Thursday, January 2, 2014

Some little joys and some random yada, yada........

The last 10 days of December saw me witnessing some joyous personal  moments.

To begin with:


  • My parents were here on a 10 day visit along with my 10 year old niece. That is a major  joy, but we had some special moments.
  • I was witness to the beautiful bonding moments of the grand children with their grand parents. It was a delight to see my parents learn about computers and downloading mobile apps and games( They liked talking tom specially) from their grand children. For some moments, i was lost, i did'nt know where i belonged, i felt like an outsider during those bonding moments.
  • My dad and mom playing with them board games like daya kattai, chess and games like carrom.
  • My mom lapping up nearly 7 novels in ten days. She is a voracious reader, in between she took off time to make pickles and traditional dishes.
  • My dad, an excellent cook flipped masala dosas  and a special alu curry for his grand children who are great fans of his cooking.
  • Our  trip to Nirmal got cancelled but we had a visit to Lumbini park overlooking Hussain sagar,  we had lovely moments watching the bhageerathi and bhagmati mini-cruise. It was a meditative feeling to watch the water boats along with the cruise creating ripples  in front of Buddha statue. ( we had no time for the cruise as we were booked for the 7.15 laserium show) 
  • Our time at the Laserium ( a laser show which is one of its kind in India) at Lumbini went off well amidst tight security.For the first time, i experienced  such tight security checks, never have i experienced such security checks at the cricket stadium or railway station before.( this was the venue of  the 2007 twin blasts of hyd)  
  • My mom and her cousin( atthai's daughter)  meeting after a long time during her short visit to Hyderabad. Her cousin was in Zambia and later after retirement moved to Coimbatore. But her frequent visits to US to take care of her two sets of grand children saw her being in India for lesser time. So, it was a joyous occasion when they met and talked for hours together about their childhood. 
  •  After a long time, i witnessed the Kids creative event  of our Christmas carnvial. Since my children don't participate any more, i hav'nt witnessed in the past 3 years. This time i took time off since my niece particpated in the greeting card event and was amazed at the children's creativity. Each greeting card looked like a master piece.
  • My daughter gets an allrounder  scholarship of 12K from her school for scoring good marks in Grade XI balancing studies and extra curricular. (She is one among the 3 out of 150)
  • Spoke to all my relatives and friends on Jan 1st till  noon 2'o clock. It was a special feeling and made me feel blessed for having many well wishers.
  • At the countdown party, I had great time with my friends but the oft repeated phrases apart from "Happy new year" were " I wonder how time flies, this year has gone by really fast". Although most of them rephrased or paraphrased the words, the meaning was the same.


Do you also feel the same way? why?

Is it because our lives are fast paced or is it because many of us have no time to pause and contemplate?

Also, I will share with you one more happy news shortly:) Meanwhile,  Any guesses?




16 comments:

  1. wow such a delight. I really miss being closer to my parents. Our year was so amazing - definitely tough moments with young children but unparalleled joy in return. And I don't feel that it went by fast or I miss out...I really spend quality time with the children each day so I feel I keep it real and in the moment as much as possible.

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    1. Glad you had a great year, shachi:) I understand it must be a sweet and tough moment with two little children, have gone through that phase and can empathize what you are going through.

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  2. That's exactly the way New Year should be rung in, isn't it ? By the way, almost all grandparents seem to love Talking Tom when their grandchildren show them how to download them. Maybe the impish child in you never goes away even if you area granddad !

    Ought to be careful with your teasing - Good News means only one thing in India :):):) OK OK - you said Happy News !!

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    1. Right about talking tom, i like it too. Thank God, i wrote happy news.:)

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  3. I am so happy your last 10 days in 2013 was spent very happily. Hope this extends to 365 days in 2014. Please convey my congratulations to your daughter.

    Guess one more happy news? Another child on the way?

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    1. Will convey it to her, SG. Thank you.

      OMG! :) in whose way?!

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  4. Congratulations to your daghter and to you too !!!.I was in Hyderabad for 10 days and wished to meet you but couldnt contact you:(

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    1. Thank you, Renu:) Ping me when you are around next time. Hope you had a nice time in Hyderabad.

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  5. Wow!! It is so heartwarming to note that you had such a fantastic time with your family! Wishing you the very best in 2014 too. Hearty congratulations to you and your daughter for the scholarship. Way to go!!

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    1. Truly Shilpa, the moments warmed up my heart. wish you have happy moments in the year too. Thank you:)

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  6. It was so good reading about your family. It is nice that the year end was spent happily with your parents.
    Congratulations to your daughter!

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    1. Thank you for the warm comment, Rama:)

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  7. What a wonderful time you had with your parents! Grand parents have a special bonding with their grand children. I am very curious to know the happy news.

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    1. yes, ma'am and you a grand parent know it better. Thank you:) will share it shortly.

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  8. Wonderful to read this post, Asha! What a blessed way to usher in the New Year! The bonding between grand parents and grand children has always been sacred. Stay blessed and I pray that 2014 brings you and your family tremendous happiness.

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  9. Thank you so much dear Swapna. Stay blessed you too and i pray for the same. True it is a sacred and pure bond.

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