Sunday, June 10, 2012

My New Home

 17th May 2012……………We moved out of the flat we lived for 5 years to another apartment within the city.
The decision to move was taken in a week’s time, so I barely had the time to sort or to pack. To suit my convenience I called in the movers who did the job for me. I watched in silence as the men picked each of our belongings to cartons………..and I made mental notes as to what should stay and what I should perhaps let go……That much for tangible stuff……………
What about memories?? Going back to Feb 2007, the day when the flat came into my hands – I was super excited about the extended space, the doors & windows, huge bathrooms ,huge kitchen with a view of buildings ,palm trees, the mountains and the sea in Fujairah ………….endless list of niceness!!
As the packers took out the last carton, it was my turn to lock the door. As I  closed that door with a click I left behind a whole load of emotions(excess baggage as I call it) which I didn’t want to carry with me ever !! 
Strange but true…. that’s exactly how I felt.
What followed from then on – was the chaos in the new place. The movers indeed put things in the right places , but eventually we have to reshuffle and see what fits where. One thing with shifting is that the phone/internet/tv – all 3 were disconnected and was requested for a shift to the new place.When you have them at home – we are at it all the time, the entire family stays technologically connected than otherwise.
Thanks to mobiles – we could still stay connected to people.
 Now, in our new home – almost everything has fallen into place – some fixtures which the maintenance guys had to do is finally through. We had our fair share of take away. Take away foods are pure bliss when you are too lazy to put a meal together. But when you are fed with that on a day to day basis, it is not an easy thing to take. After the initial 3 days – we picked up an induction cooker…………. I had never worked on this ……so that’s how I learnt that this stove needs something in steel or cast iron. I didn’t have many – but eventually I realized it is easy to put a meal together with just 2 utensils. All it takes is planning!
Yet, when kids came home from school to see a simple meal of rice, dal and stir fried beans …their expression told me volumes about the importance of home cooked food.

This change has done wonders to me personally. In that excitement I goofed up a tasty chocolate cake........My kids finish exams in 2 days ..........that brings 3 full months of summer vacation!

I realise that I have completed one full year of blogging........couldn't write a celebration post........
Well, the blog anniversary came with a new home.............I would cherish this for the moment and  as I enjoy the positive vibes I shall keep this space going! CHEERS !!!!