Monday, April 24, 2006

Of Cousins and Warnings. Oh, and Weekends Too

The good news: I haven't killed V.
The bad news: There are 3 Eversharp knives at home, all occasionally posing great temptation.

My cousin T says I shouldn't write so openly on my blog, and who knows, she's probably right about that, so all those would-be-weirdos out there, the last bit is also for you.

Warning aside, another hectic weekend passed. Tech rehearsal yesterday. Those who have no idea of what happens before a play is shown, that is when we book the hall and try to work out lights/sounds/sets etc. and, preferably, go through the play once just as if it were a proper show. It's more hectic than a show day, obviously, and yesterday was no different.

I was thinking though, on my way to work this morning, that I could take on much more work last year. In Uni I was used to being in fifty million different places each day and getting work done in each of them. I would wake up early in the morning and run around till night and somehow be in one piece and wake up again the next morning and do all of that all over again. Yes, I would get tired, but not so weary as I do now. And I would quite frequently skip meals, which I cannot imagine doing now. Not just because of the voracious appetite but also because I'm convinced if I don't have my Kurkure just when my body craves it I will probably give birth to a child who will not be able to digest phuchka. My mother says that's impossible, but we all know how Psmith says we must distinguish the Impossible from the Improbable. Given the child will be mine, anything is possible, really. It might even turn vegan, in which case it will go against everything I believe in and I will just have to shoot it. In which case all the trouble I'm taking now will have been an utter waste of time. V says I spend too much time thinking rubbish. I say he doesn't know what can happen when his genes meet my genes. We both come from weird families.

I miss my waist.

And just think of it, if the kid tires me out so easily when the brat ain't even born, what will
happen when it reaches toddler-stage? I intend to model myself along the lines of Mother Dooce who is eminiently sensible and very, very practical. For those who wonder what parenthood can be like, I recommend her site.

Cousin T's reprimand is still in my head and so I will perhaps not go into more detail than this, but I would also like to point out, I am not really as expansive as folks think I am. I know I give my name but that's easy to find out. And what I write about doesn't tell readers as much about my actual life as folks think they do. Of course, she said what she did to point out that relatives can also read my blog. And I say what I said months ago, let them. I swore to myself that post-marriage I would just not wear a mask for the families, either mine or V's. If I'm not good enough for them the way I am, it's not my loss really. And I say that very seriously. Taken me a long time to be able to say it, but I mean it now and don't intend to be apologetic about that. If people read stuff here that they didn't know about me, it was because they didn't think to ask me.

12 comments:

Rohini said...

Sweetie, enjoy this time. This really is the proverbial calm before the storm. The weariness you feel now will be nothing compared to the body-numbing exhaustion that will follow the arrival of the baby. So savour and enjoy your sleep...

The other day, I asked my mom (also a working woman) when she stopped feeling tired. And she said that it was when I was 13 and went away to boarding school. I wish I hadn't asked...

Another reason to enjoy this time is that when you are pregnant, you are the one to be showered with all the love and concern. Soon it will the baby that will be the centre of your and everybody else's attention...

Sue said...

Rohini - My mother says very similar things about enjoying what I get now, i.e. the pampering, the rest (what rest?).

Boarding school is a good idea though. My mum tried sending me when I was a kid and if I can afford it, I might just get tempted to send my kids!

WishfulThinker said...

I'm wondering what I comment on a post that has more or less to do with chilbearing and mixing genes....Hmmmmm...I got it! I know what to say! Nothing!!! LOL! *fastly runnign away*

indianpeppone said...

In more or less the same compartment as wishfulthinker....
but glad you mention one of my idols... the guy with the silent P :-)

Sue said...

Wishful - I also talked about what to divulge in a blog or not, vegetarianism/veganism, tech rehearsals and Kurkure. Take yr pick.

Peppone - Same reply applies. As for Psmith, glad to spread a little sweetness and light when able.

Lancelot said...

Hey wow!!! u r expecting!!! first time, i think, i am wishing someone on this when i have never met her!!!
and thanx for dropping by again in spite of the infrequent posts...
btw, if i rembr, u r from jodhpur park, rite?? if u are an orkut user, u mite join the JP community there... esp since u r a net user ... strange to see hardly anybody there

indianpeppone said...

Comment Amendment:
Cousin 'T' might b right..... but u always have Mr.T to fall back on :-)
*had to pick one*

Grafxgurl said...

ooohhhh am so glad i popped in on this post!! lol ah my gad im gonna be feeling all this soon. well. NOT TOO SOON!! in a couple of years maybe.

this is great reading!
do you have any strange cravings?...like do certain smells that you wouldnt DARE to like are now really appealing to you ?..

Sue said...
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Sue said...

Lance - Thanks. Tell me more about the Orkut lot. We moved last week though, so now I'm officially in Selimpur.

Peppone - Mr. T? What else do you read, then?

Grafxgurl - Oh hi. Been to your site a few times before today. Dunno about strange cravings, I simply eat a lot more than I ever did before. Smells haven't affected me in any way so far. Ok, I dislike the smell of stale cigarettes more than I did before, but that's it. And I'm not sure why that's happening either.

Rohini said...

Yep the stale cigarette smoker made me nauseous too - and me an ex-smoker.

The Kurkure could classify as a craving, no?

The rest = the calm before the storm

Sue said...

Rohini - I think you're right! Will start being more aware of cravings. Thing is, if I start paying them more attention, I might end up developing cravings I mightn't have otherwise. Or doesn't that happen?