February 2010

Am not sure if anyone had felt this strange like me in their own house after a vacation.After this almost two months vacation,i really felt it very strange,particularly kitchen,i felt as if am entering a alien world.

It took almost one day to recover from this strange feeling and get used to it,i juz forgot where i had kept certain items too,is it a short term memory loss,or sign of aging or its bcoz i hate cooking?

Though not sure of the answer,this strange feeling was dire to me.


Anything since  a week,so this one is a long post of  pending stuff

On return journey,i was quiet comfy,quickly passed baggage screening,checked in quickly,had a priority immigration and waited for 2 hrs before boarding flight,my mom woke up her while changing nappy and she was up and playing until we boarded.Before take off she slept and woke up only after coming home.I did not get the front row seats but the flight wasn’t full so i got a window seat,the next being blocked to be empty for our sake.A drunken fellow initially occupied the aisle seat and later he was moved to a different seat by that person who had checked me in,so nice of him,since i was fearing, to whom i can leave her during my washroom visits.Later it was gentleman who was our co passenger,he sat only in 3/4th of the seat leaving room for Ambuli to sleep well,and took care of her when i went away,nice of him too.

I came out in 15 mins after flight landed,DD was bit late and i had to wait for sometime.The weather was very chill,but next day it changed and no more winter,occasionally somedays wind is there.

This valentine day was nothing special.Few days before our wedding was the first valentines day when he had sent in a bouquet,i exhibited it in drawing room saying that it was sent by him to all those relative loaded in my home(ellam oru vetti bandha dhan),last year i had delivered ans was in India,this time also he had sent in a bouquet.This year a month before he left and i was staying back in India,and he had not sent anything.I guess his romance factor has gone below,i dont  believe much in this particular day,it was an expectation set for me previously that i expected.Later i asked him why there was nothing,DD told most websites were overbooked and he had sent an e-card.I never received it,Yesterday when trying to clear Spam mails,i saw his card and i was relaxed.

Again not complaining.but this wedding anniversary was very plain.He wished me in the morning,and slept back due to travel tiredness that i woke up only when he was wearing his shoes,he had made his own coffee and packed cereals for breakfast and left.I guess he is disappointed but he never said so,unlike me he never lets out his expressions.Lunch was his favorite stuff and he had taken half day’s off and we had good sleep in afternoon.Evening i got on his nerves by preparing ‘Bonda’ when it was time to go to temple.We had been to a Gujju krishna temple here lil late around 8 pm,then did our grocery shopping and had food in Shetty’s restaurant.I gave him a CD with Ilayaraja love melodies.

Lil more abt ambuli will follow in next post.

Edited to Add: In shetty’s place,i tried ‘Neeru Dosa’ after reading abt in a magazine,but to my awe it turned out not so good,very plain and tasteless,DD was mocking at me for trying a new one.

Yes,we had to do it again,but this time, less pain.I had replaced the big stud with a ring and the way she sleeps it had completely lost its shape and one ring was lost in bed,which i could not find again.

Also she pulled the other ring and  got a wound that i had to remove that single ring as well.So the hole eventually disappeared,again i bought a small stud with long stem, and had an idea to do ear boring with GRT jewellery.

Last saturday i had taken her to Isabel for a final paediatrician visit,when i asked her about ear boring she suggested a plastic surgeon in the same hospital.

So monday i called hospital around 8 am to find out whether doctor is available or not and to fix an appointment,one who answered the phone told me she will be available from 9.30 to 10.30 am and i can just walk in without an appointment.

I disturbed her sleep and rushed up to hospital only to find that doctor was on leave that day.I had to request the administration lady to find out if any other doctor is available,she called up to various places to locate the doctor and informed me that, they will never do ear boring immediately,they will have to see the baby,and then fix an appointment and bring her on suggested time to finish it off.I told her am leaving the country tommorrow and if she can help me,she asked me to head to minor operation theater and there was the doctor.

He told me to bring the baby in evening after applying the prescribed cream for 6 times in an hour.I was very reluctant to come to hospital again in evening and felt can do it in Bahrain itself.But DD wanted to finish this here itself and come back there.

We started applying the cream from 3 in evening and we were there @ 4,but he had a surgery that he came to minor OT only @ 4:30 pm. Ambuli was sound sleeping when we were in hospital.They took Ambuli from me and locked the door outside,my heart was pounding to hear the scream(first ear boring was almost a night mare even to look at the baby,she cried to long time and was very fussy till evening),but for long i did not hear her crying,only  at last few minutes she started crying,that too bcoz of strangers i guess.She stopped crying once she came to me.

Am happy that she was not feeling painful or fussing much bcoz of this,though the minor Operation bill was taxing.

On the travel note,am done with all those purchases,packed almost everything.As listed we did not had a chance to go in maadi rail and AC bus,rest were done.Am  sulky to go back,except for DD being there and our wedding anniversary is nearing.Am sure she going to miss all the fun,outings and pamperings  she had here.The weather is worse now there,temperature dropping to 7 or 8 in night,and am not so comfy with winter.Hope to write next one from Bahrain soon.

Dont mistake that i have undergone a Angio,not so early.Well,angio was for my MIL and the sight of angio room itself terrified me,she underwent a cardio AG and result was normal,no blocks.

Inspite of local anesthesia,she remarked that the pain was terrible.A catheter from hand vein till tip of heart,imagination even scares.Three liquids including hot iodine solution sent inside,oops health is wealth.

Now we are gearing up for travel,5 more days and we will be in Bahrain.Yet to get our dresses from tailor,to purchase few dresses for ambuli, than all these i need to lunge atleast few books for her,am sure this exercise would be tough.I have gathered all my strength back after dentist visit to be fit for travelling alone with ambuli,i believe she would be sleeping during travel,since it is early morning,i prefer to feed her and make her sleep and rest my back.

Ambuli is growing up day by day and her learning curve follows along,and reminds me of those rebellious teen days of mine,its unfair of god to be back after me with my daughter so early,but what to do none can escape.These are something on her learning curve…Bad news first and good news last….

1. Screams like anything at any given time,when she is awake,you can hear her scream for anything including attention.Scream had become a part of her language.

2.Hitting people,for both fun and fury she hits people,at times it pains.(Believe these two are phases and go away soon,one of my cousin even cursed me that my baby should be right after me in teens,but this is earlier).

3.She recognizes those pillayar present at each door step and actions that “Shuklam baratharam” by folding her hands and knocking on forehead corners.

4.She can join two hands and pray to god.

5.After hitting everyone when asked to say sorry,she instantly serves one by waving hand to that victim.

6.Along to this when asked to swear that she will not repeat that,soons he waves hand as “no not again” and the next minute she  hits.

7.She loves to play her ammaamma’s “idli vaarthu,nandu ooruthu” game in her hand.

8.She throws away her book and when told “ummachi kannula othikko”,readily does it and guess what happens next min?? you know it,she repeats.

9.Too much of walking had enabled to raid all those areas within reach and get hurt somewhere.

10. To top all these,when falling onto sleep she repeats all those actions like praying,idli vaarthu game etc.,she does everything including waving bye,am not sure what is the big deal of review before falling asleep.

P.S: Am just recovering from a dental surgery and will in mother india for two more weeks,just relaxing.