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Dashing through the Holidays

Posted on: January 11, 2012

23 Dec: I cried, happy cried. Christmas greetings sent to me and family through emails. A friend of mine send me a simple e-card with ‘We wish you Merry Xmas’ song as back ground. From the very next of Halloween this song was played everywhere, to the point that you don’t even hear it (white noise). But ecard played it hit me so hard. I called hubby and said that I will join him at the wine shop (his stop over on the way home to pick up wines for the gift baskets). He almost said ’is everything okay”. I just wanted to be with him. Seriously we haven’t done anything together (sans kids) in long time. The crying me kissed him at the shop entrance- he still has no clue what got on me (well, he was not complaining..hahha. I must admit, he is much more expressive than me. Ok, lot of mush there…thank you friend. Though far way, the emotions with which you send the card totally consumed me.

24th Dec- The whole anticipation for 24th evening. We have no parties; we get dressed in fineries and go for the night mass. Every Christmas night I really feel and hear the angels singing. We went in early to get parking and a good place to sit-beside the choir. Kids did not sleep, the mass was solemn, and choir was heavenly. Just being in that moment was enough to carry on another year. Prayed for all my dear ones and their families. By the time we got home, santa had come and gone dutifully leaving presents for all. After playing with some toys and phone calls to India, kids went to bed around 2 and we around 4am.

25th Dec- It is family time-just 4 of us. No parties on 25th. Every Christmas day we wake up late, make more phone calls, eat cozy breakfast at 1pm, play together- this year we played, tennis, bowling, golf on Wii and some other silly games. Ate lunch around 6pm. Then moved on to more games and snacks. Very meaningful day-content heart, happy spirit and full tummy

Cooking: our extended family get together was on 30th evening. I was working the days following Christmas due to year end closing. Chechy and SIL also brought few dishes. My aunt’s family and another family- altogether we were 18 ppl. I baked Kerala Christmas cake this time( first ever) with caramel color and all. Got rave reviews for cake..and other dishes too. On 6th evening was the other get together 2 friends and their families. Had a gala time for both evenings.

Reading: intended to finish 2 books. But nothing really happened.

Movie: took kids for Chipwrecked..laugh riot!. Took son’s. friend with us. Not sure I love it more or them.

New Year Eve and New Year: We were home doing nothing but spending together. That is the best part about Christmas time. We really make effort to spend time.

Days off: Jan 3-6, I was off officially, but was kind of logged in was keeping and eye on any emergency stuff.

And there..we are in 2012. Continue to have fun dear ones.

Resolutions: Made some such as less frequent sulking, smaller duration of sulking, look for solutions to my frustrations..this is in addition to loosing lbs and living healthy. My opinion- we must make resolutions. Isn’t it better to try and fail(if at all) than not even try?

Sneaked in this: aha..if you got to the end of this long post, you get this news. We celebrated our 10th family Birthday quietly on Jan 5th. We have been married for 10years. No claim to fame, not a model family, many ups and downs, two adorable loving gems aged 7 and almost 5, unconditional support from friends and family(no judgment/no questions asked) and blessings from God Almighty. Thank you all. I read it some where recently- All perfect families are alike but each imperfect family is unique. Our’s is definitely unique.

Covered all the bases. Feel free to leave long comments-in response to each paragraph if you please.

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8 Responses to "Dashing through the Holidays"

Happy Anniversary to one of the warmest people I know. Happy New year too. Love how you have captured moments from different days and weaved them into a post. Lovely!

ok here goes my comment on every paragraph…… ha ha 🙂

almost got you there didn’t I? No didnt mean to scare you like that…lovely to hear all your news….YAY to decade, YAY YAY YAY! as usual you had to remind me through sneak peeks, apologies for forgetting yet again…BUT yay!! Here is to multitudes of family birthdays…. love love, UL

Since you don’t mind long comments, you get one from me.

23rd Dec – Very happy for you. That it is important to cherish and treasure the little moments in life is one of the nicest things I have learnt from you and try to practice. 24th Dec – your Christmas tradition is by heart to me by now. 25th Dec – I noticed that you had mentioned this in UL’s blog. How we make use of these gadgets makes them worthwhile or trashy – I loved this perspective of yours! You can use the wii as a baby sitter or see it as another opportunity to bond with your child. Never thought of it in that light. Cooking – how very nice to have so many of your family around. Reading – what books were you trying to finish? I finally finished Steve Jobs and am currently reading young Adult series on Traveling pants of the sisterhood. Chick flick, time pass kinda novel. New Year’s Eve – pretty much how we spent it too. Resolutions – I am big believer in resolutions too. I come up with a whole laundry list. Heartfelt wishes for your family day again!

That was lovely girl. Belated wishes to your family for both the birthday and the new year. Loved your long post. I was wondering if the A-kay bug had bitten Mia and she went absconding – but guess not and all is, indeed, well 🙂

You and Laksh were in my mind all day on Christmas for obvious reasons and am sure my wish touched you in its own way.

Enough of the niceties; now head back to the kitchen, bake the cake without egg and mail it to me *evil grin*

Enkay:thanks for the wishes and kind words.
I am actually very cold blooded:) I wear sweaters in summer too at work :)..joking
UL:aha..what a short cut! I am ready to delete your comment and demand a long comment:). thanks dear, I need it always.
suman: you are officially awarded the coolest comment. yes our routines on 24th nite and 25th are very similar every year. I guess we are very boring ppl:). finally finished Jobs? “shack’ for one unfinished.will blog on it. thanks for the wishes dear
akay: ah!thanks much. I did give a whole lot of info about my cake baking in response to your fruit cake post including link. I did not know you conveniently ignore/ don’t read my comments.what a waste of my (precious)time !

Belated Happy Anniversary Shy!!! Wish you and your family a great year

Thank you Anila. I hope you had good holidays. Long time, no news of S. how is she doing as the big sister to Cee and Kay?

Hi Shy,
S is doing good.As usual she is naughty and energetic. We are expecting our second one soon. Big sis can’t wait for the baby to come out.

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