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Category: ADIT & ME (page 3 of 7)

December : The kick-back month

Here goes the month of December 2014 in our anniversary year, number 11 on the list πŸ™‚

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Dear Adit,

The month was a refreshing break for both of us. We were already enjoying what would be our short stint together in the same company. It was very comfortable to have you ping over the IM and have lunch together. Even though we had a very interesting year together, it went by fast and by December, we were wondering where all the days went by.

Remember how with days passing by, I missed my nephew so much and consoled myself seeing him attempt the adorable air-kicks that he was practicing on Skype? We also had our annual shut down at the end of the month. It was my first kind, I had been working in companies where there was no shut-down. we enjoyed the vacation at Trichy and got all the relaxation we wanted. We also got your health check-up and bless our stars, everything was okay. How glad were we!

The biggest surprise of the month was you getting a Kindle for me, preponing the anniversary gift by a leaping 2 months, just because I was pouting for a gift during Christmas. Finally, the kindle search materialized for us! Anyway, without much ado, our December passed by and we have stepped into the new year with high hopes – moving into our new flat, career achievements and stuff like that!

And did I tell you? I love you πŸ˜‰

Love,

Wifey

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Until later πŸ™‚

November : The roller coaster

Here goes the month of November 2014 in our anniversary year, the 10th on the list:)

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Dear Adit,

November was a roller coaster that we never foresaw. There were some changes coming in but we never knew everything would come together and throw our plans all over the place. The beginning of November saw me getting out of my job, enjoying a week’s break and then joining my dream job. November was the month when you decided on quitting your home company and the day I moved in my new job, you quit yours. And the company I joined and the company you quit being one and the same, we couldn’t help but laugh at the irony.

November also brought a loss, we lost a beloved grandpa. He was your maternal grandfather and a gem of a man! We struggled to cope with the loss, traveling to Chennai for the grievance, finishing of the formalities that joining my new job required. It was like all hell had broken loose. We planned, packed, changed plans, then re-packed but nothing ever fell in place.

Only after 20 days into the month, we were able to sit down and think. The 14th of November brought my nephew, Pranav into the world and I was on cloud nine. My only regret was my bro being in the States and I couldn’t hold my nephew in my hands πŸ™ We spent a good deal of time on skype, trying to come to a conclusion whether he resembled my sis-in-law or my bro more. Another dilemma we had was whether his birthday was November 14 as per US time-zone or November 15 as per ours! My parents were all for 15th while I stuck to 14th. The little dude was born there and hence that’s the day I am gonna wish him on πŸ™‚ Plus it is a special day being Children’s day and all!

The 17th was your birthday but we were not able to do much because we were too busy and overcome with grief to do anything. I was glad that I had made your gift in advance, a hand-made greeting card and a key-ring of hearts with messages on each hearts. I had made both of them from scratch and was very happy about how they had turned out. I knew you were not in the mood but I couldn’t let your birthday go without a cake! So I did something out of the box this time. I made custard and had it frozen in the shape of a heart. I was breaking my head as how to decorate it as I did not have any cherries at hand but then raisins came to the rescue. We had a quiet birthday, reliving our memories and sinking into nostalgia.

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The end of November brought some peace that we deserved and desired! November was life’s idea of showing us who’s in control.

And did I tell you? I love you πŸ˜‰

Love,

Wifey

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Until later πŸ™‚

October : A birthday month

Here goes the month of October 2014 in our anniversary year, the 9th on the list:)

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Dear Adit,

October brought my birthday and strangely I wasn’t too much excited. I don’t know where all my kiddish excitement went and when all the maturity came in. However, you did take me by surprise by smuggling a cake and other gifts. I can understand how difficult it would have been for you to do that since it’s only the 2 of us at home and nothing misses my eye πŸ˜‰ Well, the reason is I am always cleaning something and hence am all over the place most times. The party wasn’t much because it was just the two of us, but there’s something incredibly beautiful and romantic about two people in love, cuddled together on the couch at midnight. munching on the cake sleepily. Not being party people, we’d take this any day over a noisy and tiring party. I loved the Fastrack watch that you gifted me, it was just so us- simple yet fashionable. Durable too! πŸ˜€

Diwali came real close to birthday and we had our first Diwali together at my parents’ place. Remember how the neighbor kids were so excited about the crackers and were trying to convince us to join them. Although we are not the kind who enjoy crackers and loud noises, it sure was something to see that 1000W smile on their faces when we gifted some colorful crackers to them.

