Stars, Moon And Ball :-)

June 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Cooking, Talks about Aryan | 11 Comments

Thought of posting it on Healthy and Tasty , but then I am not sure if it qualify as a recipe. Potato cutlets in various shapes for the prince of the house.

Aryan first look was of surprise. Second he tried pasting them to sky. Third he took a few bites πŸ™‚ Worth the effort..what do you say ?

Of Memories & Surprises

June 26, 2008 at 10:16 am | Posted in Gift, Husband, Memories, Surprises | 10 Comments

Yesterday one of my friend asked me for ideas to celebrate her first anniversary and gifts for her husband. I was clueless. Then she said , to share the ways I have celebrated my anniversaries.

So I told her that I do silly things and I don’t really know what to gift him when. I always believed in greeting cards and buy the most apt ones for all occasions. And she requested me to share those silly things. And here I go. Though I don’t really remember , what I did for anniversary ,what for his birthday and what for valentines day , I will share all.

Once , I remember that I was expecting and was adviced bed rest. It was his birthday and I tried hard for a week to order a cake , but could order just a bouque. So I ordered the bouque a day in advance and hid it in balcony. Got up before midnight , prepared his favourite halwa and decorated a heart on it with cashews. Decorated a table , with halwa , flowers and candles and woke him up at 12.00.

Once I ordered dinner and served it on terrace , candle light ofcourse.

Once I got a plane cake and did the icing at home and surprised him πŸ™‚

Once I sent him perfumes and shirt on office address, on the D day.

Once I gifted him a personalized calender with pics of Aryan.

AND LAST but NOT THE LEAST :

Once, I got up at midnight, took a RED polythene bag and cut out hearts from it , wrote love quotes and pasted it all over the house (mirror,fridge,bathroom ad where ever he would notice). This was accompanied by some heart shaped ballons as well. He was thrilled to see all that next morning.

So thats about it. Its all for you J. And for you Mama-Mia , since you asked me to share my surprise stories πŸ™‚

Thank you for helping me record these memories πŸ™‚

Editted to add : Just thought of making this a tag , and I tag ~nm,WIAN,Life Begins,Poppins and DDMom. Share you surprise stories πŸ™‚

Time Flies

June 24, 2008 at 7:27 am | Posted in Just Like That, Parenting | 15 Comments

21st June, 2008 , 9.00 AM

Scene : A mother, a father and a kid at home. The kid just woke up and having milk.Father is lost in news paper , while mother is busy looking at the child.

Mother : “Today is 21st, Aryan is 11 months today. It will be his birthday next month.”
Father : “Ohh yaa, Next month will be his birthday. Lets buy him a new toy today , to celebrate monthesary.”
Mother : “Okay”

Pause

Mother : “Ohh No..Its not 11 months , it will be his 2nd Birthday next month, he is 23 months old today.”
Father : “hahhaha”
Mother : “2 years , time really flies”

P.S. : I am weak in maths , but believe me it was not about maths.

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

June 18, 2008 at 11:12 am | Posted in Articles, Sleep | 7 Comments

I read this article in Times Magzine today. Let me write the key points :

1. Studies show that people who sleep between 6.5 hr. and 7.5 hr. a night, as they report, live the longest.

2. People who sleep 8 hr. or more, or less than 6.5 hr., they don’t live quite as long.

3. Morbidity [or sickness] is also “U-shaped” in the sense that both very short sleep and very long sleep are associated with many illnesses with depression, with obesityβ€”and therefore with heart disease and so forth.

4. We can prevent a lot of insomnia and distress just by telling people that short sleep is O.K.

5. Spending less time in bed actually makes sleep better.

Conclusion
I am going to live less than normal…for any amount of sleep doesnot satisfy me πŸ™‚

Do read the full article ..its interesting πŸ™‚

I am more quirky or Aryan ?

June 17, 2008 at 9:31 am | Posted in Just Like That, Quirks, Tags, Talks about Aryan | 11 Comments

Thanks to K3 and Emaan’s mom, I was tagged twice to write Aryan’s quirks but then I thought let me write Aryan’s and mine. Now you can decide whether I am more quirky or Aryan.
These are the rules:
1.Link the person(s) who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog (here they are!)
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours…
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

Mine

1. I keep checking my mailbox for new comments every 15 minutes.
2. I cannot leave a mail unread, whatever it may be.
3. When I eat . I clean my plate till the last grain.
4. I drink water after having hot milk,after sweets and after fruits but never after ice creams.
5. I cannot buy a foot wear easily. It has to be super duper comfortable.
6. I can sleep any time and anywhere.

Aryan’s

1. He cannot see Mummy or papa barefoot. He runs to get slippers for us. Yesterday he woke up at midnight due to cough. So while he was awake, he started crying because I was standing barefoot πŸ˜› .
2. He feels that the cook needs all the vessels in the house for cooking and keep giving him one after the other.
3. He thinks that only Nanu(My father) calls me on my phone , so if its my phone , he needs to talk to Nanu.
4. He loves his shoes and so if you wish to remove his pants , do it without removing the shoes.
5. If Mumma opens the window in the car , papa should follow and vice versa. And why can the AC be not on , with glasses down.
6. He calls me papa at times.

And I tag Prisha and her mom, Kuttan and his mom and Rishab and his mom. Do it as you like it , as 2 tags or as 1.
P.S : Aryan’s quirks will be replicated on his blog as well for record, but not as a tag.

