Monday, May 5, 2008

Blessings for Monday, May 5th, 2008

Today I am grateful....
  • For a good night's sleep! I am feeling so HIGH today. All because I am well rested. And continuous, peaceful sleep is something that does not come very easily to me. So it is definitely something to rejoice about!
  • For the beautiful state of California! I will forever crib about how expensive it is over here, how bad the traffic is, etc (gotta stop, this blog's not about cribbing, right? ;>), but I would not want to live anywhere else! Everything I would ever want is right here...the mountains, the rivers, the beach, the desert, the snow, the flowers, the prosperity (I can see an average of 3 BMWs, 3Mercs, 3 Lexuses at any given time on the road!!!), the technology, the culture, world cuisine, the opportunity to do ANY blessed thing I would want to do! California, I love ya!
  • For the internet! And folks who share their recipes! Thanks to all those people out there who are a saving grace for me time and again :) My husband and I are from the opposite ends of the country, and he likes dishes I sometimes have not even heard of, and he is incapable of describing to me! Google, thou art the savior! I have learnt pretty much all my cooking from people on the internet. My favoritest recipes:
  • For the magic of photography! I am SO glad I have "discovered" my love for taking pictures. I am "seeing" a lot more things, and the beauty of the world has just increased manifolds! Am not as good as I would like to be yet, but I am thoroughly enjoying it!
  • For all the household gadgets I have. Imagine life without a dish-washer, washer-dryer, vacuum-cleaner, microwave (and the thousand other gardening tools my man has acquired, will list those out some other day!). Yeah, yeah, I know, a lot of households in India don't have these, but they have MAIDS! I am glad I am not dependent on a maid though!
  • For my garlic peeler! Seriously! It has made my life SO much easier. In goes the garlic, a gentle roll of the peeler, and out comes a very nicely peeled clove! Mine is green. Here's a picture...
  • For my husband (this bullet will probably be a constant in all my posts here :)
And there will be one more list...of things that made me laugh today:
  • A post by dear dear Veensie about her striped pants :) Girl, I think its your post that has made my day so bright and cheerful!
  • A picture in the x-ray room of the doctor. It had a little dog, sitting with his back towards the camera, in a gown (you know, the kind the docs make you wear while examining you), and his head turned around, with this "look" on his face. Oh man, it was just SO cute!

25 comments:

Pavi!!!! said...

:)made me smile! This is a good thing ur doin...look fwd to see updates everyday!

aneri_masi said...

Thanks Pavi. That exactly was the intent :)

Solitaire said...

I hope that I will also have California one day on my list. After having lived in Ohio, I will be able to appreciate it even more!

Keshi said...

WOW this is a great new POSITIVE blog hun. I love it!

There are so many little things that we should be thankful for. Alot of ppl fail to see that. Im glad I've found one more person who thinks like and thats u. After all, it's the little things that really give the big joys.


Today Im grateful for knowing this Blog world. I really dun think I'd hv lived this long of not for you guys!


*HUGZ* U ROCK!


Keshi.

carolinagal said...

Hey Aneri
Nice blog! Am looking forward to reading this one everyday!
BTW, my blessing for today..,and everyday- my fiance' and my four-legged, hairy baby ;)

anamika said...

Your blog lifted my spirits.
Keep up the positive attitude.

aneri_masi said...

@sol, whats on your list right now, though?

@keshi, cg and ana, I hope to see your list everyday out here too :) Its fun to think about, try it!

Neeku said...

OMG how can I miss this new blog of your.... *Banging my head on the wall for being late**

But absolutely love this blog :)

and the prayer of Thanks for Garlic peeler was funny... but man its handy!

Love the background of the new blog... and CA ... I am sort of liking the place too.... my almost all the extended family lives there... i was about to visit CA next week for a wedding ... but passed as I have work... but I visit there alot.... Afterall, being in Oregon makes me your neighbor ;)

Solitaire said...

@ Aneri,

I am thankful every single day that I am in the United States, thankful for my education, for my wonderful friends here in Ohio, and all over the world..This list stays the same everyday!

aneri_masi said...

@neeku, oh, that garlic peeler IS a great blessing! You have no idea! Which cities do you come to in CA? My sister used to live near Portland (in Newberg, heard of it?) and i have a cousin in Vancouver. OR is also very nice!

Swati Raman Garg said...

this one is a really great idea...
i like your zest... and it was a pleasure u visited one of my first posts.. which most have not visited... thanks to u for that :)
and as far as d ginger grlic floating out is concerned, i think u didnt make a goood paste out of it... or mayb after applying it to the brinjals u didnt let it stay for a while....

Ankur said...

hehe... good hai yaar... acha hai... there are so many things u r blessed wit and specially the one which is constant...

Wish u both watever u dream of!!!
Amen...

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

waise u know wat...

us nayi poem ke just neeche ek aur post hai.. photo update.. check the pics... :)

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

and u know...

i m blessed with my blog and frnds like u... who make me cheer... :)

m happy m here :)

Cheers!!!

--xh-- said...

good one...feel a positive vibe...
the garlic peeler - i want it.. i want it :)

aneri_masi said...

@sol, but there must be some "chhoti chhoti khushiyaan" other than the constant stuff?

@swati, thanks for taking time to visit and answer my question :) Will come back to your blog and respond about the runaway ginger-garlic :)

@ankur, abhi aake dekhti hoon.

@xh, sure, will bring it when I come to India next, or if my dad visits before that, I can send it with him. Just tum remind kar dena, ok? Its a real time saver.

SwAtI said...

Hi Aneri!!

Dropping in for the first time..
Wow!A really really nice concept for a blog.. :)
Lovely!!
Regards
Swati

Solitaire said...

Gosh..you are worse than a psychologist, I tell ya..:p

Today's khushi is that I am wearing a brand new top and going to Cheesecake Factory for lunch!

Solitaire said...

Is this link up on your main blog? Can you put it up there, if not?

aneri_masi said...

Thanks and welcome, Swati. I hope you visit often :)

@sol, :p
Don't know about "worse than a psychologist", but I sure am persistent! Cheescake factory! yummm!

yeah, will put up a link in the main one.

Pri said...

u mean to say il'l have to learn to cook exotic stuff and share their recipies to be mentioned on here?? :o

very cute list...remind me to get a poster like that when i put up my own clinic or maybe u can churaofy that for me at ur next appointment..heehee

aneri_masi said...

@pri,
***u mean to say il'l have to learn to cook exotic stuff and share their recipies to be mentioned on here***

kya kareing yaar, paapi pet ka sawaal hai! That cooking stuff...its tough man, you gotta read the bday post on my main blog to see what I am competing with!

And, btw, I found that doggie pic for you: http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-5/1258416/card1546l-f.jpg

vEENs said...

u laughed on Striped Pants ... and i was crying!


waise.. i m gonna suck big time in cooking :-/

aneri_masi said...

@veensie, I am STILL laughing :) Mere saath aisa hota to, well, I would buy a blond wig, wear those big dark glasses and do anything else to conceal my identity for a month at least. But since it happened to you, I am still laughing :)

cooking, yaar, would you believe it, when my mom was trying to teach me, I would deliberately burn everything, so that they wouldn't ask me to cook again! Dad saw through it of course, and said koi baat nahi, I will eat it.

vEENs said...

hehhehe! yur dad is goo d:D

same as mine na... he also is alright with whatever i make!!

phew!