I write two more categories ???
4. Where is the place that you want to go the most?
Moon
5. If you can have 1 dream to come true, what would it be?
Have a NICE house ..tailor made to our smallest need
6. Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most?
Ummmm…nothing really…
7. What are you afraid to lose the most?
My family and their love
8. What would you do if you found a briefcase full of money?
Buy my dream house
9. If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
I have already confessed !!
10. List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you…
Pixie..my intution says
– She is straightforward
– sensitive
– and intelligent
11. What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?
You mean I can ask for MORE?
12. Which type of person do you hate the most?
I give it you Pixie – hypocrites
13. What is your ambition?
Raise Aryan to be a good human being
14. What is the thing that will make you think someone is a bad person?
No respect for others
15. What is the one thing you would change about yourself?
Can say three please …okay ..I need to be more patient , systematic , cool-minded.
16. Are you a shopaholic or no?
NO!
17. What is your stress buster?
Sleeping it off comes first and then comes blogging
18. What should be done to people who make such long tags..
Will tell you ..once I see them
19. Do you think God actually exists?
Yes for sure.
20. What is your one great weakness?
I am a sleepaholic πŸ˜›

Rules: Remove 1 question from the tag and add your personal question. Make it a total of 20 questions, then tag people in your list, list them out at the end of this post. Notify them that he/she has been tagged.
I tag: ~nm, Sodium, Usha and MummyJaan

Celebrating This Day!

February 19, 2008 at 5:50 am | Posted in ExcerptsfromNANMUNsjournal | 3 Comments

Two years back ,on this day, I sensed my little bundle of joy moving inside me.
I am getting nostalgic by reproducing the excerpts from my online journal during pregnancy. This was written in baby language. If interested , read the full thing here

Feb 19, 2006
Mummy papa went for a movie called Rang de basanti.After some 5 – 10 minutes mummy felt some thing pricking in her tummy.She started thinking, was that me…:-D She kept her hand on her tummy sooooooo lovingly.Then she felt pricking again. She told papa that she feels ,nanmun is moving but she is not very sure. Papa was watching movie and did not pay much attention..:( Within few minutes I was quiet. After interval, again she felt me move.Now, she was little more confident that it was me..:D.
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Feb 20, 2006
Mummy was very excited about the incident during the movie. She discussed with tai ji but taiji was also not sure if it was me. She discussed with all her friends , the mom- to – be’s in May and July. They all said , it was me and my mumma is soooooooo happy now. She is desparately waiting to feel me again but I am playing hide and seek with her …*giggle*

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Feb 24, 2006
Mumma woke up at midnight,she felt the same pricking sensation in her tummy.Similiar to what she felt during the movie.She immediately thought of me.Then she slept with her hand on tummy and a smile on her face.Now she believes even more , that its ME…:D

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Happy Anniversary to US

February 16, 2008 at 2:39 pm | Posted in Anniversary | 11 Comments

Saturday I completed 3 years of togetherness with Anupam. So what did we do ? Nope ..no flowers , cake and dinner. I think I am done with these. Over the years , on each occasion , we go out for dinner. Plus at this age what Aryan enjoy least is a dine out for he has to sit at one place for so long. So this time we planned a day out in a resort in the outskirts of Bangalore. Aryan had a blast.
It was a different day and perhaps the best anniversary celebrations for us. We reached at noon , played with Aryan. Had some yummy punjabi food , in a spacious , not so formal restaurant. Played again , around the pool and on the swings and were back home by evening. On the way back Aryan had a good nap. And when he woke up , I asked him..”Aaj Aryan ne bahut maza kiya na ” and I got a BIG SMILE in reply.
Some pictures and a lot more on Times of Aryan.


Cocconut tree ..A usual thing for south indians , but for me I just love them.

A Cottage at the resort


The Pool – Aryan wanted to jump in this


Some Fruits were all over the place. Don’t know what this was , but it fascinated Aryan and he went on collecting them.


The Smile for which I did all this.


Aryan’s Pussy cat.

Fire Drill – Why ?

February 15, 2008 at 10:25 am | Posted in FireDrill | 3 Comments

We have a fire drill/evacuation drill at our office today. Which means , the fire alarm will ring and we need to run down the stairs to an assembly point. I have had been to many fire drills in this and previous company. But everytime its only one thing that comes to my mind.

