Well I completed 25 years on Sunday.. no fanfare , and to tell the truth I was happy with the whole quiet scenario. I always expect a lot on my Birthday –for all my friends and the entire family to call, get all the presents which I wished for in the year and also for something to happen which will change the course my life was thinking( every October my life seems to go exactly the opposite direction of plan!!) .
This birthday I can proudly say I grew up, I was happy if some of my friends remembered my birthday and pretty contented to sweep and wipe the house for my mom considering the servant had decided to take off the week. I was deliriously happy when my friends through a small surprise party ,replete with cake and balloons. I didn’t even want my life to change much except for the fact that I would really like to cart my moms cooking with me back to my job.
This year has been life changing for me – my view though drastically not changed have firmed J, I respect my dad more – I now know how hard it is to earn money and not blow it all away on some impulsive buy, my mom for actually spending late nights with me on projects even when she was working and packing my lunches(I do miss the dabba with the 2 types of rice and a curry), I spend more time with my nieces (even though their screams can give a banshee a run for her money),and I don’t mind the Chennai traffic Jams any more………...and best of all I get to blog..
Got up on Sunday worried about how old I was getting and then suddenly it struck me – a thought I am sure I read somewhere “Look back with Pride at what you have achieved and forward with enthusiasm as to what you are about to do” , and I felt better…25 years seemed to have passed in a jiffy. Certain moments are frozen in time .Irrespective of the fact that memories are sad or happy I am Glad I had events. They made me realize that life is filled with little things that matter more as things which seemed big and insurmountable. I am still wondering as to how I passed my 12th exams :). Even though my life seems have attained the “good life” status now, there is so much to achieve .I now realize that however much you plan , destiny takes you for a ride and your definitely on the drivers seat. So sit back , let the air play with your hair and enjoy the ride
Ok the one liners this time are courtesy of Erma Bombeck…It’s a nice read
Spend at least one Mother's Day with your respective mothers before you decide on marriage. If a man gives his mother a gift certificate for a flu shot, dump him.
My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.
Making coffee has become the great compromise of the decade. It's the only thing "real" men do that doesn't seem to threaten their masculinity. To women, it's on the same domestic entry level as putting the spring back into the toilet-tissue holder or taking a chicken out of the freezer to thaw.
I don't know why no one ever thought to paste a label on the toilet-tissue spindle giving 1-2-3 directions for replacing the tissue on it. Then everyone in the house would know what Mama knows.
Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop offs at tedium and counter productivity.
How come anything you buy will go on sale next week?
Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-rearing, they are unemployed.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.
People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow.
Mother's words of wisdom: "Answer me! Don't talk with food in your mouth!"
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with white carpet is one of them.
Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy.