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What’s been happening at our end?

I have been long away from this blog that sometimes feels like I have stopped it all together. But no…I have been meaning to update, but then nothing goes according to plan, when there is a little one in the house and then too, it is the end of the year which means there is a lot of wrapping up of things going on…nothing physically, just that a lot of things come to a close. And a new list needs to be planned for the up coming year…not a resolution list, more like a list of things/stuff that needs to be accomplished.

Where did I go? Nowhere! I didn’t go on a vacation or anything…been in and around the house. Let’s tackle this step by step.

Dec 17th: Last day of school for Naren which also happened to be the day of a Christmas celebrations for the parents by the kids. The school is doing this for the first time (they are a 3yr old school) and I must say, that it was a huge hit. Each class performed. The Toddler class, in which Naren is, performed 1 song about the arrival of Jesus, and they practiced it for 2 whole months…all actions and singing included. The boy with his mates walked on to the stage and refused to move away from the microphone and stood next to a pretty little girl. The original plan was for him to stand in the second row, next to a boy from his class. But NO! He has his own plans and so he stood where he wanted to. The lights dimmed and the song started. And he sang and followed directions from the conductor…he swayed, he bounced and he danced. He smiled and best of all…sang. Finally after the song was done, he took a bow that would have put any Prince to shame and waited with his best buddy A, until I picked him up. Since we were asked not to take pictures with flash (as it was inside a closed audi, there would be flash..hence couldn’t get any), as it could distract and scare the kids, no photos, until the school issues the CD.

2 weeks prior to that: The boy was sick…a viral infection that wouldn’t give up for 2 whole weeks. The first week was lots and lots of throwing up, that just took away all of his strength. The second week started with a bang. He woke up one Sunday night complaining that he couldn’t breathe…we rushed to the ER where he was administered the meds and stayed there for a long night and came back home, only to repeat the sequence that night too. And then we went to the Doctor’s office every single day, where he was continuously monitored since his throat was severely infected that was reducing the oxygen that went in. All of this was accompanied by a fever that hovered between 103-105F. At one point we were thinking it could have been the swine flu, but the oppurtunity for the same was less, as he is vaccinated against it. Thanks to a lot of prayers from friends and good wishes, we managed it without any sleep for 5 days. An hour’s worth of shut eye was the only possible break that I got.

That should pretty much explain where I have been since my last post. And now that the little guy is home, not much time to get any blog work done. We are not planning on any vacations even though a lot of friends are doing it or have done it, as I really really want to get some work done in the house. We have been meaning to change the room that is under the stairs, into a pantry/store room for all the stuff that is lying around. And change the current store room into a much more usable room…make it into a working place and fit in a treadmill or any other exercise machine. Lets see. So far, nothing has been done, as the husband is on a vacation at home and that means just a lot of time being wasted in front of the TV and lolling around. I am not sure, I am liking this one bit. I hope to get it done, because it means we have to wait until next year to plan this again. I will update as any work gets done.


  1. 12/23/2009 at 3:59 pm

    uh oh…Hope the little one is much better now.

    Do blog about how much of that work on the house were you able to complete. We are planning a bit of the same as well these holidays 🙂

    Take care

    • Shobana
      12/25/2009 at 1:03 pm

      He is much better save for some runny nose. I hope we get to do some work 😦

  2. 12/24/2009 at 1:53 am

    what the horrid viral going around everywhere! hope all of you are doing better!

    and may those renovation plans become real soon!

    take care!

    • Shobana
      12/25/2009 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Abha! I hope so too…

  3. 12/24/2009 at 11:39 am

    Post the video/photos as soon as you get them! Eager to see him performing on stage. Take care and have a great new year!

  4. Shobana
    12/25/2009 at 1:04 pm

    Will do! Thanks and you too. Any plans for the holidays??

  5. 01/01/2010 at 8:28 am

    Lot of health issues for a good lot of us this year. Thankfully, all of us I know have managed to come out of it just fine. Good luck with the home remodeling.

    Happy New Year!

  6. 01/28/2010 at 8:18 pm

    Tagged u

  7. 03/11/2010 at 6:06 pm

    Where are you S? Do give us more updates. I hope Naren has completely recovered from his illness. Do post his pictures/videos from the school play.

  8. 03/31/2010 at 10:36 am

    Hi Shobhana,
    How are you? How is Naren kutti? I was trying to get your email id, but cudnt find it. Please can you send me a test email to saran_anu81@yahoo.co.in?

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