I think this is going to be the norm now. A post a month. Read posts when I have time, plan to comment later. Then when I login with the intent of commenting on posts, I see about ten other new posts that I have to catch up with!
My life in the past few months can be described as go to work, slog all day, travel home, login again from home and work, get irritated with people’s behavior, fight, crib and talk a little with Bg and then go to bed. Next day the whole episode repeats. Even before the weekend arrives, there are functions, errands and festivals lined up, which need to be attended to. 😐
Really, sometime I am amazed, how we hardly get any weekends off for just ourselves! I had about a hundred or more fights with Bg, about how we have not gone anywhere in the two years of being married, how we have never taken a vacation for ourselves.
I have kept asking Bg to plan for a Goa trip. But he keeps putting it off, saying we’ll be bored if we go only as a couple and it’s a place where we should go in a group. With others backing his opinion, the Goa plan fell flat, even before it got kicked off! But he suggested we go to a home stay near Dharmasthala – Stream of Joy. He had been there with his friends a few years back and said it’s a nice place to go and relax. Our birthdays fall on consecutive days. His on the 13th of Feb and mine on the 14th. We planned to take a day off on Friday and head off for the weekend.
But as luck would have it, I had too much work at office! I had to deliver my code fixes by Thursday evening if I wanted the Friday off. I kept working and working, even worked in the cab on the way back home on Thursday evening. I finished off just in time to leave on Thursday night. We even took the laptop along, anticipating work! We drove in our own car and hence the liberty of leaving late on Thursday night.
We stayed at his cousin’s place for the night. It was about half way to the destination. Started on Friday morning, post breakfast and drove straight to the place, except for one break for coffee. The lovely place welcomed us. Amidst a green arecanut field, just adjacent to his own house, the owner has built 4 cottages. Two of them were occupied and one was under renovation. We were shown our cottage. Simple and beautiful!
We made ourselves comfortable. Had some coffee, took some rest and then were off with the owner and the couple in the other cottage for fish feeding. Kapila river flows adjacent to the temple of Shishileshwara, which is about 10 km away from the cottage. Huge number of fishes are found there, as fishing has been prohibited since a long time. Feeding these fishes with puffed rice, is one of the activities of the owner. Apparently he has been sponsored by someone to do the same, regularly. It was amazing to see the fishes jump on each other to eat the treat!
The next day was great too. We spent time lazing around on the hammock, took a walk, rowed the raft there by ourselves, had an awesome time getting drenched in the artificial waterfall that they create using just a generator. The greatest advantage of this place was that there no network coverage. Our phones were as good as dead for two days!! The area had only BSNL network coverage and nothing else was in range. It was a good feeling to be cut off from everything, even if it was a for while.The flip side was that I got no wishes on my birthday! 😦 I called my mom and sister myself when we were out for a drive and were in the next town. 🙂
It was a peaceful and relaxing getaway and I just didn’t wanna come back! Now that I am back, I am getting grilled, working till late into the night. 😦
How have you all been??