We have started cooking and we even had our first guest at home today. I achieved what I can only imagine my mum do – I fed an outsider on my survival food. R made some aalu bhujiya, I made some rice and palak daal and we had a bloody good meal ready. In a first, we actually fed a guest without having to order anything from outside and that is quite an achievement! In other news, we suddenly find ourselves in the middle of some really, really good company. Over the last couple of years, most of our friends moved out of Bangalore and R and I pretty much only had each other for company. And we loved every bit of it. Now suddenly, there are all these people around us that we actually have things in common with and we are having a bloody good time. Over chai and drinks, Indian restaurants, Malaysian mamaks, shared histories, new associations, pretty random conversations, lots of music, and anda bhurji, I am beginning to connect with normal, flesh and blood human beings apart from the husband and that is a very good sign. I did say that 2012 was going to be a year about people and I am keeping my promise. The warmth won’t let me not do it. I hope.
I still haven’t started job hunting and I am in no hurry to. I am taking one day at a time and my deadline is the day I see the Twin Towers. It doesn’t quite make sense to not see anything travel and holiday worthy before starting a job or the process of looking for one. Yes, I am making excuses but I am loving being a homebird and having a social life and not having to worry about hang overs so much that I am procrastinating. It is not such a bad thing, this unemployment. To think that I couldn’t stop worrying about it just a couple of weeks ago!
I am around. Things are happening. Too many. And not everything can be put down in words. But overall, I am loving this starting afresh business – it is highly, highly recommended. I am around. Things are happening. Too many. And not everything can be put down in words. But overall, I am loving this starting afresh business – it is highly, highly recommended.