Monday, January 31, 2011

What women want?

I read the below content in a book named “34 Bubblegums and Candies” and couldn’t resist posting this in my blog. So all women, enjoy reading this and all men, atleast try to understand women from now on….

Dear husband/boy-friend/current man in my life,

When we see you at the end of the day, and say, “I have had a really hard day today”, just hold us and give us a hug instead of asking “Oh, really, what happened?”

Sometimes, we don’t want you to make things right, we just need a hug.

When we ask you if that gorgeous, slimmer lady is more attractive than us, please say. “Yes, but I’m sure she isn’t as great a wife/mother as you are.”

Sometimes, we just want to be assured that we still matter.

When we ask you if we look fat in an outfit, please say, “It suits you well.” If it really looks horrible, please say, “I think you will look better in that other outfit.”

Sometimes, we just need a little straight talk.

When we ask you if you mind taking us out, even though there is a cricket match on TV, please be honest and fix a time when it will not interfere with your match watching. Taking us out and glancing at your watch every five minutes, makes us feel guilty.

Sometimes, we appreciate honesty too!

When we ask you if miss us when you go on those outstation trips, please lie a bit and say that you cannot wait to get back home, even if you are having a great time, at a five star hotel paid for by the company.

Sometimes, we need to hear a bit of lie too!

When we tell you that another guy seems nice, we aren’t thinking of getting into bed with him. We are probably thinking that he would make a nice husband for that single girl-friend of ours. We are NOT mentally comparing you.

Sometimes, atleast sometimes, don’t doubt our intentions.

When you are driving us back home after a nice dinner at a restaurant and we ask you, “Do you want to stop for coffee?” please say yes, even if you really do not want coffee, because it means we are asking as we want to stop!

Sometimes, we like you to mind-read too!

When we sometimes complain to you about our problems, please do NOT give us solutions.

Sometimes, we just want you to listen and be sympathetic.

With love,
The woman in your life.

PS: To the husband in my life, when you asked me why I am posting this as a blog when I have already read it, because I am sure that you can never read a book in your life, and putting it in a blog was the only way, I could make you read this. Hope you understand me:-)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Work-life balance

No work-life balance...Its becoming more work and no personal life. Its high time I took a step towards this...


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jan 1st week

The first day of the new year went well, with us going to the Muruga temple and my daughters fighting the hell on our way back home, followed by a family dinner in the evening. Me and my hubby have never really objected to having veg food in a non-veg restaurant, and so we selected this one restaurant in Anna Nagar, which we visit frequently. But, on that day, there were chicken pieces in the tomato soup which we ordered for my daughter. And I found those only after half bowl was over. I still wouldn't have known them to be chicken pieces, if there were no bones along with them. And Swathi strictly refused to return the bowl to the waiter, because she wanted to complete the soup. This soup and today of all the days! May be she liked the taste, who knows!

The past one week has flown very fast, with me travelling to MEPZ for my work. I really don't understand why, everytime I change my office due to the distance criteria, my project, only my project gets changed to the division which is farthest from my house. Sick! But, I have grown used to all this. The train journeys everyday till Tambaram, only reminds me of my college days. Except that, travelling by train during college days used to be fun and we used to return in the non-peak hours, so we would have place to sit. Officially, work is getting very challenging, apart from the 4 hour journey to and from office.

Personally, well, my hubby has taken the resolution which I have wanted him to take since our marriage. Even now, it was not his own will, but I forced him to take that resolution. Hope this doesn't break. Smruthi has received her mark sheet and madam has received excellent grades in almost all her areas. And she is becoming very good in drawing and coloring. Swathi has also improved in many areas, like screaming on top of her voice when Smruthi is about to take something which is not even hers, getting angry and throwing the plate for not getting sugar for her dosa, and stuff like that. Apart from these two, now life is getting difficult, because I have to manage my other child also. My hubby is getting worried that I don't return early from office. and I am bringing my office work to home as well. But he doesn't know (as of now) that I am typing this blog, when he is happily sleeping thinking that I am doing my office work. How can I concentrate on my flowchart when I am sitting in the middle of two people who are sleeping like logs on either side of me?

So, the first thing I plan to do after posting this blog is back to sleep. Office work?? As my friend says...'naan office velaya office-lie seiya maaten...idhula veetla veraya?'