A Quest on Overdrive … :)

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


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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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That Virgo Woman

A pretty spectacle. Pretty. Spectacle. Decidedly determined. All spine. Made of steel too. Not just that. Loyal to the core.

“Her eyes are cool pools of pure love, and when she smiles, she can light up a whole room with her radiance. Better keep her”, said Linda Goodman. “You may never get so lucky again.”

 

I know I got lucky. He got lucky too, when he met her. And they kept each other, in the hallowed house of matrimony. They were pretty young when they did make that house, but you see, that is what it is about that Virgo Woman – you had better get her, for you might not get so lucky again. And he knew that, did he not? 😉

She’s not the sort, like her Leo partner, who’d make that entry and crack the wisecracks there be, but you betcha you’d notice her, there’s a mysterious, quiet, waiting quality in this woman, and “passion of the spirit” , a romance with life, if you will – knowing what comes and what goes, and where one deals with the realities and dreams of life.

She’s known what she’s about. Ever since I have known here, that is the one thing that struck me about her – a quietness, but a waiting quietness; a knowing; a knowing about those she cares, and tends to, with that same fierceness of one who realizes it is on her. No compromises there. 🙂 Told ya. We got lucky 🙂 ❤

There is a world of love, this moment, that envelops her, reaching out, from a hemisphere and half a world, as she waits patiently for ME 😛 to get to her, in a week’s time, from all of us, here! It would have meant so much to us, and duh 😀 her, for only she be missing in the midst of this family, here in the N. Hemisphere, and she be in the S. Hemisphere 🙂 For she celebrates her birthday, as the clock strikes midnight, four hours ahead of us here, and we begin her celebrations, in earnest, sending out our prayers, blessings, wishes and much much much love from each of us, starting with the littlest… Ammini 😛 , Changaran, Kunju… Nainu, Arun, Archana, Paru, Arjun, Kuttan, Paru (4 legged 😛 ) , Appu, Kiru, Lakshmi, Abhi, N’ammai, G’amman, Chitta, Anu, Viju, Trips, Vinu, Mush, Ammumzzz… and of course, and Ash… and the awesome writer of this blog… to who she is her DIL 🙂 🙂 🙂 😛 😛 😛

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Haapppieeeee Neeetiiiiii!!!!!

 

Happiieeeeee Neetikutty! It’s going to be a mindblowingly, jawdroppingly, amazing year. Has to be. It can’t not. 🙂 🙂 When the collective of the wishes are the sort we’re capable of generating, it WILL Danged BE 😛 😛 As it always has been 🙂 😀

And, by the way, I’ve actually succeeded in making the awesomest wish ever, in under 500 words!

God Bless, always, Neets 🙂 Love you soh soh soh much much much!

For 30 August, 2016

Missing you so much!


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Love looks like this – Part 1

You know the face of love.
It’s in the faces of those you love.
When they look with love, in they eyes
And their laughter is tinged and coloured with it!

Stay blessed my dearest Lion, and your lovely partner in life and love!

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

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Day#15 of #RamblingsInFebruary 🙂 You’ll find some more popping up through the day! I’ve a blogathon to complete by midnight 😛

29 February, 2016 – A race against time 😀

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Tres

Brings to mind the evergreen pop number that cheered football fans – Un, dos, tres 😀 Ale Ale Ale – I think. I’m a-singing that as the clock marches towards the midnight hour, in celebration of the Tres anniversary of my beloved babies – babies they be, being amongst the youngest of my brood, of that generation 🙂 But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Duh. It’s usually one of the two – getting ahead, or not getting there at all.

This year I’ve decided to get ahead than lose precious moments not getting there, though, it does happen sometimes that I have to not get there to get there. Savvy? No? That’s Ok too – I’m majoring, no, no, make that taking a Doctorate in How Not To Get There – I’m still getting there. If you know what I means. 😛 No? Still? Oh you! You’re new here aren’t you? No matter. You’ll learn soon enough, if you decide to stick around 😛 You’re leaving? Oh. But please, a moment? To wish them, who this is for? Oh! Thank you! You are precious too!

