Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Where was I?

Right here actually.Just that I have been really busy over the past few weeks.It was work initially and soon after, my mom-in-law came to town for a month long visit.She has been shuttling between our house and my brother-in-law's who lives in the same town.So a lot of fun was had and a lot of family bonding took place.A 5 day trip to the Bay Area with the whole family also happened which turned out to be one of the best vacations ever.Just that all the walking and standing in long lines took its toll on my back and I am still recouping.

Talking of family bonding, I guess every family has its own way of coming together and expressing affection. My family is loud and we believe in expressing our emotions openly and yes, loudly! We hug a lot and talk to each other all the time.M's family on the hand is quite the opposite.Both my in-laws are scientists, astrophysicists actually and they have their share of quirks and idiosyncrasies thereby living upto the general cliches` associated with professors and sciencys! So last Saturday, the weather was gloomy and the clouds threatened to burst open any minute. It was the perfect weather to curl up with a book and a mug of steaming hot chai and thats what I did. M and his mom spent all afternoon bonding with each other. Just that their idea of bonding was to sit in front of the big screen TV which has a CPU connected to it and browse through the map of California for hours on end! They both had so much fun just looking through the maps and figuring out the best possible driving options and flying options in terms of distance. I just sat there on the couch, looking at and listening to the mother and son who were perched in front of the TV on over sized cushions with their backs facing me and having such a good time.Something about that picture right there touched me very deeply.I only wish I had taken a picture to capture the warmth and tenderness and unspoken love in that moment.

M and I celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary tomorrow and it just dosen't feel like it has been that long since we got married.I have this weird problem of not being able to express myself all that well when it comes to someone very close to my heart.I wanted to give him a hand written letter tomorrow but knowing how words will fail me for sure,I did the next best thing.I asked him to write me a letter instead!He agreed readily so lets see how that goes.The journey so far has been wonderful and having M in my life has always brought out the best in me which I guess sums it all up.

Happy 5th, my love....and here's to many many more to come...


Anonymous said...

Wish you a very happy anniversary! And the next time you are in bay area, please drop by!

rajk said...

Hey, Happy Anniversary!!!
And you were in the Bay Area?!! Please let me know next time you're here too!!! Me lives here!!

Divya said...

Happy Anniversary!
And phew! that was a long time off you took! :)

Anonymous said...

Many many happy returns of the day to both of you :) Have a great day today :) Now we need a post on all that you did in the Bay area :) I hope MIL liked it here :) Has she got a lot of chaklis and kodbale's for you all? :(

I love Lucy said...

@Cluelessness : Thanks! Sure will do :)

@Rajk : Thank you! Wow,so many new friends in the Bay Area! Thanks for the time I am there,will make it a point to have a bloggers' meet!

@Divya : Thanks! I know!!! So good to be back! And I also saw the epic war of words on your blog as well! You troll magnet you!

@SnS : Thank you sweetie! MIL loved it in SFO..shes having the time of her life here! And yes,she got lots of goodies and made some too for Deepavali :-D

Anonymous said...

years is a long time...considering my first is coming up next month :)

Madurai citizen said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

DewdropDream said...

Wowie!!! Happy Anniversary to you and M! Ummm... what about expressing your louve in other ways? Happy to have you back here :)

Silvara said...

Happy anniversary babe!!

With the wedding season almost in full swing tere are so mnay people to wish!

All the very best babe :)

the mad momma said...

hey happy to you, as the bean would say. God bless.. and here's to many more. we completed five years in april.

I love Lucy said...

@Chandni : Awwww :-) Planned anything special?

@Madurai citizen : Thanks much!

@Dewdrop : Thanks babe! Yes yes love was expressed in other creative ways and I am yet to get the stupid letter though!

@MM : Thanks babe! It just doesn't seem like we have been married that long!

I love Lucy said...

@Silvara : Thanks sweets! I just read about your plans for your first anniversary :) Have fun!!

Mama - Mia said...

why did i miss this?? and you really HAVE to write more often! :)

belated anniversary wishes to M and you! and wishing you guys a lifetime of happiness and love! :)

and the family time sounds lovely! and please we want the letter on the post!! :p