** I have not talked to my best friends in a long time and yet, I am not bothered about it. Suddenly I am at this stage of life where I am happy just thinking of the beautiful memories I had with them. Instead of making new memories over phone, I am just happy going back to those awesome moments I had with them physically. Like this one time, my bestest friend visited me one morning after having borrowed a cycle from one of her neighbours. Amma wasn’t feeling well that day and I was to prepare lunch for all of us. I made something in the name of vegetable pulav – which she devoured instantly telling how good it is for every mouthful 😀 😀 Later we locked ourselves up and talked for hours until very late that she got continuous calls from her home. This memory is enough to keep me smiling for all day today. Wish I could just go back to those beautiful times again. M – Love you so much! 🙂
** I was looking at some very old picture albums and guess what I found – pictures of my Thathi’s home. Instantly, tears welled up my eyes. I almost saw him in every picture doing what he would be doing at that spot, only that he wasn’t there. Too painful it was at one point that I had to close it. When I can make myself look at that album again, I should do a picture post.
** This week has been so beautiful, climate wise. Its cold and breezy with slight drizzles. With every chance I get, I walk over to the huge windows at the office or stand in my balcony at home and stare at the beauty this summer rain is!
** Fighting over my instincts, I got four new plants – of which one died the very next day. Of course I felt very bad, but then it wasn’t my fault at all. I have been diligently taking care of the other three and it fills my heart with happiness when I see new buds or leaves. The jasmine plant has almost ten buds now and the chrysanthemum plant has given out 5 new flowers.
** I let the TV run to kill the silence at home when I am alone. Somehow I started watching a Hindi serial dubbed into Tamil. You know what life shattering problems the heroine of the serial faces, to quote a few – hiding her pregnant tummy in a designer saree, saying no to snacks/food that’s served by MIL, making a chapathi from scratch, selecting a jewelery piece as a gift from her in-laws, taking a call from her mom, going to shiv temple and the list is endless. Its so so so bad I don’t even know why I watch it. Oh I know – for the beautiful costumes and the huge house. Its one serial that should have been telecasted in 1950s but accidentally got pushed to 2000s. And I got a shock knowing the Hindi version’s been going on from 2009 until today. Gosh.
** The phone calls with the MIL are so fun, especially when I am alone. She starts with – did you eat something? Even if its only 6 in the evening and continues to ask this question multiple times during the call. The finishing line all the time is – take care ok? Don’t skip food as you are alone. I say – yes ok! And she says – Take care. Take care. I say – ya ok, I will take care. Then all of a sudden, she says – take care ma.. take care (in a loud voice) just so that I get how important it is to take care 🙂 I have a huge smile on my face as I put down my phone.
** I have six Alphonso mangoes sitting in my kitchen, smelling so wonderfully that I go to them instantly as soon as I step into the house. The fact that these mangoes are fresh from the farmers and are not treated with any chemicals, makes them smell even wonderful! 🙂 I cant wait for them to be ripe soon.
I know its such a random post. Cant help it, when there are too many things going on in my mind.