And So……

I turn 31 today…its weird, when I was 13, I thought I would never turn 31..it seemed way too far, who on earth at 13, would think that they would ever turn 31…

Somehow, it doesnt feel 31…you know how they say mature, and responsible….I think I am a bit responsible now (What boss, I am a mother eh?) like RD said the other day in the train..oh you remembered to get BournvitaΒ in a dabbaΒ for R to drink with plain milk, you are growing up arent you..

ah well! guess I am…

What exactly do I plan to do on my birthday?

Actually nothing, may be pick up a couple of T shirtsΒ for two people I promised I will paint the HP stuff, and just go home and eat some roti subji πŸ™‚

Day before yesterday, R and I were lying down on the bed after RD left for work

R: Amma, today holiday che?
RM: yes yes
R: What is date aaj?
RM: 19th September
R: Kal 20th September..aur uske baadΒ kyaΒ hai..bolo bolo
RM: heheheeh πŸ™‚
R: bolo bolo happy happy..kiska happy
RM: yipeeeeΒ meraΒ happy birthday hai
R: yayayayayaya!

Talk about the kiddo growing up…I thought I still had 10 years to see her do this 😦

As I turn 31, is there anything in my life I would have wanted to change?
1. Myself when I was in college.Β I so wish I would have had some more fun, wouldntΒ have been such a nerd and bunked at least 1 lecture.

But, am I regretting myself in college.

Nah! I had my share of fun in nice ways. With friend N and cousin K, life had its own charm. With guys begging me to loan my notes just as PLsΒ began, 33 copies of the note book, the guys cursing me for having large handwriting which meant more money on more pages, etc etc…it was fun in its own way.

So, nope, I dont want to change that.

2. My marriage age.

I wish I got married a bit later, having enjoyed some more of my courtship days.

But, nah!

It would mean more long distance relations, more broken shoes and more money spent on phone and train tickets. Guess, its fine the way it turned out.

3. My choice of town.

Yes, for the first time in 31 years, about 2 weeks ago, I regretted the fact that I chose Bombay. and I think I still stand by it. The Bombay I love doesnt seem to be lovely enough anymore. Is it because I am getting older or is it because I am getting more finicky. The traffic, the long distances, the hurry up right now or you miss the train life seems to be slowly but surely catching up on me. Am I craving to go anywhere else? yes perhaps I am!

4. My choice of career

Again, yes perhaps, because while I am not not-enjoying what I am doing, I wish I could do something more creative. But again, I guess for a perpetual cribberΒ like me, anything I do, I will crib, so this one isntΒ bad at all πŸ™‚ and hey I blog…take out all my creative juices eh?

5. Friends

I dontΒ want to change my friends, but I surely wish I had more friends, friends I am closer to, friends I know will talk to me at even 2 in the night, friends I can depend in this city in case of emergency. I am not sure if I can think of a single person I can call if I need to pick up R suddenly if RD or I cant reach her. May be like my parents and Zephyr said, you have never needed it. you call anyone and they will come. Ah Well! I hope I never have to trouble anyone πŸ™‚

6. My Spouse

I told RD in Bangalore the other day ‘I like the RD of 2012 than the RD of 2006’
and surprisingly its true!
The more I live with him, the more I seem to like him, though I still have my grouses with him.

7. My house

I want to make it really like those houses they show in those magazines and stuff..you know with curios and lightingΒ and those painted walls etc etc..

But honestly maintaining that house will be tough, so I guess, I amΒ  happy as it is πŸ˜‰
On Gifts and Practicality

RD picks up R yesterday.

RD: AmmaΒ ko kyaΒ denaΒ haiΒ birthday ke liye

R thinks for two minutes

R : CheeniΒ ka dabba

RD: What?

R: AreyΒ ammaΒ broken unkaΒ cheeniΒ dabbaΒ that day na (my glass jar broke!) so we give her cheeniΒ ka dabba

Practical to the core eh?

RD rushes to call up my mother to let her know how her granddaughter is pretty much having the same set of genes as her πŸ™‚

This proves that R definitely belongs to my side of the family. WE always gives practical gifts wanted for the house/person instead of flowers and chocolates

Gifts got

1. CheeniΒ ka dabba
2. Chocolates
3. a backpack (mine had broken before the Bangalore trip)
4. A big early morning Happy Birthday from the brat without waking her up
5. A sleepy happy birthday from the husband as my alarm rang
6. A big kiss and hug from both of them
7. A good dinner tomorrow hopefully?
Happy Birthday RM πŸ™‚

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145 Responses to And So……

  1. Jay says:

    Happy Birthday, R’s Mom! πŸ˜€

  2. deepM says:

    Wish you a very very Happywala birthday RM!!! πŸ™‚

    Guess what my birthday is on 24th September. We share same birthday month.. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy!

