Random Quote – Day 25

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I bet that would have been fun !!



Happiness is … – Day 24

  • Feeding the Daughter after ages….
  • Logging in to Daughter’s school portal and saw some beautiful comments from teachers about her…
  • Talking to hubby about important stuff and getting the feeling of having each other’s back….
  • Looking at my two love bugs and knowing that I did something right…
  • Talking to my mum and having a heart to heart conversation…
  • Accidentally finding out that Daughter is making a secret coupon booklet for me….
  • My bus stop buddy getting off her car and coming to me to say she misses talking to me and can’t wait for the weather to get better so that we can chat waiting for the bus and not be cooped up in the car….
  • Sweating in the gym after what seems like ‘god knows how long’….
  • In being grateful….
  • In seeing a bright light at the end of a tunnel….


Happy Saraswati Puja – Day 22

Tired to my last bone. Have been cooking and doing everything that goes along with having a puja at home. Most of the work at my end is done. Waiting for the hubby and Daughter to return back from her piano class. Daughter loves decorating our little puja room with flowers and candles. After she gets back and takes a shower, she’ll decorate with hubby’s help while I finish making the prasad. Then we’ll do our little puja followed by eating the prasad.

As with most festivals, I cooked a lot since yesterday. All the typical must haves of Saraswati puja. Of course there are certain things that aren’t available here but other than that I think I did pretty good. So the good part is once I clean my kitchen tonight, I don’t think I’ll need to cook till Thursday. Yay !! After today I think I’ll need that :).

As for today, even though I’m exhausted, but there’s a feel good that’s there too. I’m so glad I’m able to give Daughter these little glimpses of our culture and making our own family traditions. And doing any kind of puja at home brings a feeling of positivity and peace in me. Yeah, getting old I guess !!


Sweet Delight – Day 21


Made these coconut filled sweet crepes (patishapta in Bengali) for the hubby today. He loves these and I’ve been wanting to make them for quite a while. Ultimately I managed it today. Needless to say my man was happy and I was especially thrilled since the picky eater Daughter gave me her nod of approval too.

Tomorrow is a big day at our home. We’ll be having Saraswati puja. So I plan to do an early dinner tonight after which the kitchen needs to be cleaned really good. Tomorrow will be a busy day for me as I will be making the bhog.

I feel like I’m coming down with something as I’m feeling extremely tired. Hopefully whatever it is can wait till Tuesday. I can’t afford to be sick tomorrow.

Will sign off now and catch you guys tomorrow!!


Saturday Bullets – Day 19

  • Woke up to a beautiful day promising sunshine.
  • Went out to the city and took advantage of the good weather.
  • Walked the street and did a lot of window shopping.
  • Ate lunch at our favorite Thai place.
  • Brought home some delicious desserts from a local bakery.
  • Spent the day carefree and happy.
  • Now sitting with my favorite drink and chatting with my two favorite people.

Will come back and chat more tomorrow!!


Some day – Day 18

It’s such a beautiful feeling when a friend WhatsApps you a mail that you had written almost 17 years ago. It brought back a lot of fond memories. I haven’t met her in the last 17years. She stays in Bangalore and when I go to India, we always go to Kolkata. But somehow we’ve managed to stay in touch. The funniest thing is we were neighbors for only 3 short months and that’s the duration of our ‘real friendship’. Rest has been virtual. How I wish we could meet again. Probably some day somewhere we’ll definitely make our plan happen. Till then we’ll chat in this virtual world.


Day 17

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This has been my mantra since the end of 2017. Even though I questioned it in the beginning which only led to negativity and hopelessness. But soon I got over it and did the best in my capability.

Do I trust it completely ?? No !! But I’m trying. And the funniest thing is I’m not sure whether everything happens for a reason or not. When things are rosy and hunky-dory, you don’t really question anything. It’s only when you start swimming in a storm, that all these come to mind. And I definitely found solace and optimism when I think that everything has a reason. It helps my sanity. It gives me hope.


I wish …. – Day 16

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I came across this on a day that’s already very tough for me. I remember after you passed away, I would call your cell to hear your ring tone/caller tune. Your favorite song, Eric Clapton’s ‘Wonderful Tonight’ would play and in no time I would feel the tears trickling down. Deleting your number from my phone almost felt like I was erasing you from my life. I felt I was somehow betraying you. I think I couldn’t bring myself to do it for about a year.

But as they say life moves on and mine did too. Yet in these 8 years, not a day has passed when I didn’t think of you.

Today marks the completion of 8th year since you left us. What I would give to have you back in my life again. What I would give to hear your voice again. Would I would give, only if my phone said ‘Baba calling’.