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Love you baby…

Posted in My lil Boy by dearestfriend on April 17, 2009

Hello all,

Back from prolonged hibernation . It feels good to be back atleast. I was busy having baby and changing diapers. My lil boy is now 3 months and 7 days old. Got back to work and got enough sanity to resume my regular life.

Being mom is like out of this world. You have no idea until you become one. Once you become, its forever. Best thing about being mom, its most rewarding experience you will have after being self reliant. No doubt its full of challanges, conceiving, holding on to 9 months, child birth, post partum etc, none of it is joke. Its all seriously life changing events. I will write more later. For now just glimpse of the bliss.. I love being mom so much that I want to shout aloud from rooftop… Love you baby!!!!



Thanks to all the random readers

Posted in Free thoughts by dearestfriend on September 4, 2008

When I first started blogging, I had this secret hope that my blog will be instant hit. Which obviously has fallen flat. But I think there is some strange power in vulnerability. It helps you thrive in catastrophic failures and yet emerge out as winner. So I guess it s kind of relieving to accept a hope gone bust in open than in secret.

I am sorry that I have been so passive on my dear blog. I read some of my previous posts. And I wondered, how it didnt generate the traffic it deserved. I guess part reason is my non-availability of time to blog , and other obvious could be, may be I write not that great. May be I need to recheck what interests people. But wasnt a blog supposed to be about what you love most. I love jotting down “random thoughts”. And how can random be classified or modified as per other’s tastes. So I think I can only work on the first one. And be more perseverent.

So here I am guilty of passing blog anniversary without even checkign it out myself. I commit to the blog that I will be more perseverant and more available. Also thinking of putting some of my art work on in coming months.

Happy belated (so much) Anniversary to my blog!!
I know there are not any regualr readers, who will wish me and my blog. But Let s stick it out. For this too shall pass.

Coming back to topic of this post, I wanted to thank all the one-off and random readers. I dont know what brought you to the site, but whatever it was. It did give me a slight tinge of energy to go on each time I saw the stats.. People do read !! Thats what comes to my mind when I check my blog stats!
Thanks folks, I will do my best in this inning to better my blog.

Fun Facts about Animals

Posted in Quizzies by dearestfriend on January 22, 2008

Bulls are color blind.

A cow’s only sweat glands are in its nose.

Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.

An elephant can be pregnant for up to 2 years

Chickens can’t swallow while they are upside down.

A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.

India has 50 million monkeys.

Americans spend around $3 billion for cat and dog food a year.

Pigs can cover a mile in 7.5 minutes when running at top speed.

The typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year.

The ostrich has a 46-foot long small intestine.

The left leg of a chicken in more tender than the right one.

The only dog that doesn’t have a pink tongue is the chow.

Zebras can’t see the color orange.

The smartest dogs are the Jack Russell Terrier and Scottish Border collie. Dumbest: Afgan hound.

A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.

A domestic cat can frighten a black bear to climb a tree.

In a fight between a polar bear and a lion, the polar bear would win.

The biggest bird in the world is the ostrich, which can grow up to nine feet tall.

According to hospital figures, dogs bite an average of 1 million Americans a year.

The study of ants is called Myrmecology

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.

Fleas have changed history. More human deaths have been attributed to fleas than all the wars ever fought. As carriers of the bubonic plague, fleas were responsible for killing one-third of the population of Europe in the 14th century.

A cheetah can reach a top speed approaching 70 mph.

Greyhounds can jump a distance of 27 feet.

Current domestic cats were the result of genetic mutation so that they would be tame at birth

When two dogs approach each other, the dog which wags its tail very slowly is in charge.

Some lions can mate over 50 times a day.

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

A rhinoceros’s horn is made of hair.

The hole that life is

Posted in QLP (QuickLilPoem) by dearestfriend on January 22, 2008

When I thought I am all done,
Life bounced me back.
When I wanted to cry,
Friends came in bunch with loads of jokes.
When I wanted to be with Crowd,
There was no one around.
Biggest controversy I see is,
You get whatever you dont ask.
So next time if you dont ask anything
You would get lots.
Try This out,
If you want to shop a lot,
Avoid going to Malls,
You will save a lot. And one day you will crash it out.

When you want big gang to surround you.
Just sit in your hole, People will come hunting for you..

My ACL injury

Posted in ACL Injury by dearestfriend on January 21, 2008

Its no fun to talk about this injury. Like all hurts you are better off without getting this one too.
But If your stars are bad, or you are too prone to push yourself and you have landed it . You will need loads and loads info to get over it.

