Wednesday, May 7, 2008

It's a lovely day!!!



The eyes are tired, the mind is numb, the senses have taken a beating and nobody understands me!

i'm also drained out, courtesy the stress generated by some late nights.

finishing my mag work...if you must know...!!!

Then of course its very easy to get stressed out, because i've embarked on a very heroic task...shopping for goody bags for my India trip. (i'm so looking forward to it)...did i tell you that i hate too much shopping....? no? well i do!!! esp when you have to get something for everyone and you hope you've not left out anyone. Then of course they have to like it too...

Prats, when asked whether she needed anything, told me "nothing, you just get yourself!!" that's so very sweet of her!!! Btw, many seem to be telling this to me recently, either my taste in gifts suck, or else they all really like me :)

Coming back to the red eyes, i have a cold...quite a bad one...'a sky fallen on the head' kind...the 'nobody understands me when i speak' kind...

aaachooo!!

i can write though...

because between yesterday and now, quite a few "awww' moments have happened...

Yesterday, on his return from school, my 5 yrold narrated the poem of the day, which initially left me perplexed...and then made me laugh. (click on the cloured words if you want to hear more)

His stories over, his lil tummy filled, he then focussed all the sneezes, he looked at me and said "you sleep...i'll do all the work today...don't worry..."

five minutes later, he comes up to me and whispers "you will have to do the cooking though, i don't know that"!!!

He is such a sweetie pie...i wish he'd remain 5, a lil longer...sigh...

of course he then went down to play, and didn't turn up till much later...but his words acted as instant therapy...and it carried me through the evening.

Woke up this morning late and with a heavy head, and found the kids' milk, fruits, cereal all ready on the table (that's what i do usually every morning) and a piping hot cup of ginger tea...courtesy G...i just had to pack the lunch boxes...isn't G a darling?

Walked the kids to their busstop, waved goodbye till i could see the bus no more(i have never missed that)and came home to find my friend 'S' from the next block waiting at my door with some chatpata food...

how did she know? Turns out my lil boy had gone to her house in the evening, during play yesterday, to drink water...and had told her..."i don't want to disturb my mother..she's not well..." awww...

And S is really a gem of a person!!!I've known her for over 8 months, her kids are almost the same age as mine and we get along quite well, having even exchanged the mandatory dabbas of khana...

As i grow older, i see a change in me. I am friendly, yet i find that i don't go out of my way to invest in new friendships. I'm very happy with the ones i have. I don't keep in touch as much as i like to , but the friends i have, we seem to take up from where we leave, always...

Yet slowly but surely, there have been a few who've entered that circle, like 'S'. Even a few in the blogworld too.

Reading preeti's post this morning had me nodding my head vigorously in agreement. She so spoke my mind, and did a very good job of it too...
(the nodding also helped in clearing the mess in my head and my blocked ears)......

and then prats took me on a lil nostalgia trip..with a song from dirty dancing...and some funky songs and classroom drama...instant therapy again...

It feels refreshing to be surrounded by all this goodness...

The day sure is lovely...even though i'm going to spend it sneezing and aiming tissues at the bin all day long!!

Forgive the disorientation in thoughts...sneezing does that to me.

Aaah...aaa...Aaachoo....bless all of you too...

27 comments:

Romila said...

Get well soo..aaaa...n...aaachoo.
Lovely post, ur lil' 5 year ol' is a real darling, and the friendship bit...I second that. As we age, we're less inclined to make new frens, but enjoy the precious years ahead with good ol frens who knew the "stupidest us".

brocasarea said...

really nice read:)....guess u have allergic conjuntivitis[just a guess since u have sneezing also]....tc of urself....:)

--xh-- said...

wow. that was so sweet of little.. :-) kids can be awsome sweet at times :-D

and teh shopping.. yeah, i too have got a small dose, but then i LOVE shopping for others.. i love buying gifts, so it is ok with me.. problem is, i take slot of time... :)
but if it is for me, the shopping will b over before it starts... :)
hope you are feeling better now... get well soon...
(btw, if you r comming to blr, dont forget to drop a line - would love to meet you...)

Rambler said...

hey take care about your cold...btw the pic with the lady sneezing is hilarious :D

Suma said...

romila:: well said, girl....:)and i hate getting a cold...

brocasrea:: hey doc...no conjuntivitis, but more like a allergy mebbe...sneezing, feverish...and i can't even sleep it off!!! boohoo!!!

xh:: wish i could subcontract the gift thingy :P
hey thanks...will do that

rambler:: sigh...u laffing at my plight?!!!!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

You say you hate getting cold but on the contrary the post perhaps emphasises how cold has brought in a lot of focus on you and you seem enjoying that !!lol..just kidding..get well soon ma
tc
cu

Sumana said...

