Thadathil – Style of Vacation


Usually I forget to be thankful for the lovely things I have been bestowed upon.
But this vacation is one thing, I am forever grateful to the Almighty above.

I was super excited for my vacation to India especially to meet my folks and the new angel which was gifted to our Thadathil family.

My anticipation to meet my niece exceeded so much that I kept replaying her video again and again until I can still hear her chatter in back of my head.

My arrival was supposed to be a surprise to my family but I would give the credit of destruction to my darling brother – who flopped the whole planning in a matter of seconds.

So, Lets fast forward the day of my brother’s arrival with his family.

I had all planned…

Taking a video of new grandparents meeting their grandchild for the first time;
The cries and laughs …….maybe a group hug…blah ..blah…

An epic sentimental movie I can make of it,so I thought.

But in reality,

the baby ended up being a victim of a tug of war
Bro and sis-in law being left out at the terminal…
(thank God nobody taped that mess) :S

Like all vacations, this one month vacation also ended very quickly and I only remember a few precious moments when I go through all the pictures and videos I have taken furiously.

Our house is a ancestral home of the Thadathil Clan…A quick tour into my world..

A peek into the surroundings

A peek into the surroundings

This veranda holds a lot of memories I have with my grandfather. Hence, this is the favorite part of my house which I will always hold closest to my heart.

Nostalgic Place

Nostalgic Place

Now my father thrones his “rightful place” in this chair – only reserved for him except for one small exception –

I rule !!

I rule !!

My parents are really into gardening and dad has made a huge “greenhouse” shelter for them. It is remarkable how much they dedicate their time and energy to these seasonal flowers which bloom and later fade gradually.

A snapshot of it all

A snapshot of it all

Most Captivating

Most Captivating

No matter how much and how long I will drink and eat my mother’s food , there are few things I will really miss – EVERGREEN

Mom’s Cup of Tea – It is everything like how my mother’s Love is : Energizing at the same time Comforting. It is something I would like to unwind myself along with a good novel.

Cup of Love

Cup of Love

Mom’s Payasam – (Why my dad in the picture ?)
The main reason associated with my liking towards payasam is the look my Dad has as he savors every spoon of his share of Payasam with ultimate indulgence in his eyes. The contentment in his face is just priceless.

Payasam with Dad

Payasam with Dad

In this month, we have evolved and played many new roles with the addition of a person in our family.

Life is all about change !

Life is all about change !

My parents into grandparents
My brother into a father ( Seriously !! )
Me into an Aunt

Now, I am no longer the youngest one in my family or the pampered one. But I am happy to give away my place to the one that followed me.

Thank you God for the little things and pleasures in life. Life would never be the same without your mercy.

XOXO

Diary of a So-Called-Perfectionist


Dear Diary,
I have had it with today!!!! I have been a slob and I have to evolve into a “new” me.
I immediately tore a paper and jotted a plan for the next day :
  1. Wake up early
  2. Drink green tea
  3. Exercise a bit
  4. Read newspaper
  5. Take shower at ease
  6. Eat breakfast
  7. Get ready for work
  8. Reach work on time
At work :
  1. Be efficient and do daily follow-ups.
  2. Customer re-kindling and gentle reminder and follow-ups
  3. Fix appointments and go for meetings
  4. Make stats on my current projects and targets
  5. Eat healthy lunch and climb stairs
  6. Drink green tea and continue effective working
At home:
  1. Prepare dinner and lunch for tomorrow
  2. Prepare my clothes for tomorrow
  3. Have a restful evening
  4. Pray and sleep early

In reality

*tringggggggggggggg

*Snooze

*tringggggggggg

*Snooze

*tringgggg

Yikes, its 7:30 already!!!!

Jumped off the bed, hit myself on my shoulder as I wrestle myself through the door. Showered, brushed and I look at the clock at the corner of my eye as I apply my eyeliner..

“Shit, its 8:10 already????”

I make a hasty run towards my car with papers flying off my arm and almost spraining my ankle as I lose my balance over my heels.

*Ouch!

I limp and enter my car and accelerate towards my work.

AT WORK

Good Morning !!!

“Good Morning Julie “… I mumble

I take my place and I close my eyes to collect my thoughts..

“Ok, the day has just started and I can still do as I have planned, try to do my work with atmost diligence and hardw..

Suddenly interrupted by the phone,

“Good Morning , Trisha speaking “ as I faked a happy tone easily covering my disappointment for being interrupted.

“Good Morning ”

“How can I help you?”

“I am calling from Phoenix. I wanted to know why the materials haven’t been delivered to us as per your proposal? “

“Err… Phoenix ..What materials are you referring too ? “

“Do I have to tell you this? Don’t you even know what you are quoting or are you doing your work blindly??”

Growing red with embarrassment with anger burrowing as I speak

“I know there is some misunderstanding. I request you to kindly tell me which material you are talking about so that I can help you with it “

“The item is a machine filter, do you know how important it is especially since it is a critical item..”

I cut him short replying “I understand Mr. X, just to tell you that I am not incharge for this delivery and will connect you to the concerned department incharge”

“Am I not talking to Ms. Trinita?”

“Nope, this is Trisha with you”

A short oh escaped from the other side with a request to transfer the phone to Trinita.

I shut the phone down with a bang silencing the busy office as everyone turns their head towards my direction.

“There goes my day….”

The following day was quite eventful;

I burnt my tongue while drinking Green Tea

Had a feast of a lunch

Used the lift profusely

Paper work piles, lots of deadlines and zero appointments

AT HOME

I retired to my couch and my eyes fell on the same list of nearly-impossible things

I tore it into bits and threw them in the bin.

😀

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