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LMT this week

What Little Moments are we celebrating this Thursday? Here are mine.

– It has been a rather intensive week, and I have been following a 5:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. schedule with very little downtime thrown in the mix. So giving myself a gentle pat on my back for hanging in there.

– A smile playing on my lips as my eyes glaze over the sticker chart that’s getting filled with random stickers. “One sticker for pee pee. Two stickers for poo poo. Three stickers for pee pee and poo poo. Only if you do it in the potty Ram.” Didn’t seem like much of an incentive in the beginning, but as we started making a big deal out of it – high fiving him, congratulating him – we have a more willing toddler.

– “Hey mom, I just used the potty, do I get a sticker?”, asks, not the 2 year old but the 8 year old in all seriousness. I give him, what he likes to call, a big fat hug. The range of personalities he can take is amusing. Some days he talks like an old wise soul. On other days, he gives me glimpses of his teenage years, and yet on other days he is simply this little child, my little child, reveling in the affection showered on him.

– Beauty sleep. Inspite of getting abbreviated sleep hours this week, I have been sleeping soundly without any vivid dreams. You know that feeling of rested. Instead of feeling like you have switched from one reality to another.

– Have overripe fruits that the whole family is sprinting away from? Worry not, smoothie to rescue! That’s what yours truly has been doing. Chop, blend with some milk and gulp. Plums, strawberries, apples, bananas. Yummm! Fruits salvaged, breakfast taken care of. Two birds in one stone?

– Finally carved out some time during the weekend to watch something with Da. Three back to back episodes of House of Cards. A political drama produced by Netflix. Very entertaining!

Closing for this week. What are your little moments for this week?

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Work life balance

Whine fest

If I were the drinking kind, I would have gone bar hopping tonight. But since I neither drink nor know to keep things to myself, I do the next best thing – vent to unsuspecting folks like you!

One of those weeks when I have been working long hours, but have nothing checked off on my list. Nothing is as tiring as an unproductive day, don’t you agree? Worse still, I find myself staring at a boatload of work to be completed over the weekend.

Ah well. Breathe in. Breathe out. This will pass too. To be honest, I like the challenge. I like the steep learning curve. I like that I will be more knowledgeable on this topic than what I was last week. I just need to remember that the hard work is worth it and work on it single handedly while at it.

Alright folks, thanks for bearing with this whine fest. Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend. Mine will be skewed towards work. Wish me a productive one. Tudlu. Take care.

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Little Moments

Little Moments for this week (LMT post)

Hiya people. I seem to abscond every once in a while, isn’t it? what better way to comeback than jotting down some little moments for this week.

– Wet sloppy loud kisses from Ram. Ha, can still feel the tenderness of it all.

– Tackle hugs from Hari. Even expressions of love should be laced with sports for my sports crazy 8 year old.

– A surprise phone call from a high school friend. The last I talked to him was when we graduated from senior school. Always a treat to reconnect with a good friend.

– New yoga pants. Comfy and outdoorsy. Doesn’t get better than this!

– Drowning in an ocean of commitments at work. Empathy received- “I feel for you”. Apologies exchanged – “I am sorry for the confusion”. Made the sailing tad easier.

– Consciously signing of as “Love, Chithi” to a niece, not by relation, but by bonding, every single day this week. She is a special child. That she embraced me as her chithi means much. God bless her.

– Picking up Hari with Ram in tow. The two bickering. The two bonding. Life is good!

– Kitchen cabinet door fixed. What a relief!

What were your little moments for this week.

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