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One year of the “weld-lock”

Sharing your time and space with someone is not an easy job, and after the first cup of coffee, you are supposed to take on the kitchen chores, single-handedly. Unless, you finally become hard-hearted enough to break the gender-mould and get the hubby to learn some basic chores. The first year is the best time when you can play on the newfound love, and find ways and means to train him to be handy around the kitchen, instead of reviving his romance with the television, after you both have had a long and hard day at work. Yes, you need to find little ways out of that lethargy, and also to make the hubby more useful, within the first year, else it may be too late to make him change! Remember, the love will cool down, the romance fizzle, but the chores that he learns in the first year will remain lifelong.
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Feeling lighter, on the wings of a whim

It’s not my hubby’s fault; it’s got to do with his Sindhi genes and a generous amount of Gujju influence that words like Sale, Discount, Free Gift, Savings, and Combo-Pack have him hypnotically moving in the direction from which these words originated. So, when he suddenly got up in the middle of an afternoon siesta and started to go out, I wasn’t surprised at his response to my questioning look, that he was going for a free-health checkup at the local medical store. I sighed understandably; it was the Sindhi-Gujju combo-genes at work. Continue reading

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Transition: From girlfriend to wife

Apart from observing the drastic changes in girth as soon as girlfriend becomes wife, yesterday he had another revelation. Continue reading

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Bowled over …

I nearly had an anxiety attack when my male hairdresser was actually watching “run-out” while snipping away at my very precious fewer of the few hair. Continue reading

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Celebrating 6-nuptial months with Mohito (Mojito)

When hubby came from office, I added Bacardi white rum, and soda. The mint-leaves floated to the top, and I realized we needed straws. So we quickly walked down to the local juice shops and got two straws. We retrieved the chilling drink from the refrigerator, and sipped our way into many more years of marital bliss. Continue reading

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Little pleasures that make life …

Getting up to the smell of rain hanging in the air and opening my eyes to an overclouded sky, I was as euphoric as a child, prodding hubby to get up and enjoy the morning drizzle. I quickly brewed up some coffee and hubby and I relaxed in the balcony after what seemed ages. More surprises in store! Continue reading

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Thunder-storm vs. Thunder-Snore

02:20 hrs: Boisterous thunder and impending showers wake me up. The day’s laundry is still hanging out in the balcony. I must retrieve the clothes and get them into the house before the downpour starts. 02:22 hrs: I am still … Continue reading

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After work …

“So, when does your husband reach home from work?” A female colleague inquired. “Always fifteen minutes after the dinner is ready, irrespective of when I reached home.” I answered nonchalantly. Share and Show:

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Men, will be boys!

We had spent a nice Saturday at the market place – shopping, eating out, planning a restaurant lunch for hubby’s friends who had clamored enough for a wedding treat, and we had taken our week-old i10 for its first visit … Continue reading

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The Carnivorous and the Herbivorous – When the Twain Did Meet!!

Yes, I am back with more matrimonial settlement issues. Now this is one issue that my mom had warned me about – the striking of the perfect culinary chord between an herbivore and a carnivore. Hubby is a vegetarian (he … Continue reading

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