Friday, March 27, 2015

Oh What a day!!

Got up really early... like really early...
It's Ashtami today.. the 8th day of a 9-day long fest where the Goddesses are praised.
And Ashtami marks eating grains after 7 days of fasting!
Started with the prayers, cooked poori-chole-halwa-meethe chawal...
I am surprised how every time it tastes perfect, even without tasting while cooking!!
After the prayers, had an awesome time with the girls, serving them the delicacies and asking for blessings!
Remembered the times when I was a kanjak and these were the days we waited for.. all the yummy food, goodies , money and the filled piggy banks!
Had the food after taking blessings from 6 girls..
Came to office with hubby... which means an A.C. ride with nice songs and hubby for company and that too till the office gate.. no crossing, no warm winds, no scarf :) woohooo!!
And I have no work..shhh shhh..
Not a great thing though... people are bearing the brunt of very less projects and forced resignations..
I have a couple of videos and tutorial links to learn from.. but there's only so much you learn from theory and not actual implementation.. Besides the work environment is pretty disturbed due to the appraisal discussions... and obviously coz we lost the semi finals to Australia! But what a game!! Kudos to both the teams...
Hubby called to say we'd leave early from office, only to be told he needs to attend a call from home... And then update that he has a critical issue to handle, so will call me when free!!
Phewww.. here go my ideas to have gol gappe, pasta, coffee and ice cream.. What!! It's allowed, I have been living on fruits since the last 7 days...
It's too hot... I have been drinking bottle after bottle of cold water.. Kudos to the house keeping staff for maintaining the water cooler..
And while I am upto to nothing great, here's what is happening in my cube..
Apparently my manager has bought new black sneakers with a green logo.. The green is actually a hurt-my-eyes-fluorescent-green with a logo I cannot recognize and the insole of his shoes is also green.. Ask me how do I know!!
My manager is turning his chair after every 1000 milliseconds, to tie up his shoe laces, or remove and wear his shoes  again... Huh!!!
If only I could use my wand and reach home, watch back to back seasons of Friends or The Big Bang Theory or Two Broke Girls or Master chef in my room with the A.C. cooling to 22 degrees and my favorite mink blanket and my teddy bear.. with coffee and ice-cream and grapes and watermelon and pop-corn.. never mind the list is unending!!
What are you doing guys??
TGIF!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

And that's how the match began..

Bleed Blue..
Australia won!! Chose to bat! Awww...
Warner out... yipeee
Smith calls for a bat change... why oh why?
Smith in form... back to back fours!
Get Smith guyss....
56 Runs in the powerplay - 7 4's, 1 6.. God Bless!... Wooo hoooo
Another 4...
Someone stop Smith...
We need a wicket... 50 Run partnership...


Friday, March 20, 2015

TGIF!

Eye liner ---check
The perfect BLACK kohl --- check
Glossy lips with just the right amount of color --- check
Blushing pink cheeks --- check
A perfect pair of denim with a happy and light top --- check check
My favorite red ballerinas --  check
Strands of hair falling perfectly where I love them --- check...
And ofcourse, cherry blossom body mist !! Muahhh!!
I am loving myself!

Do I need someone to complete me.. No
Do I love myself and the person in the mirror ... Yes
#StayPositive #LoveYourselfFirst #PerfectionInImperfections #NotFatJustWorkInProgress

Have a great day!!
TGIF!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I don't know!

Ghosts of the past beckon me,
No matter how hard I try.. they don't seem to let me go..
I don't know what I want from life and I don't know where would I go..
But the ghosts, they torture, they torment..
May be I should learn from they..
May be I should let them go...
Sometimes I try leaving them behind and try to love and feel loved..
But the heart still pains and it still hasn't learned how to love...
For me , the lane is one way either I can love too much or I cannot at all..
Cannot stand on two boats on the same time...
The magical three words of love come out with a lot of devotion and strength,
But then you unexpected response, which the ghosts warned about leaves me hurt again...
Every time life gives me a chance to move on, the ghosts don't let me venture..
Sometimes I wonder if they are ghosts... sometimes I feel they are my well-wishers ..
Not letting me feel hurt again..
Rather not do.. then do and feel hurt!!

