The Friendship Special!

Hello. Welcome back. I was away. Again. Not something that I like, but something that I can’t help either.

The husband has been travelling far too much for my liking. That left me with the little one, and a whole lot of more work. Plus the fact that she’s been not keeping well for quite some time now 🙁 We have visited numerous doctors, and finally we think we know what’s wrong and we are taking steps to correct it. At this point, our whole focus is to really see her healthy. And so, the husband who had hardly been home for 10 days during the last 3 months finally came back last week. Since then, life is looking up. It’s feeling like a non-stop party. The little one is super excited to wake up to both parents 🙂 And her health is half way better with daddy without any medicines. I really hope this phase stays longer.

I am so sad for not having done my birthday post this year. So I’ll do a little recap here. Because it is Friendship’s day today, and these very friends made my birthday so special.

Like last year, this year too, the husband was not supposed to be in town on my birthday. So I had booked tickets to travel to Ahmedabad (where he was stationed at the time). However, the little one fell ill at the last moment and I had to cancel my tickets. So apart from the loss of 5000 Rs, we also lost the entire special-birthday-meeting plan.And so I went to office (the little one was feeling better with the medicines) with no plans as this was a last minute change. But my awesome friends made sure that we went out for lunch. They also got me a cake and a card and wrote the sweetest messages. The evening was supposed to be a daily affair. I picked up S from the day care and went home. I was going about the usual housework when I got a call from colleagues cum friends who informed me they were coming over to celebrate my birthday. And so we had the second cake cutting of the day. We ate cake, sat around and indulged S who was really excited to have people in our house, other than her mum. They also got me one of the books that I have been wanting to read. you can imagine how euphoric I might have been! By the time they left, my sister called to inform me she had made some really nice dinner for the birthday. S and I reached their house when I got a call from another of my friends, who lives in the same society as us. She said she was coming over to wish me. She came home armed with delicious cupcakes. And so we had a third cake cutting of the day with my friend and S. The little one was really happy and majorly confused as to why we were singing the birthday song over and over that day. But she did enjoy all the attention and some cake. By the time I went to have my dinner, I was so stuffed with cake that I could hardly eat anything that the sister had made. I really felt bad and said as much.

My office friend, S and I

 

The cake cutting at lunch with friends 🙂

 

When S insisted she would feed me cake and my friend decided to capture this. Sweet, right?

You can imagine how loved and blessed I have must have felt that day. Lots of people called, messaged and watsapp’ed their wishes. But these people who really took the time out for my big day are so special. Not that I am really big on birthday celebrations. But because it made me realize how truly blessed I am to have so much love in my life. AND. The birthday celebrations weren’t over yet. One of my friends (we go way back to college, and then together in out first company) called me and asked me what book I would like for my birthday. I told him that I hadn’t read Steig Larsson’s Millenium trilogy. So he could send me the first book, and I would order the rest if I liked it. The sweetheart that he is, he sent me the entire box set of 3 books. That’s not all. He also sent me a sweet note which said “They say, very few women admit their age, and very few men act their age. But yo do both of it and with equal grace. I wish you a very Happy Birthday ~ although belated. Enjoy!” So much love, my heart could explode.

Really, thank you guys, to each one of you. You know who you are. You are loved and revered. You are in my wishes and blessings. Always!
This is for all my friends – Happy Friendship’s Day! Now and always 🙂

PS: While I was away, I also won a contest. Yay! You can read about it here and here.

Old friends are like wine…..

Had an almost hour long chat with an old buddy yesterday. Felt really really good. Old friends are like old wine. The older they are, the better they taste (no pun intended) 😛
Have wanted to write a post on my ‘true-blue’ Leo girl since long. Today is the D-Day I guess.
We have been friends since the first day of college. Didn’t really realize when we turned into ‘best friends’. We are poles apart in most of our ways, be it thinking, nature, behavior or studies. I was a typical first bencher teachers’ pet, she was one of the mischievous lot. I would do my assignments at home, and hers in the college bus. I was always a one-man woman, she had crushes that changed every week. I guess it was these eccentricities that drew us closer. For no reason do they say, “Opposites attract”.
The only similarity that we shared was that we both were rebels. Yeahh..!!! The typical boring me was also a fighter. We both fought for our ‘rights’ and soon became each others’ “crib buddies”. LOL. We cribbed about anything and everything and the other one always ‘understood’. We shared our deep dark secrets and books and clothes and what not.
And yeahh, that does not mean it was all hunky dory between us. Can never forget those squabbles. The Leo is typically demanding and moody and soo egotistic (she s going to fight with me, yet again, after reading this). She just couldn’t stand me ignoring her or giving any other a teeny weenie bit more importance than her. If she had her way, she would claw me off..!!!
But yes, there’s one incident that I am gonna cherish forever. For my Big Day, she cut short her US trip by a day, reached India jet lagged, but yet arrived at the venue looking like a BOMB.
Ain’t she looking HOT?
Love you S for this..!!! Always…. <3
It’s been 8 years since we first met. And the relationship dynamics still remain the same. Even though I am married and she is going to be (in another year or so), she hasn’t mellowed down one bit. We both still love, hate, fight and are jealous of each other and know it..!!!!! :-))
She praises me and takes a dig at me at the same time. She just loves to be soo mean with me. But I guess I am one of those privileged people, with whom she can be what she is……..*****!!!!! (babess….that’s offline between us).
 THE most endearing quality about her, is her incredible zest for life. If life was a bull, she would pull it by it’s horns and twist it her way. She has been through some major ups and downs in life. But her ‘down-and-out’ phase doesn’t last longer than 2-3 days. The legend is back on its feet again, very much alive and kicking and spitting blood, ready to take on the world.
S…I love you for what you are. You are beautiful to me and all others, who know you inside out. Forgive me if I have ever let you down. And thanks for ALWAYS being there. Happy Friendships’ Day ****** ;-))))