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An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)


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High Five!

Among the first things that Naina (for those new to the blog, please meet Naina, my elder Grandottie ❤ ) learnt, gesture wise, apart from the “bye bye” and “aava aava” (come here 😛 ), was a set of three that began with the High Five, a Knuckle Punch and finally a thumbs up where your thumb and hers met, to seal the moment 😀

So you see, a High Five has much meaning here, for us, in this wonderfully wacky family we are 😀 There have been times when I’ve wondered when this would all spill into the classroom, but then again, it’s always fun to talk the zany language that is NOT expected of you. Now that, I know ALL about 😛

So, errr, where we? Ah we were High Five ing , with Naina, and generally going all over the place, which is pretty much normal on this blog, before arriving at what the title serves to take us 😛 160th word is here, and what this is about shall be revealed. Soon.

Researching into the High Five, brought out these emojis that I’ve not really used, but wondered about. What we normally use to say “Thank you” the hands together wala? that’s a High Five …. Hehehehe… didja know that? I was told that, but now I’m a believer, ‘coz Google says so 😛 Here are the High Five, or Hi5 emojis according to Google devta… 😛

A High Five is a symbol of achievement, and of celebration at the same time. It’s a flush of energy, of love, of displaying one’s elation…

I couldn’t have a better way of telling you of the joy, the celebration and achievement this blog is directing you towards 🙂 A young couple, high on love, laughter, togetherness, walking side by side, partners in crime, a shining example of parenthood, bilkul bindaas and badass with it 🙂 Arjun and Pratibha, my elder son ( of My Sun Child fame) and the lovely, gorgeous love of his life ❤ Five years (plus, really) of a journey is completed today, as they walk further into a commitment and the promise they’ve made to each other 🙂

The ease with which they’ve become who they are is the most beautiful part of how they’ve grown, and are still growing along with their two lovely daughters, Naina and Naira ❤ ❤ Like a lot of they young dads I see around me, Arjun takes his parental duties rather seriously, attending to all the needs of his babies, just as Pratibha does! He daddys like a Boss! Something his wife also does, Mommys like a real Boss ❤

This Grammie ( this eccentric woman here) tries to not hover and advise, but fails occasionally 😛 and yet both of them are extremely patient with her, though the Sun Child briefly sends some flares outta his eyes 😀 😀 Pratibha is the soul of patience, and now with Naina having started school, and with a wee one to manage, does so rather too well 🙂 🙂 She’s been driving her car too, till less than a month before she had Naira, driving Naina to school, and doing the odd jobs, running errands 🙂

What they are to each other, to us, family and friends, is special ❤ Thoroughly engaging, amiable, even goofy (Arjun!!!) on occasion, more than on occasion 😀 really! They don’t lead each other, but walk alongside each other interwined in the love they share with each other, that spills out and spreads and touches those who know them, and love them!

It’s a High Five Moment, this.

Wishing them more love, more laughter, more zany wacky moments, more nurturing moments to cherish, good health, laughter, more laughter to ring out from their hearts, suffused with joy that tags along with rainbows and dreams and simple happy smiles in greetings and cozy togethernesses ❤

Dearest Arjun and Pratibha, Happy Anniversary! May you be blessed abundantly!

High Five, you two ❤ ❤

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The Family!

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Aww!

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Naira’s 28th day 🙂

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Them!

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Daddying like a Boss!

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Mommying like a Boss!

 

29 June, 2017

First Anniversay here (LINK)
Second Anniversary here (LINK)

Third Anniversary (LINK)

Fourth Anniversary (LINK)

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Quad, Building the Core

… is geeky enough for you to be worried about the mental state of the said rambler author of this blog. She’s still got her marbles, thank you 😛 But she’s been doing some research. (Psst she got a new phone too, courtesy her first born 😛 )

Smarphones these days just keep upping the level – single core to dual, now quad, and octa too, one hears! (And yes, I AM geeky enough, just enough to want to know stuff, to understand, and I endlessly tire those willing to help the curious child within 😛 ) Just writing all this, I fully realize, is going to make many a reader snort, snigger, giggle and be open-mouthed in wonder at the audacity of an English teacher to take on such a topic. Quad core? Seriously? (Yep! I heard that!!)

