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1st of Feb

..For lack of a better title! Gosh!Can you believe it,we are already in to the second month of 2013!

Today,I set some goals for myself-
to lose at least 3 kgs by the 19th of this month.
to get back to working out 4-5 days again
to eat clean 5-6 days during the week..Wish me luck that I can stick to the plan!

In other news,SD got a complimentary iPad Mini from his mobile phone company and he passed his iPad to Aadi.She was so excited about getting the iPad all to herself on the first day of Grade 1. The first day,by the way,was quite nice.I was a little worried,after dropping her off.She looked so lost..her friends were sitting at the front and there was no room for her there..but when I picked her up,she said,she had the best day ever and that her new teacher was the coolest!!The first thing she wanted to do with the iPad was to change the wallpaper from a picture of me to her favorite picture of Anan!! Aww sweetness!

Speaking of Nanhi..well,she has set some new rules.The first one being-No changing her t-shirt or her diaper. When she needs wants a change, she will ensure you do just that..otherwise,don’t mess around with those two things,or there will be an angry toddler to deal with!
The next rule is – No taking off her shoes.She wants to put on her shoes first thing in the morning and then,the shoes don’t come off.Last two days,she has been taking her naps with her shoes on! I tried to take her shoes off this afternoon,after she fell asleep and that woke her up..there were ANGRY tears.Sleep induced melt-downs are the worst! Luckily SD was home,because I had to leave for school pick up and he used his magic touch and rocked her back to sleep,while I quietly slipped out the back door.
Another week comes to an end and the weekend is here ..I hope you all have a great weekend!!
Much Love
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The House and the elephants

Its been one year..Yes,that’s how long,we have lived in this house.we moved in on this day,last year.We were lucky to get a brand new house on rent..it was so new,that even the dust had not settled ..that new.
It took me nearly one year to make it into a home.I still have bare walls,that I can’t stand,but I have added small touches here and there.
Friends and family have been begging nagging asking me for pics of the new house,since we moved..but I haven’t gotten around to taking any pics.I think its about time.. the day is just right.I want share some of my favorite things in the house,with you.I love elephants and the elephant God,Ganesh..and that is evident,all aound the house..Lemme show you..

This is the first one,that we got,it was supposed to be hung in the car,and it did grace our first car,but,after we moved the first time,with the car,It moved into our house.And ofcourse,the Kalnirnay,the marathi calendar.I have to have it.

I found this one at Dad’s one my first trip to India,after moving out.Since then,it always hangs in a place,from where Ganesha has the direct view of the main door.Someone once told me that placing Ganesha,in such a position is very auspicious.

This beautiful piece is made in Thailand.My sister’s friend got it for her,from his honeymoon,there..and she gave it me,knowing my love for elephants.

I found these Terracota babies,when we first moved to Melbourne.These are the first home decor items,that we bought,after moving here.I want to paint bright blankets on their backs,much like these

This one is a gift from the MIL.Its a beautiful handpainted Elephant Key holder.

And last but not the least,my favorite corner in the living room..after the picture table..
I recieved this Ganesha as a wedding gift and got it here,this time.The statue is very beautifully made..I love the intricate work done on its fingers,to clothes,everything.Behind it is a vase,holding,bamboo.The Bamboo has grown taller than the idol,sort of like forming a canopy behind it.The table cloth was hand made by my mom..I dont know what /how it was made.I think its silk threads.The two pictures-one is our wedding pic..and the other was taken on our babymoon in LV..On the bottom shelf is,a Jade plant and some pine cones that we collected from our Picnic at Philip Island.


I really enjoyed writing this post..hope you enjoyed reading about my treasures.