Just to Inform – I am still alive

June 16, 2008 at 11:58 am | Posted in Day Care, Just Like That, Rant | 10 Comments

Life is busy at office these days , so hardly getting time to read and write 😦 The home PC was also unwell , resumed to life yesterday evening. Didnot even replied to so many comments and mails. Sorry ladies and Gentlemen 😦

Whats the post about ..just some updates and rants πŸ™‚

Weekend was just the usual , with a trip to a mall , buying of veggies , slight back ace , a few fights , cooking favourite dishes, one dine out and playing with Aryan.

Aryan is suffering from cough and cold. I just cannot see him coughing. Blame the weather 😦

These days I get head ache too often, need to discover the reason. Plus my weight is increasing exponentially and trust me I try a lot to control my taste buds. I should try and figure out if all is right with the system. Also , should plan some workout. I am too reluctant for this one except for a 15 mins walk everyday , I don’t really do anything 😦

I need to study as well. Thats one of my oraganizational goal to complete a certification. This is a reminder to myself πŸ™‚

My dilemma for day care / preschool / school and house continues. The current house doesnot suit me. I hate the distance from office and plus the stairs indoors. We should shift. But then we do not know where . Aryan’s day care doesnot have a preschool. So we need a preschool , but our concious doesnot allow us for letting Aryan travel from preschool to day care, he is too small. But at the same time we lack guts to shift his day care. Somehow we trust that place plus Aryan is settled. So these questions are at the back of mind 24/7.

Thats it for the day. Will write more when I have lesser work and more time πŸ™‚

I in ME

June 11, 2008 at 9:30 am | Posted in Tags | 6 Comments

Usha tagged me on this one and here I go :

I am: just another woman.
I think: I am lucky to have the life I have.
I know: too little.
I want: Aryan to grow up into a good human being.
I have: the love and support of my family.
I wish: I was little more patient.
I hate: liars.
I miss: my childhood.
I fear: of lonliness.
I feel: Life is beautiful
I hear: Aryan laughing
I smell: roses
I crave: for ice creams 24/7.
I search: for the things I kept safely somewhere πŸ˜›
I wonder: if you want to know all this about me??
I regret: not being able to become a doctor
I love: nature.
I ache: when I see street children.
I care: for all.
I am not:THE BEST.
I believe: in God
I dance: too bad
I sing: when I am in a good mood.
I cry : often.
I don’t always : know what I want πŸ˜›
I fight : for what I think is right
I write: for myself.
I win: friends.
I lose: when I fight with Aryan.
I never: quit before trying.
I always: try to be puntual.
I confuse: between similiar blogger names πŸ˜›
I listen: to my heart
I can usually be found: running behind Aryan.
I am scared: to loose love.
I need: a vacation.
I am happy about:All I have.

I am not tagging anyone , so feel free to take this up πŸ™‚

You know your son is a GROWN UP boy when…

June 6, 2008 at 4:52 am | Posted in Just Like That, Talks about Aryan | 12 Comments

… He orders you to keep quiet (by crying or shouting) , as you are humming a song / lullababy to him(NOW , you know how bad I sing).
…He refuses to give / accept a kiss.

Parenting Woes

June 4, 2008 at 10:41 am | Posted in Language Confusion, Parenting, Potty Training, Walking | 14 Comments

1. How to make him WALK, when we go out? Whenever we go out , he wants to be carried. Carried and that too , only by Mumma. I figured out that he gets scared on road by vehicles , but then he refuses to walk in Malls and supermarkets as well. If you want him to walk , it has to be a open and peaceful place , like a park 😦 Outings have become a pain for me due to this reason. I wish to go out and take him out over the weekends and end up with a frown and bad back ache.

2. How to form his potty habit ? The doctor , the MIL and the husband insist on making him do potty after morning milk. But he refuses to sit.

3. How to avoid the language confusion ? I did post on this long ago and the problem persists.

4. How to save my skin. Aryan bites and hits me at the smallest disagreement.

5. How to make him a bit less sensitive and a bit more social.He cries at the drop of a hat and takes a hell lot of time to mingle with people.

10 things…

June 2, 2008 at 11:34 am | Posted in Just Like That, Tags | 8 Comments

…I miss right now

1. UP/Delhi’s Chaat

2. Dada Dadi’s Home and My Dada Dadi also (They are no long)

3. Spending girlie time with my cousins and catching up with their life

4. Those weekends with Anupam when we had too much of time and too little to do.(2 years back …sigh!)

5. Chatting with friends for LOOOONG over the phone.

6. The year I spent in hostel and the friends there.

7. Delhi ,South ex , Sarojini Nagar and Dilli Haat and DTC Buses πŸ˜›

8. My jeans and some other favourite dresses.

9. My College Friends , haven’t met them from ages.Couldn’t attend their weddings as well 😦

10. All the attention I got in pregnancy πŸ˜›

…I wish to achieve in next decade
1. Wear those favourite dresses that I mentioned in point No. 8 above.

2. Own a house.

3. Drive a car.

4. Experience motherhood all over again.

5. Visit South East Asia.6. Stay in a house boat.

7. Learn to dance , atleast a little.

8. PLUS ALL THE ONES HERE.

This one was for you Mama Mia.
And I tag PG, Neera, Bickering Kitten & Nirmal.

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