21 July 2016

when is the right time?

Its been a mix of this and that for last few months, revolving my routine , a bit of stepping out for fresh air with friends, a bit of relishing some good food outside, a bit of meeting with H's cousins, a bit of catching with my sister ranting about the kids, a bit of daily dose of coffee with the gang......and At end of day wonder where is all this leading to? Am I happy with just this? 

Am i ready for something more, to broaden the horizon and explore the unknown territory which has been an alien to me for past few years. Its the same question ticking my mind, whether I have jumped into a comfort zone which in reality just want to come out of it....Its just my mind fighting that I need to pull myself out of this and get going.....Its my son who is always my reason to convince that I can enjoy all this, yet seeing a working mother run around; ticks my gulit level higher....

So what is right? When is it the right time?
Can I go on like this? Is this all the Big 2 M's are about???? Marriage and Motherhood?
Where are my ambition to Travel, To earn and To find myself getting into adventurous zone every other day?

 Hope to find all this soon....

03 March 2016

Coffee dates and Elephants!!!!

Coffee dates and Elephants!!!!

Well, the subjects talks of two different things which I have enjoyed (or) look forward to  the most in past 2 month!

First one is “Coffee date”, WITH MY HUSBAND.

2015 was all about ranting on how he just doesn’t grant enough time,  how he acts as an nonentity with me and it goes on and on like this and my rant has flown to deaf ears!!!……slowly have realized we have passed that stage of holding hands and making weekend plans…It just not him / us!

But something which has come as a refresher in past few days is our frequent trip to SLV hotel, for a cup of coffee and our small talks. It’s a 10 min walk from our place, which we plan adhoc and share a hot cup of strong coffee; talking for 10 to 15 mins and head back home…It’s the best time spent with H in recent times, energizing to be standing in a shade; in midst of crowd and enjoying our freetime together….I definitely love south Bangalore and this just adds to my happiness!


Next comes my love to read books, which has been my savior from being too drawn into household stuff / Sammy….have read many in last 2 months but the BEST has been this book by Lawrence “Elephant Whisperer”, absolutely engaging and every page is a learning along with  love for the life in bush and for elephants and for wildlife …… 
Its about Lawrence adopting a herd of Elephants and winning their trust and love which is the beginning of their remarkable relationship b/w man and beast!!! Simply loving it to every detail!!! Thanks to my friend SM who shared this book….Just pick this

Celebrating Feb 28th !!!

Just done with my Birthday celebration!!! I call it a celebration for couple of reasons!!!

>    I usually go out of Bangalore, away from my routine during this time but this time we stayed back at home and wishes showered from In-laws and Parents.

b)      My big boy made it special by getting a small cake and demanding a candle to be lit and cut it with me…what more can I ask for…

c)       Visited my parents, my Dad was sooper excited to have us at home.


d)      And finally we went out for dinner and I relished my fav Aglio-Olio!


18 February 2016

FEBRUARY 2016

February is my favorite month of the year and what a better start to re-ignite this space. Its been a mix of stuff happening from January, with lot of ideas not really taking shape like planned, but the resolutions are etched hard this time in head! 

I will not spare myself and get lost in family drama ( not that they are not important) but refuse to use my busy family schedule as reason. I have not been able to even eat out a decent meal in peace outside, which is just on top of my list “ TO RELISH DIFFERENT CUISINE in multiple places” this year!

 I might not weight more than 60 Kg, but my love to eat out and try diverse tang just doesn’t abscond. I sense and dream of it at times, I watch cooking channels as if am watching a james bond movie….nah, make that a DDLJ movie!
I will make it a point to write every detail of the food am eating out , which might give me some peace J

First stop – MTR with my dad tomorrow….

and more resolutions coming up...

07 July 2015

Crazy boy at 3.....

Its been mentally and physically exigent to manage the routine effortlessly, since Sammy boy doesn’t behave the same and its real crazy to match his temperament and his demand for my time; makes my PLAN go upside down. His spirit is unmatchable and leads to asperity in my voice all day long, troubling me at times with the behavior.

Maybe its age3 act with all kids; but the mother who handles differ and few might be apropos at this act, but I fail at times to hold the fort right. It starts from the time he wakes up; demanding for milk and screaming without reason until its time for his school..I would be half parched and then comes by home related work. The routine cutting, dicing and cooking continues day in and day out, reading in between which seems like my only means of peace at that moment. The rest of day continues with more drama and fun, playing in the park in the evening which is a pet of our routine now.


The most difficult part is the eating time and It surprises me that am still surviving…My complaints go unheard and its my job. So if anyone is asking me what am I doing all day at home, Its like what the hell?

( Am posting this after 3 months of writing,must say will come back  with the latest, which is sure a lot more better than the state of art it was )

Shrutz

19 January 2015

My Mantra to Kill stress - FOOD!

My Love for FOOD!

Two back to back dinner celebration with harsha/ friends; just tells me its been a good week. I love Food and that’s enough to keep me excited in midst of my well defined routine.

Am a person who enjoys the simplest of food, relish without being crabby nor a critic. Anyone can just gimme a plate full of food (It has to be Vegetarian) and I don’t even lift my head till I am done…
I love cooking, simple south Indian dishes being my darling. Living in India is the biggest plus, the sight of vegetables vendors early morning with their fresh stock of veggies and greens is a scene I can’t miss and love picking them, they are so colorful; so fresh ; filled with little water drops and mud…

This week I have picked “Methi” as my fav green and have prepared a) Methi aloo parata B) Akki rotti with Grated carrots and Methi c) Methi daal…..loved them all!!!!

Enjoy cooking; Enjoy Eating!!!!