when life throws lemons at you…

I haven’t been blogging for quite a while now; life got on to a roller coaster (which has happened before) but got derailed this time (which has never happened before) 😀 No major casualties, but definitely left a few bruises will stay for quite a while.

Too many changes happened. Some were planned, some were expected (but hoped not to happen) and some just took me by utter surprise.

I don’t take too kindly to that kind of utter surprise. Sudden changes in decisions, plans, dreams, life, so on and so forth, do not really fall in my list of “I love”s. I am the kind that actually needs time to accept a change and adapt to it well. Even an unplanned movie plan can put me in turmoil. I’m not kidding, it really can. Ask Suraj, if you need evidence 😀 As someone who absolutely LOVES giving surprises, the poor thing has to think a million times before he can give me one (and finally, he always decides not to). 😀

I always need time to prepare myself to major changes: like job changes, relocations, letting people come into and go from my life…

So, when life suddenly throws lemons at me, my first instinct is to duck under the table, rather than make some lemonade out of them.

To start with, I had to quit a job I liked because of certain people and reasons. Then a relocation was briefly considered, which I finally decided will NOT happen. Then my parents relocated back to Trivandrum (and took Pumbaa with them for a while). And then we decided to move houses, which further depressed me, for I’m quite comfortable in the house we live in, and is totally in love with Koramangala (I now totally understand what she meant when she wrote this. And then a few other things happened, which I really do not want to talk about here. So basically, life’s not been too good so far. I don’t think I like 2012 too much 😀 2011 was fun and generally stress-free.

The good things: I’m still in the same house; I’ve got myself a new job (which also gave me a laptop, though I still miss my T410…but well, it serves the purpose well enough); I’m still in my ‘initial days’ at work, making me generally jobless and helping me get back to my blog; I participated in a Blogstar competition at work, and both my posts got featured in the top 15 of a total of 56 posts (yay!!) :D; I’m back to my travel-by-volvo days, and enjoying it much; I am back in charge of the kitchen, since the senior chef ran off to Trivandrum forever…and I’ve held on for a month and half now, without eating out most days like we used to before the parents came to B’lore (makes me pretty proud of myself 😉 ); I’m back to gardening and talking to my plants and making sure they’re happy—which is actually because of Pumbaa’s absence (he used to make sure he got all my time and attention).

So yes, there are a few good things that make me happy; but the bad ones are quite phenomenal, and damn depressing. I try to push them to the bottom of the pile, but well, they keep coming up for air every now and then. Basically, am not very good company now 😀 So, be happy none of you are we-talk-daily friends with me 😀

I’ve been reading all your posts, ‘liked’ some of them and just quietly left without making my presence known on some others. While it makes me happy to know happiness is happening to many of you out there, I’m also quite frustrated that I’m not in the frame of mind/life to be able to be blissfully happy that way.

While we are at it, I’d like to thank my brother, Hobbes, and Vimmuuu (without knowing at all that I’m in no mood to tolerate his nonsense), for making me laugh like mad in some of my down-in-the-dumps moments and making me momentarily forget that I’m dodging lemons. 😀

Life, I tell you! Sigh.

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55 thoughts on “when life throws lemons at you…

  1. It’s good to see you blogging Priya. I for one miss you when you are not around, and I do not mean just the blog.
    All the best with all the changes that are happening; I am sure you can manage them all. Keep at it!

  2. So many smilies while dodging lemons? You’re my kinda gal!!! (No, I’m straight. Why do you ask 😉 )
    Those smileys look like you got lemons sprinkled in your post too!

    Hope all the bad stuff will give way to a 2012 that’s better than 2011, Scorpria!

    Hang in there, and make lemonade (old one). Or better still, get some tequila and salt to go with the lemons!(another old, yet more appealing one)

    You talk to you plants? You’re my kinda gal!! (Really, am straight as hell…. stop asking that!)
    I guess your plants will be heard saying to each other “Sigh sister, there comes the dog! and there goes our chat with the lady. was good till it lasted!” 😆

    ((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))

    And God bless the laughter people! Vimmuuu Saar can make anyone cry. With laughter.

    • Crafty !!! we have no doubts on your orientation !! Really !!! With the equal amount of kisses and huggs you leave at all our blogs, we certainly have no doubts on your dual orientation !!! Really !! 😛 😛

    • Hehehehe…danke 😉
      Yea, now that you mention it, they really look like lemon — moronic lemons that are having fun torturing me!? Bah. 😀 😀

      Yea, I talk to my plants. i’ve received some pretty weird looks from people who pass by while i’m talking to them 😀 One woman even came closer and asked what I was telling her. 😀 Once pumbaa is back, I dont think any of them will be alive to even talk. 😀

      hugs right back 🙂

      Yes, he can (though i really hate saying good things about him). 😀

  3. When I read lemons in the title, I was expecting something else from you !!! you know…you know….

    and dont worry too much, there wouldnt another year where you could say, “Ho, and I thought 2012 was worse!”; the world is going to end this year ! 😛

  4. Hey
    I too was off the big blogging circuit..concentrated on posts about my travel to Goa, Mumbai and of course, Pune. Ups and downs and life. Well, we do need to move on at times and Im sure you are doing things that makes you happy. Guess.lotsa things happening in people’s lives.
    Cheers
    Vishal

  5. you know what? the best thing that could ever happen to you …is that…you dint move from koramangala 😀 – and as u’re in charge of the kitchen im sure, ice and sugar is handy…make a lemonade as u enjoy….koramangala 😀 😀 :D.. I would have! seriously 😀 how do u think i survived _ _ _ till i moved to this pathetic place 😀

    • Hehehe…I agree. Koramangala is awesome to be at 🙂

      Hehe…well, these are lemons that aren’t quite ripe for a lemonade…unless I want to drink it and cringe 😀

      hehe…you still don’t like that place? you mean the house or the alter-house (:D)?

      i guess my office is someplace close to your house alle? i still have not figured out where that Layout, where you live, is 😀

      how are you otherwise? the sketch still waits 😀

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