July photo a day challenge- unable to continue further

I’m afraid I’m going to have to discontinue participating in this challenge.

While I knew it was foolishness to take it up in the midst of far more humongous tasks of moving houses, settling down in a new country, not to mention an impending trip to Delhi, I had fleetingly hoped that I would be able to pull it off still. Alas, that was not to be so!

Anyway, as the saying goes, better luck next time.

Hope to be back as soon as I have some semblance of order back in my life πŸ™‚

Happy reading. Happy blogging!

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Serving y’all an Apple cake…

Before heading into a blog-break!

Wow, that rhymed! πŸ™‚

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EDITED TO ADD: The apple cake recipe that I followed..

mom’s apple cake

In my case, though, I halved the measurements of all the ingredients to suit our taste and requirements. And it turned out just fine.

Do let me know when you try it out in your kitchen! πŸ™‚

So till I see you all again, it’s bye-bye!

You know you need a break..

– When you’re coming out of a friend’s house after a wonderful round of food, drinks and laughter…and you suddenly realize that your daughter is nowhere to be seen. You call out, all flustered, “Namnam! Namnam! Where are you?” …and your friends burst out laughing even louder and point out that you have got her tucked right in your arms!

Yep! You’re in dire need of a break lest you end up in a psychiatry ward getting treated for being a dolt!

– When you’re standing in the kitchen waiting for the milk to boil..and within a fraction of a second you go meandering in your dreams to some exotic place, weaving beautiful moments with your daughter & husband…only to crash land to reality and see that the entire milk has spilled out on to your hot plate!

– When you cant decide what sounds more monotonous and oft-repeated in your head- what do I cook for lunch/dinner today? OR what do we order today? All you crave for is a few servings of Ma-made food πŸ™‚

– When you pull open the door of the washing machine to dump a big sack of clothes to wash..and you find an even bigger lot of washed clothes lying inside—> clothes that were washed two days back! The dampness, the odour emanating all around..hmmm..now lets not get there!

– When you get into a major argument with your husband for as mundane and petty a reason as switching the bathroom lights off! πŸ™„

– When you realize that you have been displaying pretty much the same style of writing in the last two blog posts! πŸ˜€

So..

Citing the above reasons the blog and I are heading into a break, both virtual and real. I shall update the page if I come across any amusing tid-bits to share during the course of my vacation.

Else..

See you all on the other side. Leaving you all with this beautiful song. Enjoy!

Ta-ta!

A random scene at home :)

A mother-daughter duo, after spending a considerable part of the day playing teacher-student( which is a much favoured game in the house BTW), is about to call it a day.

The mother, looking at the holocaust state of the house, this li’l pretend-play has brought about, tries her best to keep her teacherly-calm intact

Mother (still in the polite teacher-mode) : School time over, sweetheart! Its time to tidy up! C’mon lets pick up your blocks and put them back in the trunk and keep your books back in the shelf, shall we??

Daughter (clearly not in the mood to go along with the game or in other words, not in the mood to listen to her mom) : Oh no, our play-time is over, remember? You’re not Miss Y now! You be my Mama, ok?

Ok, then, as you say, darling….

Mother (in her usual loud demonic tone) : NAMNAM, PICK UP YOUR BLOCKS AND PUT THEM IN THE TRUNK, AND KEEP YOUR BOOKS BACK IN THE SHELF OR ELSE I’M GOING TO THROW THEM IN THE BIN!!!

Daughter (clearly shaken up by this threat) :Thats ok, Mama, you can be Miss Y! Lets tidy up together, shall we??

Mother: πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„

PS: The mother, in her defense, would like to state that she exercises the option of threat only when she runs out of options like coaxing, pleading, cajoling, bribing, etc. to get her daughter to listen to her sometimes.

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Yes, yes, I’m still very much alive and so is this blog :D. Unfortunately have hardly had the time to update it or read other blogs too :(. There have been days when I’ve had a lot of things running in my mind which I felt like sharing but when I got around to jotting those fleeting thoughts down, they seemed so irrelevant that I ended up discarding them.

Even though I have only been away for about 10-12 days, it seems as though I’ve been away for many many days. And this may go on for a few more days as I’m in the midst of moving houses, packing for a short trip to Delhi(which both Namnam & I are very excited about as we’ll get to spend the New Year with our family).

Dont know how soon I’ll be back, but will be for sure :). So till then, adios!

Keep blogging and blog-hopping!