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My Birthday, Updates, Back From Being MIA... Rants In General

Happy Birthday To Me!

My mom always told me that a person can be judged by the birthday wishes he/she gets... Of course I always scoffed it off thinking about how easy it was for people to wish others on their birthdays in the era of Facebook, which does not let you miss out on anybody's birthday... However, this birthday I realized the true meaning of my mum's words and realized that it wasn't the number of wishes she was talking about but the way, the means and the sentiment behind each wish :)

I feel truly blessed today...

But before I begin ranting, let me first tell you all about my being MIA for almost a whole week... I haven't been keeping well all this while... I seem to have caught a bug and have been down with watery eyes, running nose, sore throat and high temperatures and if that was not enough, a blocked head and almost zero hearing power... So the last week had been really trying for me and I have been taking a lot of time off for introspection that I am hoping will see a lot of changes in me in the coming days...

The first change that I am consciously making is of eating healthy... Nah na am not talking about eating "healthy" in a diet sort of way but actually the opposite... My immunity seems to be at its all time low and hence I realised there were a lot of things that I was not taking in and by that I mean fat (in the form of butter/ghee), nuts (cashews/walnuts), milk (without coffee!) and specific fruits like bananas and custard apples (they are of the fattening variety)... Also instead of a veggie salad for lunch I am going to try my best to carry hot soup or a boiled pulses salad with little pieces of boiled chicken/fish... And yes I am so helping myself to a little butter every other day...

Secondly, I plan on getting more sleep in a day... My average day ends at about 2:00 am and starts at about 8:00 am... Even though 6 hours is enough sleep, I am looking at changing my sleeping patterns to 12:00 midnight to 7:00 am... Somehow it totally seems more healthy that way ;)

Thirdly, I am also looking at doing my posts early in the morning rather than late at night and may be doing a lot of scheduling over the weekend... Hence you all may see sporadic bursts of posts and little intervals of no posts at all for a week or so... Gimme some time and I promise it will soon settle into a comfortable pattern :)
By doing this I plan on getting more time to spend with the pati in the evenings, when we are both back from work...

Now, coming to my birthday... My birthday was yesterday and even though I have gotten really close to being 30 now, I still feel that there is so much more I have to do and need to do before I actually settle down with a complacent albeit satisfying life :)
I generally never look forward to birthdays cause I hate the fuss that it brings with it and the way people seem to be obligated to make it special for you. However, this year I was really looking forward to my birthday... Unusually so... So by the time Sunday dawned, I realised I was going to have a mixed bag of a birthday... With me being down with the flu, a whole day of training scheduled on my birthday (leave plans slashed) and the pati being really busy this time of the year, I knew my birthday would prove to be a deflated balloon :/

But it turned out so well! Even though I attended the full day training but the various birthday wishes that I kept receiving through whatsapp and texts from friends old and new, bouquets after bouquets of my favorite flowers in the whole world... Purple Orchids, Lilies, Gladiolies, Carnations and of course rajnigandha made the day quite special :) I didn't even know people knew my favorite flowers as I have quite an unusual choice in them :)

And then the cakes... One of our really close friends got this huge cake for me with marzipan makeup products topping it... The pati got me my favorite chocolate truffle cake from my favorite cake shop, my parents sent me a yum yum chocolate devil cake all the way from Manipur and finally the pati's employees got me a huge Black Forest cake... I was really touched :)

I was in cake and flowers heaven!

Then came the highlight, my sister sent me a gift through Flipkart and lo and behold! It was the "Bobbi Brown's Makeup Manual"... OMG the book is just awesome, pages after pages of glossy tutorials... I am so excited about it! My bestie got be these beautiful silver leaf earrings... I am dying to wear them now...

The Earrings...
The Shoes!
And finally the cherry on the cake or rather cherries... The pati takes me on his bike (just like our courtship days) to Zara, gets me this gorgeous pair of suede pumps, takes me to dinner and then we settle for a late night movie at PVR... Shudh Desi Romance... Of course the movie is a dud but the theater was practically empty and so we shift to the top row of plush sofas and we relived our courtship days :P If you know what I mean... It was special really! :D

Lastly, before I end this post and relieve you guys of my ranting, I would like to thank all of you who wished me through Facebook, Whatsapp, text messages and especially to Anks, who wrote THIS post for me :)

Thanks guys, I truly feel blessed and loved :D


  1. wow, great birthday gifts and hope you get well soon! Wishing you happy(belated) birthday again ^_^.

  2. Awww..its such a sweet post! Take care of yourself :)

  3. hugggs!!!! special people should always be pampered!!!
    get well soon sweetie!

  4. oo...someone had an amazing bday :) So happy for u..and ya do take care of ur health..and looking forward to posts from the BB Manual :)

  5. oh happy belated bday Samyukta! Gud to hear that u had an amazing day! Take care of ur health!

  6. Belated happy birthday and yes I know what you mean by reliving courtship :P

  7. Aww, your birthday sounds so special - especially your husby surprising you :) Take care of yourself!

  8. Bealted happy bday dear.. so many cakes.. well u r truely blessed sweetie!! hope u r doing good now!!
    and yes relving the courtship days.. its so romanticc!! <3 <3
    BB manual.. welll we want a sneak peak.. ;)

  9. so glad u eventually had a lovely day :) being unwell on ur bday can be a major downer :)

  10. Nice celebration :) I am glad you are fine now... Take care :)

  11. Nice! :) You have had a wonderful birthday! :D
    And... I have the same book! hehe..
    My birthday is coming up... exactly in a week. I am weirdly excited this time! :D

  12. Hey , Let me at the onset wish you Belated Happy B'Day...God Bless You .It seems you had a very good time amidst all the illness..
    Enjoy...Take care.

  13. Belated Birthday Wishes.
    Those Pumps are s.e.x.y :O


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