Friday, May 16, 2008

UPDATE

My Dear dear blogger pals,
I am really touched by how so many of you have written to me asking for an update. I have been doing more visiting and have been out of town all this while. Meanwhile the computer has been fixed and I can visit and write blogs now (YIPEE!!). However, I am going to be busy for yet another week.. my last one in India. After that I sure will be back to active blogging.
Meanwhile just popped in to let you know that all is well. The heat is killing and Nantu fell sick a couple of times. But he is better now! He also had a lovely time with his 4 yr old cousin these past 10 days. It seemed like the two were glued together. I for my share got a lot of hugs and kisses and adulation from my darling niece and nephew!
There was a family function and hence a lovely get-together of the extended family which was good fun. We even had a Mehendi night (it was not a wedding, but who said Mehendi night are only for weddings?) and painted all our hands much to Nantu's amusement. For Nantu the amusement never ceased be it the paint on the floors (Kolam designs) or the palm tattoos (mehendi) and more feeding of cows and goats! This time he even fed a goat with his hand.. daringly. We for our share had endless rounds of card games (Its been years since I last played). Burnt our ears and toungues with more than decent share of gossip. Ate loads of rice, sweets and all kinds of delicacies. With the promise that once we are back home we will have to hit the gym! And the coming week I get to do an even more fun thing .. shopping.. I am already getting dreamy eyed for it. For all you bloggers I have brought back with me some very interesting village tales. Unfortunately I could not take pictures to support the tales like I wanted to. But soon you will see some of them making an appearance here in my blog.
Now I am off to savour my final week of vacation. I will be back after the break to torture you all with my blogs and comments. Till then Chao!!

12 comments:

~nm said...

Good that you are enjoying yourself!

eagerly waiting for the tales to be told! :D

Timepass said...

Came in here after a long time..Enjoy ur vacation and have a smooth journey back to USA

Rambler said...

hey nice to see you back...

ddmom said...

Nice to hear from you. LOL on eating with the promise to hit the gym right after. Don't you worry, we will remind you :)

Swati said...

Great to hear from you..awaiting some pics from all the fun :)

Nomadic Couple said...

Have fun on your last few days....

Aryan said...

Cool...He fed the goat with his hands..So sweet..feeling good to hear from you..
AM

Visharada said...

Waiting for ur tales :)

Neera said...

Hey Preethi ..was on a vacation myself ..so commenting after a long time. Waiting anxiously for the village tales now.

palm tattoos :) - too cute!

keith hillman said...

I'm also looking forward to your stories.

Preethi said...

Hi Everybody.. am back!!! Will get to the stories very soon :)

Madhumita said...

Hey Preethi, visiting after ages ... I lived in Chennai for a couple of years around '98 and it was great reading your last few posts. My sister still lives there and I have great memories of Chennai.