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H is for holidays

So on 28th of March my house was stuck by an earthquake and on 29th by a tornado and the subsequent jolts, quivers and speedy breezes have continued since. I am surprised that the walls in my house are brave enough to stand.

The floor has given up and understands that its existence is going to be dotted by 32 small hot wheels cars and innumerable others cars and vehicles of different shapes and sizes.

My feet understand that until June every time it takes a step, a Lego will attempt to pierce right through my foot.

My sofas have put on a brave face and steadied their springs to the incessant jumping!

The artifacts around the house quiver when ‘
the whoosh of a ball passes them.

My fridge groans in despair after it has been opened for the 10563th time in the day.

My lap and nose and various body parts wonder in silence where they will live to see my 35th year of existence

As I walk around my house, I feel their accusingly looks and if they could talk they would say

Why nuttie why?!!

Sure every school has holidays but haven’t you heard of summer camps. Every Meena, Teena and Ameena is sending their kids to advance the kids skills while the mothers maintain their sanity. What bravery medal were you aspiring for when you decide your kid should be free during summer holidays. You wanted him to be able to do as he pleases during his holidays just like you did as a kid. Unstructured play it seems. Pfft…imagination some more pfft,

I take a deep breath and tell them only 7 weeks more.

I hear the low hum of chanting/praying and beseeching to the Gods while I walk away!

this is part of the Atozchallenge – unofficially of course and this is my entry for h

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The Nutty World

So what has been happening with me?

Well we are back from a 5 day trip to Langakwi and while i may not declare this to be among my best holidays – a holiday is a holiday is a holiday and i shall not complain…Other than the fact that i found Malaysian’s very unfriendly, quite unlike their Thai counterparts.

Anyway, that apart…let me think what have i been up to?

Well i have a million half written posts in my head -and none documented. I dont feel like writing, i feel like somethings are to mundane to say, i dont feel like having an opinion or being funny or even writing a book review

Speaking about books – have u read the secret of the Nagas – so recommended. I love Amish’s imagination. i know people who dont like the fact that mythology has been twisted so much but hey it’s his interpretation – take it for what it is.

In other news – i am still existing at work. I feel disconnected from facebook and other social media. I keep in touch with few people and i keep in touch with them a lot!

Ummm…on an irrelevant note, my house – ufff it’s a mess. i have decided i will do one task a day and put this home of ours into order.

I want my life to be a holiday. I want to win a million dollars and never have to work again. I want to find a “higher” meaning to my life. I want to look beautiful, i want to be efficient. I feel i am not living my life fully and just about existing.

OK all that said, do i promise to blog more? I don’t know.

It’s been so long since…

– I looked up at the sky and saw stars
– I heard only the sound of waves
– I saw snow
– I left office and saw some form of sunlight
– I felt full of energy
– I slept and woke up feeling fresh
I we felt rested
– I enjoyed work
– I enjoyed a workout
– I updated my CV
– I listened to good music while driving
– My laptop behaved like a 21st century processor
– I got a pedicure
– I got a mommy hug
– I heard the grannies snore
– I went home to Bangalore
– I had a crazy conversation with Cheeni
– I had a good girly chat on men, sex, relationships, women and life in general
– I went on a girls night out
– I enjoyed shopping
– I called friends over for a meal
– I felt like being “OCD”ish abt the house
– I received a compliment on how i look
– I called my MIL
– I kept in touch with some old friends
– We had a “restful” holiday
– You kissed me –

yes the last kiss was more than 12 hrs ago but yay your flight lands in like an hour or so. At least some things have a solution in the near future πŸ™‚

I have literally made a To-do list haven’t I???

Wheels on my feet

If there is one thing i can claim to be totally passionate about – it is planning a holiday. My life is planned around holidays…so there are pre-baby holidays, pregnancy holidays, infant baby holidays, toddler baby holidays, Teenager not so baby holidays, old age holidays – all planned out in my head.

My babies are deferred coz of lots of pending pre-baby holidays. I have to admit the only one of the main reason i got married soon was to fit in all the “together together” holidays i had planned. I am sure i will manage to remain pregnant until i finish my pregnancy holidays.

There are weekend getaways, action packed holidays, resting holidays, “Me too” holidays all readily available in the encyclopedia of my head.