  3. Nithvin says:

    You got a cheeni ka dabba? how cute is that πŸ™‚
    You should have come to B’lore this week-end may be..we would have all give you super B’day bumps πŸ˜€

  4. Ghata says:

    A very Happy Birthday RM….wish u an awesome day ahead! (Finally delurked! :-P)

  5. My Era says:

    A Very Happy Birthday RM πŸ™‚
    Stay blessed and have tons of fun and moments to cheer forever πŸ˜€
    Add a movie to the gift list, go see Barfi πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  6. The Bride says:

    Happy Birthday! Move to Amsterdam… I will join you.

  7. Varsha says:

    Happy B’day RM!!!

  8. Many Happy Returns of the day, RM ! Have a wonderful day ! May nobody push you in the train, may your bus arrive 5 minutes after you reach the busstop, and may 5 rickshawallas compete to take you wherever you need to go…. hope you have a great dinner tomorrow, and lots more cheeni ke dabbe …. :-))

  9. chaitalichari says:

    A very happy birthday RM, may god bless you with his choicest blessings..
    I really like da way u put ur post, showing the positivity in life inspite of having to put a struggle to manage with the mumbai lifestyle πŸ™‚

  10. Amitha Shetty says:

    Happy Birthday. I start my day by readings your blog posts. Thanks for your lovely posts. Have a great year ahead. πŸ™‚

  11. Shweta says:

    Wish You a Very Happy Birthday RM.. πŸ™‚ Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and a great year ahead.. Wish you try things that you haven’t done yet ( In a good way).. and God Bless you with Health and Happiness.. !

  12. Jas says:

    Happy birthday πŸ˜€ no need to be mature when you are 31… time to let the caution go in the wind baby.

  13. Sumana says:

    happy birthday RM. Did you take off today ?? Have a blast. R is surely a very practical girl.

  14. meeta says:

    Happy birthday RM

  15. Lifesong says:

    A very, very Happy B’day to you RM πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Have a great day and enjoy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  16. AA_Mom says:

    Happy Birthday RM and hope you get to celebrate more and more of these. Have fun on your special day. It only comes once a year.

  17. garima says:

    Happy wala birthday RM…have a great year ahead and keep smiling πŸ™‚

  18. Jazz says:

    lol on cheeni ka dabba πŸ™‚

    And happy birthday dear RM !

  19. Sreetama says:

    Happy happy birthday dear RM! Wish you a very happy & healthy year ahead with lots of good food, good books, good friends and everything that makes you happy! May we get many more wonderful blogposts from you! πŸ˜€ Thank you for another heart felt post RM! aChini ka dabba part & the para about RD are the sweetest & best respectively! Lots of love & hugs! πŸ™‚

  20. momofrs says:

    This post sends me on an ‘awww’ trip on so many levels!! R is a sweetheart through and through!
    Welcome to the Thirties RM.
    Believe me, its not bad. It just gets better πŸ™‚

    Happy Birthday Sweetie πŸ™‚

  21. meenamenon says:

    Happpy Happpy Haaaaapy Bday RM! U deserve a gr8 year ahead!

  22. Happy Happy Birthday RM!! Wish you all the love, happiness, success and 31000’s of smiles everyday!! May you find amazing cook this year who can cook all different types of cuisines for you while you sit back & relax after work πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful Birthday weekend!!!

  23. uma says:

    Happy Happy Birthday, dear RM!!! Wish you loads of good health, cheer and love from all your near and dear ones. Have a rocking day and a great year ahead :-)))))
    A lovely post…hugs to R πŸ™‚

  24. Many happy returns of the day, RM . Sending loads of good wishes and big hugs your way πŸ™‚
    Make sure you have a blast tomorrow if not today πŸ™‚

  25. chipmunk2890 says:

    happ happy birthday many maany more and a good luck and splendid pile up at your door πŸ™‚ a mighty big cakes and lots of candle stool πŸ™‚ a big happ happy birthday is my hearty wish to u πŸ™‚ celebrations πŸ™‚

    • chipmunk2890 says:

      you noe wat this song we use to sing for any one who has birthday in school πŸ™‚ in chores, with a small cute voice to a base if voice of young man,yay now singing for u πŸ˜› πŸ˜› if u changing the city move to banglore,specially white field πŸ™‚ none can beat the house up der πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ a short but a cute gift u got happy for u have a blast πŸ™‚ and my mama birthday was 19:) which means i sang this song twice inclu you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ after 7yrs gap πŸ™‚

    • R's Mom says:

      oh I cut a super cake at office..so that was great πŸ™‚ thanks so much

  26. sandhya says:

    Happy Birthday, RM. So glad to have known a happy person like you. It is certainly the little things in life that matter the most.

