Disclaimer: A very long post ahead of happy July.
I know it is the same month when I cribbed about a whole screwed week. It’s also the same month when I added undue pressure on myself and TBH for my birthday celebrations and ended up spoiling some precious moments. It the same month when the Sister’s much awaited internship did not turn out the way we wanted and she left in between. It is also the month when I was worried about managing endless guests.
But it also happened to be one of the most fulfilling and memorable month. Snippets of the Joys, July bought with itself.
It is the month when I got to know about yet another side of TBH – compassion. I mean he is a gem of a person in all aspects but don’t all of us have some or the other genuine reason to excuse ourselves from some responsibilities. But not him. His going out of the way to help/support our relatives in the time of their need. Making their stay, their treatment, and their multiple hospital visits as comfortable as possible. He could have easily asked them to manage on their own, but he made sure that either I or he himself was with them all the time. Personally going to doctors and consulting in length. Actually I can just go on and on with praises for my better half. Let me stop this here.
It is the same month when the sister learnt a great deal in her not so good internship. She was flustered when she left but later it all turned out to be okay. She learnt to be independent, she understood she has great potential to do well in her chosen path. She became clearer to pursue her dreams. She became better in handling people. She understood what not to do when you call interns. She became far more driven then she was before coming here.
I and TBH got numerous praises and specially blessings to be there with our relatives when it was required. Both side parents were exceptionally proud of us. It feels nice to be appreciated that way. To know that you have the heart and capability to make difference in someone else’s life.
Having guests is an amazing learning experience as well, it teaches you a lot of things about yourself, it builds immense patience, and it teaches you to manage time accommodating someone else’s schedule too. It gives you a window to other people’s lives, it makes you learn from their experience. It teaches you humility and a lot more.
Movie wise it couldn’t have been better. We caught two movies in the PVR Director’s Cut screen, which was an experience in itself and to top it all both the movies – Lootera and Bhag Milkha Bhag turned out to be great ones in their own special ways.
Cakes and more. In all I guess I had three – four cakes this month. Two on my birthday. And one a basic sponge cake I baked a day prior to my day. And we had multiple pastries at different outlets on different days. Luckily they all turned out to be great. I have a big sweet tooth I tell you.
Coffee dates with TBH which TBH lovingly refers to as ‘Coffee with Biwi’. These are the days I love the most and wait for the most. No they aren’t planned days but random surprise dates according to our whim and fancy. These are the times when we both listen to each other, when we have heart to heart conversations with each other. When we simply spend some genuine good time together. A couple of days after my birthday, TBH took me to the tea café cum lounge of the Taj Hotel here in Delhi. And the time we spent there and the peaceful drive we had refreshed my mood immensely.
Continuing on the Food part, this month we explored some amazing food options as well. Because more than often we end up eating at our favorite joints only. Last weekend, we had dinner at ‘Gulati’ in South Delhi, which I would highly recommend if you are fan of Indian food. Also at ‘Sattvik’ another Indian restaurant in Select City Walk, South Delhi. Both turned out to be beyond our expectations. And we have plans to go to Little Italy sometime soon. I haven’t tried the Delhi Branch, I was a huge fan of theirs in Hyderabad. I am not much fan of Indian food when eating out but recently I have got very vary of smells in various restaurants and ended up going to the above. We also had the veg zinger burger at KFC and I have definitely liked it a lot.
Surprises and Stay, you remember how my birthday was not the way I expected and I cribbed about it. But TBH has planned it to perfection only he could not execute it due to overstay of our guests. So the last weekend when I posted a couple of happy posts, he was bringing his plan into action. He booked this luxury hotel attached to one of the biggest shopping and food destinations in Delhi and somehow managed to do it in total secrecy. He took me there Friday afternoon and we had some great time together till Sunday afternoon. It was my kind of celebration – Love, Sex, Shopping, Swimming, Sleeping, Food, Ice creams, some more love, love notes and a lot of smiles, all put together in two relaxed days.
Continuing his trend what could have been the best way to say thank you to the husband. A surprise candle light dinner at our very own balcony. When TBH was out for a meeting day before yesterday, I surprised him by prepping up our otherwise boring balcony with some basic stuff – Two chairs, table, colorful cushions and spreads, side table with food, homemade chocolate mug cake with choc sauce, icecream and some of our favorite songs lined up in the music player. And off course a thank you + Love note. He was totally surprised and was very happy. Ye tumhari meri baatein, humesha yuhi chalti rahe
He also sent me a courier knowing my love for receiving things via post. A very pleasing perfume which I wanted of his choice only.
My reading list had Shiva Trilogy for this month. Not only I completed all the three books but loved it. Now I am keener to read more stuff.
Work related, things are in a great shape. I am able to get a lot of work of my liking as well as something which is commercially viable too. Though I did not give as much time I wanted to but I know I have finally created a niche and can scale it up when I have time. More importantly my mind has again got back to the working gear churning good ideas.
Not to forget the news shared by my Bestie one who became a mother and also the other one expecting and ready to shift to a new city post-delivery where after two plus years of marriage she will be able to create a life of her own away from her very strange in laws.
Also my beloved and very talented MIL has been selected for a national level award. The celebrations has just begun.
I know this has turned out much longer than expected. But I can’t end the Joys of July without mentioning the feeling I am getting after successfully accomplishing this self-imposed blogging challenge. Setting a target and completing it on my own is a big thing for me. I am known to wander around a lot. But this time I did it, I know it’s the positive effects of being in the company of the better half.
Ending it with a thank you to all of you, you guys have been a great source of both encouragement and support throughout this month. I have bored you, overloaded you but I continue to do so :). May be not daily but very regularly indeed. Hope you guys do not run away.