I’ll be very random in this post. Just because. 🙂
~ The rains seem to have disappeared from Bangalore, after giving us a hint of gorgeousness. Rain, rain, please come again!
~ I am desperate for a vacation. However brief it might be. I need a break from my routine life very badly. All I want is a couple of days of sleeping, eating, sleeping, reading, writing, sleeping and talking to the OH. Oh, and random walks and gazing out of the window and admiring nature. Is that too much to ask for?
~ I read a couple of books by Anita Shreve. I can’t say I loved the books, but I sure loved the author’s writing style. It is crisp, poetic, engaging, and leaves one turning page after page. Even if nothing much is happening in the story as such. That’s great talent, no?
~ I tried out a new version of bhindi masala the other day, and the OH and I loved the output. It was yummy, if I say so myself. It was a nice change from bhindi sambar and the South Indian and Gujarati versions of bhindi sabzi that I make normally.
~ I am awed at the flexibility and usefulness of a foldable carry bag that a family friend got us from London years back. Funny to think that I never used it all these years, just kept it safely in my cupboard. After marriage and shifting to Bangalore, the bag has been immensely useful for grocery shopping. It can be folded and zipped, and looks just like a wallet, but opens up to reveal a huge carry bag that you can sling on your shoulders. Darn useful!
~ I have started going for my morning and evening walks again, after a long gap and gaining a few kilos. It feels good to be all sweaty and hot, knowing that I am doing something for myself, for the good of my body.
~ I can’t believe I waited 31 years to have my first taste of sizzling chocolate brownie! The OH and I had one at Cream Centre last weekend. It was sinful and yummylicious and happy-inducing, but I thought it was a great waste of chocolate syrup, too. All of it just gets burnt and goes into no one’s tummy. 😦
~ While we are on the subject of chocolate, have I told you that the Sticky Chewy Chocolate Fantasy at Swensen’s is lovely? A piece of paradise for chocolate lovers. 🙂
~ I seem to have lost my creativity and my flair for writing somewhere down the line. I have tried to write like before many a times, but haven’t really been able to do so. 😦
~ I love the smells that fill up my home when I am cooking. I want my children to remember me, my kitchen, home by those smells. That is what I was thinking as the house was permeated with the smell of handvo cooking earlier today.
~ The house hunt for my parents continues. It has been quite a depressing affair so far. Maybe I should do a detailed post on it. (Note to self)
~ Dad has become the Pied Piper of the area, distributing chocolates and biscuits and other goodies to the children around, including the OH’s nephews, the children of my parents’ maid, and the kids of some construction workers nearby. He carries these treats in a bag whenever he goes out, and hands them over to these children who call out to him with cries of ‘Thatha, thatha!’ Cuteness, I say! 🙂 It is a sight to watch out for.
~ I had, sort of, lost my ability to take joy in the little things around me – pretty flowers in bloom, a variety of birds, monkeys, lots of kids and just general people-watching. It seems to be coming back to me, in little spurts, all thanks to a photo-walk a couple of days back.
How have you been, people?