Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What have I been upto?

Lots of celebrating this week.
I celebrated 3 years of being an American citizen on Saturday

Yesterday we had a dinner to celebrate my moms 58 birthday which is actually on February 8th and also to celebrate our wedding anniversary which is on February 7th and we celebrate 7 years of wedded bliss.

We are going on a family cruise next week and are easily embarrassed so we wanted to finish the festivities here instead of a few strangers on a ship singing to us!

To my new friends who don't know much about me.My husband and I met on Christian Cafe.com married after 6 months of talking and emailing.I was in India and he was in the US.The day we actually met was 4 days before our wedding!!!
My dad died a day after the wedding so that was a sad point in our lives
But here we are 7 years later and I still love my husband with a passion.He says that its not flaming(the passion) as it did the day we met but what does he expect?A few million loads of laundry and dirty dishes will definitely kill it!
I ' m just joking.I love my man and am so glad we met.We have our ups and we have our downs but as long as we are there for each other thro it all,nothing else matters

People enjoy us talking to each other as we are very sarcastic like George and Wheezie!!!

I bought my husband a dress watch for our anniversary and he was whining about it not being waterproof(because he is a barber).I failed to see why he would be cutting hair or washing hair in his dress clothes.His mother asked him if he was planning to scuba dive in his suit,to which he replied "No".Then he thought for a moment and said that James Bond scuba dives in his dress clothes and dress watch all the time.
I love my Daniel Craig and my husband but never the twain should meet !!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

President Bush

Have to ask as my husband cant remember:
Was the media circus like this for President Bush?
Did he also do 10 balls?
Did Cheney dance with his wife?


Alphabet Meme

Got this meme from Suz
Here's the deal:
Leave a comment on this post and I will assign you a letter.
Write about ten things you love that begin with said letter.
Post the list on your blog.
When people comment on your list, you assign a letter, and the game continues.
I will only assign a letter if you request it, so don't hesitate to comment ...

I was given P- for poo

1)is for Pork-yes I love pork !Especially after McCain went on and on and on about Pork Barrell spending!I started craving it then!
2)is for Poo-I call my dog Poo and you all know how I love him!
3)is for pecans that people give me by the bushel full and that I have to crack and then I dont like it as much till i go to the grocery store and realise how much it costs

I give up...I cant find anything else that I love in P!Who knew it was this hard!
let me know if you want me to tag you

Monday, January 19, 2009

In honor of today and tomorrow

I am going to start this post by mentioning that I am a firm Republican and always will be.I did not believe in what the then Democratic Candidate and now Pres elect Obama had to say and that was the extent of my qualms against him.But being a good American,I will support our new president.But putting aside the politics and concentrating how far we have come is the main topic for this.
Yesterday we went out shopping with in-laws and the topic in the car was how African Americans were treated before.
My f-i-l was from Pittsburg and was based in Columbus,GA at the army base where my m-i-l worked.His best friend was a young black man and they hung out a lot.My m-i-ls family was from Alabama.They lived on the GA/Ala line.They were about 16-17 years old then.She was talking about how scared she was that my f-i-l would bring his friend over for dinner at her house and how her parents would react.But it did not bother them.I personally think they were still trying to digest this Italian rebel type boy their daughter was dating !!!He was into bikes and was very James Dean-ish.
Those were the days were there were seprate drinking fountains etc etc.
Even my husband who is 41 now talks about how there were no Black students in his class.Which amazed me.There were a few Indians though.
They talked about the stuff that people went through and it was scary.Especially since this is the South where prejudices were worse.
I dont think the young people even have a clue what people went through for this freedom.
We' ve come a long way and its about time we had a woman president next!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Weird Friday

I used to do a weird stuff from the local news a long time ago but I will leave you this picture this weekend.

My vicious cycle

I run therefore I get hungry and so I eat so how can I lose weight?
Any tips?
Its worse because mom is now completely in charge of all the cooking and who can resist moms home cooking !


Monday is Martin Luther King Day and to most children,its just a holiday.Very few know why they are getting a holiday.
Indians love(d) Martin Luther King.Because of the similarities between the circumstances and the way he believed in non violence as Gandhi did.
When I came here and learnt a lot of the background of the King family,I was so disillusioned by it all.
That got me thinking about it...Is it wrong to judge a person by their personal life ?
He fought for freedom and had a huge part in achieving it and thats what i should remember him for.Not what he did in his personal time or why he did.
How can I judge anybody?Especially since I havent done anything worth mentioning.

Every Indian visitor that comes through my home wants to visit the King center and Ebenezer Baptist church and so we go there a lot.There is a memorial outside with water around it.It is very beautiful.well,my husband decided to wash his face in the water and my father-in-law waited till he was done and then informed him thats where some of the homeless people from the shelter come to pee!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Where has time gone?