I got my ACL torn in left on dec 16 2007. That makes it sixth week of my injury. I am much aware and settled with this now. Hence I can talk about it.
Day 1

How I got it.
I am a beginner Skiier and it was second day of my skiing. I was thinking I am improving. And little did I know I will be banned for whole season. 😦 Not good thing to happen. But like all unfortunate things, It happens.

So I was going downhill. and speed became too much. My binding didnot release and due to my constant attempt to stop it I twisted my knee way too much. And I landed on snow. Like all other previous falls, I got up and was trying to put the skii back. My knee didnot have strength to buckle up the ski. I thought of relaxing a bit. I sat down. Tried to get up after few minutes and felt like I will die with this pain. Finally got patrol people to help me. They had put me in the trolley and dragged me down. I had experience how it feels to be dead body and be driven around. One of bad things to experience.

As usual Ski-town clinic, I got x-ray done. Doctor didnot say much except suspected ligament injury. I got knee braced and crutches. I was so unaware of ligament injury, that I was telling my husband. we will be back next week here and then I will skii better. Little ignorant me.

Day 2

I was back at home. I got my doctor’s appointment and living in oblivion. There was lot of pain due to swelling and immobilizer. In nights I got up crying couple of times. Firstly immobbilizer will not let you sleep. Even if you get sleep, it will be distureb every few hours with pain. I could put any weight on injured knee. I had to use cructhes to go from one room to other. And restroom menace made me cry so many times. I used to be one of those to use restroom at last 0.000001 th second. And with crutches and brace I was misjudging my timing all the time.

Ice pack used to help tremendously. i was doing it as often I could.
Day 3

Visited Orthopaedic surgeon
He looked at swelling and observed range of motion (how much I could bend the knee). And he declared its ACL tear and it would need surgury for sure. I was not happy with the quickness he arrived at decision. But before My husband and I could settle with reality. Doc mentioned we should also get MRI done to know about other tissue damage.
We booked appointment for MRI, we didnt any until Day 11.
Doc suggested to do stationary bike and leg up excercises.

Day 4-10

Pain was reducing every day. I was able to put some weight on my left knee.

Day 11.

I got my MRI done. It feels irritating to hear those blurring sounds for 90 minutes. You wonder what happened to accoustic advancements. I asked assistance if she can run through quickly to tell me something positive. She said she doesnot how to read these. I was surprised to know assistant didnot want to enhance her own knowledge.
I had to wait impatiently for doctor’s appointment on day 16.

Day 12 -15

Pain had almost gone. And I could sleep though night easily. And I was able to walk without cructhes. But I was definitely limping.

Day 16

I visited doctor, he had already studied my MRI. His diagnosis, ACL is completely torn. No aparent damage to meniscus. But he didnt rule out surgury. He said my knee was far from ready for surgury.
He suggested to continue to bike and leg ups.

Day 17 – day 27

I have been biking for 30 minutes per day. And Leg ups around 30 or so. Knee was getting better. But it always felt unstable and hanging types. Before goign ahead with surgury I decided to take second opinion from other doc.

Day 28

Visted second doctor. He also suggested the same. He made me feel my lost ligament. Which was very educative experience.

Day 30

I visted my primary surgeon for his review on my knee. He found my knee progressing well this time. He gave go ahead for surgery on Feb 1.

Day 31 -38

Its virtually painless knee. But definitely unstable knee. I can walk short distances. But if try to stand longer times. Knee starts paining.

So that was update so far. From here I will update this info more often.
For now , I am all set to get the surgery on feb 1. I have read up a lot on knee injuries. One thing I had observed reading other’s stories. It s very subjective healing. So I definitely anxious on my own healing. But I am not worried per say. Just waiting to be normal back.

Me bad bad.. Bad..

Posted in Chit-Chat by dearestfriend on January 21, 2008

Hello folks..

Sorry for abandoning my dear blog and its readers. I am surprised to see several readers even after three months of inactivity.
Thanks folk, at least someone care about what I think 😉
First and foremost…

Wish you all a very happy happy Dashing New year.
I didn’t do much on celebration per say. But you see I got my left knee broken (Torn ACL) in December second week. So I had excuse to lie lazy. Now those who are new to ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), Worry not.. I spent decades without knowing about this useful piece.

I am going to start a journal for my journey with ACL injury so far and recovery there on. I have a surgery scheduled on First of feb.. So will Update.. Lemme first create my ACL injury category.

Now coming back to normal life. I have loads to share.. So much that doesn’t know where to start from.

Let’s start from last movie I saw.. The game (Anthony Hopkins and some other people) .. It was a weird chain of mysterious event happening to this old, bored banker. And in the end they tried to connect the jigsaw with a moral lesson…”You should live your fears first to release yourself totally” I liked the message. But didn’t like the way it was made..

I have been glued to ESPN for last week, thanks to Australian Open. I usually avoid TV like plague otherwise. I have got new favorites so far..