  27. Happy 31!! Nice n sweet post:)

  28. Sunshine says:

    Happy Birthday RM πŸ™‚ I’ve been lurking round your blog for a very long time now and thought that today I should finally delurk. I love reading your blog posts as they are so full of optimism and good cheer. May you have a very special and memorable day. All my good wishes for you and your lovely family.

  29. Happy birthday RM πŸ™‚ a very very happy birthday πŸ™‚ May God keep you inspired and happy and bless you with loads of rain, oops, fun!!!!!!!!
    I love reading you. I share that thing about college with you. I didn’t bunk (like, really rarely I did just to experience the thing but I used ot head home to sleep or catch up with a tempting book or when we had cousins at home) and I so agree when you say that it was fun and charming in its own way.
    Loved the gift list πŸ™‚

  30. ramblifixion says:

    Happy Happy birthday RM ! Have a lovely year ahead !

  31. metherebel says:

    Happy Birthday RM πŸ™‚ May you be blessed with all the happiness in the world. May all your dreams come true because you deserve it πŸ™‚

  32. Many many happy returns of the day. Wishing you a very happy birthday.. may a your wishes and dreams come true..

  33. ashreyamom says:

    HAPPY HAPPY b’day dear RM.. yes R is cute and ur hubby too.. practical gifts?? hmmm nice idea though.. hey i wanted u to come up with 31 points.. only 7?? πŸ™‚

  34. Kanthu says:

    Happy B’day RM..:-)

  35. Pepper says:

    Happy Happy Birthday sweetheart!!

  36. Sujatha says:

    This is such a sweet post.. Many many happy happy returns of the day…

  37. Tina says:

    Hi RM,

    Many many happy returns of the day.. May you have a gr8 day and a greater year ahead.
    I like reading your posts…. delurking to update that sometimes ur posts remind me of how I used to write(small joys in mundane everyday activities).. Me too turned 31 this year and I had exactly the same sentiments…

    I sometimes feel I am growing older in terms of years but in person I am still the same person I was years earlier πŸ˜›
    I hope u get it πŸ™‚
    Njoii and have a good time..
    Regards,
    Tina.

  38. Ashwathy says:

    Already wished you by email so not going there now πŸ™‚

    Talk about the kiddo growing up…I thought I still had 10 years to see her do this
    Err…what are you so upset about? That she remembered and wished you? 😐

    The Bombay I love doesnt seem to be lovely enough anymore. Is it because I am getting older or is it because I am getting more finicky. The traffic, the long distances, the hurry up right now or you miss the train life seems to be slowly but surely catching up on me. Am I craving to go anywhere else? yes perhaps I am!
    I am getting there myself. And I am only 27. So you have company.

    The more I live with him, the more I seem to like him, though I still have my grouses with him.
    Ok so what’s your problem again?! πŸ™„ πŸ˜› Sounds like a good place to be in, don’t you think? πŸ™‚

    Nos. 4 -6 are the best gifts ever. πŸ™‚ I m sure a lovely dinner is waiting for you tonight as well. Do share details with us once you are done.

  39. Deeps says:

    Happy Happy Happpyy B’day RM! That was such a wonderful post! You are a very balanced and grounded person! And ‘bindaas’ too, as per Smitha’s description! πŸ™‚ Really, after talking to her and hearing from her what an easy-going and bindaas girl you are- just the way you come across on your blog, I am even more eager to meet you! Someday maybe.. πŸ™‚

    And yes R, now isnt she the cutest of all! She gifted you Cheeni ka dabba! LOL! Practical to teh core indeed! Muah to the girl!

    Loads of hugs to you! Stay the way you are, RM! Have a fabulous day ahead :). Enjoy!! πŸ™‚

  40. Mathangi Vijay says:

    Wish you a very very Happy Birthday RM! Hope your life is filled with all the happiness, joy and contentment for many many more years to come. So you liked the Cheeni ka Dabba πŸ˜‰

  41. techie2mom says:

    Happy Birthday πŸ™‚
    May you get happiness today and everyday πŸ™‚
    Enjoy!!!!

  42. Smita says:

    Happy Birthday my dear πŸ™‚
    May all your wishes come true πŸ™‚

  43. Happy happy birthday RM πŸ™‚
    Wish a lovely year ahead!

  44. dauntlessdaisy says:

    Happy Birthday….Stay Blessed πŸ™‚
    Eat, Drink and Make Merry….for you may DIET tomorrow πŸ˜‰ Have fun πŸ˜€

  45. Gayatri says:

    Happy Birthday. Wish you many happy returns with lots of sunshine (that you spread into other’s lives with your posts). Have fun.

