The Days that Went By…

Fabindia book shelf
The prettiest little anti gravity elephant I picked up from fabindia. It sits on my book shelf now.

The last few days have been the most exciting and maddening ones. My mom, mom-in-law, and my brother were here. Sanjeev and I were on our toes trying to make the best of the time. My mom did a lot of shopping for both herself and us. She was visiting us after a year so we were quite excited to show her newly-renovated areas in our home. It was pretty awesome to see her excitement to see all the changes. :)) She had her hearty talks with my mom-in-law after many years. And my brother just chilled out. πŸ˜›

Sanjeev and I basically took everyone around. πŸ˜€

After seeing off my mom and brother today, Mr. Husband and I went to watch ‘Gangs of Wasseypur.’ My ears were almost red listening to all the HindiΒ expletives πŸ˜› but both of us loved it overall. Total respect for Anurag Kashyap and Manoj Bajpai.

After so much hustle bustle at our home in the past few days, it suddenly feels very vacant. Β But I can only beΒ gratefulΒ for being surrounded by people I loveΒ immensely. The memories and love that I accumulated in these past few days would keep me going for many days to come.

I also finished reading Shopaholic and Baby. I would say that after the first two novels, I enjoyed this one a lot. πŸ™‚

Oh! if you enjoy having cocktails, do try out Big Chill’s Margarita. I tried it for the first time on Saturday. Boy! it was a perfect blend of tequila, lime juice, and cointreau. I am totally going to have it on my every visit now.

Wishing you all a great week ahead. πŸ™‚ How has your weekend been?

love

metallic nail paints
Wore metallic nail paints and neon jewelry in past few days.
tea book
Will miss mom's tea. But tea prepared by Mr Husband is something I look forward to every single day.

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36 Responses to The Days that Went By…

  1. Pratixa says:

    Ohh that elephant!! I like tequila too, neat. But my absolute love is Jacobs Creek red wine.

    • Rati says:

      I am not a huge red wine fan but would try the one your suggested. πŸ™‚ but yeah tequila neat is definitely fun. πŸ˜›

  2. Bhumika says:

    That anti gravity elephant is cutee..loved the pics..I heard mixed reviews for Wasseypur..so did not watch..but surely lookin forward to Cocktail this Friday πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      actually there is a lot of violence and bloodshed shown in the movie so a lot of people got disgusted. One of my friend hated it. hihih Oh yeah totally looking forward to cocktail. Thanks. πŸ™‚

  3. Pia says:

    Awww.. Chottu elephant is choo cute πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    its always so exciting to be surrounded by loved ones na.. I hate it when the house becomes empty after ppl visiting leave.. πŸ™
    gangs of wasseypur is really brilliant.. We saw it at home this sunday.. Manoj bajpai is a fabulous actor.. He simply breaks new ground with every performance.. πŸ˜€
    week has been decent so far.. We may be going off for on offsite from office this weekend.. We would be going to a beach called mandarmoni in west bengal only.. Excited to go.. But sad to leave hubby behind.. πŸ™

    • Rati says:

      I know pia. IOt does feel quite empty but what can you do actually. πŸ™

      Manoj bajpai outdoes himself every time. He was so brilliant. I am amazed to see how talented he is.

      awww!! enjoy your trip. May be you could buy some gift for your hubby when you come back. *hugs* πŸ™‚

  4. Ramya says:

    Awww Rati this was a very sweet post πŸ™‚ I’m not married yet but I do see my friends missing their mom so I understand how it feels when she visits πŸ™‚
    I havent had a weekend at all πŸ™ I worked n shopped only a little *sniff*
    AND I missed the Zara sale πŸ™
    Rati, wanted to ask u, how’s the brand Promod? I have never purchased from them. They have a store very far off in Bangalore so I wanted to ask u before visiting.

