Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Here I am ...

..on a Wednesday afternoon tending to a tag by noon, Dipali and boo. I am excited... for several reasons. For starters, its my first tag. I am glad to be making friends, forming a small little community of pals in similar situations, sharing everything from bad days to good ones, joys, concerns, ideas, 'no hope' situations, getting different perspectives. Its been a fun journey. For another, I like the idea of getting to know each one better by having all the good links in one particular post - their love, their family, their likings. I think its a great idea. So here I go with mine. I have a feeling that I wouldn't be able to dig out posts pertaining to each one of them, one, because, its not been very long since I started and two, because I mostly tend to write about the kids. Anyway, let me try!

Rules For The Tag

Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5key words given : family, friend, yourself, your love, anything you like. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.

Family - Happy times and sad. Sometimes we feel silly or just plain mad. We have had our share of ups and downs and I wrote about them here and here. A picture of the extended family now is here. Family is just not complete without a tribute to mom and dad.

Friend - Well I have not written about any of mine. But for sure about one of Vansh's bum chum Arnav.

Yourself - Well haven't done too much of writing about myself but some snippets from the childhood I had and the values I value can be found here. I also did a post about the ups and downs of motherhood here.

Love - He he he! Bhartiya nari - unke baare mein publicly baat karne mein laaj aati hai ;) Little ways of showing appreciation are here and a post on how we are figuring out life after 2 kids is here. After all, going through life together with these ordinary everyday things, good and bad, the smiles and the frowns, isn't that what love is all about.
I would like to add these beautiful words from the anniversary card Ashwini gave me a few days back.

Someday, Many years from now,
We'll look back on this crazy time
in our life together
And wonder how we did it all ...
And then, those ordinary everyday moments
That we often take for granted
will shimmer like stars
as we recount them...
I'll sit close beside you,
take my hand in yours.
We'll look at each other and say:
"I'd do it all again...
And I wouldn't change a thing."

There's no one I'd rather go through life with than YOU.

Anything I like - Yay!! Finally! Food figures somewhere ..I am a hopeless foodie!! Pregnancy was just an excuse for cravings that go on and on during the normal course of life for me. Unfortunately, here in the US, that translates to cooking what you feel like eating yourself. But I did a complete post on Delhi street food and how I miss it here.

Also, one of my favorites are the kids' photo posts where, as the name suggests, the pics do the talking rather than the words. A few of my absolute favorites are this, this, this, this, this, this, and this. Sorry for posting so many, but I thought, since its just pictures, it would take may be 10 seconds to see each one :)

Well friends, enjoy!!

And I tag

Deepali - She doesn't write much, but she's my first blogging buddy ever. Thanks to her, I knew someone out there was reading about my everyday adventures. So Deeplai, here's reason for you to get back to the blog :) No excuses !!

Leonny - An Indonesian friend with 2 lovely kids and my inspiration to start a blog of my own.

And ~nm, PG.

Everyone else around seems to have done the tag already. I want to read all those too !! If you aven't you are most welcome to pick up the tag and chatter on :)


My Memories said...

omg... dont say that (my mouth wide open with my hands covering it, m eyes full of tears....i just won a miss world pagent....hehehe) jokes apart, thanks neera for once again inspiring me into this blogging business....will do it surely.


My Memories said...

done madam

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Preethi said...

lovely to know more about you.. the poem was simply beautiful...

B o o said...

Thanks for taking up the tag. It was good to know you more. Just loved all the photos of Vansh and Jiya especially the virtual baby sitting one. It was touching!

noon said...

Enjoyed all your posts. I also relate so much to your posts because both of us have similar age kids...
You have a beautiful family...your letter to your mom and dad and their response was just so sweet - it brought to me the essence of how I would want our family to reminded me of how our family was when we were growing up...(except my parents are not very expressive...btw - do you have siblings?
Loved the photos Vansh took - wow - he really is a budding photographer. Loved the photo of the men at work!
Will surely be reading more of your posts...keep writing!

noon said...

BTW Neera - the letter from Ashwini makes me want to ask you to do the engagement tag (you must have read it in my current tag post) - do take it up when you find time! Will be fun to read!

PG said...

I was a bit late, but I'm done with your tag! Go to

Neera said...

Deepali: he he he! Now go write! More after the tag, I mean :)

Preethi: Thanks!

Boo: Thank God these things exist! I can't imagine life without them.

noon: I feel my parents have become more expressive after my wedding. I am the only child of my parents!

pg: Thanks for taking up the tag! Shall visit you soon :)