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Keep your chin up

Last Saturday I woke up really early. I thought I heard the doorbell ring. You see, a gardener was supposed to come early morning, on a Saturday (*rolling eyes*). And since my need of getting our front yard in a decent shape so that we don’t get known as the only people on the block with a horrible gardening skills, was greater than my much needed beauty sleep, I was awake since 7am. Long story short, yes the gardener did turn up at an ungodly hour of 8am on a Saturday. And I did what any normal person would do on a Saturday morning. I went back to sleep after he left.

I woke after 2 hours with a horrible realization that I couldn’t move my head. I had a shooting pain in my neck everytime I tried to tilt to my head. The whole weekend I relied on Icy-Hot cream. Come Tuesday morning, the neck pain not only showed no signs of receding, but actually resulted in me waking up in the middle of the night trying to wake up Z to ask him to help me move my head ‘coz I couldn’t do it on my own. 2 days and 2 trips to the Urgent Care and finally strong meds & a neck brace later I realized a few things.

  • When we are fine and healthy we take the simplest things for granted. I realized this when I had to ask my husband if my neck was straight or lopsided in an effort to adjust in a position with minimum pain.
  • The sympathy helps. You find yourself being bumped up in queues since people feel bad about making someone wearing a neck brace wait for long.
  • The neck brace…. Not weird at all.. Ok I’ll admit, its weird for the first 15 minutes where you think of yourself as really old & all. But the one I have is actually pretty cool. Its black & soft and definitely doesn’t look anything like the pink/beige ones you must’ve seen. And don’t even get me started on how comfortable it is when you actually need to wear it!
  • The doctors understand you when you say that you are scared of getting a shot inspite of the fact that it sounds like the only way out from the horrible pain. Their means of showing that they understand – pat your hand and look at you with an expression we generally reserve for kids who throw away all their candy just to make a point.
  • Toy Story (1-3) playing on the only TV in the hospital waiting room makes the long hours go so fast that you actually regret when the nurse calls out your name.. C’mon Woody was just trying to save everyone from ending up at Sunnyside!!!
  • And the last thing… I got asked atleast 5 times in my 2 visits whether I was pregnant or about to be.. all women out there should pray that they don’t end up getting hurt when they are pregnant. You won’t get the meds!!

Here’s to a happy and healthy week/month/year/life…

Cheers \m/


Post a week 2011

Ok, so I’m late to the party, but since I just missed a week & my 2nd last post was on 31st Dec, I’ll consider it as the first post of this year.. My blog, my rules 8) Technicalities aside, I’m super excited about this. Hopefully I’ll stick to the plan. The other thing that’s had me jumping up & down with joy is that I get a co-conspirator for this blog. Expect a ton of food-related posts! And some kickass snapshots ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers \m/

A long time coming…

Wow… It’s been a little more than a year since I last posted here… I can blame the job (and I really want to), but the truth is that I just kinda sorta forgot about this.. But that still doesn’t change the fact that I have been busy… Got married, changed jobs, houses.. Spend my weekends doing small projects around the house & weekdays earning moolah for the same ๐Ÿ˜‰

So with a new post, a few changes to the flavor & content of the blog.. This blog will now revolve around my cooking experiences, me & L (the hubby :D) fixing up our place & something of this & that ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers ๐Ÿ˜€

Hello world!

Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

This is what WordPress provided me with a start!! The title is soooo pro-coding-community ๐Ÿ˜›

This is my latest foray in the blogging world. I have a valid twitter account but I soon realised that I cannot come up with something really witty or follow-worthy in 140 characters, so this blog is a testimonial to removing the ‘micro’ part from blogging. ๐Ÿ™‚

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