Monday, June 25, 2007

I am Back!!!

Hello to everyone in the Blog world and out of it!!! ;-)
I am back after almost 10 days of vacation and you guessed right - I am bored and sleepy!
Trying to get some work done and I checked my mails - 200 and odd of them!
Well, sadly, none of the "weird" relatives turned up and the ceremonies went on well without any hiccups except the food turned up an hour late and everyone were hungry and me hungrier than the rest since I had no breakfast!!!! ;-)
I did look kind of pretty in the silk sarees and jewellery! (that's what my friends said and friends usually say nice things and I'm such a sucker for nice things!! heh!)
Well, after everything was done and good-byes were waved to my favorite aunts and uncles and in-laws, we were just the 5 of us - me, hubby, sis, parents...
(My parents stayed for almost a week to help us settle in and look out for an apartment for my sis as her office is in the opposite direction to where we live!)
We shifted the next day and that was again chaotic which ended with my sweet-tempered and usually patient husband blowing his top on the movers-and-packers!! They arrived 4.5 hrs late and demanded extra payment!!!
Chaos has set in - I fear permanently!!!
** I am still not able to find things... everything had a designated place at our previous home, here, my toothbrush is lying on the dining table and the paste is in the bathroom!!!!
** Bathroom fixtures are yet to be put up and all our bathroom taps leak!
** It's funny really and very irritating - the plumber did come and he did replace a lot of things, so now instead of just the tap leaking, water is leaking out of the wall behind the tap since he hasn't screwed the tap on tightly!!!
** The geyser had stopped working on Saturday! We waited for the damn electrician the whole day - he didn't turn up and the next day, we re-plugged it in and now its working fine!
(Weird really!!!)
** Our front-doorbell doesn't work - it seems that the connection hasn't been given, so who ever is turning up at our door step gets a chance to beat the hell out of the door in various tunes!!
** The best part is the wind howls like crazy and the weather in Bangalore has gone all weird and cold, so with all the doors and windows closed - one can actually hear the wind howling and that's scary at night!!!!!
** Our neighbours have a weird habit of playing with their lights at the middle of the night, so with the wind howling, lights blinking - I had the scare of my life more than once!!!!
** And still NO internet at home!
**AND I fell sick!!! (Change of weather, lots of stress, etc etc)
All said and done - I love our new place! Enjoying it and still chaos reigns.
A very experienced friend of mine said that it will take a month or more to get into an established routine and I am already waiting for that day to arrive
Will post some pics once my friend sends me some of the pics, its all there in her camera and she hasn't found the time to transfer it to her PC and send them to me! :)
I still have to read all my favorite blogs and I'm lagging behind on all my work! (Which is bound to happen if I'm blogging and surfing the Internet on my first day back in the office!!)

Edited to add: Rayshma reminded me that I had forgotten to add THE most important part - the Gifts!! So, here's the list:
** A maroon 3 ft tall Flower Vase from my best friend because I love having flowers in all the rooms in the house!
** A pair of silver lamps for the God's room
** Lord Ganesha and Goddess Saraswathi in Silver
** Cash from my favorite aunts, grandma
** Tulsi plant, Lord Krishna's idol from my parents
** 2 wall clocks
** A dinner set in glass (you know the kind which is actually glass and not crystal)
** A set of dessert bowls in crystal
** Cash from various other relatives
** A tray and 2 bronze horses (I am confused about this gift and we are yet to figure out what it is...)
** Lord Ganesha Idols... (I think we received 3 of them! I have so many now!! I love it!
Laughing Buddha and Lord Ganesha Idols fill my home! :) )
** Various other trinkets for the kitchen like tea, coffee, sugar holders, salt and pepper holders...

That's the list! I think I have remembered to mention everything!
That felt good too!!! :)
Thanks Rayshma!


rayshma said...

wot gifts did u get?? hello??? how can u leave out the nicest part???

Pixie said...

Rayshma, I have added them! Thank you so much for reminding me!! :)

Poppins said...

You're back !! Welcome ! Sigh, no juicy gossip about not-so-nice relatives who visited? Disappointed :)
Congrats on the new apartment ! It will take a few weeks and then you should be good to go. Obviously you know this, but get the Kitchen, Bathroom ready first. Every thing else can wait !

claytonia vices said...

So the function was a big flop! No interesting characters to liven up the place... ;-)

Mysorean said...

Agree with Vikas! :(

Mysorean said...

And oh yeah, please take care!
(Refer your last point)

Pixie said...

Vicky, Mysorean: The function was NOT a flop!!! just peaceful :-)
Thanks for the concern Mysorean - I have a terrible cold, which is not going away!

Poppins: Kitchen and Bathroom are ready!! it's the remaining stuff that's taking time oh and the holders for toothbrush, soap, etc have to be put up still :)

Jerusha said...

Sari-clad picture please!!

rayshma said...

how sweet! reading ur list of gifts made me feel happier in d morng :))

hope u "settle in" soon.. and yeah, usly does take a month or so! :)

Just a grail said...

Sounds like it went well and you got some really good gifts which is great!

It is a fact that moving is one of the most stressful things that happens in our lives, right up there with death, and divorce. I remind people of that all the time when I sell them a house, they get upset because they are upset but it is perfectly normal and soon everything is back in line!

I hope that you are feeling better!

illusionaire said...

Welcome backkkk!!!! Missed ya! :)