OMG! I cant see my feet!

Finally! Its a milestone I thought I will never get to. Friends and family have been telling me of this day since I reached 4th month, but i somehow stuck it out until the end of 8th month!

So I think this deserves a mention here. Suddenly today I realised I cant see my feet while standing in attention – only the fat mound of my tummy is visible! I need to put my feet in the front – a teeny weeny step – and then I can see my toes!

Gawd! Now I think I need to be careful about climbing stairs and waddling around too… I think thats the next milestone I’ve been told about…

So,lets see when THAT happens… Couple more months to go yet…

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What would I be?

If I werent a Software/Engg? Doctor? – That was my dream job… Well for various reasons that didnt work out (Maybe it deserves a post all of its own). But then there didnt seem to be much choice – Computers are ‘in’ and thats what I have to do -it was decided. And thats why I am where I am today.

But to think about all options there were out there – Yesterday night hubby and I were talking about the Event Manager at his company. That guy did his MBA and then got into event management and now travels all around the world organising events – both at the company level and at the client/corporate level. I was totally impressed. Everyday is exciting,everyday is new, everyday is fun – which is so different from what most of us do.

At work, a friend is a great foodie. He’s bought chocolate slabs and he plans to make homemade chocolates – someone he knows makes a living out of it – which isnt expensive but a steady/good income… We were seriously thinking of investing in this and trying if it will work here!

I’ve seen people making something as simple as tassles and selling them on websites.

I met an uncle today who said his DIL is a professional classical dancer…

I mean – Wow! There are so many options and careers out there that will give you pleasure and satisfaction along with the much required money for sustainance (maybe more!) and I didnt even know of them 10yrs ago! Wish I did – Maybe I would’ve been more successful/more satisfied not to say richer if I had opted for something else! (I LOVE artwork – maybe a good career option that?)

What do you think?…

PS: And to think that my Dad was upset and ready to disown me if I became a ‘data entry operator’ after my computer course! Bah!

"I Just Called To Say I Love You"

Here’s a favourite song of mine and while listening to it yesterday realised that it covers all the months of any year in some way or the other!
(Im sure that it would’ve been noticed/blogged about before)
It made me understand the meaning/feeling of the song better. You really don’t need a reason/season to celebrate and express love:

“I Just Called To Say I Love You”
No New Year’s Day to celebrate – January
No chocolate covered candy hearts to give away – February
No first of spring – March
No song to sing
In fact here’s just another ordinary day

No April rain
No flowers bloom – May
No wedding Saturday within the month of June
But what it is, is something true
Made up of these three words that I must say to you

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

No summer’s high
No warm July
No harvest moon to light one tender August night
No autumn breeze – September
No falling leaves –
Not even time for birds to fly to southern skies

No Libra sun – October (sunsign?)
No Halloween – November
No giving thanks to all the Christmas joy you bring – December
But what it is, though old so new
To fill your heart like no three words could ever do

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart, of my heart,
of my heart

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart, of my heart,
baby of my heart

Listen here:

A Woman’s Vanity

When you’re feeing fat and figureless – getting to work everyday is an exercise of its own, let along thinking about ‘dressing-up’ (‘presentable’ is enough) and then suddenly you have a spurt of energy one day and dress up to work for an ethnic day celebration in a simple saree and not much ado, boys who look at ‘girls’ (knowing you’re no longer one of them) come up to you and complement you saying you look good – It brings a smile and makes your day giving you confidence that you aren’t such a bad/ugly/ungainly sight either!

Ah! Vanity! – Thy name is Woman…

Oh! Here’s Wishing Everyone a Very Happy DeepawaLi! May this festival of lights bring lots of joy and happiness, health and wealth to everyone…

Attracting Attention

I have already written about these TV shows and how people go to any extents for a few minutes of fame. Along those lines, I caught this other ‘talent show’ while channel-surfing. Saw old ladies – 50+ atleast trying to impress the audience and the judges with filmy song and dance routines. Old ladies who were out of shape- in really ill-fitting clothes trying to gyrate to the current top dance numbers of bollywood. These ladies introduced themselves as Doctors and school principals who are appreciated in their field of work.These ladies were boo-ed by the audience and asked to leave the stage within a minute of their performance. It definitely made me wince. How could they even think of coming on an all Indian talent show? How did they audition and get through? Or were they selected just to add that ‘stupidity’ factor in the show? I’ll come to the other-side of the coin later – but I DO think it was sheer stupidity to go out there on a platform where millions of Indians are going to watch you and you are all willing to make a fool of yourself. I have no issues with the gender/age if the person is really talented,but these were not. What gives a person such ideas i wonder…

Now for the other-side of the coin. I enjoy some of the performances of the ‘Boogey-Woogie’ Mommy special. I understand that there are really talented women out there who have learned dancing through their childhood and teenage years and left it all to make a home and raise a family after marriage. I appreciate those husbands who encourage their wife to persue a hobby that the wife had given-up on. And stand by them when they go on stage to make that one dream come true. For the wife too its an achievement – just because she went out there and performed in front of the audience as dreamed despite winning or not winning the competition…

I was also thinking that on a personal note I would’nt do anything like this all my life – maybe thats why Im no-one special – just a girl-next-door. But im happy being just that! Also, watching the ‘fear factor’ makes me realise that I wouldnt do any of those stunts even if you give me a million bucks and keep a gun to my head! :-O God! some are downright scary and some are gory.AND I realise I have a fear of almost everything!So thats 1 program where im appreciating the guts of those ladies who are atleast attempting to overcome their fears and do those stunts. Hats-Off to them…

Mother

We dont need a ‘Mother’s Day’ to appreciate Mothers…

If there is something one cannot do without,it is Mother.Father loves her,daughter imitates her,son ignores her,salesmen thrive on her,motorists hurry around her,teacher phones her,and the woman next door confides in her.
She can be sweeter than sugar,more sour than a lemon,all smiles,and crying her heart out all within any given two minute period.
She likes sewing,detective stories,having her birthday remembered,church,a new dress,the cleaning woman.Father’s praise,a little lipstick,flowers and plants,dinner out on sunday,policeman,one whole day in bed,crossword puzzles,sunny days tea, and the newspaper boy.
She dislikes doing the dishes,Father’s boss,having her birthday forgotten,the motorist behind her,spring cleaning,junior’s report card,rainy days,the neighbour’s dog,stairs and the man who was supposed to cut the grass.
She can be found standing by,bending over,reaching for,kneeling under, and stretching around,but rarely sittin on.
She has the beauty of a spring day,the patience of a saint,the appetite of a small bird,and the memory of a large elephant.
She knows the lowest prices,everybody’s birthday,what you should be doing,and all your secret thoughts.
She is always straightening up after,reminding you to,and taking care of,but never asking for.
Yes,a Mother is one thing that nobody can do without.And when you have harassed her,buffeted her about,tried her patience,and worn her out,and it seems that the end of the world is about to descend upon you,then you can her win her back with four little words.”Mom,I love you”.

~ William A Greenebaum 11