Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Hunt for a Home

We still haven't got ourselves a decent place to call 'our' home...because I believe that M's house is 'his' home ...My house is 'my' home ...and Our House is 'our' home...and while a house in the middle of Chennai is quite unimaginable to get hold ..we have been in the look out for a decent apartment...in vain sighhhhhh!

Definition of Decent ( Things we cannot compromise on) :
1. Rent within our budget - why are budgets and rates inverse always!
2. A seemingly spacious layout - Get in some sunlight builders and chuck the dingy corridors.
3. Vasthu Compliant - gotya there didn't I :)
4.  No Water Shortage - that's a necessity na.
5. Not on the highest floor and GF or first is best or second is there's a third....The summers of chennai last a year and  if we are outta power its a pain to get grocery and water up...I don't wanna exercise those thin ( I hear thunder) thighs of mine and neither M's f(l)at tummy :D
6. Parking - not the one liners where we end up early risers when the thatha on the third floor wants to go to the temple/station or wake up the early- to-bed crowd to park our tyres ..its always a 'carbane' for a bargain

Added advantages :
1. Security...who generally are within 65-95 yrs old but have learnt the art of 'locking' the gate without really locking it and can generally get you stuff  from the nearest store at .0000005m/hr ( On a serious note: I really pity these seniors who still have to work for their living )
2. Play Area...sure am asking for too much...dream big they say!

Added Attractions :
1. Some kids of Achu's age around the block ....I wish... sighhhhh!
2. Servants ...no explanation required no?

After all the owner and agent talks and screening each of those places for the perfect place......our dear old neighbour at the old flat gave us a suggestion we are going to try...."The ironing fella round the corner...he will help you find a home" he said...

Hoping this tip irons the crinkles out of our lives and gives us a warm home..... 

Ps. More than us its my amma who is having a tuff time handling all the work. If we get a good flat she will have some time for herself....Prayers.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Aroma

You didn't tag me art but I just wanted to blog on .....What are the (non- perfume/ non-cosmetics) smells you like?
- Petrol....why I wonder
- Mannvasanai ....during the first showers
- Paint..not too strong though
- Tulsi leaves and shambrani...divinity derived
- Coffee....never fails to make me happy
- Lemon/Earlgrey/Masala tea....am all perky and fresh after this drink
- Fresh powdered babies ....a treat :D
- Betel leaf...when crushed its got a very pungent end to it
- Steam from the Iron while pressing clothes...some pleasure during the toil

- Biriyani ...the spices.....basically anything to do with food...:b



PS. Can keep adding to that list...its nice to just think about the things you like ...very relaxing :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I am Happy today...

because....
  1. Acha had his follow up with his doctor today and things are FINE. Yipeeeeeeee! He is doing good. A Big Relief.
  2. Yesterday I had a wonderful evening with friends ( U, S and B) at U's Golu. Achu also had a gala time with N and M.
  3. On the work front deadlines have no meaning since we are done with all the files that needed attention.
  4. Have to get the office ready for Pooja. Its exciting to plan and execute something otherthan work, at office.
  5. God is watching over me :)
Ps. Like I said today is beautiful...I am relishing each moment ...I am grateful to alot of family and friends...for there is nothing more peaceful than having a hand to hold and a shoulder to lean :)   

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Some Juncture this is !

Festivity vs Turbulence
Faith vs Doubt
Commitment vs Lethargy
Life is all about twos.....
At every point of time you are either there or here....
From a broader time perspective ...you are always somewhere in the middle!
But its the moment that matters
That gives you the joy
That gives you the hit
Then time stabilises

Ps. The 'you' here is me...the positives and negatives of life are getting me all confused and cluttered...will sort...give me the time....heart and mind....!