Friday, May 29, 2009

All 6 yards

I love sarees. Especially the traditional ones. I'm always eyeing amma's traditional Kanjeevarams and Benarasis. Although I have a few newer ones of these types of my own, I love how her older ones feel on the skin. And the zari looks so much richer on the really good, old ones. I make deals with amma to flick her sarees whenever possible. :-) My ajji had lovely silks as well. One was this pitch black silk with a 2-inch gold border with the story of the Ramayana woven into it. What I would have given to have preserved that one. But due to family feuds that cannot be delved into I do not even know where my ajji's sarees are.

I wish I could one day own (and elegantly wear) as many different types of traditional sarees as possible. I have Kanjeevarams, Dharmavarams, Mysore silks, Tussars right now. Waiting for the chance to buy Kota, Patola, Lucknow chicken, Bengal cotton, Phulkari, Bandhni, Kantha, Taant, Gadwal, Pochampalli etc. I must have missed quite a few varieties. I don't even know where to find good ones of many of these. Looks like I have a good 20-30 years worth of work to build a reasonable collection. Any and all tips / suggestions will be much appreciated.

PS: Wearing a deep fuchsia Mysore silk with little green and blue peacocks embroidered on it for a house warming this weekend. The GIJoe and Scout will be in appropriately matching kurtas as well. :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This day, that month

Nov 26 '08. Six months ago. We were four days away from Scout's expected due date. The doc lady had sad that if she had to put money she would estimate that the actual date of arrival might be a day or two beyond the EDD. Bored of waiting, I badgered the GIJoe and my mom to go watch Quantum of Solace and more specifically the awesomeness that is Daniel Craig. Off we went and watched the night show with strict instructions from both the GIJoe and the mater that we were to leave if Scout moved or kicked even a bit. The Scout in fact was very accommodating of my interests in the double-o. He did not kick at all. Hmph, he is still not so ready to make an appearance I thought. But then kids like to prove their parents wrong all the time. He had reserved his strength for the next day and kicked and boxed his way out in less than 8 hours, from start to finish. Happy 6th month birthday dear Scout!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

What I would give for someone to do a psychoanalytic study on mil-dil relationships!?
Update: For the record, this is not about my relationship with my mil. I have a reasonable relationship with my mil. But in general I hear stories of all kinds from everywhere. Wanted to understand the psyche better.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Horroscope mismatch :-)

Him: King bed. Two separate blankets.
Her: Queen bed. One single blanket.


Do you have your own "mismatch" story? :-)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Introducing G.I.Joe and the Scout

Why is it so endearing to see a grown man sing rhymes or play peekaboo with his baby? And if the man happens to be your husband, aren't you just plain lucky?! GIJoe babysat the Scout on Mother's day while I hung out and did some pottery with some girl friends. He fed him his bottle, put him to sleep, took him for a walk on the Bjorn and in general aced at the daddy tests. Here's to a father on mother's day!