Amazed at your little boy's thinking of not troubling his mom. So very cute. A darling little guy you have.

Just Like That said...

awwwwwww..... that little one sure is a DARLING! and he's only 5!
Get well soon, Suma. :-)

I'm going to call my maid Sumitra. I don't like her and I do like you and calling both of you the same names is somehow irritating. Gah!

vEENs said...

Bless You!

and yur kid is smart ... already... do u want me to believe he is jus 5 :)

u coming to India?!!

wow!! Can i also have something ;))

hehhe! yah... not at all ashamed to say nething to u :))

i dnt knw.. hw but i feel so connected with people instantly... avery few... and u r one of them!! i lov being here ... in yur lounge!!

hey get well soonnnn girl!!

and yay! cme hme to us! and thats all we need :))

what a sweet lil family and neighbor's :))

ceedy said...

cool kid...and hope you get better and have a wonderful trip

J said...

Trip back to India is always exciting.

I stopped asking people what they want cos unlike your sweet friends, I end up with a huuuuggeee list.

Sneezes and sniffles.. no better a reason than this to sit back and go easy.

Take care.

Madhumita. said...

This must be a day for feel good reads ... started with Prats and then yours. Awww ... thats for your son :). Some for the poem but most of it for his adorable caring ... awww again :). Hows the cold now? I have one too - sucks!

Smita said...

S is such a sweet heart...cannot wait to see him...still remember his baby talk from 2 yrs ago...he is so mature for a boy .....well you take care...achooo from here too...

Just Jen said...

sneezin' back at ya! I hear ya;) your son sounds absolutely adorable! thats so sweet of him to take care of you!

brocasarea said...

@ suma..get well soon!:)

Suma said...

CU::
i hate getting the cold 'cos no one treats the cold with the respect it deserrves :(
but yes...sweet moments like these make me feel very wanted...:)

sumana::
hey thanks...they both are...but the young one is 'still' very demonstrative...

Suma said...

veens::
thank you...that was so very sweet of you...
u like chocolates? :)

Suma said...

JLT::
glad u came to your senses..and decided to call her by 'her' name...:)
poor u, she giving u a rough time...? wait till u hear about spore..here if employers change their maids more than thrice , they are called by te authorities to attend a workshop :/

ceedy::
thank you, thank you an dthank you..;)

J::
sit back easy!!! mothers can never have it that easy...

Suma said...

madhu::
yes, he is caring and still not shby to show it..his bro has got a gruff way of showing affection...:(
hope u take care of u'reself...having a cold really really sucks....

smita::
can't wait to see those adorable twins too...we are going to have ablast watching the kids together...:)

Suma said...

just jen::
heh..heh...he sure does...still innocent and yet not so innocent...i love this age...

bro::
yes, doc...i did...:)

Prats said...

aaawww...so the accchoooo momma is now filled with guilt too.

This lil munchkin of yours is soo warm and cute...
hugs to him and the momma too...
Hope the colds gone now?

I don't know about the gifts bit...but yeah...we surely like you ;)
so just come down here and have fun

Hip Grandma said...

nice psot and hope your cold is better.Happy mother's day.

Guruprasad said...

nothing like our kids and friends to pep things up!

the best thing about good friends is what you mentioned - we can take over from where we had last left without feeling any guilt or pressure of having to keep in touch.

get well soon, and i'm sure people will love what you bought for them. and have a great trip home!

Keshi said...

Blesshhhh ye Suma! :)

*HUGZ*

Keshi.

WhatsInAName said...

awwwww get well soon!
and I found myself somewhere there in your post....
I am friendly, yet i find that i don't go out of my way to invest in new friendships. I'm very happy with the ones i have

Pavi!!!! said...

oh.oh.. Get Well Soon! but wat do u have to worry abt when u have such a darling for a sonny and a nice neigbor whoz alwez there to help :) Touchwood!

n when u goin to India??I'm goin too! yayeeeeeeeee! mid-june. Its my 1st home-trip ever, and i hvnt been home for close to 1.5 yrs and my sister's 2.5 yr old son promises to be at the airport to welcome his chitti(aunt) home!...ohhhh...The joys of Life!

The shoppin is turnin me mad.I hv no clue wat to buy.U get everything in india these days..Do ppl mean it when they say, all they want is for us to spend time wit them?shld we take that literally?

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