Sunday, June 21, 2015

Baby Girl's Midnight Shenanigans!

It is really late at night, when you are in a comatose state and floating between your dream world and the real when I hear a loud "thwaaack!"! I don't really hear a reaction and I touch Baby Girl to check and she seems at peace, fully asleep. So I go back to my dream world from which I woke up half-halfheartedly anyway!

In the morning, while S and I enjoy our cup of coffee and tea respectively, I ask him if he heard the "thwaaack" too and what it could have been? Meanwhile, Baby Girl saunters in with her usual demands of a "huggie"( where she will cling to me like a koala bear for a full 10-15 mins and sleep on my shoulder or lap) or her morning dose of cartoons for maybe half hour, after which she needs to get ready for the bus to go to play group.

S relates to me about what happened, in reality. Since the A/C was on, he was trying to cover Baby Girl with the blanket ( she always manages to kick off the blanket and sleeps in the cold!) which she whacked him on his chest!!!! 

When we asked her why she hit appa, she says "He was taking my Amma's monkey na? isiliye maine maaraa!!! ( That's why she hit him!)...Her first blanket had a monkey on it. Since then all blankets are monkeys!!!

I laughed out loud and kept relating the incident to friends and family! She is such a nutty little child and fills our lives with a lot of fun, excitement and surprises galore especially for S! ;-)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

....Just a fun tag!

I saw this interesting tag on Preeti's blog and decided to do it, just for fun! Here we go!

 1.   Would you rather go into the past and meet your ancestors or go into the future and meet your great-great grandchildren? 

I think I would like to meet my great-great grandchildren coz I am very curious to know how they turn out, how they look....are they a reflection of us? I am sure I would have at least seen some pictures or heard stories about my ancestors from my parents and grandparents. So this would be a good opportunity to have a glimpse of my future ( generations!).

2. Would you rather have more time or more money?

More time, for sure. You can make money any time. After all, time is money!

3. Would you rather have a rewind button or a pause button on your life? 

Hmmmmm.....honestly neither! I am someone who makes up her mind pretty quickly about important decisions and once I have made up my mind, I never look back. I have no regrets, PERIOD. So why would i like a rewind button?
As for the pause button, how will I ever know what will happen in the future? You should always look forward, not be stuck in a time warp!

4.   Would you rather be able to talk with the animals or speak all foreign languages?

I would love to speak all foreign languages, its awesome to be a multi-linguist. I am not too much of an animal person, i guess.

5.  Would you rather win the lottery or live twice as long?

Definitely win the lottery! Isn't one lifetime enough already?

6.  Would you feel worse if no one showed up to your wedding or to your funeral?

Yes I would. I definitely care for my loved ones and I would want the ones I love to be there - for both! They are important milestones in one's life and when I get married, I would love to have all their good wishes and blessings. When I die, I will know how much i was loved and missed!

7. Would you rather be without internet for a week, or without your phone?

Without my phone. I can't live without the internet - I do a lot of professional and personal interactions via the cyberspace.

8.  Would you rather meet George Washington, or the current President?

Why would I want to meet American Presidents? Honestly, I would love to meet our very own Mr. APJ Abdum Kalam and Mr. Narendra Modi, our outstanding Indian leaders.

9.  Would you rather lose your vision or your hearing?

Ha ha...what a weird question! I would love to hear and see only good things. I would prefer losing the ability to see /hear evil , negative things maybe?

10. Would you rather work more hours per day, but fewer days or work fewer hours per day, but more days?

I love a good work-life balance. So I think work more hours per day, but fewer days.

11. Would you rather listen to music from the 70’s or music from today?

I wasn't even born in the 70's! So definitely music from today....I am an ardent fan of A.R.Rahman and anything melodious,calming or energizing - depends on my mood.

12.Would you rather become someone else or just stay you? 

I am someone who is in love with myself. So Always ME!

13.Would you rather be Batman or Spiderman?

Batman, for sure! He works towards becoming a superhero and is someone you can relate to, replete with fears like any other human being.

14. Would you rather be stuck on a broken ski lift or in a broken elevator?

Neither! Why would i want to be stuck anywhere?

15.  For your birthday, would you rather receive cash or gifts?

Gifts, for sure and especially if its something I love. I'd rather someone would make an effort to go buy me a gift or try to learn what I love rather than conveniently just hand over cash to me.

This was are welcome to pick up the tag, whoever reads this. I would love to read yours too! Please comment on this blog if and when you do.

Friday, June 5, 2015


It is 3 a.m. at night...S and I are fast asleep. With Baby Girl being to hyperactive, we just need to hit the bed and we are already asleep! Anyway, we don't realize that she has woken up...has climbed down across the bed from her crib and walked down to the door...the door is closed and I can hear her wailing.

I struggle to firstly open my eyes and hurriedly look for the light and put it on. She comes running to me wailing, and says "I love -li you Amma ( I love you Amma!)" repeatedly. I am widely awake and aware from my comatose state now. I am smiling now and laughingly hug my little darling!

Of course, I love you too, my little darling heart...I love you with ALL my heart! 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Life is so much better now!

Further to this, I came across this...and my faith in love and romance is restored! :P. Just looking at him and the movies he acted in, brings back fond memories when he made such an optimistic, positive influence in my life. Really.

As a dreamy teenager with swift mood swings and an extra sensitive nature, just listening or watching a song he featured in, or dreaming that I married him - and it was good enough to uplift my mood. It is the idea of a man like Arvindswamy, that makes me get all excited and happy - his great looks, sophistication, sexy voice, his dreamy eyes, suaveness and my ability to imagine a tall man as a loving, caring and intelligent person. Yes, I am obsessed with height especially along with men. They MUST be tall. If Arvindswamy was short, he would not appeal to me in the least ( not that he cares!) or even if he smoked, i would be put off...but its nice to dream about "arvindswamy" in all his perfection. The beautiful music and the ambience adds to his charm.

There is no way our paths may cross at fact, even if I meet him, i doubt i will behave like a sappy fan - its just not who I am! I think I am more in love with the concept of being love rather than being in love itself.

As I read this, I sound very silly and child-like to the extent of sounding very immature. Nevertheless, now that I am a grown woman - a happily married woman, a mother and all that jazz yet this is a space in my mind, where i fantasize about the perfect man - i am the little girl - in awe of this beautiful person. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Glass Fixation!

.... I am thankful that I still have this fixation! I went for a 1-day workshop to learn glass painting somewhere far away in our city, for which my darling husband graciously drove me over to the class...waited almost half the day just roaming around and then came back to pick me up! He is the sweetest!!

Since then, I have worked on various projects at different phases of my life...and they all adorn walls of some friends and their beautiful homes, including my parents! After I had Baby Girl, I didn't have much time to myself. So the glass painting didn't happen that I have some "me time", I have begun to work on new projects. Here's a complete framed one...and I am working on another in the same "garden" theme!

One of my friends noticed this...if you look closely, it looks like there is a smiling face in the centre. I honestly didn't paint with the face in mind...the colours and branches are in a such a way that it appears so, with a smirk!