…..Love is understanding each other even in moments of silence….
….. Love is keeping that favorite food aside for that special person knowing he/she loves it, even if it’s a tad bit more…..
…. Love is waking up early on a weekend morning and making a cup of coffee and letting him/her get a few minutes of extra sleep….
…. Love is wanting to plant a kiss on him/her while he/she is asleep….
….. Love is waking up in the morning and looking at the special face next to you and being thankful that he/she is a part of your life…..
…… Love is the feeling of unity even when oceans apart….
……. Love is being patient and understanding even when the going isn’t that great….
……. Love is holding on to each other when the odds are against you….
…….. Love is to know you are loved back for the person you are and to love the person as he/she is…….
……… Love is caring and sharing, letting go of your ego and holding on to each other……
…….. Love is making lifelong memories of little somethings ……
…….. Love is overlooking the imperfections and trying to build a perfect life together…..
I will never get tired of saying ‘I
love You’ even during those times when you are my least favorite person. Even though I have been giving you a lot of hard times recently but I hope you understand.
Thank you for being the rock in a storm. Thank you for not giving up on me during times I want to give up on myself. Thank you for loving me with my idiosyncrasies and all.
It’s been a week since I posted something here. While that’s nothing new for me but this year I want it to be different. Sometimes I wonder how can an idea or thought strike every day when doing a blogathon but after that everything comes to a sudden stop.
The last few days I have been lazy. Very very lazy !!! Weekend I cooked up a storm and thus all I needed to do was reheat and serve. The house was also spotless and clean after my back-breaking cleaning spree. So all I did was drink coffee and watch tv. Of course I also snacked a lot which is so not good. But today it seems, all my un-burnt energy is making me climb the walls. I have had enough of being lazy. It’s really chewing me up !!!
Ever since Daughter has started school, my free time has increased by leaps and bounds. Initially I was kind of enjoying my me time with books, trip to the library, shopping and in general being a typical stay-at-home-mom. But not so much any more. For me, I need to do something otherwise it starts bothering me. I’am typically not a very tv person. So I’am pretty much left to my own device. I think it’s time I start focussing on what I want to do with my time. Like they say an idle mind is a devil’s workshop and this devil has been pretty busy messing with my head and driving me up the wall.
But the problem is I live at a typical suburban town, the job opportunities aren’t that great here especially for someone who has been out of the loop. While I’ve been trying to keep my eyes and ears open, but I really haven’t seen anything I like. I’am also thinking in the lines of getting back to school and studying but I’am having a hard time trying to decide what I really want to do. Too many things are going on in my mind. The hubby tells me to just start from somewhere and not stress over it. Maybe he is right but Stress is my middle name (or it should be).
To all those who are debating about leaving their jobs for kids really should think over it. While I don’t regret the time that I spent with my Daughter, the fact is now my birdie has left the nest and I feel so lost. I don’t want to be just waiting for her, chauffeuring her to different activities and pretty much having my life revolve around hers. I want to do something productive, something that will fill my time. I want to do something for me. Am I sounding very selfish ?? I guess so !!!
Hopefully I will sort things out soon or will make peace with the situation. Honestly I don’t have much hope on the job front in our current location. And with the hubby who is currently considering a more travel oriented role, I’am not sure if I’am left with much option. So till then, make the best of any situation has always been my mantra of life and that’s what I’ll continue to do.
So any of you missing the excitement and madness that came along with the Blogathon ?? I checked my reader a couple of times yesterday but was disappointed 😦 by the lack of activity. It almost felt like a abandoned place.
It’s been a quiet and relaxing weekend at our end. The highlight being Daughter attended her first all girls bday party on Saturday at a salon called Glitter Girlz. I’am not very much into these kind of parties but this was one which I could not decline because it happens to be a very good friend of hers and they also live right across from us. So for once I let my no make up rule take a backseat. I let Daughter know in no uncertain terms that this is a very rare treat that she is getting and once the party is over, I don’t want her to think that there is any change in rules.
Even with all my inhibition and reserve against makeup, I must admit it was fun to watch the kids get all pampered and treated like real customers. I must say that the 3 girls did an amazing job with the kids. There was one girl who did their hair and nails. The other two were dressed as ….any guesses ?? Who else but Anna and Elsa !! These two were in charge of doing the kids’ make up which to my delight was a very light eye shadow and some lip gloss. The kids were allowed to choose the princess they wanted their make up done by. I was surprised a lot of them wanted Anna 🙂 . But of course Daughter wanted Elsa !!! After the make up, the kids did a fashion show followed by karaoke and dance party. Then it was the usual pizza, fruit punch and cake followed by gift opening. I must say to handle 15 kids and make them do everything that was planned in the 2 hours deserved a round of applause. It was a very well managed party. The kids had an amazing time and by the time I was done, my head was throbbing hearing ‘let it go’. Trust me I’am so done with that song. But that apart I had a good time talking and catching up with some of the moms who are mostly my neighbors.
In other news, Daughter came home with her report card on Friday. She has been consistently performing exceptionally well and got really good grades. The remarks from her teacher was also good. So that was a super proud and happy parent moment. Of course she was readily given a gift that she had been eyeing for quite sometime.
Sunday was a pretty relaxing day for us. Apart from shoveling all the snow from the driveway there wasn’t anything much that the hubby and I did. That too, much of the shoveling was done by the hubby while I made Daughter practice her Minute Math. After lunch, the hubby and I took a power nap which lasted for more than an hour 🙂 . We woke up fresh to find Daughter reading a book and kidzbop radio turned on in the background. My jaw almost dropped at the sight. For a moment it was like having a teenager at home.
Rest of the evening was spent cooking and watching the Super Bowl. Daughter being the typical girlie girl watched it till the half time Katy Perry show 🙂 .
Hopefully all you guys had a relaxing weekend and are all recharged for the week ahead. For those of you here in the Northeast and Midwest, stay safe and warm !!!