So I’ll give you some time. Go on. Smile. Giggle. 😛 But ah! You’re the newbie here then. Welcome, welcome to the world of weird, and warmth. 🙂 The regulars here, on the other hand, know how it is here. Words are the adventurers. The trail be this blog, and the muse, in this case are my younger set of kids 🙂 But let’s not jump the gun. The rambler got more rambling to do 🙂

Quad. Four. Quattro, quattor, quatre, Tessera, (Tesseract, the Avengers, how that takes me off on welcome wings of filmy fantasy! Whaaatttt? I need to get back? Yes, yes… So where was I?  We’re 240 words and we have no idea where we are at no? 😛 )

Four. They’ve touched four, in every language there is. But most importantly they’ve hit that four with the language of love, letting us in on that journey, be inspired, motivated, loved, loving them all the more. Who…dear me! I get ahead of myself. 😛 Who? What? Four? I can hear you mumbling, grumbling, and ready to close this tab. Wait, do, wait, please..:)  un momento 😛

Ashwin and his lovely partner (I heard that! in crime, you say? Hawwww!!! ) Neeti, my son, my daughter (in law) celebrate their 4th anniversary, this day, 14 January 🙂 Four. Yep. You got that right mate! Fire, in Danish! Fire, oh wow! (Yes, I did google it 😛 )

And so, we come to the Tradition of celebration on this blog, after the meandering through sheer unadulterated nonsense that is the USP of the blog, blogger, rambler… 😀

Glad Firearsdagen! (To say it the Danish way. (Fire, four in Danish, has gotten me!) )
That means, Happy Fourth Anniversary, dear Ashwin and Neeti!

May the fire of your love continue to burn bright, showing you the way onward in your journey of togetherness. May that fire be a shining torch to others , who take succor from your love, and grace their lives with the beauty of the love you share! May that fire never singe, but always warm your hearth and home, heart and soul. May it be the one thing that will sustain and ever keep you within its circle – for FIRE is the purest of the elements! It purifies like nothing else can! Your bonding was sealed with a sacred fire divine, and on this Fire-th anniversary, may that have grown, with a promise of more love, laughter and endless moments of fun and frolic!

God Bless, my dearest dearest darling Neeti and Ashwin 🙂 You de rockstars! May the Yin and Yang that is you continue to flourish in the interconnectedness of life with all the Love you can muster.

Love you so, dear bachaas 🙂

I’ll always  imagine you singing this to each other 🙂

13 January, 2017

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Happy Anniversary, Neeti and Ashwin 🙂 

for 14 January, 2017

 

Blog Tradition for them, on their anniversary, over the years:

2016 

2015

2014


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Quatrain

They trail, most loving, fragrant feelings
As they walk this journey , arms entwined
From two to three, more of their lovely beings..
They hold each other – they are one-of-a-kind!

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(Net connection is back 😀 )

This in the morning, when no connection existed, was this limerick 😛

A blog tradition pending,
Due to net connection ending
Has prompted this early byte
For today, till I’m able my blog to sight
So to them, Pratibha and Arjun may I wish, happiness and love, unending!

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And now this, as I ruminate, and squeeze this in, just in time 😀

She of sunshine smiles

He – Sun child – ever the same

This Haiku – all theirs!

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And finally, an acrostic 🙂

Partial to love, pretty much the best!

Awsumm, always there, hands outstretched

Raring to go, never mind where!

(J)ust, jovial, jest-ful, ever, no matter when!

Understated never, uncomplicated, unanimously the friend who’s always there!

(N)atty, naughty, never nasty 🙂

Four poesies on this string, to tell you of her and him
Her is Pratibha, and He is Arjun
And this be the day, to cherish, to celebrate
Their wedding – a gladder, madder, fun-ner one
I’ve yet to attend 😀

May you two always be there for each other, hold each other, through all the walks of life 🙂
Sometimes A or sometimes P, lead each other on, with all the love you have 🙂

Thank you, too, endlessly, for the brightest spark in my life – my Nainu ❤

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Happieeeee Anniversary! God Bless you all, infinitely!

