Journey so far

Been so long that I feel disconnected. I don’t see some of my favorite bloggers writing anything either. 😦 The last four months have been nothing short of a roller coaster ride! Trust me no matter how prepared you think you are to be a mother you will be caught off guard. It is surprising how your world will start revolving around one teeny tiny person.

Gundu is all of four months and is getting super duper demanding, what with calling out ‘aye’ and ‘oye’ (that’s exactly how it sounds!) when he wants to be picked up, when he wants the ceiling fan to rotate, when people around him are having a conversation and not looking at him and at so many other times. It is totally adorable right now. 🙂

How can such a tiny baby catch a cold?? Poor thing has been coughing and sneezing since three days and it breaks my heart to see it struggle. He is obviously super cranky because of it leaving me drained of all energy.

I had huge plans for my maternity leave. What the hell was I thinking? Yeah I know. It is so hard to get some time to sit down and peacefully sip a cup of coffee. It sounds exaggerated, but that’s exactly how it is. Despite such days I managed to finish the crochet blanket for Gundu and started knitting a top for myself too. 🙂

Though we got his name registered a few days after birth, the official naming ceremony is on the coming Sunday. Lots of preparation happening. I have even prepared a decorative item to display his name to the guests. With doing all this, handling him, wrapping the return gifts and sleepless nights due to his cold, my back is hurting like hell! Need to get some rest soon.

I am so worried that my leave is gonna get over soon. Am not yet sure of getting a leave extension. He is too small to be left at home and it will be too much for me to handle too. I am just praying I get the extended leave.

Getting back to work is going to be demanding and I need some time to sharpen my skills or at least revise them if I have to get into a project. Where is the time!!?

BG has been a darling. My rock solid support system. He is almost staying here at my Mom’s place with me. He has no qualms about it and he helps with a million things that most men in our own family won’t even think of! Love him to bits! ❤

Our 5th wedding anniversary is nearing and I have no plans for the day or the gift. It is so hard to choose a gift for BG! I struggle every year. 😦

My stay at Mom’s place is gonna end soon and things are to going to get so much more tougher to handle back at our place – with the differences in ideologies with the in-laws, two more super naughty kids (of the BIL) at home, many more duties. The thought of going back scares me and saddens my Mom and granny who are so attached to the little one.

So much so far. Though I jot down most things in my journal, I love blogging too and I hope I can come back and post things regularly.

P.S: Please pardon the typos. It’s my first time posting from the phone and I can’t find the spell check.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Anu says:

    Yay! for the new post!
    And gm stories are always fun to read! 😀
    Good luck with the leave extension and waiting to hear the anniversary plans! 😉

  2. App'y says:

    The idea began in February 2009 over lunch with my friend Elissa. She walked into the restaurant wearing a fitted black coat with a high collar.

    “Wow,” I said admiringly. “Some coat.”

    She stroked the sleeve. “Yeah. I bought it at the end of my no-shopping year. I still feel a little bad about it.”

    Elissa told me the story: After traveling for much of the previous year, she had decided she had enough stuff, or too much stuff. She made a pledge that for 12 months she wouldn’t buy shoes, clothes, purses or jewelry.

    I was impressed by her discipline, but she shrugged it off. “It wasn’t hard.”

    Last New Year’s Day I decided to follow my friend’s example. My first few months of no shopping were full of gleeful discoveries. I ran out of lip balm early on and before making a decision about whether lip balm constituted a need, I looked in my desk drawers and coat pockets. I found five lip balms.

    The trick of no shopping isn’t just that you don’t buy things. You don’t shop. That means no trawling the sale section of the J. Crew website in idle moments. It means the catalogs go into the recycle bin unopened on the theory that if I don’t see it, I don’t want it.

    Not shopping saves an astonishing amount of time. In October, I interviewed Tom Hanks about his collection of short stories in front of 1,700 people in a Washington theater. Previously, I would have believed that such an occasion demanded a new dress and lost two days of my life looking for one. I went to my closet, picked out something weather appropriate and stuck it in my suitcase. Done.

    I did a favor for a friend over the summer and she bought me a pair of tennis shoes. Her simple act of kindness thrilled me. Once I stopped looking for things to buy, I became tremendously grateful for the things I received.

    If you stop thinking about what you might want, it’s a whole lot easier to see what other people don’t have.

    My Year of No Shopping

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