January 01, 2008

Welcome 2008

We closed 2007 with an Aruna Sairam music concert at the "Chennai Broadway" and dinner at Parfait since that was closest to home in terms of beating the traffic. The new Billa was our first movie of 2008.

A Year end review along with what next in 2008 for posterity:

I think I have been a good mom, daughter and wife in that order. Need to give equal weightage to the last one in 2008.
2007 was a time for reunions with both my maamas & a lot of cousins, after over 8 years SIL and family made a visit and Anush has bonded really well with her cousins.

She has moved on to play( work) shool , is a tall, talkative, affectionate, imaginative child- Sample this
Me- " Anush finish that. Very little left over now."
Anush- " Right over amma?"
She enjoys all the family travel to exotic and not so exotic places and is pretty choosy about her clothes
She loves music, dance and painting
Continues to eat veggies and fruits but has taken a fancy for chocolates as well.

It is almost in shape with most curios back on display and Anush turning out to be pretty methodical and neat with her stuff
We closed the loan on the first house and have narrowed down on another
We did at least 4-5 good long weekend trips

I have moved to sales ( along held dream) after a very appreciated stint in marketing
Got a car from the company( Zen Estillo- my choice)
Did many overnighters and evene one trip abroad without Anush

Here is where I have lagged behind- have only myself to blame on this
Need to control weight and temper both, want to relearn driving and swimming
Made some new friends in the blogging world- need to visit and comment more regularly

Finally, THANKS to all who made it possible- Anushka, Amma, Appa, Navy, uncle-aunty and all the friends and family

And yeah!! this is my 300th post.


Lavs said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous 2008. Hugs and Kisses for Anush.

Squiggles Mom said...

Happy New Year! I like the idea of chronicling how the year went. Hmmm.. maybe I should do something along the same lines.

Timepass said...

I am so with you on the Self part. Congrats for the 2nd house. Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

great, let us all make india great this year


Make India a powerful country !

Maggie said...

Happy New Year, Art!

Collection Of Stars said...

Wishing you a very happy new year :)

Savani said...

well done!!! And congrats on your 300th.Bring em on :)
And yes, Happy New Year to all of you!

Choxbox said...

happy 2008 art.

anush looks very pretty in the frock from maama!

Anonymous said...

what is maama in your language? ouyt here in mexico it is mother

Artnavy said...

thanks all

maaaama- maternal uncle
mamma- mother

Kalpana said...

Good realization......... :)