Thursday, May 28, 2009

My new found love affair...

... with swimming is here to stay with me for as long as I don't hibernate …errr…or until it begins to rain .All thanks to Shilpa for initiating the interest in me last summer. It came as a surprise when I could float within a day and use my hands the very next day which in- fact developed an uncertainty if I was doing it right which prompted me to join a swimming session. I was lucky as the residents of the building had arranged a swimming master to come and teach every evening and the saying “when the heart deeply desires something, the universe conspires to place it within your reach! When I joined the session, I realized, having the right mindset was a key to learn the art which is to be relaxed and never to panic. Half the problem is solved with the right mental attitude and the other half of unstressed swimming comes with a few tips and tricks.
It’s a pleasure to take a dip every night especially when you are out to make it a habit to healthy life. I have already begun to feel the difference on days I swim and the days I don’t especially in the area of stress. I must say it’s a great stress reliever, which I sooo badly need at this point of time and I am glad that I learnt to do it at the right time.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Darling Big Boy,

I can't believe my skinny, thin, little boy is already 7 . Time flies and mama’s baby is a big boy now.Thinking back of those days when you were born, I was such a nervous wreck then. You, my first one, taught us patience, got us on our toes making us tireless, made us cheerful with your adorable smiles and naughtiness. Eventually this immature girl turned into a responsible mama who fed, kept you clean, played and had a jolly good time with you. Now we are good at it and your brother enjoys a more patient dada and mama. Thank you dear for being my guinea pig.
I consider myself blessed for having you in my life as you are something any parent could ask for. You are my cheerful, cooperative, bright, warm, adoring, energetic big boy. I love your hugs and kisses and I hope it stays even as you grow. But I also know the way you show it, will change over time and the signs of it have already begun as you don’t like me hugging you in public already . Soon you may be more impatient and you may feel like you are right and mama is wrong but sweetheart, you must remember that no matter what, mama will love you always.
Well! you do give me my bumpy moments and I feel sad and guilty when I react impulsively. Your moods do go from intense to sensitive and I am still trying to figure ways to deal with it in a more patient way. I hope you understand these emotions as you grow but right now I am happy that you delightfully forget the punishment and return to your cheerful self within a matter of minutes..
You are going to be in Std 2 seven days from now and I am glad that you are excited to go back to school after your holidays which indicate you are enjoying it. This itself is comes as a relief to me and I wish you could improve your relationship with your friends and be a little more patient while playing group games. You have grown taller and you eat better. You are more responsible and I am so proud of you when you perform on stage without fear.
I have planned a small party for you this year and I am glad that you didn’t force me for a grand party even if it’s a norm around this place. Now let me get down to wrapping the return gifts. I love you dear and here’s wishing you a Happy Birthday
Blessings and Love

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Gift

It’s been 9 years since I am home with no job and the luxury of money coming into my account when I did have a job back then is a forgotten bliss. However I do have some money (courtesy my dad and hubby) which I call my own, as it’s not a shared account and the interest earned has not been touched for a while. This doesn’t mean that I can compete with the Ambani’s but is sufficient to buy a couple of cool sunglasses and shoes. If there is something that I gifted Aju with my own earning, it was just before marriage and that was a leather belt which recently got undersized (credit to his over-sized tummy). It’s been on my mind that I should gift him something, for being such a good man by spending time and money on the kids which means that his life revolves round us. And all we’ve had to give back to him until today has been love, cuddles and kisses. At this point I am capable of giving only this much as long as the stars shine bright upon me someday when I think of buying a lottery and the winner is me!

Coming to the interest in the bank which lay idle without making more money, it was time to spend instead of saving up for downturn times. I had been watching Aju craving for sunglasses for a while now and I don’t know what was holding him back. It was definitely not money nor was he shy to sport the latest ones. I guess he was waiting for the right time (summer) and it was time to discard his old boring sunglass. Before he ends up craving for something costlier, it was time to gift my man and the interest money was to be put to appropriate use. He got it and he is happy and I am content :).