18 August 2010

100th Post ..

6:18 PM 10 Comments
To all who read , its with great pleasure and pride that I announce that this is my 100th post and I'm positively stoked ..This couldnt' have happened at a more opportune time as Sat the 21st of Aug is my first blog-o-versary..Yes, my blog will officially be 1 year old :)
It took me quite some time to get here but its been one helluva roller coaster ride from " Writing , you mean blogging , who me ?? " to " Hmm ..I can give it a try " to " I think I'm getting good at this ;) " to " I am having fun with this :) "

The ride has had its share of disappointments and frustrations too , like this never-ending phase when after coercing as many people as I could , the no. of followers seemed to have gotten stuck at 14, for what seemed like forever..then this time when life seemed to have been reduced to this wretched obsession with blog stats ..the no. of clicks/ hits i had , the no. of followers , the no. of comments.. Is anyone reading my blog at all ?? Gosh I should stop writing !!

But despite it all, its been a rewarding journey and one I've thoroughly enjoyed.. And while this does call for a celebration, I'd also like to use my 100th post for feedback/ ideas/suggestions.. I'd especially love to hear about which has been your favorite post/posts ..
and this implies to all those who read and never comment, you know who you are and i know you can do it, just this once ;)
and to all those who read and comment ,this implies, Thank you and I know I can count on you to continue doing it :)
xoxo

16 August 2010

I found you ...Again !!

8:36 PM 9 Comments
Woke up Sunday morning to this comment from my sister and that sort of got me smiling and thinking.. I particularly got stuck with this one word in particular -"reacquainted".. to reacquaint oneself means to familiarize oneself anew ..
Strange isn't it ? My sister is someone who's known me all my life.. why use the word reacquaint then ?? but in a weird way what she wrote made absolute sense.. b'coz its true... As long as you're living with your sibling under one roof ..there's time for everything except talking ..and I mean talking , not "Why have you worn my sweater ?" , "I want my earrings back !!" , "I hate you !!" , "Mom , its her turn to do the dishes" etc.. Back then, even sharing a bedroom doesn't seem to make things any easier, coz each sibling is more worried about the fact that the other has access, easy access to her stuff.. Whispering/ Giggling after being forced to turn the lights off may be one of the few joys that you cherish and the fact that you've managed to collect a whole
repertoire of funny stories , family jokes on the way to growing up too..but then marriage , work , studies take you on different paths ..and life moves on in different directions ..

And thats when relationships begin to change ..because even though you may not have let go off each other but you let loose ..Amy E Dean says,
"Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new..”

And that perhaps , is true for all kinds of relationships too , not just between siblings ..because every relationship needs to be nurtured from time to time ..and quite often , stuck in the rut of daily chores and busy lives , one forgets to do exactly that .." make time " !!
Being a good spouse , parent , sibling , friend everything takes work so make that time today and promise to make time for every relationship that matters as often as you can.. a phone call , a message , a letter , snail mail ..anything ..
After all , its the thought " that you thought " that matters :)

12 August 2010

Hasta Luego :)

11:51 PM 7 Comments
Its been a month since I updated anything at all here ..I did not even get to post the pictures I promised for Day 2 and even though I feel a tad bit guilty, I also shamelessly accept I din't seem to mind 'not' blogging at all coz if you've been following , well you know my sister had come to visit me for a month and naturally so, life for me has been busy and good this past month ..or should i say its been better ..
But like all good things come to an end , the joy ride ended and my sister finally went back this Monday ..and boy have i been down in the dumps ever since.. Infact I dont think I've ever missed my sibling so much but the truth also is that I dont think we've ever enjoyed each other's company more than we did now ..and noooo that in no way indicates we're the'perfect' sisters or that it was all happy go lucky all the time ..It was more like this quote of Pam Brown ..she says " Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks.Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom.Are always underfoot .." and we were all that and more ...chatting endlessly , watching back to back movies , sipping on cocktails in the middle of the day ,snacking at midnight , doing chores together , laughing hysterically , trading wardrobes , shopping like maniacs ..add to this fighting and arguing , even sulking a while but thats what sisterhood is all about ..
Aptly worded by Amy Li , " Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there ;) "
So this one's especially for you my sistah .. Thank you , for being there , for being a special part of my life and for giving me special memories, we both shall treasure .. I miss you and till we meet again !!
xoxo

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