Sunday, August 31, 2008

Catching up...and babe all the way

Ok a lots been happening so I didn't do my ritual writing in last week. Mohit was travelling and that makes challenging times for us three left at home. Aman and Sups stayed over for three nights and although they were kind of busy, so came in quite late, and no one had any energy left for "chats" it was nice to know they were there, which made me wonder am I scared to be "home alone" at 40.... or have my children driven me completely neurotic. (i always expect something bad to happen). I really don't know, but when its quiet and dark and the house creeks and groans its nice to have someone sleeping in the downstairs bedroom.

Which brings me to weather here in Melbourne. Its passed 1st Sept and so we are back to wearing hats to school. Jai of course equates this with its summer and so fought with me and went to school in shorts and tee shirt and nearly froze his cute little tush off. I don't know why the do not get it that "mothers know best" that includes the husbands too.

Mine's a ticking time bomb. Mohit has forgotten there is life beyond SKM and SODA and its perennial ups and downs. I mean sure I wanted a man who was driven and ambitious and committed to his work but this is completely crazy. He zips through helping me with the chores and putting the kids to bed so he can get to the computer. Like people are writing to him about the environment at 10pm at night. Seriously if I didn't know him better I'd think he was having an affair ! Which takes me to the line from Dhoom2 "par karega kaon"

Okay so besides the weather and my obnoxious husband who I do love the main "thing" this week has been my steadily increasing "weight." I have had a lifestyle assessment done and signed up with a personal trainer and I am getting ready to change "from mom out side, babe inside" (a very nice blog that I found a link to on Aneela's blog) to babe all the way!!!

And on that note I shall end and chat with you later this week..... all about Mama Mia and my trip to the movies.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Just had to share this.....growing old (er)

I know I said I would be back every week but I nearly didn't make it. Vir's down with a bad cough and I have been housebound and its no fun being at home with a sick child. They whine and are cranky and you really don't know whats happening and all your hugs and kisses don't seem to "make it better." I'd gone to the chemist in the hope the may have a wonder cure... actually just to buy syringes.... no not shooting up...yet, but they are very useful for popping panadol down a 2year old and I read something they had put up in the shop. It's Julie Andrews celebrating her 69th b'day and she has the best lyrics for it . I do hope I can keep my spirits "up" if nothing else when i get there.....

Julie Andrews Turns 69
July 18, 2008 07:43 PM EDT

JULIE ANDREWS TURNS 69To commemorate her birthday, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP.
One of the musical numbers she performed was My Favorite Things from the legendary movie Sound Of Music.Here are the lyrics she used:

(Sing It!) -If you sing it, it's especially hysterical!!!I'd love to hear a recording of it sung by her.
'My Favorite Things'

Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.) Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who would appreciate it.
Julie Andrews talks about her Memoir, "Home" here on YouTube:

Monday, August 11, 2008

Starting up

My good friend Aneela blogs, Karan Johar blogs, there are blogs for mums and by mums, athlete's blog , writer's blog so I thought it was time I stepped into the "word" of bloggers to add my little penny worth. I really don't know how this will shape up, will it just serve as my "venting" ground, will someone vent with me, will anyone even bother to read it. ..... we'll see but I will be here probably every week if I haven't been run off my feet to talk about me, mine and ours. This is my kick start hope I don't just sputter out!!!