Your sister’s wedding happened in the beginning of this month but we couldn’t help out more because we had had a tiring week and felt lost in the even huger crowd that turned up. I was already on notice period and it was a god send that her wedding was on a holiday since I couldn’t take off from work. October was a month of festivities with the wedding, my birthday, our Diwali all crowding us and most of all, your birthday was coming up in November and I had to think of gifts. Almost all my gifts are hand-made and hence it takes a long time to decide and finish it. You didn’t know but by October I had started making the gift πŸ˜‰

And did I tell you? I love you πŸ˜‰

Love,

Wifey

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Until later πŸ™‚

September : The turn around the corner

Here goes the month of September 2014 in our first anniversary year πŸ™‚

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Dear Adit,

By September the turn around the corner was visible to us. You started getting some prospects in terms of career change which gave you a direction. My career decisions were made but we had to wait for it to materialize from the employer’s side. All the insecurities that come with a job change, all the discussions back and forth if it was worth it.. Oh my God! It seemed never ending. Finally we decided not to make a bigger deal out of it than it already was and left it at that. I had to go through a lot of struggle emotionally and socially to cut chords with my then employer to set foot on the change. The experience was really tiring and I was already thanking my stars for getting me out of it in one piece.

You were also trying your hands at freelancing in these months but then got almost scalded because of an extremely absurd client. We have only ourselves to thank for handling it maturely and getting out of it pretty much fine. That put you off freelancing a bit although I would say these must be the stepping stones rather than discouraging factors. Anyway you are too busy now to try that out, but I hope the bad experience won’t prevent you from doing what you want to do in the future.

We were thinking of buying a Kindle for a while but it never materialized. September saw us almost buying the Kindle but we got out at the last minute – once I hadn’t brought the vouchers along and the other time when the model we wanted was not in stock. We were mad at Croma because they let us explore all the models, saw us arriving at that model, explained every nook and corner of it but when we chose one, they said it was not in stock. This happened in 2 different Croma stores and we thought perhaps something is stopping us from buying a Kindle. Too exhausted to try further, we dropped it there. Who knew you’d surprise me by making a mental note to gift it for our anniversary? πŸ˜€ Thanks a ton for that! I love it!

Β September taught us a lot career-wise and to be career wise πŸ™‚

And did I tell you? I love you πŸ˜‰

Love,

Wifey

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Until later πŸ™‚

August : The beginning of another ride

Here goes the month of August 2014, the 7th of the count-down towards our anniversary:

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Dear Adit,

August brought another family function and this time, there was more drama in the air. It was your uncle’s 60th and there was a grand celebration for that. This time I met a lot of relatives from your maternal side and again the routine of introductions, questions about kids and the future and all that jazz happened. We also met the fiancΓ©e of our best friend, had a good time getting to know her and taking her out for dinner. That’s when I realized we were doing grown up stuff like having people over and playing host. We were doing a lot of it already but the realization sunk in August. Was it just me? Or did you feel so too?

We had this big festival ‘Varalakshmi Vratham’ in August and I was a newbie to that too. We had a different version of the same thing in December in my family. I was really unable to fast till the pooja but thankfully with your aunt’s guidance, we finished it earlier than it would have been otherwise.

Then came along the biggest surprise of all. The call for my job change. I had switched companies too often (both by choice and by destiny) and was in no idea of switching again at that time. But this call was my dream job. I had been trying to nail it ever since I finished college but it didn’t work out because they were looking for more experienced candidates then. Now that I had the required the experience & an opportunity came along and I was so torn. I knew that switching again would put a dent on my resume in case of stability but I also knew I would never forgive myself if I let this chance pass by. After a lot of discussions and encouragement from you, I decided to go for it. In the coming months, everything worked out well. I can’t thank you enough for all the support you gave me, all the reassurances when I felt low.

So August marked the beginning of another ride that was about to start, just that we didn’t know it yet πŸ˜‰

And did I tell you? I love you πŸ˜‰

Love,

Wifey

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Until later πŸ™‚

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