    • R's Mom says:

      thanks a ton Gayatri..so sweet of you to say that…yep I know the Kareena Kapoor connection, unfortunately, thats the only thing I share with her eh?

      • Gayatri says:

        I hope you only have that connection with Kareena Kapoor. I don’t particularly like her and that feeling is intensified after viewing her recent song-dance :). Maybe I’m being a hypocrite but I do like the “sheila ki jawani” song (not the dance)!

  46. Gayatri says:

    PS: You share your birthday with Kareena kapoor!:)

  47. Scribby says:

    Happy Birthday RM πŸ™‚ and you share your b’day with Kareena Kapoor πŸ™‚

    We truly are sisters no? Seppy born!!! πŸ˜€

  48. telugumom says:

    Happy birthday RM πŸ™‚

  49. Titaxy says:

    Happy Birthday, RM!

  50. BongMom says:

    Happy Birthday R’s Mom. May your days ahead be just like you want them to be.

  51. Anusha says:

    A very happy birthday RM. Co-incidently today is my best friend’s birthday too. Wishing you loads of happiness and may nothing in the world deter the positive attitude that is ingrained in you (not even mumbai :))

  52. NBose says:

    Happy B’day RM..wish u loads of happiness & good health πŸ™‚
    So u are thirdy plus one now πŸ˜€
    I like the list of gift…best was cheeni ka dabba πŸ™‚

  53. Happy Birthday dear RM, stay happy and stay sweet like the way you always is πŸ™‚

  54. chattywren says:

    Happy Birthday, RM and hope you had a rocking day!! R is a sweetheart, cheeni wala dabba! so cute!

  55. vidya says:

    happy bday dear

  56. anisnest says:

    Happy happy birthday RM.. I am a September born too and feels very happy to see my fellow bloggers sharing the month with me… Wishing you a wonderful day and great year ahead… take care

  57. Raji says:

    Happy Birthday RM. May this year bring all the happiness to you and your family. Does that mean – change of city, change of job, entry of RB or RS into the family etc etc?

  58. hitchy says:

    Happy Birthday ! πŸ™‚ have a fun filled year ahead ! πŸ˜€
    and lets hope you shift to a nice town like Baroda for instance ! πŸ˜‰

  59. sjscribbles says:

    RM ..Happy Birthday ! Nice to know we are of the same age and are both Virgo’s with 3-4 age grp brats…it feels so warm to read all your posts ! Just love them… N talking of more friends i’d love to be ur friend …take me ..take me !

  60. sjscribbles says:

    Happy Birthday RM! So glad to know that we are of the same age and Virgo’s and with lil brats of the 3-4 yrs age group! So good to read ur posts RM, they leave me with such a warm feeling… And wishing for more best friends…i’d love to be ur best friend RM…take me …take me πŸ˜‰

  61. Happy Happy Happy Birthday RM!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Hope you have a wonderful year and all your dreams come true. By the way, I figured a solution to your city and friends issue…move to Sydney and you have me! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

    And now I’ll remember your birthday…you share it with another friend of mine and it’s a day before my late grandpa’s birthday…and you’re a Virgo. Which is very compatible with Capricorn… πŸ˜€

    Ok…I’ll stop now…

    Hope you had a lovely day!!!!

  62. Happywala birthday, RM! πŸ™‚

    I loved this post – it is so introspective. Made me want to do a similar one on my blog, too. πŸ™‚

    The incident about the ‘ cheeni ka dabba’ is so cute!! R is practical to the core, truly! πŸ˜€

  63. Tanishka says:

    Wish you many many happy returns of the day RM… πŸ™‚

  64. Swaram says:

    Awwww so cute πŸ™‚ Belated wishes RM πŸ™‚ and I hope u had a super-duper dinner πŸ˜€

    Cheeni dabba is such a lovely gift πŸ˜› R is such a sweetheart πŸ™‚

    Hugsss!

  65. pixie says:

    Happy Happy Birthday RM!!! πŸ™‚
    sending you loads of hugs and love and wishes!! πŸ™‚

  66. rohini26 says:

    Looks like I got here late. Belated birthday wishes!

  67. Arch says:

    Will you be without killing me for not wishing earlier πŸ™‚ ! I am sorry, RM *keep a paavam face*

    Happy birthday, dear RM. You know, R gave you cheeni ka dabba with all sweetness in it. How cute.

  68. Amit says:

    Happy birthday belated wala. Sorry, I am very very late here. 😦
    And Chini ka dabba? LOL!

  69. rainmusings says:

    Belated Happy birthday RM.

  70. Sangitha says:

    Happy birthday, R’s mom! Belated but no less heartfelt. The best is sooooo yet to come! πŸ˜€

  71. Writerzblock says:

    Happy Yappy Birthday dear girl πŸ™‚ Hey, I want to connect on FB, are u there?

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