Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Look who's back!

Phew! Back finally after three road trips, six cities, in 18 days. All i remember of the trip is unzipping and zipping up my bags. And a whole lot of phone calls. And ofcourse the last end of the trip where both kids decided to have a vomiting session in the middle of the night!

Relatives, temples, sarees and touching various feet of different sizes, i think i've done my whole year's quota in these two weeks.

Since there were two family fuinctions, we met hordes of relatives. The surprised way in which most greeted us, made me feel like a lost and found item. The most discussed topic must have been our weight. They looked at the kids and hubby in horror and looked at me accusingly. 'Why are they so thin?"

Finally the sarcastic me kicked the polite me and i replied 'oh, i'm too busy stuffing myself!'
He went away satisfied with the answer! Hello? come back, i was just joking!

I couldn't meet a few friends who i really wanted to, but managed to speak to a few even with the crappy coverage that Bangalore offers. I managed to meet a Delhi friend in Udupi, a college friend in Bombay (we literally jumped around like giddy children) and WIAN and I almost, almost met. We've decided that such a momentous moment must be reserved for another time :)

So now it's back to Dubai and exams and cleaning and a bit of loneliness...so ofcourse to liven things up, one of my luggage decided to play truant.

I'm still waiting for it...and everyday i realise that most items which i use everyday was in that bag. The guy at the baggage counter asked me to fill an inventory list stating the baggage's contents and its value. What value can i place on that pair of earrings which my sister had got specially for me, or that hair brush which i've been using for ages? or the food items which an uncle went all across town to get for me?

On the bright side, i need some retail therapy, and the weather in dubai is perfect.

So what's been up with you?


Sumana said...

Sounds like a roller coaster ride. I read this post after seeing your comment on FB talking about missing suitcase, so for a moment i thought you got your case back and that was the post. How do you attach prices to things priceless. Hope you get it back soon.

WhatsInAName said...

Good to see you back in action in blogosphere. I wish you had just a day more in Mumbai and we sure would have caught up. It was so sad, that our plan collapsed at the last minute! Never mind, there is always hope and like I said Pune is just a stone's throw away :D
And yes, somethings are priceless. I do hope you get you bag back!
It seems indigestion is in the air in Mumbai. Last night, both my girls were throwing up!!! They are better now.
You take care, girl.

Smita said...

Three cheers to retail therapy, why do we even need a reason for it?? ;-)

And I can relate to your meeting relatives & answering too many questions!! After a point of time it gets on my nerves :)

Preeti Shenoy said...


I really really hope your stuff comes back. Truly some things are priceless.

I think you need a vacation from the India vacation!

Real pity we couldnt meet. Last day in Bangalore was crazy for me too.

Jyoti Ajay said...

i think ur suitcase may be enjoying the trip....hope u get back ur suitcase soon.

Pavi!!!! said...

much fun has been had indeed! n if i hvnt already wished...here is wishing u and your family a Very Happy 2010!

Hope u get ur bag back soon. i cant imagine losing a gift or yummy eateries frm india..it sucks!

rayshma said...

accident accident... gimme details!!!!
arre if you yourself are so thin, how the hell are your kids going to be fat?? and what is wrong with being thin? ppl, i tell you!

dubai is THE place for retail therapy. sigh.

Mama - Mia said...

you know naah that next time you cant get away with just a telephone call?! :)

hope you get your suitcase soon!!



Just Like That said...

:-( I hope you get that suitcase back pronto! the food is all going to be spoiled...sigh!

Meira said...

I just got back from a trip to the in laws for a week! Need I say more :D
Hope they return the food items err... all the contents of the bag

Suma said...

che! where did my replies go/ :(

thanks gals, got my bag back, safe and sound...:D

Preeti: WIAN = What's in a name...she's commented above.