Why do they have to do a pre-announced fire drill. How can they practice the evacuation , when everyone knows there is no emergency. Incase of actual emergency , whats tough to manage is the panic. When we work in a office , we usually know the way out. But in case of actual emergency , its the sudden panic and the rush to escape first that causes the problem. In these pre announced drills , that is not there. People happily wait for the time of the drill , happily walk down the stairs and wait for the head count. Some of them escape the drill by straying at the ground floor.

I feel , that they should either only a proper training , or should do a surprise fire drill. At the most they can announce that there will be a fire drill this week. No date and time should be announced.Only then can they simulate the actual situation. Only then they can know how people will react , what is missing , how much time people actually take to evacuate, what happens to people in meeting rooms and toilets etc , and plan better. Don’t you think so ?

Gone are the Days…Another sweet email

February 14, 2008 at 4:47 am | Posted in ForwardedMail | 4 Comments
Gone are the days!!! My Friend…

When

The school reopened in June,

And we settled in our new desks and

benches!

When we queued up in book depot,

And got our new books

and notes!

When we wanted two Sundays and no Mondays, yet

managed to line up daily for the morning prayers.

We learnt writing with

slates and pencils, and

Progressed To fountain pens and ball pens and then Micro tips!

When we began drawing with crayons and evolved to

Color pencils and finally sketch pens!

When we started calculating

first with tables and then with

Clarke’s tables and advanced to

Calculators and computers!

When we chased one another in the

corridors in Intervals, and returned to the classrooms

Drenched in sweat!

When we had lunch in classrooms, corridors,

Playgrounds,

under the trees and even in cycle sheds!

When all the colors in the world,

Decorated the campus on the Second Saturdays!

Whena single P.T. period in the week’s Time Table,

Was awaited more eagerly than the monsoons!

When cricket was played with writing pads as bats,

And Neckties and socks rolled into balls!

When few played

“kabadi” and “Kho-Kho” in scorching sun,

While others simply played

“book cricket” in the

Confines of classroom!

Of fights but no conspiracies,

Of Competitions but seldom jealousy!

When we used to

watch Live Cricket telecast,

In the opposite house in Intervals and Lunch breaks!

When few rushed at 3:45 to

“Conquer” window seats in our School bus!

While few others had “Big Fun”, “peppermint”,

“kulfi”, ” milk ice !” and “sharbat !” at 4o Clock!

Gone are the days

Of Sports Day,

and the annual School Day ,

And the one-month long

preparations for them.

Gone are the days

Of the stressful Quarterly,

Half Yearly and Annual Exams, And the most

enjoyed holidays after them!

Gone are the days

Of tenth and twelfth standards, when

We Spent almost the whole year writing revision tests!

We learnt,

We enjoyed,

We played,

We won,

We lost,

We laughed,

We cried,

We fought,

We thought.

With so much fun in them, so many friends,

So much experience, all this and more!

Gone are the days

When we used

to talk for hours with our friends!

Now we don’t have time to say a `Hi’!

Gone are the days

When we played games on the road!

Now we

Code on the road with laptop!

Gone are the days

When we saw stars

Shining at Night!

Now we see stars when our code doesn’t

Work!

Gone are the days

When we sat to chat with Friends on grounds!

Now we chat in chat rooms…..!

Gone are the days

Where we

studied just to pass!

Now we study to save our job!

Gone are the days

Where we had no money in our pockets and still fun filled on our hearts!!

Now we have the atm as well as credit card but with an empty heart!!

Gone are the days

Where we shouted on the road!

Now we don’t shout even at home

Gone are the days

Where we got lectures from all!

Now we give lectures to all… like the one I’m doing now….!!

Gone are the days

But not the memories, which will be

Lingering in our hearts for ever and ever and

Ever and ever and ever …..

Gone are the Days…. But still there are lot more Days to come in our Life!!

NO MATTER HOW BUSY YOU ARE ,

DONT FORGET TO

LIVE THE LIFE THAT STILL

EXISTS……

I am getting crazy

February 12, 2008 at 7:07 am | Posted in Parenting | 8 Comments

Doing the flash back post early this morning has sure enhanced my mood , but not enough to let go what has been bothering me. Quite recently I did a post on how Aryan has been a brat these days. Now I must say that brat is a word too small for Aryan.

