Well, when things do happen your way, they happen all together I guess.. A whirlwind of events… all good ones..
And I was travelling to and fro to Chennai and home, every weekend, for a whole lot of wedding shopping. My last post about the wedding shopping saw me at a state where I was sulking about nothing wedding-y happening. But that was totally in the past. With the amount of shopping and all related preps, I’m desperate for some peace. That chain of good things – first of which was – parents and the rest of the family warming up to the fact that I’m marrying someone of my choice. Then I got promoted!! Then the stats in my blog started booming (which i hate to admit was because of the Half-girlfriend review.) And then my favorite author’s book was released on Oct, and the pre-ordered copy reached me on time, Also I couldn’t stop smiling from end-to-end when I got a mail to review a book at the exact same time I got the author signed copy of God is A Gamer from BlogAdda. Not to mention the runner up badge i’m flaunting in the blog for the Indiblogger contest. Andddd in 10 days I’m getting married. Phew!!. Too much happiness.. Touchwood!!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…!!!
Oh I love Christmas Time… Even though its not exactly like in the West but we do have our own fun moments around this time. It’s all about welcoming baby Jesus into our homes. And I love decorating the house.. The green green Christmas tree, with all those cute and colorful ornaments and the cotton mom chooses to substitute instead of snow(!?!!) It’s the only time I guess, we as a family come together in doing all this stuff. Right from deciding where to have the nativity crib this year, and shopping for Christmas tree ornaments, always saying we don’t have enough stuff, I feel like during this time, even my voice is heard and my ideas acknowledged.
The best part though, comes after midnight, when we come back from Church, around 2am and have dinner together!! Yup, my first cousins and their family, join us every single year and happiness abounds all around. Apart from weddings, this is the time we all (17 of us) sit together, and have fun. My mom being the perfect hostess she always is, prepares all the food in advance, before going to Church at 12. Which means she has to be in kitchen the whole day.. Lots of work for her, lots of fun for us..
Christmas was more fun when i was at school. Exams would be over, no worries, a carefree life… Full on Christmassy mood… Before the school closes for the holidays, we have our own Nativity skit and LOTSSS of Christmas Carols, and in the end one of our school teachers dress up like Santa, anddd its always fun to guess who is behind that mask… To be that kid again!!!
Here it comes, in few days… Will post pics IF I go home…
For now, few pics from Pinterest for that festive mood..