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Birthdays!

Last year, one major regret was that I couldn't celebrate the birthdays of loved ones, the way I would have wanted to...This year seems better...I gifted my dad for his b'day (though the gift was given a couple of weeks later :P) and celebrated hubby's mom's b'day in style. I am sure other b'days this year will also end up being joyous occasions...

I also managed to skillfully dodge potential landmines typically associated with meeting relatives. Her advice on giving them a long rope helped...  I had also promised myself that if anyone pushes me to a corner, I will push right back...Just that confidence helped me to avoid being pushed in the first place...

In life, you should always prioritize your emotions ...If your intentions are not devious, it will automatically ensure all round happiness.

Oops!

I almost missed the Feb 14 post...'cos I celebrated it a day early...if seeing the hubby in a surgeon's garb inside an OT while rushing from one meeting to another qualifies as a celebration ...As far as material possessions go, I got a lovely watch as a gift...a much needed one, as my earlier one was dying on me...

Love is a complicated emotion....loving the same person over several years is even more complicated...as people evolve and grow, their ambitions, dreams, hopes, likes and dislikes all transform - sometimes, not leaving behind anything that you loved about him/her in the first place...

Many couples, who claim they are still very much in love with each other are actually in love with the shadows of the other person...loving the memories of a good time and holding on to it tenaciously...others, embrace change and find the strength to love the new individual and celebrate it...

Isn't falling in love a heady feeling? You and me have both changed....from uniform cla…

Raising Kids...

...to be confident, caring individuals is a challenging task. Recently, I have been thinking hard about women's rights, a fair world etc, and how to integrate these concepts into parenting...It is not easy. I know enough parents, who raised confident, independent girls, only to wonder whether their strategy was wrong, when said child could not adjust to relationships which were retro at best and abusive at worst...Yes, it is easy to say that you should walk out of a relationship if you are not comfortable, but practically, there is still a society to deal with...
I am not advocating a silent, suffering role for a woman. Far from it...But, it also puzzles me as to how can a woman ascertain her rights and still have a happy life - no not as a single woman, or as a single mom, or as a 'stay at home' mom, but as a mainstream member of this society, with a loving and caring husband, a good career commensurate with her skills etc. Afterall, if a guy is retro in his thinking, no…

And Before I Know It...

...it is February already. It seems like yesterday that I made my New Year resolutions. As usual, I haven't made much progress, but yes, I have been taking baby steps...My health is better, as a lot of lingering problems have finally found respite - thanks to a great diagnosis by an ophthalmologist - my migraine, stiff shoulders, constant sneezing, red eyes - all have disappeared after i started taking allergy medication ! The liberation from constant pain is nothing short of magical.
I manage to get up earlier than usual, though between the choice of physical exertion and intellectual exertion, I prefer the latter. Most mornings are thus spend curled up in a sofa, reading the newspaper from end to end, while the exercise bike nodes sagely from the corner. I managed to learn 'Suryanamaskar' from the hubby...but putting it to practise is something else altogether !
There is one target that I have set for myself from today for the next 30 days, as part of my 'growth an…

Love and Hate

Penning down things that you love or hate is a good exercise as it allows for immediate introspection. It also acts as a reference point for a future date when you can look back and see how you have evolved (or not) over the years...So here it is, a list of things that i love and hate as of now...

Things that I love:

1. The smell of a new book.
2. The taste of chocolate.
3. Playing in a beach. One of these days, I want to go and sit in a beach from evening till night !

Can't think of anything that I hate...The effect of Feb, I guess !