Monday, February 8, 2010

Balle on Valentine Day :)

Come February and love is in the air!! Do I need to say any more? I admired those lovely cards on the racks of the Archies shop and not to mention those breath taking red roses. I could spend hours in any gift shop looking around all the lovey dovey knick knacks .... just one thought always crossed my mind .... why pick up one day to celebrate love? 365 days should be a celebration of love, I would like my man to pamper me everyday and if he does it once in every 365 days, I shall not feel great about it. So I never ever bought anything special for V day.

Suddenly you are out on the streets that day and you see couples everywhere.... chocolates, roses et all. The friends gang that hung around everyday in the coffee shop is not to be seen today... Why? Hey, c'mon today there is no time you see, Cupid is out with his arrow today.

Wah! What happens to those people who are not struck by the arrow? No answer. I felt this was unfair for the single masses. Why single out the singles? So after a lot of debate and deliberations we concluded: friendship stands on love so on this special day I used to hang out with my close buddies. The routine was same for almost every year, Coffee or lunch out (depending on our pockets) and a movie.(Evening n dinner time was free to catch up with your guy!)

It used to be a wonderful day! A great break in the midst of the marathon of studies as exams were always round the corner.... we celebrated as we balanced both worlds and no one could complain. I so thoroughly miss those days.

Most of my buddies were in steady relationships and every V day they would date the same guy and go ga ga of the fact how the dinner went. I mention this because I found it rather funny at that point of time .... don't you girls get bored doing the same stuff? And yes I used to get that look and the unsaid fact 'you gotta be in one to understand, having a steady guy in your life is for the blessed few!' Nah I never agreed I was happy with all the changes that came in every year, that adds more colour. I cherish all the V days that I have celebrated over the years....

This year lets see what is in store ..... I miss my gang of girls .... and as far as the celebration of love goes .... I celebrate that every day of my life.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oye Ritisha!

Snowing, late night and my hubby and baby both sleeping like angel.... I have all the time in the world now :) I so much love and wait for this time of the day when am on my own, silence often disturbed by D's snore.

Ritisha completes her 8 months tomorrow, so cannot stop thinking about the months gone by. Still remember the June morning when suddenly my water broke and I knew it was time to welcome my baby in the world. When I held her in my arms for the first time, I immediately knew all the pain and suffering was totally worth. I was grateful to God that she was a happy healthy baby trying to figure out where she had landed. The last eight months of my life has totally revolved around Ritisha. My bundle of joy grew by the day....learnt to smile, then laugh, then those funny noises that she made, now babbling and screaming,singing, crawling and exploring the world round her. How much she has grown from the tiny little fairy that she was.

But yes there were moments when I thought my head would explode if she cried one more time. At times I felt I am drowning, how long could I go on without sleep and rest. I too cried that this was getting an enormous task for me..... maybe I am not meant to be that perfect mother. There are days when I absolutely loose my mind. D would step in when he would see that I am on the verge of tumbling down.... then I realise Ritisha is so lucky to have him as dad. To be a good parent one needs patience specially when you are handling a baby.... that is what D has which makes him such a great dad. But however hard my day may be, when Ritisha gives that toothy smile and looks at me, I melt, nothing can be more heavenly and beautiful than that. I feel truly content and blessed.

Motherhood has taught me so many things in life. My outlook towards life has changed.... there is so much more to learn with each passing day. I would always put myself before anything else, my interest mattered the most to me. But now all has changed, its all about Ritisha.... she is the numero uno! Its a long journey ahead and am sure motherhood will be teaching me many more life's lessons.

Here's wishing my baby a very happy eight months birthday!!