So, errr, where were we? Ah yes! That reminds me, today Theresa Teacher had asked me to set aside some of the multifarious tasks I had taken upon myself, since I am now in the habit of saying, “Where am I?” rather too frequently. Genuine concern there. I’m not surprised. But yes, we were here, with me asking you to stop a while, while I continue a story I started here, (LINK), continued here (LINK) at about the same time two years previously and the last year too! It’s usually the first post (nothing to do with the informative webpage of FirstPost 😛 ) – the first real post of the year, over the past couple of years. Happily enough, this year too, it is the first real meaningful write 🙂

So. Tres. Three. That is the number on the cake they might be cutting or have already cut, by the time they read this. 3 and counting… 🙂 For now, this three is really special, for Neeti has finished her Masters in Professional Engineering from the University of Sydney with flying colours, for they are together in the same city, town, house 😛 after an age of being apart due to constraints of job/study, and both of them are looking to each other, looking after each other, looking up to each other, as they partner along in life!

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May those smiles stay bright 🙂

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*Touchwood that those smiles never fade 🙂

I like too, that their anniversary is on the day when the Sun makes that movement back to the Northern Hemisphere, the Uttarayanam, as we say it. Makes it all the more filled with the elements of the Universe conspiring to keep them bright and safe and sunny in disposition 🙂 – they were married on the 1st day of the Month of Makaram, too, when many of us celebrate beginnings and rich harvests 🙂

My wish for them, indeed from all of us, is that the Sun remains bright in their lives, lighting dark corners, and always ready to rise, after the peace of quietude of night 🙂 That thundershowers and rain might also tantalize, but rainbows bring the wonder of infinite magic. And may they always have time, for each other, for themselves, for nurturing the love through the years, knowing the certainty of that love ❤

I hope as with ever so many of your favourites, you’re singing these to each other as well 🙂 ❤

Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” (Click on song to hear 🙂 )

“What a Difference You’ve Made in my Life” By Ronnie Milsap

Happy Third, you darling babies 🙂 🙂 Love ya ❤ God Bless  your togetherness, your steadfastness, and may new vistas open up to the best year ever 🙂 Step into your fourth with the knowing, the certainty that it is going to be the best yet 🙂 🙂

Love ya! Love ya!! Love ya!!!

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At the New Year, that they rang in for the Family 🙂

13 January, 2016, for 14 January, 2016, Ashwin and Neeti’s Third Anniversary 🙂 ❤


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A Goooo’ Gurl She Is!

 

Neat, natty, nice, nifty

Entertaining, Enthusiastic

Eager and Energetic

Terrifically talented

Ingenious, ingenuous, impressive

(See what happened there? 🙂 ❤ You got that gurl 🙂 🙂 )

My fav. pic of you :)

My fav. pic of you 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neeti, each year, I find
more pleasant ties that bind

You to me, and indeed all of us
Help the family fort to buttress

The Family Fort :P

The Family Fort 😛

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More meaning, more love, to take and share, in life
For the Lion, to who you be wife 😛 😛

A Lion Tamed :P

A Lion Tamed 😛

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As much as  love, the laughter too
As jokes and pjs fly between me and you 😛 😀

You’re more, more of all things nice
Simply sunny, to melt all the ice (gawd, what poooorrr chryme 😛 )

Sweet gurl, more is what you’re wished
More love, than your heart can hold
More time, to rest, ( 😀 ), sleep and simply laze!!!
(For that, you know, is needed too! 😛 )
Good health, peace, fun times
And heart-stopping beauties of life…

All of these, and so much more
To gladden you

My dearest daughter – Neetikutty,   ❤

Happy Birthday, love

You ARE a gift from above 🙂 🙂 ❤

A song for you 🙂 Here! (LINK)

Amma

29 August, 2015, for 30 August, 2015

Pssst… I hope you liked the title 🙂 I’ll always cherish that evening when we giggled, gossiped and watched “My Fair Lady”, singing word for word, and mouthing those dialogues ❤ 😛 😛 Such FUN!!!