Right here, right now

Its a beautiful evening today. Cool breeze, slight drizzle and a perfect excuse to sit in the verandah. Moo is napping and I am sitting on an easy chair, listening to songs on the laptop and writing after a long time. The days have slowed down to a considerable extent. For a workaholic me, its a completely new domain. I still miss the times when work ruled me, both at office and at home. But I am also loving the current times, where I a major part of the day comprises of feeding Moo and changing her.

My gyneac gave me a go ahead to start exercising at 6 weeks post partum, but it took 9 weeks for me to roll out the exercise mat after getting an inkling from old photos that I am gradually morphing into a baby elephant. I wore my track suit and saw how I have ballooned and pronto googled for exercise routines to burn down the flab. Of all the Pilates, yoga, aerobics and mumbo-jumbo, I have found what works practically and is do-able everyday. Without gym equipment on top of that. I figured I could replace Moo instead of the dumb bells and carry on with the sit-ups, lunges and squats. Hehe.

I read while I rock Moo to sleep. Currently reading Chanakya’s Chant. Though many points come across as being too far-fetched, the book is engaging. After that I have the Twentieth Wife waiting and a couple of light reads. Online shopping has become such a boon for me. I shop online for everything except groceries, right from my books to Moo’s clothes. And you get such good discounts that shopping the same diapers, wipes, clothes or books physically seems redundant. Infant clothes shopping is sheer fun. I think I am going to blow up my savings because of these e-commerce sites only. The mother has joined me in the online window shopping carnival going on everything. We spend hours looking at the sarees and kitchen equipments, mostly comparing the prices of the same product across the many online retailers.

And so when the WiFi router got some issues last week, I felt deprived of all the joys which the interwebz provides me. Book reading happened during nights while television watching happened during days. Oh boy what jolly and fun the daily soaps of our GECs are spewing nowadays. Well, they have been doing so for many years but every year tops the year gone by. And the funny thing is all the channels will have advertisements playing simultaneously. The only savior comes in the form of food and travel shows, they are never out of fashion and I love all of them. Vikas Khanna’s Coastal curries had a simple dessert recipe playing last night. Mix saffron in coconut cream, boil it till it starts bubbling, add cardamom and sugar. Thats it.

Since Zack is practically living as a bachelor now, he is doing some adventurous-y stuff which is making me so damn jealous. Latest is that he went from Bangalore to Chennai – on his bike – in this glorious weather – on the NH4. Hmpf. Add to that the brother, who gleefully calls me over the weekend and tells he trekked a hill on the outskirts of his city while it was raining. Which makes me feel I am stuck up at home. The post natal depression of which I had read a lot does come in sometime, but it is not severe, it is manageable. I will talk about it in detail some time later.

Also, pleased to announce that I am back to regular blogging 🙂 Now whose blog shall I stalk first :mrgreen:

Wednesday Waves – III

The comments I received on the What is Moo thinking post were hilarious. What great imagination you people have! I am thinking of making it a regular feature, what say folks? Also, I decided to send the promised audio to whoever commented, since I cannot choose the best of the lot ( or read – lazy me :mrgreen: )

One major advantage of having a newborn is you suddenly have lots of time in your hands. It has so happened that I have lost sleep completely since two days. And two days ago was when Moo got her vaccination shots. So juggling between a cranky baby and sleepless nights , I came across some beautiful, breezy songs while browsing YouTube in my mobile.

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I love wedding songs. The vibrancy, colors, music, dance, laughter, customs, rituals and the inherent happiness which the actors masterfully display in the movies. I came across this Mangalyam song from the Malayalam movie Bangalore Days and have been hooked on it ever since. I must have played it ten times in these two days. I can understand only some words of this language, but that is not stopping me from loving this song, take my word for it. Add to it the awesome signature dance step and all I am waiting for is a wedding invitation to make sure this song is played and danced to.

I found this remix of Bar bar dekho in my Facebook feed. Apart from the good singing, the video has been shot beautifully. Also, the lead singer is pure eye candy 😛 Wonderful rendition on so many levels, this one!

Another wedding song. London Thumakda from Queen. Out of desperation to calm down a screaming Moo, I played this one and she calmed down immediately and started flailing her arms. I would consider it to be her dancing to the song 😀 Move over soothing lullabies, this kid loves high-octane dance songs and her mom cannot be more happy!

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Added goodie – Want to go aww? Watch this video. Hats off to the geniuses like the creator of this one!