Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful ladies out there!! Hope you have a fun and relaxing day doing exactly what makes you happy.
Last year I posted a couple of articles on Moms – both were poignant and sentimental. Mom was about the strong women who played a huge role in my life and Happy Mother’s Day! had some heartfelt poems about Moms.
This year I thought I would keep it lighthearted and share with you four cartoons about Moms. I bought this boxed set of greeting cards a while back, which had cartoons about Moms from The New Yorker magazine, and they are very funny. Enjoy!
Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
Every year my family asks the same question around Mother’s Day. What do I want for Mother’s Day? What menu would I like? What do I want to do? Where do I want to go? Which restaurant can they make reservations at for dinner? Every year I tell them the same ten things. This is what I want for Mother’s Day. Continue reading What I Want For Mother’s Day
The month of May is my favorite. It’s the beginning of summer, the garden is in full bloom, birds are chirping away, our rainy season is almost over, and Mother’s Day is coming up.
Continue reading Countdown to Mother’s Day
With Mother’s Day coming up I thought I would take this opportunity to write a few words about my Mom. And a few words about my Aunts too who have given so much of their affection, time, and love. Continue reading Mom
Years ago in the early days of our marriage Hitesh would take me out every year for a Valentine’s Day dinner. I expected it. After a few years of following this tradition I noticed something – Valentine’s Day second only to Mother’s Day is the busiest day to go out for dinner. The restaurants are crazy packed. Not only are the restaurants swimming with customers, the wait staff is working extra hard, the kitchen staff seems overwhelmed, and there is a constant stream of new customers impatiently waiting to be seated. Restaurants want you to eat and leave so they can seat the next batch of customers, no leisurely romantic dinner on this evening. It can be pretty chaotic. So I decided a while ago that while yes, I still want my flowers, and yes, I still want my fancy restaurant dinner – but the restaurant dinner I can take a rain check on for another day. Instead, I will make a special dinner at home for all of us to enjoy and relax in the comforts of our own home. This way the whole family gets to be part of the Valentine’s Day dinner. Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!
My Aunty Uma (my Mom’s younger sister) recently published a book on Indian herbs and their healing properties. Her book titled Herbal Transformations. Ancient Wisdom Revealed for Health and Longevity took years of research to compile, and has plenty of anecdotes and personal experiences to make the stories and information on herbs come alive. Uma aunty’s book is a treasure for anyone wanting to learn about Indian herbs and their healing properties. Continue reading Uma Aunty’s Book Signing Tea
2015 was a great year for the leaves to change color. We had a spectacular fall show last year. I just took a ton of pictures. Here they are with some friends of mine; Rose, Shalini and Georgina. And some pics of the twins Anjali and Rani. Continue reading Fall in our Garden
2014 was a big birthday for me; you guessed it, the big 50! To celebrate this milestone my entire family came to California from all corners of America. All arrived on the day of my birthday to surprise me! Continue reading Celebrating My Birthday with My Family
Every year I host a Spring Garden Ladies Lunch for all my girlfriends. It’s usually in late April or May depending on when the flowers are blooming at their peak. Continue reading Spring Garden Ladies Lunch
The name says it all. Celebrating Diwali with friends and family. Here are the pics. Continue reading Celebrating Diwali 2015