Category Archives: the better half

Lemon’s Tea

I am beginning to smell it. And I can’t stop smiling.

For the first time in many years, Lemon is in the kitchen making tea for me. It’s been a while since he had made something special just for me you know.

He is doing it today because I am feeling no good. Down with throat pain and bad cold. And Lily still has fever.

All this means I spent most of today in the bed. With my phone, water bottle, Tylenol and Vick’s next to me.

I hate sick days. Taking hot showers. Being a couch potato. Abundant sleep. Body aches and more throat pain. Sigh!

Tea. Lemon followed some online recipe to make it. It was awesome but for the records, I didn’t tell him it was awesome! Otherwise he will get two horns and keep saying that he did this for me for the rest of our lives.

Here’s the cup



A letter to my husband on his birthday

Dear Lemon,

You are probably a little nervous about this letter now since I always like to be cheesy and as embarrassing as possible about you in my blog.  But do not worry. Today is your birthday so I will be a good wife and write only about what I like about you. I might have said the same things before but I think we all know by now that that’s kind of how I roll this blog. So, Ready? And go.

You are the heart of this blog. If it weren’t about you, I wouldn’t be here writing this post now.


You do things in a way that only you can do in the way you do them.


You are the reason we laugh so hard


You do crazy things with me


You are the awesome dad who likes to play with his son. And, I can’t wait to see how good you are going to be with our next baby!


You look incredibly good when holding hands and walking together with Lime


You take us on a vacation every year so we can relax and enjoy


You love us


Happy Birthday dear husband! You are the best! I hope you have a fantastic birthday today and you owe me a BIG treat this evening.

Your wife!

6 Years!

Dear Lemon,

We complete 6 years of marriage today. We woke up this morning ready to celebrate million more years of togetherness.  

I can’t believe it! 6 years! So long? 6 years and we are still growing strong together. 6 years and we are still very much in love. Seems like we got married just yesterday. Six years ago, on this date, we complained a lot about the make up, the number of costume changes, and the long long wait to tie the knot. At the end of it all it was all worth it. Took us sometime to realize that we were indeed husband and wife. 

So many things have happened in these 6 years. Yet we are both the same people on the inside as we were the day we met in Skype.

Last year was big for us. But this year is going to be even more bigger. I see the house we have built together. It is still incomplete but is the perfect house in the whole world and the house makes me extremely happy.

We have not yet decided so many things for our future. We are yet to learn a lot about life. It all seems so crazy at the moment but I do hope all is going to be well. 

Cheers to you my dear Lemon, you have been so nice to me this year.. And I love my anniversary gift. You are the bestest. 

All with love, Lavender! 


At 24

Dear Lemon,

Do you remember this pic? It was taken on the day of our wedding, during the oonjal ceremony. That moment when this pic was taken will always be special. 

This was not a rehearsal. We were surrounded by our entire family, friends, the catering guys, the photographer, the video man and a zillion others. 

We were actually sitting in the oonjal for almost an hour waiting for the actual wedding moment. It was so embarrassing to sit in the swing all dressed up in front of the big crowd. Even more embarrassing part was when people started singing, dancing and teasing us all the time. But you made me feel comfortable. By passing jokes about our very own people. Lol. I laughed. I smiled. I was shy. I was 24 and you were 28. We were pretty young and fearless during that time.


I found this pic in our wedding album today. One of my favorites. Cheers to all the good old times and to all our future ones.


When I was 23

I met him! 

First photo. First introduction. First talk. First meet. It all began when I was 23 and he was 27. 

The relationship. The engagement and the commitment also happened then.  

Below is our first pic together. In an auto rickshaw. He took me to a temple in the boring capital city. 


That’s us again. In my dear city Chennai. At my home. Look at me – looking like a stupid teenage girl. And look at him in a stupid t shirt.

Every time we see these pics, we laugh. Err… No comments! Don’t ask me why.