2008 was a time for strengthening ties and togetherness followed by separation and then as with all things , getting used to the new status quo. My appa joined us for almost half a year and then moved to Delhi .
I have grown as a mother and definitely spent more time as a wife. Could have been a better daughter though.
Two ladies turned senior citizens though if you look at them you cannot tell- but yipee to train travel discounts for them!!
She has entertained us with her antics and banter, her innocence always endears and she has made 2008 fly past.
She is a good kid ( touch wood) and her enthusiasm is infectious. Extremely imaginative and patient when she wants to be, she is really talkative and naughty as well, particularly the second half of the year.
She adores my parents and is beginning to bond really well with Navy.
She is good at school but still tends to be a little clingy at times and her cough refuses to go for more than a fortnight each time it comes.
This year I was a home maker. Or should i say Make overer.
Spent a lot of time and energy and money on the second house and enjoying it. Got into the news for it- always nice to get patted for your work.
I enjoy sales ( and have been given charge of a new account) but still dream of the appreciation I received in marketing
Chandamama has seen me published - Mister Muthu entered print in Nov 2008. It will also go into the usually different on line edition from 2009.
And I also began contributing regularly to Metromela.
Good outings to Baroda- Champaner and Mumbai and Blore with family and Sri Lanka on work, though Australia is evading me!!
Pass ports updated and ready for the future finally!
Car reregistration also came through
A dear friend has become a world traveller and will hopefully contribute to my curio/ mask collection
Another dear friend delivered her second- again a boy!!
A long lost friend got married
Lost Navy's paati and my kutti thaatha who were both ailing
Have lost control of my weight and still working on the temper bit
Read a lot and watched a lot of movies.
Got back to cooking in a small but sure way.
Re learnt driving but still not confident
Made some new friends in the blogging world- but lagged on the visiting the blogs and commenting front
THANKS to all who made 2008 exciting - Anushka, Amma, Appa, Navy, all friends and family.
We shall close 2008 with a bash at the new home. And welcome 2009 with friends. And await change!