There are getaways for all budgets – when our Home loan makes us paupers, when our kids make us almost paupers (2 lakhs school fees!!! are u kidding me), when we get a lottery, when the husband becomes CEO, when the sultan of Brunei passes on his inheritance to me.

I am usually my only client but once in a while an unknown victim happens to ask me for advice and i pretty much dictate them into following my plan to a T plan their itinerary. The world doesn’t appreciate talent when they see it.

So should we be looking at 10 days, need to rest, budget (thanks to the huge Home Loans EMI’s), Passport Chaap required – the grid in my head dictates Sri Lanka.

So that’s where we are off to end Nov (Passport god’s willing – to be precise – passport renewal god’s willing) and i would love suggestions on places to stay, things to do or visit in Sri Lanka.

Hmmmmph – of course i have an itinerary in my head but then again…i am open to ideas unlike this one colleague couple who asked for my advice on their honeymoon and totally disregarded my opinion. I still nag them on this on

Where is the Nut? What’s on in her world?

The nut world

– Visits goa once again…tans once again…the only person in the history of the world to tan while it is raining…!!! Dont ask me how…but i look burnt! and yes i did use SPF 60

– She who associates goa with relaxation learnt otherwise. Cute baby R is now a nine month Hurricane baby R…oh yes he is still a coochie moochie soochie coo…but he kept us on our toes…considering he can’t walk yet, it’s amazing he can get u so tired…but then he holds out his hand to come to you and smiles with his six teeth and u can “kind of” understand why people do this baby business

but until we become part of this baby business…NO holidays with babies…they are tiring!!!

The good part is a non relaxing long weekend makes it easier to get back to the slave drivers aka money providers.

– Falls ill in goa…Sob Sob…comes to work ill…no sympathy shown by slave drivers…*must have baby and go on maternity leave just to serve them right*

– did i mention the slave drivers have been creating havoc in the Nut’s yoga world…it’s been ages since she was “allowed” to leave for the same…Hmmmmphhhhh…

– Reads an awesome book – museum of innocence- must remember to review it

– must must renew passport….why mention it here…my blog so why not

– falls more in love with The Tall one…

Panchgani, Parenting and Posing!

One of the things i love about Mumbai is the number of weekend getaways that are just a couple of hours away – while most of them don’t boast of too many things to do – it is always fun to get away from the mad mad city and chill out with good friends or maybe just your spouse.

So the last weekend – four of us couples decided to go to Panchgani. Our friends R & A are 5 months old parents with the most adorable baby – Baby R…and it was very interesting to watch them do this whole parenting thing. They are the first of our friends (who we generally hang out with) to do this baby business and it is funny to see the beer loving, fun-loving, and “us” kind of people do this whole responsibility thing. A who i knew as a lazy lump, who spoke eloquently and decisively on all financial matters coochie coo a little baby!!! R who was always ready to kick butt in Teen pati/Taboo – give up on a game to catch up on some much-needed sleep or be with baby R!!!!…umm funny

But i must say i am so proud of the way R is handling things. She has a maid who come along on the trip (another first for us!) and i am so proud of the fact that R is such a hands on mom. The maid is literally a carrier of baby bags, the person who holds the dhakkan of the bottle while the milk is prepared, the person who wants dal chawal while we eat strawberries and fantastic pizzas…and yes the person who was with the baby for the half hour R decided to play with us while the baby slept. I love the fact that she is not dependent on the maid and she is the baby’s mommy full-time. Of course things will change when she gets back to work but i am confident she will work it out.

However i see the stress in R – the generally calm R gets irritated fairly quickly and has been taking it out on A – A has received quite a few earfuls in public view (Shudder shudder wonder what happens behind closed doors?) and i am so proud of A for the fact that he never once reacted or said anything back. In fact he goes out of the way to be nice to R, help her, offer to buy her flowers to get back into good books. (p.s. big step for the kanjus boy). Love i tell u is not easy…

It is scary though coz i know i have the potential to react the way R does to situations (Maybe not in public view but react still). I dont want to be ‘tana maroing’ the Tall one and he being nice. I want us both to not feel the stress but enjoy the baby, enjoy parenthood…But then again i dont have one of those small things…so i guess idealism is easy!

