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A day without my watch

Last year, Lemon got me the famous Apple Watch as my birthday present. I didn’t like it at the first sight. But gradually it became my favorite. I don’t go anywhere without my dear watch.

This morning I had an early meeting that I couldn’t miss. So with all the the cold and body ache I rushed to catch my train on time. I took my bag, searched for my office ID card for 10 minutes, wore my watch, grabbed the car keys and left home.

Just when I arrived at Boston, I noticed my watch was missing. Yes it took me the entire journey to even notice my watch was missing. That goes to show how careless I am, right?

I first thought it must have fell somewhere in the station or in the train. But I didn’t trust my instinct and ruled out that possibility. So where could it be? I asked myself. I remember wearing it before leaving the house. I even remember happily smiling at it when it beeped with a text from my bestie.

I casually looked around where I was at the moment. In the middle of the road crossing a busy street. It wasn’t to be seen anywhere around me. So I assumed I must have left it in my car. With that thought, I stopped looking for it and got busy with my day.

Soon the day turned into evening. I was back on my train. At around 5:15 PM I reached my station and ran to my car. To my surprise, it wasn’t there either. I got worried. It was a gift from Lemon. I didn’t want to lose it somewhere. What will he say? Will he be mad? But then my tiny brain told me not to worry. Because the anniversary is coming up next week. Maybe he will get me a new one, I thought!

And then, as soon as I reached home I peeped into my bedroom drawer where I usually keep it and did not find it. I washed my face, changed clothes and went to the kitchen to fix dinner thinking it was gone forever.

BUT There it was! On my kitchen island. It was even charging.

So well, I do know I wore the watch after dressing up. I do know I saw my friends message in the watch and smiled. But I doubt how it went to the kitcen island, and was still charging. Did I remove it while searching for my ID card? Lemon was at home and he put it in charge? I really don’t know. I am not going to think about it anymore!

Phew! What a day!

Tada peeps!

#Blogathon2018

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Another post with no title

There won’t be much of a post from me today, because I’m super tired. It all actually started last night. Lily wasn’t well and woke up crying every now and then. I didn’t sleep well. I could feel the onset of a headache when I woke up today.

Afternoon is when I met Lemon’s aunt. We had lunch, chatted for a while, and then did a little shopping. And then evening we all came back home. Lily is tired, cranky and crying. Lime and Lemon are super active. I feel so drained out.

I’m lying in my bed and typing this post on my phone. I hope I rest and get rid of the tiredness tomorrow. With that thought, I’m going to sleep. See you all tomorrow! Good Night!

#Blogathon2018

My Disney Days – The tale of Christmas necklace [Part 4]

I am not a big fan of Jewelry. But for a Christmas vacation how about something that’s really Christmassy and lights up? Right? I thought that would add some style to our holiday vacation. So I went ahead and ordered these from Amazon. Initially, I thought it would be just ‘us’ wearing these and walking around the parks. Err.. who knew! There were a bunch of people. Kids and Adults alike. All were wearing these with pride. They were even selling mickey-shaped-Christmas-lights-necklace in the parks. 

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So coming back to my story, I ordered these 3 days prior to our trip. We were leaving on December 21st. I placed the order on the 18th. And Amazon promised to deliver these on the 20th.

On 20th morning, as soon as I woke up, I was impatient. You know one of those days where you are excited for something to happen? Only in this case I was waiting for my order to be delivered. I knew I had to wait till the evening.

I had got the family pack of 4 so each of us would get one.  That was the one last thing I needed for the trip and then I would be done with packing.

I was checking my phone often to track the package.

Evening came. I saw UPS, FedEx and even USPS trucks pass by my home. However, none of them stopped by my door. The waiting seemed unbearable. At around 8 PM when I was tucking Lime and Lily into bed, I received a text. As soon as I read it, I ran downstairs to tell Lemon all about it. “We are sorry for the delay. Your package is still on its way and will be delivered to you in the next couple days

I was mad at Amazon. We were leaving for the vacation the next day and they say they will deliver in the next couple days? Insane. I placed the order just because the site said it will be delivered on the 20th. I had no choice but to give up  the idea about wearing something Christmassy for the Christmas vacation.

If all this sounds silly to you, you are more than welcome to stop reading here. Okay? I am a drama queen. I know.

Come next day, we were all ready to leave home. I even checked our mailbox for the package before leaving. It was empty. So, with a big sigh I left. We reached the airport, checked our bags, dealt with Lime & Lily’s drama while waiting for security, got our dinner and ran to the gate. As we settled in our seats in the airplane, my phone beeped with Amazon’s text alert. “Your package has been delivered!”.

My jaw dropped. You delivered it now? Just after I left home? You could have as well delivered it an hour earlier. I felt cheated and angry. I badly wanted this for my trip. Sigh!

I should NOT have ordered something for the trip in the last minute. My mistake. I should have known.

Here’s the pic. It’s still sitting at home. Unopened. I haven’t decided if I am going to keep it anyways or return it. Ufff!

#Blogathon2018 #DisneyTrip #ChristmasVacation

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

 

It’s 11 AM and I still can’t crack a smile!

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It’s 11 AM on Monday and I’m still having the morning blues.

Monday morning blues are nothing new to me. More often I’m stressed out Monday mornings because of lack of sleep. So my initial plan was to go to bed early on Sunday. But it turned out to be just a wish. Lime refused to sleep on time and I ended being awake till 2 AM. 

Another plan was to watch less television over the weekend. But since Lemon is inseparable from the black box during weekends, I ended up sitting next to him and stayed addicted too. 

I also wished to keep everything ready for the week. Or at least for Monday. But I was too lazy and ended up doing my usual way ( hurrying up in the morning ) 

At least I thought I would have my favorite breakfast in the morning to make me feel better. But I forgot my breakfast at home and ended up having nothing. Sigh!

Somewhere I read Mondays are the perfect days to correct last week’s mistakes. May be true, right?

Now, just to make me feel better, I’m going to skip work for like 15 min and browse – to relax! May be this email from New York and Company will cheer me up a bit 😉 

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