Yesterday evening he saw butter in fridge and wanted to eat it. Eat it as in just butter. I made him taste a little. But he insisted on more. I offered bread slice with butter , but he wanted just butter. I tried to explain and gave so many different options , but he cried his heart out. He rolled on floor , scratched my face , pulled my hair , bite my legs , all for little butter. This biting thing is whats driving me crazy from long time. You just don’t respond to him for a second and he will bite you at the most wierd place possible. So yesterday I lost my temper and he got one on his cheek.

This was not all. About an hour later , at around 10 , we were trying to put him to sleep. But he suddenly started crying. After a long time we could figure out that he wanted to go to living room and so hubby took him there. But NO , he wanted to go to living room with me coz he doesnot want to sleep now. I tried to compromise by playing with him , reading books, singing song , but all in vain. We should do what he says. And so the tantarum repeated. This time Anupam gave him one , for the first time.

Now , though he doesnot get hit so often , but these kinds of tantarams have become a daily affair. He wishes to command us for each and everything. After office , I should spend 100 % time with him. Should repond to his needs within 1 second. Should do only what he wants. All this is driving us nuts.

This weekend , we went shopping for grocery and he wanted to bring all the shelves down. When I resisted , I got a scratch under my eye.

I do not know what should I do to discipline this guy. I don’t give in to him , but I do compromise , coz I cannot let him cry forever. But it doesnot work always. Sometimes I loose my temper like anything. Sometimes he doesnot compromise and he leave him crying for long.

Something is not right. God knows what.

Flashback !

February 12, 2008 at 5:04 am | Posted in Just Like That, Tags | 4 Comments

PG and K3 have tagged me on this one ,

“Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given : family, friend, yourself, your love, anything you like. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.”
So here it goes

Family : I did not do detailed posts about my family members , but I did wrote about my relationship with my brother and about his wedding. I did a Thank you post for my parents and I write a seperate blog for my son.

Friends : I did a real nostalgic post about my college friends.

Yourself : I can just go on and on about myself πŸ˜› Read them all here.

Love : Ohh yes ..I did write my love story once.

Likings : How about secrets ?

And I tag , JLT , Kiran, Dame, SuigglesMom and Guru AND BangaloreMom and Preethi.

Shalabh’s Wedding

February 9, 2008 at 5:49 pm | Posted in Photos, Wedding | 5 Comments

Shalabh’s wedding was the most awaited event in our house and every one was so very excited. This includes especially me. I was also apprehensive about Aryan and the cold weather there and his health and behaviour.

All went pretty well , atleast better than my expectation. Aryan did got fever for a day and red cheeks due to cold. But it was not too bad and he enjoyed the attention and fun. He became clingy on the wedding day , because of too many people and noise. Due to which I was not able to dance in Barat , I would have felt bad , only if I knew dancing. Though every one else felt bad for me not able to dance much in my brother’s wedding dur to Aryan , only I know that he was my saviour πŸ™‚

This wedding also gave a chance to Anupam to meet my family closely and spend time with them. Since we stay quite far from our relatives , we only get to meet out parents in the little vacatons we get. Meeting other relatives always remain on wish list only.

Its already a week from the wedding and we are still in the same mood. I am still getting dreams from the wedding , still feeling tired and sleep, laundry is still waiting and there is still a unpacked suitcase. All what we did since we are back is downloaded and uploaded pics πŸ™‚

Now that the bride and groom are back from their honeymoon too and its a monday today..I think its high time to be back to work. Before I do that..here are some pics for you all πŸ™‚


Puja Thali


Mini Groom


Mini Groom


Bride


Dance


At Home

For My Buddies

February 8, 2008 at 7:36 am | Posted in Awards | 3 Comments

I am back from the wedding and I have two pleasant surprises waiting. One from Aryan’s Mom and another from ~NM.What’s strange is both of them signify affection. I am really touched. What more could I ask for , to be back after a vacation to find the Blogging Buddies award and some flowers for my little one.

So since the flowers were from one Aryan to another ..let me post it on his blog. For the Best Blogging Buddies award ..I pass this on to

Pixie : Coz she sounds like my twin sister at times.

Poppin’s Mom : Coz I always feel like reading her post on priority…don’t know why.

DD Mom : Coz I somehow have a feeling that she is a lovable person.

And last but not the least ,

Aryan’s Mom : I have developed a special bond with her in a very short time ..may be since we have son’s with same name and age.

P.S : Keep waiting for Wedding Updates and Pictures. Though NM is already doing the honours.

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