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Day 1 | On hindsight

31 Dec

Oh what an year it was!!! We saw ups and downs, struggled and celebrated, our spirits toppled and took flight. Woah, that was a lot to happen in a single year. But like the adage goes, “All is well that ends well”. While we bid goodbye to 2014 and welcome the new year 2015 with new hopes and aspirations, I would like to look back and highlight a few events that stood out to etch our memories with their stamps. Here goes:

1. I ran my first ever marathon (I didn’t run any after that unfortunately. I had registered for one here in Sydney but it got cancelled for some reason after waiting for 2 months. Gah!)

2. Mantam had their first ever graduation day. They graduated from Kindergarten while in India. (But they went back to Kindy after coming here :-P)

3. I entered a swimming pool for the first time in my life. Our apartment in Blore had a pool but dunno what took me so long to take a dive in. In the last few days of our stay, I decided that enough was enough and took the plunge, literally. With cute little kids for instructors, it was so much fun.

4. I have started being conscious about fitness than ever before. Have been walking and working out as much as possible. Abbas gifted me a fitness band during Christmas. Yay to that 🙂

5. I started a Whatsapp group of all classmates from school and that has been the high point of this year. We have so much fun in the group pulling each other’s legs, reminiscing old times, mocking teachers, discussing all the funny memories. I’m so thankful for the technology.

6. Mantam have developed a passion for reading which is one of the biggest sources of happiness for me. They are seen reading all that they can lay their eyes on. Their love for words also leads them to write, which is great too. They write fearlessly by sounding out words and creating spellings. I can point out so many mistakes but I really love to figure out the logic behind those innovative spellings.

7. I think we have bonded together as a family more than ever before. We went through highs and lows holding each other for moral support. We have learnt the value of money and how we can lead life with basic necessities. Life has it’s own ways of teaching us lessons. We must inculcate the habit of learning those teachings for our own good.

8. We bought a car here as Abbas had to travel 3 hours to and fro work and all the responsibilities fell on my shoulders. We miss our beloved Bulu to a great extent but buying one was a necessity as it would reduce Abbas’s travel time by half and he would also be able to easily pick them. Will write more about the car and the situation under which we bought it in another post (I need to generate some fodder to survive the marathon huh!)

9. Abbas learnt to wash vessels, clean the house and even braid Mantam’s hair. (Not counting the toilet training as it has got a lot of mention already in the blog)

10. Last but not the least, we have become zen like! As in, we are no more bothered about what people say or talk about us. We are too far away to even be worried. We are enjoying our lives to the fullest.

PS: I think NZ and Oz are among the first countries to step onto the new calender year. We witnessed the dazzling display of spectacular fireworks and drifting off to sleep now. Tomorrow is Abbas’s birtdhay and lot is expected to happen. That’s why I thought of writing a post before going to bed 🙂

Happy new year to all of you in advance. All the best to everyone taking part in the blogathon.

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33 responses to “Day 1 | On hindsight

  1. greenboochi

    December 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Happy new year to you all 🙂

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  2. greenboochi

    December 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Happy new year to all of you 🙂

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    • Seema

      January 3, 2015 at 12:01 am

      Thanks GB. Wish you and your family a blessed year dear

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  3. Maya

    January 1, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Happy New Year Seema! That indeed was such a roller coaster year! Hope 2015 treats you well! And hey.. Happy birthday to Abbas too! Have lots of fun!

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    • Seema

      January 1, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Thans a lot Maya. Wish you all a great year ahead. Will pass on your wishes to Abbas.

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  4. tandooripanipurilife

    January 1, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Seema.. This post is published on 31st, cannot be counted as day 1 Blogathon post 😛 😛 😛

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    • Seema

      January 1, 2015 at 11:21 am

      Oye, nahiiiiii! I was so sleepy eyed when I published this at 12.45 am and I can now find so many mistakes as I re-read it. I even wrote that Abbas’s birthday is tomorrow 😜 by the way, aapko post kahaan hai madam?

