I am even afraid to say I am feeling a little better. As soon as I even think of it, the jinx-angels at the top of my head are starting to work. Sigh. I was back at work this Monday and every minute still is a struggle with this back pain. Except for lots of breaks, nothing else seems to work. How can I take a break from work every 20mins is what I fail to understand. I am trying my best to stand up atleast once in every 30mins, even if its irritating.
This backpain has put a stop to all my workout regime, which I am not liking even one bit. I just want to get back to my exercises really soon.
I realized that my food blog is not anonymous anymore. Some of my relatives and friends have the url already and luckily, they have not traced back to this space. I can’t risk my anonymity here and thus I had to make my food blog independent. After a lot of struggle and new usernames, I could set it up. But WP wouldn’t let me use the same blog-name in spite of that being deleted already and thus I had to change the blog name to – cookingfromheart.wordpress.com. Those following the blog will still get updates on this changed url too (Thank God! Otherwise I would have had a heart attack 😉 )
I designed a logo for the food blog too, to keep up the motivation levels. I am so loving it already and feeling inspired enough to post regularly.
I tried my hands on Veg Lasagna recently and to say that we loved it would be an understatement. Posted the recipe on my food blog already!
Also, inspired from all the sweets I had in my native, I tried to recreate the magic with one of the delicacies – MadathaKaaja in my kitchen. It turned out fairly well, though a bit complex process. Recipe coming up soon!
After a long time, had heart to heart conversation with one of my closest friends last night. She got married almost the same time as me, a paka arranged marriage. Guy seemed nice before marriage, but showed true colors immediately after. She got conceived the first month, had a beautiful baby girl amidst all the struggles from in-laws and husband. She joined back work after a break, not having the luxury of quitting work. Kid is with her parents all the time. She visits her parents’ place every day, spends an hour with the kid and again goes back to her house. Weekend is when she has her kid full time. If this isnt enough, husband tries his best to torture her in all sadistic ways. No, none of them are physical tortures but he knows what affects her the most and keeps doing/saying such things. She is one saint of a person to put up with all these. I have been constantly advising her to leave him (for atleast a month) but she says that will only add to her problems. He brother is about to get married and she is feeling the pressure of her marital problems opening up in front of the extended family or the society. I don’t want to judge her or jump to quick conclusions as its her life and she knows it the best. My heart aches to see her suffer this way, though. For a person as good as her, she deserves so much better. I just wish, things get better for her soon.