    • Rati says:

      I know ramya. It is quite overwhelming when your parents come to stay with you after you get married. πŸ™‚

      yeah I read you couldn’t shop properly. Do it this weekend. πŸ™‚

      I find promod a decent brand. Nothing extraordinary.. as in it’s not that i am able to find something from the brand definitely but I am able to find a lot of good stuff still. Check out promod.eu . Almost everything you see in the site is avail at the store. So that would give you an idea. πŸ™‚

      hope you have a great week ahead. πŸ™‚

      • Ramya says:

        I checked the site Rati. Felt its worth a visit so will go there soon! πŸ™‚ Thanku!
        Oh, and am looking fwd to watching Cocktail this weekend if I dont have to work AGAIN. I am beginning to feel that I actually live here n go home for occasional visits πŸ™
        Am I ranting too much? πŸ˜›

  5. Tara says:

    Amazing time it must have been for u with both the moms together πŸ™‚ And nothing beats the wonderful moments shared with loved one…..damn i so miss my mommy-daddy sis n bro….All waiting now for them and lookign forward to cocktail as well!!!

    • Rati says:

      how are you tara? did your problem get solved? yeah it was both maddening and fun. :)) awww!! call them up and talk to them. πŸ™‚

      same. looking forward to cocktail. πŸ™‚

  6. Dita says:

    Aahh lovely post

  7. jomol says:

    Loved reading this Rati…..and I will never watch Gangs of Wasseypur…..I won’t understand the hindi gaalis.. isliye….waise I am returning to take a nap again πŸ™‚

  8. Aarbee says:

    Rati, I am really sorry for my sporadic comments here n there…been so busy its not even funny! But as usual loved reading this post and found it very touching and personal! It made me miss my Mum so much πŸ™‚
    Thank God I found someone who liked Gangs of Wasseypur! I totally loved it…and one of my friends said ‘U must have an appetite for blood then’ ;P I loved Richa Chadda’s performance in the movie – such a strong character!
    BTW totally digging the Jism 2 songs and Randeep Hooda right now…heard them yet?

    • Rati says:

      call up your mum. :)) hihihih i know my friend also told me the same thing. it was actually gory but the whole essence and feel of the movie was superb. and how many times do you get to watch such brilliant cinema? πŸ™‚

      i agree Richa Chadda was fab. πŸ™‚

      no havent heard the songs yet.. will do so now. πŸ™‚

      • Aarbee says:

        True dat! Brilliant cinema…3 best movies watched this year – Vicky Donor, Kahaani, and this one I think! Rati one question – what camera do you use? Is it a DSLR? Your pics take the pics up several notches!

        • Rati says:

          I havent watched kahaani. Guess woudl watch it on tata sky one of these days.

          I use canon 600 D. It’s a DSLR. Thanks. πŸ™‚

  9. Aru says:

    loved reading your post. Senti, exciting, fun all at the same time. And the pictures you put up always invoke a reaction from me. awesome ya!!..me looking forward to Cocktail too..seems like a nice, peppy, chick flick. Deepika’s outfits have been the talk of the town. And yessssssssss Presidente Margerita it is..

    • Rati says:

      Thank you so much aruna. :)) same here. Hopefully it is a light hearted fun. if nothing else, there is gorgeous fashion to look forward to. πŸ˜€

  10. calicoaster says:

    Lovely haathi~~ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ It feels so good to be surrounded by people we love… I donno when my parents would come to visit me….I hope soon… πŸ™‚ Loved the pics Rati…. my weekend was quiet…it was raining cats and dogs here and I spent a good amount of time reading and sipping hot tomato soup… he he !! πŸ˜€

    • Rati says:

      cali I am sure they are going to visit you super soon. :)) Thanks. It’s raining here as well. super awesome weather. totally enjoying it. :))

      Havent had tomato soup since a long time. I must while the weather permits. πŸ˜€

  11. Nandini says:

    Aw I’m glad you had a nice time with them! πŸ™‚ That elephant’s adorable. Hahaha at the red ears, I remember when the trailer for Omkara came many years ago when I went for a movie with my parents..the amount of gaalis, I wanted to disappear!!
    Also, Big Chill has cocktails?!!! Why didn’t I know this!! /facepalm

  12. Fatima Shah says:

    The promos of Gangs of Wasseypur 2 are already on air….
    Loved the pics and the precious moments you shared with us πŸ™‚

  13. Janhavi says:

    awwww loved the pics and the fact that you had so many loved ones at home πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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