Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Liebster is back with a bang

Thanks to some really nice friends in the blog world, I got awarded the Liebster twice in one week.

One is from Arya at http://keepcalmandjustwrite.wordpress.com/
And second from Sreeja at http://thealertmind.blogspot.com/

Sorry for the delay, was busy with Diwali functions and then my baby's birthday and now soon to happen India trip. Without further ado let me jump to the rules:-

As the rules go:-
è Tag back to the person who tagged you
è Answer the questions posed by him/her/them
è Tag 11 ( some say 10 ) more bloggers , with no more than 200 followers
è Post 11 ( some say 10 )  Questions for them to answer !!
è And tell them that they have been tagged , so that they continue the chain
Arya wanted us to answer the same questions so here goes:-
1. What does your name mean? Border
2. What are your hobbies? Reading, Writing, Quilling Cards

3. According to you, what was the driving force that let you into the blogging world? Boredom, yeah it's true..Initially I started this blog thinking I would capture all my endeavours on my third trip to US but apart for a blog here and there did not write much. I still remember how I was sitting in office with not much work and was so thoroughly bored that I started writing a poem on the blog and then felt really great about it.
4. What was the most recent compliment you’ve received and savored?
When my 4 yr old told me on the diwali function --mamma, I like ur dress, u look like a queen.

5. What are the top three qualities that draw you to someone new?
How much attention is given while talking (nowadays with phone, everyone is on it). how well a converstaion is held and language.
6. If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?
Procastinating things.

7. What was the best news you ever received?
When my sis was pregnant

8. If you could hold on to just one memory from your life forever, what would that be?
The time that I spend with a friend and we laughed and laughed for 3 hours

9. What’s your favorite dessert? I love anything sweet, my absolute favorite would be Tiramisu.

10. What are the top three things on your bucket list?
 To write a novel or short story and get published(it's hardwork I do know that), To travel other continents, to live peacefully

Now over to Sreeja's questions
1. Describe yourself in a perfect sentence of five words :P
I am corageous, confidant and intelligent.. oops that was 6 words
(Killer combo)

2. Imagine you are stranded in an isolated island. What’s the one thing you’ll miss the most ?
I dont think I am attached to anything so much that I would miss it.

3. What / who is the first thing / person you think of when you hear the word, “Intelligent” ?
My daddy. If I only got half his brains I cant even imagine the things I would be capable of. Whiz with numbers and can talk on any topic all over the world.

4. What’s your greatest insecurity ?
I am not insecure about anything. I am a very satisfied person.

5. Which quality do you admire the most in your parents ?
The fact that they enjoyed their lives together, took lots of trips by themselves and with kids and taught us to live life at it's Best.

6. Your favourite writer and your favourite of his books
Jeffrey Archer: The Prodigal Daughter

7. If you could become a cartoon character for a day, who would you choose to be ?
Popeye--To eat spinach and be strong

8. If you are asked to change three things about the world, what would they be ?
Corruption, Violence and Global Warming

9. Love, for you, means….. ?
Peace of Mind

10. What makes your best friend, your best friend ?
 She knows to keep our secrets

11. What’s your take - A forest trek or a Halloween party ?
 A forest trek definitely

I tag the following nice people
Vincy from http://scramblesofamaverick.blogspot.com/
Rekha from http://soulsearchingdays.blogspot.com/
Priyanka from http://priyankavictor.blogspot.com/
Preethi at http://tulipsandme.blogspot.com/
Remya at http://suhana-safar-remz.blogspot.com/
Avadakedavra at http://ashscerebrations.com/
Scorpio at http://scorpio-blogs.blogspot.com/

Questions for them:
1) What is your favorite word or phrase?

2) What holiday makes you sad?

3) What is the most cheekiest thing you have done till date?

4) What is the last meal that you made for yourself?

5) What was your best birthday ? Why?

6) What would you do if you won the lottery?

7) If you had a warning label, what would urs say?

8) Have you ever got sweet revenge on someone?

9) Who was your first best friend?

10) What is the most scariest thing you have ever done?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday to my Bumbe Bee

ON 12th Nov 2013 my baby turned 4 years.

This year we decided to do a low key affair, just @home we wanted to invite a few kids and do cake cutting. Since I wanted to entertain the kids and not have games etc like usual parties, and to be different I decided to host a magic show.
We had our annual Diwali function on 10th Nov and hence I did not get much time to plan and prepare. Even then I did a circus theme, made red velvet cupcakes, had popcorns, mini doughnuts, bread pizza and some kulfi.
For drinks I had magic colored drinks. The kids were amazed at some of the tricks. My baby even had his mount open in a big O during one of the tricks. After that I gave them 2 big chart paper to color and put stickers and then when they were leaving I gave each of them a magic wand.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Diwali 2013

Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali! This time I did nothing, not even light a diya at my place. Grandpa is not well and admitted in hospital, another sickness at sister's in-laws place so not feeling much like it either.

Sat morning we went out to get some pictures of the fall colors, came out good, noon watched movie and tried not to sleep but couldn't control and slept for 2 hrs, woke up , had tea and then a friend called as he was bursting fire-works,  took the kids down and had a fun time, made gobi paneer paratha at night.

Sun- Daylight savings started so we went back by an hour, made poha in the morning, noon had chicken curry, again decided not to nap at noon but couldnt control. By the time I woke up at 5:30 it was so dark thanks to the time change :(.
Cooked dinner of sambhar, bhendi sabji. Few friends stopped by and gave sweets.

That was our Diwali, hope all of you had a good one.