Gratitude, Musings, Thank You

Thank YOU

I woke up this morning feeling incredibly blessed. Yesterday was a dream come true. It was my book birthday. I was live on FB, joined by a handful of family and friends. I answered questions. I cut a cake as they cheered on. My local friends joined for a bite of the cake. My brother […]

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Gratitude, Musings, Thank You, Thanks

A Note Of Thanks

A little over a year and a half before, I wrote a passionate plea to help someone in need. I called her Shakthi on the blog. A lot of you wrote back, sent money, gift cards and a whole lot of good wishes. Today I am happy to report she is thriving and officially divorced. […]

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Father's Day, Thank You

Full circle

The packages come in the mail, staggered over a few days. Clothes lie heaped on the table in the eat-in kitchen. I have Ammu and Pattu wear each piece scanning critically for a ‘passable’ fit. I have learned the hard way to order sizes they can grow into. Saathi stands by the kitchen island sorting […]

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Musings, NaBloPoMo, Thank You

A tradition I have come to treasure

Every year UL family and ours make a trip to the temple followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant. There is nothing fancy or splashy about our temple or restaurant choice, yet every year I look forward to this simple ritual. An offering of thanks to the almighty for the blessings we have and a […]

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Amma, Family, Life, NaBloPoMo, Thank You

Underappreciated and overwhelmed

I woke up to the sounds of Amma bustling in the kitchen. The dishwasher was being unloaded, the microwave humming and the cooker hissing in the background. Stretching lazily, I also heard sounds of one of the twins waking. Ignoring any temptation to snooze for a few more minutes, I jumped out of bed to […]

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Feelings, Life, Musings, People, reflections, Thank You

I owe you

Walking down the aisle at my workplace, head bent, eyes focused on the eerie back lit glow of the iPhone, I smiled to myself. A bright blue encircled one stood next to my inbox. There are very few times I expect something and it falls in place. Scanning the email quickly I realized how much […]

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MBA, School, Thank You

Thank you very much!

A BIG Thank You to all of you who took the survey for me. I received 33 responses which I think is a fairly decent number for the kind of survey I was doing. I am getting started on analysing the data and decided to make the survey page and post private since additional responses […]

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Award, Thank You

You have an award!

Over the course of yesterday Apar pinged me to tell me I have an award. Then I found Mitr sent me a note too. Thank you both. They both seem to feel that Musings is a blog that invests and believes in Proximity. I believe in it too, which is why I am particularly honored […]

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Feelings, Happiness, Musings, People, reflections, Thank You

Random acts of kindness

Reaching into the mailbox, I had a real nice surprise. A year’s subscription to the Reader’s Digest!!! Courtesy my SIL. Grinning from ear to ear, I called her immediately and thanked her of course. There were so many things about it that I loved. Reader’s Digest is one of my all time favorite magazines. It […]

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Musings, Thank You

Quite a lovely day!

Thank you all for stopping by to wish me yesterday! K and I had taken the day off. We made the mandatory trip to the temple, had lunch outside and came back home for a short siesta before getting back to routine and fixing dinner and all the wonderful stuff. Looking back it was probably […]

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Desi, Diet, Family, Feelings, Food, Home, India, Kovai, Life, Madras, Memories, Musings, nostalgia, People, Personal, Ramblings, reflections, Relationships, Routine, Social, Thank You, US

Where have you been? Rice is 22$ a bag now!!

Helloji!! smiled the man at the counter of our local Indian grocers. “Been a while since I saw you here” he said in Gujarati accented Hindi. Saathi and I smiled, paused at bit by the counter and inquired after him and his family. “I have been wanting to reach you the past week” he emphatically […]

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