Archive for May, 2009


Wow! This is the weekend of dusting cobwebs, literally and figuratively. Just noticed that my last post was on April 1st! Been a busy yet wonderful time the past couple of months – mom was here for a whirlwind six weeks, Brat and I made our yearly anniversary celebration trip (this time to Orlando), saw a new city on Memorial Day weekend – Indianapolis, learnt the art of mowing (that would be Brat, not me 🙂 ), revived our lawn (phew!), read a few books, faced a few dissapointments, learnt new recipes. That’s life, isn’t it?

I am going to talk about “Marley and Me” first. I read this fantastic book while vacationing in Orlando, and it taught me a whole bunch of things. I have never had a pet (don’t think I ever will), so I was not sure if I would like the book or not. But it was very well written, I would recommend it to everyone who reads regularly and who does not. Simple launguage, and more importantly, positive attitude just drips out of the book. Very often we get hurt by an individual event in our life, negative/weird comments from people. This book taught me that life is much bigger than a single evening, a single comment; it is much more complex, we will have tons of good and bad things to face in our life. So let us not let an event or a comment affect us negatively. Focus on the positives and march ahead!

Other reads worth mentioning – Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri and To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.

I had a superb 10 day vacation in Orlando. The mister had a 4 day conference, and I decided to tag along. I was a little skeptical initially (haven’t done this before, just being a trophy wife :), even if it meant being one only for 10 days), but decided I deserved the break from work (my last real vacation being the India trip in February 2008). It turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made – loved getting up when I wanted to, have breakfast by the pool, eat in nice restaurants. The good thing about being away from your home is that you do not have to do the cleaning and the cooking. 🙂 With the way our lifestyle is in the US, all of us deserve an away-from-home vacation. I even visited a theme park all by myself, and I must say given the vacation mood that people are in, you don’t feel like you are alone at all. Evenings used to be great (had to be, they were spent with Brat), fine dining :), strolling without an objective. We visited a beach (how I miss Bombay!), did parasailing! I had a little bit of me-time and a whole lot of us-time. Can life get any better?! I guess I could have continued that way for another 10 days. 🙂

Another very interesting thing we did in the past couple of months was to witness the Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Ustad Zakir Hussain show. Time just flew through the show! I was surprised that it was a whole three hours when we left the auditorium. Glad we are getting these opportunities in a small town like Lexington!

Sorry if this was a jumbled post! Two months of silence can lead to some weird writing! I need to get back to my dusting of cobwebs in other places. 🙂 Have a good weekend everyone! (Aren’t you glad summer is here?)


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