Friday, September 07, 2007

Sep 06, 2007

I’m in a state of euphoric peace tonight, and this feeling has built up since this evening. Very unlike a couple of days back when, right from the moment I woke up, I had a strange, uneasy anxiety taking over my consciousness. All through that day, I had a persistent headache and a nagging feeling that something bad was about to happen. Thankfully, no such ill event came to light, at least, not as far as I know. The events that have taken place all through today, however, have beautifully built up a feeling of wellness within me—about my self and people and circumstances (that are soon to unfold) around all of us. Caution: the following text may be extremely boring, please proceed at your own risk.

This morning, I drove the car for the first time during peak traffic hours, dropped my mom off at a bottleneck junction, and dropped my hubby for an interview before reaching office.

When it was time, we went to the Sub-registrar’s office to register the property, which we recently chose, in our name. We also read through the important sections of the Sale Agreement before signing it off.

Then, I did something I wanted to do since a long time—drop my hubby to his office! On the way back, I was hungry and tempted to eat a pizza, so, for the first time in my life, I ordered a take-away, got into my car and gulped one whole personal pan pizza within minutes, alone, without a sip of any drink that normally accompanies such a meal! Today was also the first time I used the 5th gear in my car ;-)

The day at work was also unusually pleasant… with quite a few confusions that I clarified quickly, and got a compliment for, from my work manager in the US!

It was also today, that after a gap of months, I had a fun-filled, but serious chat with my closest pal. He also happened to introduce me to this kickass music site.

Then came the get-together with old girl friends, one of whom just returned after a long stay in the US, and the other who’s about to fly there for a short-term work assignment. We ended up exchanging gyaan about traveling to the US, and then some girly gossip about the whole in-laws concept :D

I spent quite some time playing one of my favorite word games, which I thoroughly enjoyed, since I got to play it after a gap of three whole months!!

That done, I left for home after 10:00 pm and reached home within 25 minutes (desk-to-door)! Firstly, there was less traffic, and secondly, this time, I felt so much at home in my car… as if I’ve been driving it since forever!! There was a certain comfort level that I achieved with my car today, which I cannot explain in words.

Mum made my favorite dish for dinner, and I happily gorged on it while catching up with my hubby about the rest of the day that we spent away from each other. Then a bit of TV—watched the end of Die Hard 1, and was glad to notice that the primary villain was none other than Alan Rickman, who played Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies. I love this guy in that role—can’t imagine Severus Snape to be anyone else! That done, I spent about a couple of hours chatting up with my mum about the things that matter to her and to me. I think I owe her this time.

And all through this, the feeling of things-falling-in-place grew to such an overwhelming level, that I got too restless to sleep. I had to write down these things to get the excessive euphoria out of my system before it ruins my sleep!! Now that I have done so, I pray and hope that my body and brain get the rest they deserve. Adios!

Aug 11, 2007

My brain must have been fried to half its size by now. I've spent about 5 hours on the phone since this morning. When my phone's battery threatened to give up, I switched phones with my hubby, who's busy waiting for an interview since forever. We reached the gates of this company around 10:00 am; he waited for an hour and a half for the first interview. Upon my reminding him of my existence after the first interview was over, he joined me downstairs in the cafeteria for a quick pineapple juice. I'm glad, because that's all he had since the mind-blowing breakfast of bun-omelette, cream rolls, and bournvita that I so lovingly prepared for him this morning, as a token of my good wishes for his interview. I hope that does him good. It's past 5:00 pm now, and I've survived on a litre of water and sweetlime juice.

So, what was I doing on the phone for so long? Have I inherited a fortune to burn away like that? Well, no. It was a planned attempt to tick off items on my to-do list, one of which included making phone calls--to the numerous construction companies whose information I had collected off the Internet (thank God for this wonder). I must have called about 30 of those and short-listed about 10. Those 10, will be paid a visit tomorrow. I am determined to end my house-hunt this week. I also found time to check my old Inbox (from the previous job) and remove part of the unwanted stuff. That was besides organizing my papers for two different applications to two different banks, and my broadband application (note that this added some items to my to-do list). Inspite of all that, the wait wasn't over. So I decided to utilize the time to make courtesy calls to all of the in-laws and their family friends that live in the same city. The wait, though, was not yet over. So I called my mumma and spoke to her for half an hour. The wait was still not over. In frustration, tired of walking, and of the congested air inside the cafeteria, I came outside to spread out (cross-legged, not literally) on the lawn. I guess that's the best part of the day.

Thankfully, I still had enough power in my wonderful laptop to log on and vent myself. I'm feeling much better now. And I also noticed that I was ignoring my sweet little laptop for a long time now. Seems like I don't give my first big (read most expensive) device as much value and attention as I should. It has helped me in many desperate moments of work and many boring and irritating situations like these. I'm glad I bought it. And now, my stomach has started rumbling so loudly that I'll have to stop (besides, the battery's almost drained out). Sorry to bore you all with this extremely stupid post. Get away and have fun.

Damn! I knew this...

You Are Great With Money

You know the value of a dollar - and you save and spend wisely.
By living below your means, you've set yourself up for a rich future.
And while it may hurt to sacrifice now, you'll probably have plenty of money later on.
You're on your way to riches - just keep it up.

Sometimes I think I'm a big spendthrift, but I may not be one, truly.

This is something I picked from a long while ago, but never posted. It rings so true yet again inspite of the financial situation changing drastically... we'll be paying one person's salary off as the EMI for our car, house, and other things that we might take a loan for. Call me foolish, but I know how I've managed this money, and got the things I wanted, so I'll pat my back on my own ;-)