May 2010

Yes,shifting house.The most dreadful job on earth i feel.Its even more cumbersome with a curious toddler who plays with idly pot and plates,throwing away those sticky labels on boxes,want to give a helping hand whenever a drawer is opened,box is being packed,loving to crack `those glasswares.

The next two days will be dust and action packed.Actually i feel packing n shifting is even easier considering unpacking and arranging ( Wonder how a fellow blogger’s husband done it all single handedly(Its you!!)).Its actually scary considering the dust and pests,having ambuli with us.

Kitchen is almost all packed and i would wind up living room soon,DD should probably help in Dresses,toys and misc.

Internet n telephone would get shifted,last time it was very quick,not sure how this will go this time,so hope it all gets real soon and I connect with blogs soon.


This weekend we had been to an Ayyappan temple here.After darshan we sat on the floor and was watching,i was explaining those idols and swami names to her.

Then curtains were drawn to make some ‘Alankaram’ (Dressing up).So i told her ‘Enga da ummachi? kaanume’.(Where is god? disappeared? (Actually wanted to explain alankaram part,so this question))

Quickly she turned around and showed me a life size photograph of guruvayoorappan which was very close to curtain and I have never looked at it.

Am simply amazed by her response,awestruck.

Plants,trees.grass and of course flowers are addressed as ‘Appoo’ (Poo in tamil is flower)by her,so they have a common name for now with Ambuli.

Ball and Balloon share the same name ‘Baa’.

Water and older female kid are addressed as ‘Akka’ ( We used to tell water as ‘Akkam’)

Legs,cat are addressed as ‘kaa’.(Kaal in tamil is Leg,Cat is being pronounced as “kaa’)

P.S: A recent word learnt is ‘Aeopee’,any guesses?

As the lil one grows up,so grows the learning curve,and one which is part of it was using Dustbin.

DD taught her the usage of dustbin and wanted lil help from her on that end.And i should not be denying that she helps to put wastes into it,also she throws whatever she wishes into it.

She can remove her diaper and find a place for it in dustbin,in the same time she will be attracted by the empty milk or laban bottle in it.

Promptly place a waste paper in it and remove the adorable vegetable waste for play.

Sometimes sometimes her toys also find a way in dustbin,and once an oil can was also dropped in and was bid adieu.

Not sure what makes dustbin a lucrative play area,but still she insists to cling on to it.Well,it was our fault not to buy a closed one,but they should get some dirt is it not,if not what is the fun?

What happened?

Ambuli did her ‘susu’,and searched for a cloth to wipe it off as i do,she could not but take ‘thatha’s’ towel(which was in the chair nearby) to clean the floor.

Comfy tagged me for this Innocence/Guilty Q&A,and she herself enjoyed breaking rule 2, so will I.I have tried to answer my best while I don’t assure all these are true,there could be places where i have lied.

So the rules are,

RULE 1- You can only say Guilty or Innocent.
RULE 2- You are not allowed to explain anything unless someone messages you and asks!

Asked someone to marry you? Innocent  NO Sondha selvavil sooniyam.
Ever kissed someone of the same sex? Guilty Of course Yes,many times my mom and sisters and now Ambuli,but to be precise on cheek and forehead only.

Danced on a table in a bar? Innocent dance? me? and on a bar table? oops sounds unconnected.

Ever told a lie? Guilty I dont want to insult by agreeing to a lie,well every passing day has its fair part of lies.

Had feelings for someone whom you can’t have back? Innocent. No never i dont day dream.
Kissed a picture? Guilty Well it was DD.

Slept in until 5 PM? Guilty Yes when I start my afternoon Nap @ 4 PM.

Fallen asleep at work/school? Guilty  What do you do when you are pregnant and you had a hearty lunch and you are on bench err.. a comfy chair.(Do you want me to say more on applied thermodynamics and field theory classes?)

Held a snake? Innocent No never,can’t even dream about it,am pretty scared(Paambai kandal padaiyum nadungum)

Been suspended from school? Innocent Never,am teacher’s pet.
Worked at a fast food restaurant? Innocent Thank god that i did not, I would have become obese grade-2 from the current overweight status.

Stolen from a store? Innocent I don’t dare to do that.

Been fired from a job? Innocent So far nothing like that,and now am into a profession without recession.

Done something you regret? Guilty So much that i cant list.(What do you think about marriage?)

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Guilty Yes cannot count them.

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Innocence No chance so far.

Kissed in the rain? Innocent I say it aloud,I hate rain.

Sat on a roof top? Guilty  When i was young and was capable of that,now even if i wish i cant

Kissed someone you shouldn’t? Innocent  BTW Who determines that someone and should not?

Sang in the shower? Guilty Daily,and it just annoys better half.

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Innocent  No i don’t hang out with such a company i suspect.

Shaved your head? Guilty   When I was unaware of what is happening, my parents planned and executed it.

Had a boxing membership? Innocent  Bhu bhu,i should have,it could have helped in times of firefighting.

Made a girlfriend cry?Innocent Nothing as far as i can remember.

Been in a band? Innocent They never wanted me in there.

Shot a gun? Guilty Yes at beaches aiming those balloons.


Donated Blood? Innocent   Never got a chance

Eaten alligator meat? Innocent  Am a vegetarian,to be precise lacto vegetarian.

Eaten cheesecake? Guilty  Yes to husband’s awe

Still love someone you shouldn’t? Innocent  Nope,i think am bit wiser these days.

Have/had a tattoo? Guilty So far nothing,but would love one.

Liked someone, but will never tell who? Innocent  Will tell you all if there is something like that.

Been too honest? Guilty And felt its worth.

Ruined a surprise? Guilty I am eager to break it unless its not planned by me.

Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn’t walk afterward? Guilty Yes quite a few times,when the bill was paid by others.

Erased someone in your friends list? Guilty  Sometimes it happens eventually and unplanned.

Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)? Guilty  Countable no.of times.

Joined a pageant? Guilty   When in school for some awareness.

Been told that you’re handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said? Guilty  Sometimes by mistake.

Had communication with your ex? Innocent Ex, Do you mean my Ex-company??

Got totally drunk on the night before exam? Innocent  Am a teetotaler,still,i guess.

Got totally angry that you cried so hard? Guilty S Am an emotional fool.

Yup,finely done with the first time tag.Now its turn to take revenge,lemme take the advantage of tagging  Ani,Bhagya,Swaru,Maverickshree and Gils.

Indusladies( Largest online forum for Indian Women) had announced the Mommy bloggers e-book contest,without great belief i had sent in my entry on the last date and later i forgot.

Swaru,day before yesterday left a comment saying Congrats for making it to the e-book.But i wasn’t sure if the e-book was out.And yesterday i received a mail from Indusladies stating that they have considered my entry to and had sent a banner and link to download the e-book.There were around 50+ plus bloggers in it and i know a few of them already,have to familiarise with the rest.

They have requested to do a blog post on it and hence this post.You can download the e-book here

Thank you Indus ladies for considering mine.

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