“Nadal” – Fierce player with a lot of attitude
“Tipsarvic” – What a strong character in sports.. I mean the guy Gave Rogere federer a total run for his game.
“Baghdatis” – Wonderful Sports man. You need to watch his last game with Hewitt to know why I am saying so.
I have not found new favorite in Women’s game so far.. Will add more later

what keeps us on

Posted in QLP (QuickLilPoem) by dearestfriend on October 24, 2007

Ever thought what keeps you going
Is it that great career or that great partner
Or that raise in pay or the girl on next table
Or the baby yet to come
or the next little glint in eyes
What gets us out in rainy day
and makes a promise for us to stay
Sometime you cannt buy it with all the money
Its just that little fire in belly

Breaking the writing ice…

Posted in Chit-Chat by dearestfriend on October 23, 2007

Oh god.. how can I be so insensitive to a less-known author in me.. Its fine If I am not one of hugely popular blog.. And May be no one asked me to write a novel.. 😉 still I owe my inner author this writing space.
I always thought writing was exhilarating to me. Then what happened.. Was I greedy for only writing if anyone reads? I think that ‘s like a conditional love. And it s always bad. You either like doing something or you don’t.
So busy bee is back to write at her less known place. But I am glad that some people were reading it.. I mean i have not touched it in past 30 days.. And I still see occasional small hikes in my readerships. Thank you dear readers, who give chance to someone like me.. Thanks thanks thanks.. It really means a lot to me.
I had been uselessly busy in all things unimportant. Sometimes you know how you get stuck in some useless stuff.. It likes never ending. I need to post a picture of recently painted card. I will I will I will. I promise this to myself..

Heart of an Idiot…

Posted in Chit-Chat by dearestfriend on September 20, 2007

Well I have grown to realise that only idiots are supposed to have heart touched by everything. Practical, smart and successful people dont carry their heart on their sleeves. First time I realised I am actually an Idiot by heart ..was when one of my school friend(4th standard) fooled me for some fitcitious garden in her house. I actually believed she did have one.. But once i visited her house , it turned out she was telling her weired fantasies to me .. Poor and idiot me.. believed her..

I allow people to mutilate and severely damage my heart again and again and again.. and you know what at the end I still convince myself to forgive them.. This nice gal syndrome is actually taking its toll on me now.. I am growing to feel drained and fooled and idiotic.

But for some reason I am stuck to this self. Because I dont know any other way. I am like this only.. Made of clay , ready to melt at any rain of affection from my dear ones.. and a clay who can moulded N no of times and would still be intact.. till one day storm of death takes me away with it.. I have heared my own people scream at me, telling me.. You are so dumb, so foolish, so idiot.. and all I feel for them is.. How I managed to hurt them so bad..

Few Idiots feats of mine…

– I helped a very selfish girl in office. Whom whole office didnt help.. I stoody by her , helped her and later on hear her bitching about me .. And you know what I still dont hate her.. I am no god.. I am just idiot.

– I had stood by a so-called “thief” in my PG, she was cute lil teenage gal, who was studying in some college. Everybody except me claimed she steals things, money and everything else. Where there was a theft , people would suspect Mona.. Then there was this last call for her.. she was asked to leave hostel.. I was only shoulder which had to cry on.. Whole hostel told me ..I was fool to support a thief.. I still did.. I could never believe that gal that innocent can be thief.

– back to college I used to help each adn every ill gal in hostel. I was the only fool to rush them to doctors during exam. Once a gal in my batch had asthama attack.. and we were having very tough exam next day.. Even best of her friend forsook that gal.. But I chipped in.. and borrowed a scooter and took her to doc.. Big thing was I was driving scooter first time..

Everytime i recount these things.. I dont feel bad or good.. I just feel how other think I am idiot.. and how I feel that there is no other way i can behave..

Rock on..

Posted in Chit-Chat by dearestfriend on September 10, 2007

One pleasent and positive change in my life..
I have taken out my painting studio and set it up in my patio. And guess what I have even started sketching landscape on it. Quite an achievment for someone like me.. I have been thinking and thinking and thinking of doing it. I will post the pictures once I am done. I can actually post it even in between stages. Will try one in this week.

I sent some 1-2 hours and my 3 months of thinking was in action. I guess action is more powerful than thinking. It gives more satisfaction and pleasure. Any one of you have any nice card ideas to paint ..please pass on. I want to paint Diwali cards this time myself and post it to everyone. Quite an ambition ..But I am like this only.. Stretching and extending my ownself each and every other breath. that gives me some kind of high.

I am also having one hell of idea about a book. I need to start jotting it down too..
Will pass on some excerpts once done..

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