Tuesday, January 1, 2008

it's a brand new year!!!

There is a silence in the thinking aloud household...the kids are too quiet and my mind refuses to cooperate...The last 10 days were very hectic, with my parents and nephews around. My boys had a terrific time with their cousins...not so the neighbors...and time just flew...and now, after the hullaballoo of the week before, the silence is too loud...:(

It is a strange feeling to get up with no agenda, no mom to smile at, no dad to pamper, and nothing to do...*Of course i have to help Swaraj finish the school project but that's not what i want right now*....

I loved the role reversal, when they were here. It was my turn to pamper them, which i did to my heart's content. As usual they felt I was too thin, not looking after myself and doing too much. As usual, I felt I should be doing more for them...It felt great to be giving back in some way


I'm going to take my time and leisurely read all the posts i've missed. I've managed a to catch up on a few good ones. One of the first posts happened to be Madhumita's review of the movie'KITE RUNNER. Ziah finally posted her new chapter making my day, Ps gave me a wake-up call, and hip grandma's nostalgic tale took me back in time...gosh, i've missed quite a lot of good ones...

This is such a great way to start the new year...My mind's still in a feel good mode, i don't feel like pressing it to function...I still have a week of vacation left and i'm going to live it up with the kids and hubby...

It is a beautiful morning here and I'm drunk with joy and contentment.So, here's raising a toast to 2008...I'm looking forward to more writing, seeing a few goals achieved, raising a few bars here and there and continuing being friends with my children!

It's a brand new year, what will you do with it?


New Year 2008 Glitter Graphics from Dollielove.com


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Coincidentally this happened to be the propmt at sunday scribblers...
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24 comments:

romila said...

Wish you a happy & prosperous new year.

Rambler said...

hey enjoy the calmness :)..

Ziah said...

Hey TA!!:) Glad you n the TA family had a great time...:) And awww! Missing mom n dad? Here's a big hug to you!! I'm kinda homesick too... my folks are 3.5 hours away (in Poona) and I'm soooo tied to my house and my job and my maid crisis that I sit and sulk :)

P.S: I'm gonna finish Muffet just for you..:)

Thinking aloud said...

2 romila
thanks and wish you teh same too :)

@ rambler..
Ahh!! that's a neat way of putting it...but calmness with my boys around? ...now if only the mind would wake up...

@ ziah...
hugz to you too...no sulking!!!

and u giving me shock after shock!!!u post your chapter, u answer to mine and u trying to finish muffet...now i've cheered up!!!

Preethi said...

aww.. mom n dad went back so soon?? Poor you!!! Hugs!! Happy New Year... Have a wonderful year ahead!!!

rayshma said...

wish u a rockin 2008! :)
lotsa time at hand, eh? good time to catch up on ur addiction! :D

Thinking aloud said...

@ preethi...
i know...it was a tornado visit! thanks..hoping to see more poetry form you :)

@ rayshma...
as you say a great time to catch up on my addiction...hopefully posts will be more regular now...
Thanks, and wish you a happening 2008!!

Prats said...

hey....HAPPY NEW YEAR. And the fun is in remembering you had a great time while they were there. Knowing parents they want that from their kiddos.......but calmness is what u need before school term starts...so have fun and enjoy

Umesh said...

Wish you a Happy new year

Madhumita. said...

Suma - a very happy New Year to you. The last para of your post is full of positive energy ... wishing you lots more of the same for the rest of the year. Enjoy!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Welcome back..Pampered totally,i guess,by your parents..bubbling with energy and stepping into 2008..It shows in the nice post of yours..
I thought,being addicted (pun intended )you may show up once in a while..but looks you had your hands full
TC
CU

Just Jen said...

Happy New Year! Your post was nostalgic and made me miss my mom! Not that she's gone anywhere yet....she'll be moving up north in the spring and I already miss her!

Thinking aloud said...

@prats...
Thanks..i needed that..though i think calmness will prevail when the school begins...

@Umesh...
hey thanks!!!

@ madhumita...
thank you...trust you had a wonderful holiday?

@ Cu...
Ohh yes...so the solution to de-addiction is to get your parents home ;)
How was your new year?

@ just jen...
awww...hugs to you...:)

Akshatha Kamath said...

Wow!!! You are blessed. Most important in life is content and it spills over with every word of yours. Touch wood!!! May God bless you and have a rocking year :o)

Lea said...

Happy New Year to you! I know that silence, it is SO LOUD!!!! Enjoy that space from all your loved ones being with you, it will fill quickly!!! I am so glad you had this special time together, makes them all the more precious...

tumblewords said...

Happy 2008 to you! Just started to make a comment when your music came on - I'm dancing away, now! Thanks!

susiej.com said...

Thank goodness for that calmness. And Happy New Year!

gautami tripathy said...

Enjoy that calmness. It is so rare nowadays..

Devil Mood said...

"drunk with joy and contentment" - is there a better state of being?
How wonderful!

I'm hoping this will be a productive year.
Happy 2008!

Sassy Lucy said...

Loud silence does have some benefits...Happy New Year to you too. This is my first visit as I am new to SS...my first submission is: http://wannabeawritersomeday.blogspot.com/2008/01/sunday-scribbles-edition-1.html

Thinking aloud said...

@ akshatha, lea, sue, sassylucy , devil mood, susie and gautami...

Thank you so much for your bright wishes...I wish you a rocking year too!!!

UL said...

Great to see you back, Suma. Happy 08 to you and your loved ones... glad you got the break with parents and got to pamper and be pampered...cheers to you too.

thetonguetiedmuse said...

Great post! I love your line about being "drunk with joy and contentment" what an wondrous feeling.

LittleWing said...

enjoyd your post...most especially abt the opportunity to give parents a little bit of that love back..