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24 Apr

I’ve noticed that some of the happiest things in life are free and I am determined to not take them for granted.

  1. Sunlight streaming  through the window.
  2. Moon framed across the blue sky.
  3. Finding a great blouse handed down to me.
  4. The embrace of a loving family member.
  5. Going to sleep after a long tired day.
  6. Shadow of trees dancing to the wind, cast on my living room wall.
  7. Answering the phone and the joy of knowing that someone took the time to call you.

7 off the top of my head (1 for each day of the week). I am going to take a picture each day of these wonderful things and upload them. For free too. 🙂

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Phew!

23 Apr

I know what I want to do next weekend. No shopping. Relaxed cooking. Stop treating the home as hotel and try to catch up with a movie . Because this weekend we went out so much that I’ve lost track of all things done. Naturally this means my legs are giving out on a monday morning.

I have to mention though, R treated me to this dress and this skirt (the skirt is 96% cotton and 4% spandex. Not 96% polyester as mentioned falsely in the website). He dragged me through the mall intending to buy me summer outfits and we left Amma and Ani @ home. At one point though I was reminded of Ani so much that we had to go back.

I miss the days of helping my SIL shop though. I do love running around the store picking up different sizes , making myself useful, the nce feeling I get seeing others try beautiful clothes, offering helpful inputs etc. Sigh! I can not wait for my daughter to grow up and start wearing outfits that don’t include elephant-printed onsies, rabbit-print onsies, any animal printed outfit in general over a giant diaper.

Edit: With a bench like this next to home, I can’t believe I don’t spend more time here.

Dumb food suggestions

13 Apr

Ponytail girl going bananas for banana

I was browsing through yahoo when I noticed an AD which recommended 5 foods to avoid in order to become thin. One of them being bananas. So to all the idiots who want to be thin at the expense of health here are some of the things you are trading off if you give up bananas. Bananas are one of the best sources of potassium (I am not going to list all the positives of this, google is your best friend for this) and Vitamin C.  As a side note they contain Pectin, enhance better absorption of calcium , promote better kidney health and really fill you up. Also, they act as an antacid. Also fruits are tastier and make you feel better than being thin ever will.

Inspired by NPR

5 Mar

I usually listen to NPR while driving and last week I heard a segment on bringing up girl children. According to the broadcast, in the past 10 years, fewer females attempt to take up leadership roles because of the immense pressure they face. Part of this is their growing belief that they have to tackle leadership responsibilities while looking hot. It went on to say that girls as young as 3&4 years old can be seen arguing about ‘who is prettier’ these days. I was saddened and immediately resolved to dress my baby girl in as much gender neutral and blue colored clothes as I can. I have never felt inferior to any man and I certainly didn’t go through my younger years with the burden of trying to look perfect. I’ll try my best to raise my daughter so that she’ll be innocent at least until she hits puberty. If she wants to be a princess I’ll remind her that what endears us to Cinderella is her sweetness of nature and not her ball gowns. After all, what set Cinderella apart from her beautiful step-sisters was her genuine regard for other beings and not her looks.