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  5. manasaprasad

    January 1, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Wow! Following you this past year has made me feel as if i was with u through your highs n lows! n what a ride has it been!
    i’m so glad u are documenting all of this n hope u continue to do so! love!
    also, its been a pleasure to see your writing grow. I am enjoying your style more n more….
    All the very best n a happy new year!

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    • Seema

      January 1, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Thanks a lot Manu. I had the same feeling when I went through your blogposts 😊 yes, will continue it for sure.
      Wish you and your family a very happy new year Manu. Love to Medha and Madhav

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  6. Visha

    January 1, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I read so many of your posts in one sitting, you have documented your journey really well! I should mention inspiring too 🙂

    My love to ManTam and the very best to you and Abbas. Have a happy and blissful 2015 🙂

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    • Seema

      January 1, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Glad that you enjoyed the read Visha. Welcome here. Thanks for the wishes and wish you and your family a wonderful year ahead 😊

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  7. Tharani

    January 1, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Wow. That’s one eventful year. Happy birthday to Abbas. Enjoy the day 🙂

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    • Seema

      January 1, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Thanks Tharani. Wish you and AV a blissful new year 😊

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  8. Smitha

    January 1, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    What an amazing year you have had! Here’s to a wonderful year ahead! May 2015 bring you everything you wish for!

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    • Seema

      January 3, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Thank you Smitha. Wishing you and your family a blissful year ahead too.

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  9. lifeslittletwists

    January 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Happy Happy New Year to you all! Wishing you a very successful year ahead…and may this year payoff all the hardwork and risks of last year! 🙂

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    • Seema

      January 2, 2015 at 3:07 am

      Thank you so much. Wish you, S and Chutku an awesome year ahead too.

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  10. lifeslittletwists

    January 1, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    And Hey! Happy Happy Birthday to Abbas! 🙂 Have fun!

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    • Seema

      January 2, 2015 at 3:06 am

      Thanks RS. Will pass on the wishes to Abbas.

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  11. srividhya

    January 1, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Happy New Year Seema. 🙂

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    • Seema

      January 2, 2015 at 3:05 am

      Wish you a blissful new year too Srividhya. Thanks for the wishes.

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  12. iamswati

    January 2, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Happy New Year Seema..!! Day 1 of blogathon already..!! Looks like you managed to achieve a lot last year. I hope you have a even more prosperous new year.

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    • Seema

      January 2, 2015 at 3:05 am

      Thanks a lot Swati. Wish you a blissful year ahead too.

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  13. thesingingmama

    January 2, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Happy new year!

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    • Seema

      January 2, 2015 at 3:04 am

      Thank you Thesingingmama (Can I call you TSM ?)

      Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year 🙂

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  14. Gayathri Manikandan

    January 2, 2015 at 3:03 am

    Happy new year! Congrats on the first post of the marathon 🙂 I have shared a pre-configured dashboard including all blogs participating in the blogathon! Do check it out on my blog if you are interested.

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    • Seema

      January 2, 2015 at 4:01 am

      Hey Gayathri,

      The dashboard is awesome. So easy and convenient. Thanks for sharing. I really missed Google Reader ever since it’s sunset and never took to Feedly much. I really liked Netvibes on first look. Looks like it is going to be a keeper. Does it have an iOS App yet?

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  15. amitasingh10

    January 2, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Hi Seema

    Wishing your family a very very happy new year. Please do give my love to ManTam. Please take care and have a happy healthy year ahead.

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    • Seema

      January 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      Hey Amita,

      Thanks a lot. Wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous new year too 🙂 Will pass it on to Mantam, for sure.

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  16. lifeslittletwists

    January 2, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Haaan…so where is today’s post?

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    • Seema

      January 2, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Posted just now 🙂 Just in time. Phew!

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  17. me

    January 7, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Phew! What a ride you have had. Read through many of your posts today. Wishing you all the happiness!

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    • Seema

      January 8, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Thank you so much me (I mean you) 🙂

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