Where do you donate clothes ?

March 26, 2010 at 9:44 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 29 Comments

What do you do with your old clothes, clothes which are not really torn or worn but are off size ? If you donate , then where ?

The questions are directed to all , but I request Bangaloreans to come with specific details.

I have donated clothes and toys a few times , when office had organised collection center for goonj. After that I thought of donating directly at goonj collection center but no one actually picks phone there and so I do not know if that really exists.


Nothing Really..

March 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Posted in Cooking, Maid, Tags | 16 Comments

Another post of the kind..I just wanted to let you know that I am not on a sabbactical , just that I am not posting πŸ˜› Wierd na ..well I am wierd. I have a tag and 2 awards waiting , but I have been lazy to post.

Life is moving at pace these days. I have had 6 maids in 6 months with several days when there was none. so please pray that the recent one stays forever. The cook has also gone for vacation for a month and so I am cooking dinner as well (the only meal for which I had the cook) and that hardly leaves any time for me. I hope she comes back on saturday.

Meanwhile I read 2-3 books , easy reads as always. One ofcourse was Bringing up Vasu , the first year by Parul. I had bought it some 3 months back and hardly had time to read…glad that I am finally done πŸ™‚

Then I read 2 states by Chetan Bhagat and NameSake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Currently reading A Thousand Splendid Suns at snail pace. And I’m lovin it. I am so glad that I have finally started reading all over again.

Aryan’s school are closing from 1st April. And I am so waiting for the day , ask me why ..because I will get 30 mins of extra sleep when that happens πŸ˜€ Yeah, I am THAT kind of mom. At the same time , I feel I need to do something creative with him these 2 months and make life interesting to him. We did not plan any vacations in summers and so keeping him entertained will be a task. In-laws will be visiting in May and so he would enjoy 20 days of pampering atleast πŸ™‚

Aur Kya …

At work , I have new work , new technology , new things to learn and its working fine atleast as of now. Keeping fingers crossed , knowing what kind of unpredictable company I am in.

And now that I have started writing , let me do the tag as well.

Trish wants me to say 7 things about me and I worry that there would not be anything that you won’t know..but let me try.

1. I want to learn swimming and driving as soon as possible.

2. I am so glad to shed off some extra weight with lot of hard work ofcourse. And I swell up every time someone compliments.

3. In 5 years of my marriage and 3.5 years of motherhood , I have started enjoying cooking and I was secretly glad about the cook’s vacation , since I would be able to try some new recipes in her absence πŸ˜›

4. I did not try cooking any new things in this one month , since I would never remember the right thing to try at right time πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

5. I have 5 different sizes of clothes in my wardrobe and I do not know what to do with them.

6. I think I am a miser , may be. I cannot buy anything because I like it. I should know what I will do with it. Like if its a painting , where would I hang it. But I like to buy soveniers from the places we visit , small little piece as memory of the trip.

7. I have a dream of decorating Aryan’s room like a full fledged kiddy room but being in rented space and being using the other room as guest room , I wonder when will I be able to do that.

Real tough it was, I tell ya!!

And I tag Pixie , Swaram , softypinkngloriousred & Uma

Some questions for you

March 22, 2010 at 11:11 am | Posted in Thoughts, Work | 18 Comments

How much of your personal life do you discuss in office ?

Do you crib about certain family members / issues at work ?
Do you talk about your/family member’s wedding proposals in detail ?
Do you talk about the talks/fights/Issues/expectations between you and your partner ?
Do you talk about the antics of your kids ?
Do you share stories/pictures about you vacations ?

And whom do you share , if you do ?

With people who you consider friends and would like to be in contact even when you move jobs.
With team members / lunch partners who you just call friends.

I do talk about antics of my son and share pictures of my vacation with colleagues who ask or show interest in the same.

I do not share family issues / had not shared wedding proposals with anyone at work , even when I consider them friends.

I cannot think of talking about things between me and my partner to anyone in the world , except 1-2 people whom I consider my lifetime friends (and who are not at work) and that too in rare cirumstances.

But I have seen people doing all of the above. And so I wonder how different I am.

Hum Tum

March 18, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Posted in Flowers, Photos | 10 Comments

Mini Papayas..

March 15, 2010 at 10:09 am | Posted in Fruits, Photos | 1 Comment

..from the kitchen garden in Aryan’s Paternal home!

Does your spouse call you during his/her day ?

March 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Posted in Husband, Thoughts | 31 Comments

Does your spouse call you during his/her day ?

Mine does and so do I. Whenever we need , we call each other and talk about ..whatever ..whats happening in offices , what is the plan for evening /weekend , what is happening with Aryan, What did my mom say over phone ..whatever ..but we talk ..everyday …atleast once. Sometimes our talks last for only 30 seconds and sometimes 5 minutes or so, depending upon how we are placed at work.

Do you think its unusual ? I don’t think so. But one of my colleague does. He saw me talking to my spouse and asked if that was my Mom. When I told , no it was husband , his response was “WOW”. I said , “why WOW ? ” and there was another question , “he calls you everyday ?” , I said the obvious and he goes “Great !!!!”. Confused I asked , whats so great about it and he says , that he finds time to talk to you !!!

Now , first of all , not “HE” , “WE” find time to talk to each other. Second , we never really make any effort to find time to talk , it comes naturally to us. I look upto him when I have anything to talk and so does he. Its how we are. Its how I think all couples should be.

The colleague , is middle aged , married for long person. But he found it extraordinary.

Another friend of mine told me once that she and her husband hardly talk after they get home. She told that most of the time husband is busy with newspaper , while she takes care of house and kids. And at night too , she sleeps with the kids while husband , gets to bed late. And they are a happy couple. To me this is what is strange. How can you live with a person without a heartful talk. I feel stressed unless I tell my husband everything important that happened during the day. Having his point of view makes me feel relaxed. And I believe he sails in same boat.

Is this unusual ? How is it with you ?

It Happens Only In India – 1

March 12, 2010 at 9:31 am | Posted in KodaiKanal, Photos, Street, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Plastic Pots for Sale in Auto

Picture Taken On Way to Kodaikanal

Holi Milan

March 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Yes I am back and I had a great time ! But now I have no time to write about my great time 😦 Yeah , like some of you know office was really hectic before I went and the trip was uncertain , now that I am back its worse 😦 Hence the details about the trip will come in bits and pieces.

To start with , we attended a Holi Milan program on the eve of holi. It had a few artists performing folk dances. Plus everyone played holi with flowers. Nice experience over all ! A glimpse for you :

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