You're busy when it comes to me,
But reply to every body else..
It's status reporting when you need to tell something to me,
Others know stuff before I can!
Cards and flowers mean nothing to you,
When I give them you make fun of them..
Do I then follow the ghosts and not get them for you
Or do I follow my heart and still do the things I love to do for you?
Why am I hurt each time you react unexpectedly..
Why do I react unexpectedly when you don't hurt..
Am I too used to the hurt?
Are you taking me for granted?
I don't know!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Back...

Hey all..
I know I have been a bad,bad blogger... everything I wanted to look back to as beautiful memories and wanted to write down has been skipped... not that I have been very tied up.. and I haven't been lazy either... but somehow my writing has hit a road block.. there's so much to write about.. And write I did for the January #2015 Blogathon... Thanks to all you people.. at least I read a lot :) You keep my heart beating.. Thanks a lot Bikram for commenting every now and then and making this place feel alive :)
More than a month has gone since my last blog post.. but then it was a busy month.. My cousin got married.. yeyeye to that! The big fat Punjabi wedding and the combined trip with the in-laws[my first with them!] kept me away for more than a week. Will post separately about the wedding and the vacations..
The work policies @office have been updated.. you need a minimum of 15 points every year via assessments[which has a 70% passing) ... and I had '0'... no raise if you don't have these 15 f***ing points.. so am just trying my level best to complete them... 10 down.. 5 more to go! And its going to be more difficult next year, I'll need 100 points for a promotion! God Bless..
Last week of February marks the starting of birthdays in the family.. 25th Feb - the BIL, 4th March - the SIL and 7th March - the Hubby! So I have been busy searching gifts, asking them for suggestions, forcing them to buy something [yes! the guys never seem to want anything and look at me... wake me at 4am and I'd have a never ending list of things I wanna buy :P], searching for recipes, asking for suggestions again on what they want to eat, grocery shopping, experimental cooking :) But then alls well that ends well! So, it did.. :) And here I am back to my beloved blog.. The birthday post will also come soon...
How have you all been??
Missed me?

 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Blogathon 2015 #Day31 - yeye.. 31st post :)

So we have finally reached the 31st post... Pat your backs all fellow bloggers for making it!!!
Feeling strange typing from my smart phone.. Sometimes auto-correct corrects me, sometimes I correct auto-correct!! It's been a busy Saturday... Cleaning the kitchen and washing clothes.. I also cleaned my wardrobe and the dressing table.. Will be on holiday for my cousin's wedding for ten days starting the 6th of Feb.. Tried my traditional wear to make sure I fit in!! And thankfully I do!!
Guess what occupied the most space in my dressing table's drawer... My nail paints... I have 18 of them...
The hubby said I should be proud... Of holding such a record :p If only guys would understand, we couldn't ever have enough  nail paints in all shades just like we couldn't have enough clothes ....
Happy week end!!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Blogathon 2015 #Day30 - Epic cookie baking fail!

I am an ok cook! I bake sometimes, and the results till last night were pretty good.. And then came the epic cookie baking disaster!!
To start with, I tumbled upon a 3-ingredient cookie recipe... which looked good :)
1 egg, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup peanut butter... mix well.. bake for 12 minutes and awesome cookies ready!
courtesy www.google.com
The baker had beautifully explained how to use a fork to make that texture on the cookies...
I went home all excited and happy hoping to surprise the hubby and the BIL with yummy cookies...
Got all the ingredients ready , not that there was much to do! Put on my apron and set the oven to pre-heat at 180 degrees..
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While the egg was beaten nicely and became fluffy I added the sugar... No matter how much I mixed them, the sugar did not mix properly, I could see the grains in the fluffy egg... nevertheless I added the peanut butter... After some more whisking and mixing, I was expecting a dough, not exactly the flour dough but on similar lines, but this mixture was just semi solid... tasted yumm.. but I wasn't sure about the texture and thickness... I kept my calm and just carried on...
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The sugar granules were still visible :( I took out my baking mould.. which was too small and heart shaped, I could place batter barely for three cookies in it and no matter what I did, the fork pattern did not appear as the batter wasn't thick enough.. 10 minutes later and this was what I got... epic fail!
courtesy www.google.com
Cheesy goeey hardened mushy peanut butter pieces... with sugar granules.. very very sweet and not at all the intended cookies!!
Nailed it!!

I also made some red sauce pasta and that turned out really yummy.... :)