I realized that its been a week since I last blogged ! And look at the date..
Before you know it ,it will be Christmas again!
Though I think all my time is spent on facebook!Its addicting.
Mom is getting her first taste of cold weather in GA.The high today is 34!
We plan on beating the cold with some spicy chicken and rice !As in she is cooking and I am here....blogging!
On my way to see what you guys are up to....

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Dog-Frasier

I have a Jack Russell called Frasier.
He is very hyper yet sleeps long into the morning piling all the comforters in the bed on top in winter.
He can smell food a mile away or a rustling of a food wrapper 10 miles away.He is a foodie-always eager to try new foods !Is not very picky,the only things he does not like is Buffalo wing sauce and Jello
He loves running with me.If I ever have a lazy moment he drives me crazy when he keeps jumping all over the place.We can run 10 -12 miles and yet when we come home,he follows me around the house like I may decide to run some more and forget to take him.
He loves watching Animal Planet and absolutely does not like me being sweet to any other dog in front of him.
He is my constant companion.
This is a picture of him sneaking a nap on hubbys new bean bag !He always scouts out the best spots.
(My tightwad hubby found a small spot on the bean bag and asked the manager to mark it down for him,and he bought it for 20 bucks !)

This is another picture of him on Christmas day eating a Bar-B-chew corn cob that Santa got him.He absolutely loves them !
He wants a certain blogger friend who has a dog called Abby to get her one too.
He is very sure Abby will love it too!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My mother and me

I have completely forgotten to tell you whats been happening since moms been here.
It just goes to prove how much she adjusted to.... so quickly.
She cooks and she cleans and when there is nothing left to do...she takes the dirty dishes out of the dishwasher and washes them too!
She has been kept busy in a flurry of christmas socials and family get togethers.
So far(she came here on the 16th of December)she has been to Alabama and North Carolina !And theres more travelling to come.
She is not a big dog lover but my dog has attached himself to her side especially when she is eating or cooking
Heres a picture of them cooking lunch together!

Hubby gets to eat like a king.He is spoilt rotten and I will have a tough time bringing him back to normal after she leaves !He cannot get used to the house being so shiny clean !

Monday, January 5, 2009

An Award

WIXY gave me a Top Banana Award.
My category
The I Want to be like Mike Top Banana goes to Frasypoo of This and That fame.
Frasypoo decided that she was too busy to keep up a blog this past summer and decided to retire from blogging. A month and a half later, she did a Michael Jordan on us and started blogging again, finding that blogging is incurable.

Thankyou Cliff !Did I just last a month and I half ?

I am a serial deleter !I like the old gone and the new,nice,shiny and clean.I retired from blogging and deleted all my old blogs.And I had quite a few !
No regrets other than my dog blog.I had some fantastic pictures on it.The most priceless one was of my dog, Frasier kissing a turtle.

But I missed all my blogging friends a lot and lurked around their blogs till I wanted one so badly!Plus it was election time and Cynthia McKinney was running for president.How could I be quiet?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Roll in the New Year........

Its the second day of the New year already!

I have a new look on my blog, a new Nike+ mini me(thats exactly how I look when I run,minus the jacket though),cleaned the sweatshirt section of the closet and found several new ones and so a good start to a new year.If it involves clothes,I' m happy!

I want to start a new year of blogging with a shout out to my favorite people...the Armed Forces who are overseas.Without them we would not be able to do whatever we do today.
A big Thank you to them and their families

I would not be doing justice to my political blogging side without talking about the worst thing to come out of GA.Cynthia McKinney
She was with 16 people aboard a medical supply boat that collided with an Israeli naval ship Tuesday as it tried to enter coastal waters around Gaza.Lady,does the words"closed military zone" mean anything to you ?
It was reported by the ship she was on that the Israeli military fired machine guns into the water in an attempt to stop its progress.
(Taken from fox News)Israel's foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told Reuters that an Israeli vessel and the 60-foot Free Gaza Movement boat did make "physical contact," but only after the aid boat failed to respond to radio contact. He denied any gunfire had occurred, and he said no one was hurt in the incident. He told Reuters the Israeli ship escorted the damaged boat back to Cypriot territorial waters.
Ambassador Reda Mansour is Consul General of Israel to the Southern United States hit the nail on the head when he said "Why take a small boat from Cyprus and sail in the middle of the night and surprise the Israeli navy near the coast of Gaza?" Mansour asks. "The only explanation we could think of is that it was an act of provocation to get some titles in the media," he contends. "It's just unfortunate. We also have to mention when she was escorted outside the Gaza area, instead of coming back to Cyprus she detoured the ship and went to Lebanon where she was received as a hero by Hezbollah leaders."