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January : Gearing up

Here goes the month of January 2015 in our anniversary year, the final month followed by the big reveal of what I gifted hubby today :)

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Dear Adit,

New year started out quite well but we were in different places when the clock struck 12. Well, I blame destiny for it. We had to make do with the phone calls that started a bit before 12 so that no one else wishes us a happy new year before each of us could wish the other. It reminded me of all those late night phone calls with which we survived during college days 🙂

You joined your new job and I missed all our IM conversations, our lunch and fights over who is making it late for work everyday. We had made personalized calendars with some of our memories on display for each month. It came out so well that we made one each for adorning our work stations 🙂 I kept looking back at how different life was one year back. All the tension surrounding the marriage, the arrangements for the marriage, phew! We can safely say we have never had such an exhausting phase so far in our lives. It made me question all the societal norms and the associated hype about having to get married to be with the one you love.

The month gave me a parting gift in the form of a blogger meet arranged by Indiblogger and ASUS. I was so thrilled and you were ever so encouraging. It was my first meet ever and the experience had me rambling about the bloggers I met, the activities that we participated in, for the next couple of days. As January picked up pace, so did our lives and we geared up and are all set for another exciting year together.

On the whole, January was back in style to show us that life maybe unfair, but it’s good nevertheless!

And did I tell you? I love you 😉

Love,

Wifey

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This ends the series of love letters that I have been writing to my hubby as a gift for our wedding anniversary. So far, despite being a Monday and having to work, the day has been a good one for us. I made Gulab Jamun all by myself for the very first time and all our colleagues happily gobbled them up. But being a newbie, I didn’t know how much to make and ended up making twice the number than we actually need. So right now I have a huge box of Gulab Jamuns left tempting me to forget my weight woes and give myself a treat.

We took off a couple of hours from work in the afternoon for a lunch date 😉 And the evening awaits us with its magic. I got a Kindle Paperwhite from hubby long back which was technically supposed to be our anniversary gift. So today’s gift was a gorgeous Kundan jewelry set 😀 And here’s my gift to him, I saw this one on twitter and was hooked to the idea – The 365 jar! It appealed to me as extremely romantic. And moreover, it’s not a gift that’d get over in one day. It’s a gift of sorts everyday till our next anniversary.

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When I thrust this into his hands first thing today morning, all he could do in his drowsy state was stare at it wordlessly. But I am not the one to let go without a reaction, hence I prodded him awake and demanded what he thought of it and you know what he said? It’s so like you!! I was like, “do I take this as a compliment or an insult?” And his reply was “As a compliment, of course!”  And that’s all I am ever gonna need my love 🙂

Until later 🙂

P.S: This also counts as my action replay post for January since this is pretty much that happened!

10 Comments

  1. This was such a romantic gift, all I could say is Woooooow! I just googled it after I read it here and I cannot believe that I didn’t stumble on it before.

    Many more happy returns of the day 🙂

    • Thanks K! Yeah even when I read about it on twitter and googled it, there was so much info on it that I was surprised how I didn’t stumble on it before.

  2. I just stumbled upon this post of yours and ended up reading the other 11 as well. Happy Anniversary 🙂 I love the idea of these letters as well as that of your gift. 🙂

  3. Happy Anniversary… Your letters to your better half were superb..

    PS: Aren’t love letters supposed to be more personal.. Just a thought..

    • Thank you Bharath!

      Also thank you for the thought, yes, love letters are more personal and that is exactly the reason why I made these letters in the grey area 🙂
      I believe some things need to stay personal. The letters I have written are more of the kind of memoirs.

  4. Happy Anniversary 😀
    (Sorry I am late 🙁 )
    Read your entire series and it was beautiful and just the fact that you two are ‘chuddy buddies’ makes me love you two more :-*
    Hope you had a great day together 🙂

  5. That’s a very sweet gift! So very clever and thoughtful. I don’t know if I’m that much of a romantic though to go through all that effort. You never know though…there’s always a first time for everything! 😛

    By the way, next month, you can link your action replay post to a linky I have called ‘The Month that was…’ Goes up on the first of the month and is open for a week.

    • Thank you Sanch! Of course, there’s a first for everything 🙂 I am a die-hard romantic and such cheesy ideas are my forte 😛

      Oh you have a linky for this? Will link it from next month surely 🙂

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