29 June, 2016

*does a jig* She made it, she tells herself 😛


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Awesome Three-n-some

He loves the name Awesome
He’s even customized it some
To, if I’m not mistaken, awsumm 😛

Mr. Ausumm :D

Mr. Ausumm 😀

She’s rather a bit more than that 🙂
Awesomer, and I’m not talking off me hat 😀
Though, if you know her, you’ll understand what I’m at 🙂

Mrs. and Ms. Awsumm :P

Mrs. and Ms. Awsumm 😛

And theirs is the best ever
A wee princess, an awesome smasher
Of a gal, with an out and out smoulder 😛

The three liners here, symbolize
I’m a-hoping you’ll realiize
That three is the number to advertise 😛

Simply awesomely three... and counting :)

Simply awesomely three… and counting 🙂

Three, the years they’ve been one 🙂
Three sparkling years in the sun
Three they’ve become, still a loving unit of one ❤

So what I’m at, with this rambling runaway verse
Is a wish, all more than awesome, both his and hers
For their third anniversary, they’re wished all the love in the universe 🙂

With more to come, with each new loving day
More to celebrate, more fun and games to play
And togetherness, laughter, love, success, with you to stay

Happy third anniversary, Arjun and Pratibha :)

Happy third anniversary, Arjun and Pratibha 🙂

God bless you two, no three 😀
With more,so much more, of love and sweetness, and joy ❤
For nothing else more, are you two deserving of…

Trivia, that I find fascinating with the number three 🙂

Arjun’s lucky number is 3
A three legged stand is the most stable…
Pratibha’s lucky number is 5, Naina’s 1, add them you get six, half that you get 3 😛

And,

The number 3 symbolizes the principle of growth 🙂

Arjun and Pratibha may you grow lovelier and stronger, and more peaceful yet, with the soul childlike, and ever young.

For your third anniversary, on 29 June, 2015 ❤ , wishes from ALL of us who love you 🙂

29 June, 2015

Blog tradition post 🙂

First Anniversay here (LINK)
Second Anniversary here (LINK)


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Two to Tango

yes 🙂 … but definitely balter their life through. 😀

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This is the first real post of this blog for this year, and it makes this eccentric rambler real happy to know that two lovely things are part of this blog. A precious anniversay, and the word 😀 .

Balter? Ahan. That is MY word for the year. Found it doing the rounds on FB, and promptly made it my USP for the rest of me life, when I too shall balter the year, to begin with. Sigh. Talk of wishes, dreams and hopes 😛

Dance, certainly the metaphor for the year, and I too hope to be dancing more, to my own rhythm 🙂 Right now, though, I’m dancing to others’ tunes, dancing my way, nimble-footed, books in hand, questions in my head, pens and pencils to write with, dancing away from people and things, and usually bumping into just them as I do so 😛 😛 Sounds familiar? I’m also dancing to the tune of “Old MacDonald”, and “Hickory Dickory Dock”… and baby talk and gurgles. Sigh. *longingly*

*Shakes head, herself out of the blues* But then, this tango that I wish, the waltz that should last for ever, and a day more, this baltering, is what I wish to an awesome twosome who dance to the music of their love for each other. One that I know embraces them, allowing each to lead the other, match steps, sometimes twirl each other artlessly and artfully, never ever let the other fall or slip or slide away, but curl their arms around the waist and bend the other over, lovingly, in exhilaration, flipping back immediately to breathless laughter! Don’t you just love that picture? I do. I so so so do. ❤ ❤

Here they are ❤

Neeti and Ashwin may you always laugh and love each other with the same wonder!

Neeti and Ashwin may you always laugh and love each other with the same wonder!

As they tango their way to completing two years together, they are wished all the love in the world, all the happiness, good health, much laughter, and wonder, always the wonder of knowing and learning more of each other, and rejoicing in it, being the best of themselves to each other!

Happy anniversary Neeti Kutty and Ashwin ❤ , my Chotuttan ❤ May the moves  take you to new level of joy, togetherness and a whole lot of fun! God bless, always, my darlings 🙂

And *drum roll*  songs for you two… to each other 😀 Couple of my personal mushy gooey favourites. Ya know!

11 Jan, 2015, for the 14th of Jan, 2014, their second anniversary 🙂

 

Last year this day – LINK 🙂