Btw for the record i think R & A are doing a fab job and baby R is such a coochie moochie soochie coo that i might just eat him up before he gets more adorable. It is so touching the way a baby laughs when u just look at them or say anything from “coochie coo” to “Kya ho raha hai” to the baby – how can u ignore such a doll..we spent most of the trip talking nonsense to baby R just to see his toothless smile. And what a baby sirji! he cried for 5 mins in the 2 day trip, never does susu on u, happily comes to all (including me!!!), smells divine, and has toes that will comfortably fit into my mouth to be chewed off.

So other than judging parenting skills – we did the usual – boat ride at night, teen patti where yours truly well and truly lost, slept in, visited table top, saw the pandavas foot marks (For the record – they had really tiny feet), ate, drank, debated endless “plans for the day” which we never did anyway, went in search of the last strawberries of the season and took countless posing snaps! Oh yeah – we walked past Arbaaz Khan, some of us posed with Vinod Khanna and we made search parties who would spot Salman Khan. The tall one spotted his arm getting into the car and i saw his car drive off! Yes we shared our residence with the movie crew of Salman’s new movie with Shatrugan Sinha’s daughter. (p.s. no we aint rolling in money, salman had heard that i would be there and downgraded himself to stay near me)

All in all – a good relaxing fun trip!

btw a tip to all who visit Panchgani – Buy the strawberry jam from hotel ravine…it is divine with real strawberry pieces! and while u are at it get me one too. And do visit Panchgani soon coz My stock is depleting at a very fast rate

Goa chronicles

So The Tall One and the Nut were in Goa for 4 days- and boy is that a fun place! These are my findings in Goa: (p.s. it was my birthday on the 14th)
1. The nut who becomes week in the knees at the sight of chocolate – she actually gave up on the chocolate cakes and gorged on cheese cakes…Yumm yummm mister cheese cake…(drool drool)
2. The nut is growing up – she who usually waits for her birthday and drives the Tall One crazy about gifts and the pressure of organizing a perfect birthday voluntarily told the Tall One that Goa was her birthday gift. There was no birthday plan – just chill out plan! Yes of course the Tall One had to be a slave nice to her – there was to be no criticism, no requests made, just a constant reiteration of the beauty and the goodness of the Nut.
3. Now the Nut is very famous for how quickly and how well she tans. If she so much as smiles at the sun – she tans…Grrrr! So the Nut lives in fear of Goa – where the last time she visited her hair and her face converged and she was the butt of a lot of roasted/burnt Nut jokes. So this time the Nut used SPF 50 like it was a part of her clothing and on her way back from the beach bought curd and had a bath with it…it worked! She tanned into a nice golden colour…Ha! ..Sun this one is for u…! So on the last day there was to be no beach visit – just a visit to Aguada fort – so no curd required. End of Day Nut is back in Bombay and her hair and face are the same colour. Learning: You can’t win with the Sun!
4. Punjabis are the most enthusiastic people – but can only dance to Bhangra and Sing is King variety songs (pls forgive me punjus) …so the rest of India who comes to Goan Shacks with the hope of hearing good english music and goan songs need to listen to “bhangra” on V-day to allow energy levels to sustain. The DJ was smart and started off on Bhangra, allowed them to get fully engrossed in the dancing music and then shifted to Goan music and romantic ballads – so they just continued to dance…Learning: DJ’s are smart, No one can match Punjabi enthusiasm and i love Goan Music.
5. The Nut is a chicken and didn’t sing at the karaoke though she really wanted to …How stupid of her!
6. You don’t need a plan- saying no to the millions of offers for tattoos, water sports, boat rides etc is not wrong and not wanting to do anything but bask in the sun at one of Goa’s beaches is not a waste of a holiday – it’s probably a sign of an aging nut and Tall one…

P.s. no learning from this – but i am totally envious of the hippies in Goa…and am still trying to evolve in my head the full story of the Hippie girl from France who comes to the Friday and Saturday night bazaar’s in Goa to sell THE MOST DELICIOUS chocolate…She came from France to India 8 years ago and has been staying in Goa (Anjuna of course) for 2 years. I don’t know more about her but am totally fascinated with the hippies in Goa…must try and find out more…any one know of any books/reading material on this?