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Flavorsome Tuesdays

First of all, I thank her for letting me know about the flavorsome Tuesday yummy blog updates.

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Back in 2015, I blogged number themes that made the Blogathon easier. Now that I don’t have a plan, I thought doing a A-Z flavorsome Tuesday’s would be fun. I love food and it’s the basic need for anyone. After all, we are all what we eat, right?

I might write about anything related to food- my likes, dislikes, or even stories from my kitchen matching the alphabet-for-the-week.

So here we go –

A is for Angaya Podi

My mom made me have this every single day postpartum! According to her and my Grandma, this mix is loaded with health benefits. It’s good for gas; reduces pain, cools you, helps with digestion and many more. It’s so nutritious and healthy for women after delivery.

I have a love hate relationship with this. There were days I loved it when mom made me eat this with hot rice and ghee. There were other days when I just couldn’t have it.

And oh! Btw, the lavender household loves Apples and Avocado too.

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Happy Pongal, everyone!

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Saturday tale

I made sure I did not rise early today.

I do have this inbuilt alarm in my body that wakes me up around 5 AM everyday. Thankfully, I managed to silence it today and treated myself with some extra sleep.

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My kitchen was closed for the day.

So we had lunch at Panera bread and saw this movie. Suriya was awesome. I had already seen Akshay’s original Hindi version.. so the Tamil version did not make me go “wow”.

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Evening was well spent at my favorite place.

Dinner was fast food – The thought of managing Lime and Lily at any restaurant gave us a nightmare. So we always end up picking up fast food! Sigh!

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We are all now watching NFL. These games are highly engaging and entertaining for Lemon and Lime. I am sure I’m going to get bored after a while.

Here’s a pic I took while watching the game

We made some plans for tomorrow as well.

How is your weekend going?

The periodic rant

 

WARNING: Long Random Post!

I am not sure where to begin. I am not sure if I will make any sense but I know I needed to write here. It’s been a really long time. And, I swear. I didn’t want to come back with a rant post. But here I am!

Life has changed the past few months. It’s been a roller coaster ride. I had mentioned I changed jobs in my previous post. Before I talk about other things, let me give you all some fun facts about the new job.

  • I am a project manager now. Its my dream job. This is the good news.
  • Everybody seems very nice around here. The new boss is super awesome.
  • I love project management and I think I know enough about it now. Thanks to all the past years of experience.
  • I am a Lean practitioner. Got the certificate recently. Yay!
  • There are days when I do not have to interact with a lot of people. And then there are some days when I need to really hunt people for answers.
  • And finally, the commute is okay. Just! Okay! This is the bad news.

So now that you all know the fun facts let’s go to the bad part. Okay? Okay!

  • I leave early in the morning and come back home late in the evening.
  • Every single day I struggle to get out of bed.
  • I snooze my alarm at least 4 times before I wake up. 
  • Some days I leave before baby lily wakes up.
  • Some other days, I don’t get to say bye to Lime. Yes! It’s a big deal for me.
  • And many days I don’t get to talk to Lemon in the mornings. 
  • Its always a mad rush.
  • Come evenings, I get damn tired.
  • I pick up Lime first and then we both go to Lily’s day care. Finally, we all reach home around 6:30 PM. Yes! 6:30 is late for someone-like- me who leaves the home at 7 AM in the morning.

That second when I open the garage door baby Lily cries. She cries and cries until I feed her something. Some days Lime sleeps off in the car on the way back home. He gets super cranky when I wake him up. Which adds more chaos to our evening.

I would shout. Lime would cry. Lily would cry even louder. Finally, we would all call Lemon and shout together on phone.

Phew!

It has been that C-R-A-Z-Y. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

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When it comes to cooking, I have always liked cooking fresh food for the family. I never liked the idea of cooking over the weekends for the weekdays. I must also say that I had the luxury and the time to cook every morning in my previous job. Life has changed now and I have changed too. So, what do I do these days? I cook lunch for 3 days on Sunday mornings. Sigh! What we do for dinner everyday and the rest of the 2 days in the week is a long story.

I really hate what I am doing. But I got no choice.

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For a very long time now, my mom has not been well. She has diabetics and related nerve problems. The many doctors she has seen so far have not found a *real* cause. The past few months she has been very lethargic and forgetting things all of a sudden. She has been admitted in the hospital 3 times. None of the doctors in the US of A and in India are giving us answers.

Until I know what’s going on, I repeat to myself – She will be okay soon. She will be okay soon. She will not have a recurrence. There will be no complications. Relax. Take a deep breath. Repeat.

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Lily has grown so much. She can now say few words. She says ‘Anna‘, ‘Thatha‘, ‘Amma‘ and ‘Appa‘. She even says ‘No‘ when Lime hugs her tight. She says ‘No! Mine!’ when Lime takes her toys. And, she loves her brother more than me!

Stay tuned for more about Lily and Lime.

Let me end this rant post with some pics. Thanks for reading. 

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Lemon and Lily at the Boston Commons!

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#mybabies

 

Introducing baby ‘Lily’

It’s late post. But better late than never, right?

This year has been so much fun. Most of my dreams have come true, especially the baby news! There has been 3 babies, all about a month apart, in the family this year. The 4th one is expected sometime next week. Can’t wait for the good news from the cousin! 🙂

Lily‘ is my baby girl’s blog name. She graced this beautiful world  on May 3rd 2016!!! The birth story is posted here.

It’s been 7 months now. Lime is still surprised by the fact that the baby is out of mommy’s tummy. He is a proud big bother and loves his little sister.

There are so many things about the baby that I want to record over here..Will do it as and when I find time..

We love our little one. She is our adorable doll. Her toothless smile makes us melt every time. She loves lying on her tummy and raising her head high. She is starting to sit up by herself and she always does it quickly when mommy is not looking at her. She is always curious about what is happening around her. She turns her tiny head all around to look at things. She even stretches her arms to reach for the cup when mommy is drinking her morning coffee. She also loves playing with mommy’s hair.

She looks up to her brother all the time. She admires him for everything he does. She laughs happily around him and plays with him. He sings and dances for her which is so adorable. She bears with whatever he does, even it is pinching her nose or hugging her tight. No complaints – She loves it all!

Keep growing our dear baby. Be happy and healthy! We love you and Lime the most!

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All you readers, send in all your love to the little ones, will ya?