Monday, 27 August 2012

Monday Musings

Good afternoon, friends. I hope your Monday has got off to a roaring start. 
Is that groaning I hear out there?  Ha ha... don't worry we can groan together! 

Now as a SAHM for me Monday mornings only mean getting up a little early to make breakfast, and lunch for hubby to take to office.  Sunday mornings I am allowed to wake up a little late, but mainly because I think my husband thinks I just might kill someone if woken up too soon. Yeah..... I confess I am not a morning person and it takes a big pot of tea to bring me into the land of the living. 

But Monday mornings never fail to take me back to those days when I was a full time working mom. The only regret I have is that I never got to spend enough time with my little boy. I don't even remember watching him grow. Memories of hurried breakfasts, bus stop deadlines, dropping and picking him up from the babysitter's, PTA meetings, struggling to get the homework done before bed time and then off to sleep. Life was like a train hurtling down the fast track, you are sitting eagerly at the window with you nose pressed against the window. But stations just fly by before you can read the names and before you know it your destination has arrived.

Now that he is a teenager he is so busy with his smartphone, iPod, laptop and God knows what other fancy gadgetry, who has the time for parents? BUT yesterday he very sweetly agreed to drive me to the book fair as he loves to drive and he knows how crazy I am about books!!

And yes..... if you have not already guessed, that is my son posing at the steering wheel in my last post. 

And now (gleeful rubbing of hands) let me show you the treasures I acquired!

A couple of novels

Catherine Cookson

Catherine Cookson is not really my favourite author and I do find her books to be a tad depressing, but I have a weakness for fat books.... so there.

A few cookbooks 

Cookbooks

Cookbook

Young housewife...who me? (He he) But seriously, this book has some great recipes and covers everything from soups to desserts. And also, because I often read cookbooks for reading pleasure. Especially the really descriptive and narrative ones where they go into stories about their childhood memories, how this dish was invented, and blah, blah blah. Yeah...good fun.

And now a lovely mouthwatering book

Cookies and Biscuits


I love baking but I don't bake nowadays as all three of us need to seriously lose some weight. (I can imagine my brother exclaiming "some weight!! write a lot of weight".)

This next book is chock-a-block with information and photos of my favourite deity Ganapatiji. And it was a real steal at that price.

Ganesha
 
 Of course, saving the best for last,

Join as you go Afghans

This is one lovely book with gorgeous, gorgeous projects. Absolutely fantastic afghan designs which deserve a "guided tour", which I will give you in a few days.

Kid's Quilt's Weekend

One more quilting book added to my bucket list. You know.... make at least one quilt before I die. LOL Now that I have totally four books it is high time I made at least ONE quilt...shame on me.

Well, now off I go as I have lots to do, which means deciding whether to drool over the afghan book OR the cookie book. Life is so full of tough decisions :)

See you soon, do let me know your Monday woes, keep your hooks busy and take good care of yourself. 
Love xxx

4 comments:

  1. Monday morning definitely begun well for me :)
    I am not working currently and its me and hubby for now, so packed him off to office and I had the house to my self. Caught up with a friend for coffee and now spending hours blog hopping!
    Well coming back to your post - enjoyed reading it, especially because I just love book fairs and buying cook books. I have to get a new book shelf only for the cookbooks (husband rolls eyes). Do let us know the reviews when u cook from these books. I also pray to the lord Ganesh and goes without saying I am excited and eagerly waiting for the Ganapati festival! Do let me know what the book is about:). Have you read the Shiva Trilogy, it has some interesting twists on Lord Ganesha, do read it if you have not so far! Hope I am not rambling here... have a great week!

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  2. Just read through your past several posts. You are hilarious! If driving in your area is the same as the rest of India (and even Sri Lanka) then I can understand you being shit scared to drive. Ha! My boys will be 17 and 14 in October. Here in Kuwait, kids can't get their licenses until they are 18, whereas in the States, Yusef could already have a driver's permit. I keep telling hubby to take him out and teach him how to drive, but he hasn't done anything yet. He only has Friday off and either has us running around or we stay home and just veg. I'm not a morning person either and he loves nothing more than waking me up on Friday if he thinks I am sleeping too long. Almost didn't make it to school on time this morning as I kinda fell back asleep. Oops! The new school year always wears me out. That crochet book and the cookie book look absolutely fantastic! Enjoy and have a great week. Tammy

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  3. Wow you did do well at the book fair! My favourites of course are the afghan and quilting books (and maybe the Cookie book!). I love finding books and then taking them home for a browse. I know what you mean about working full time when you have children. I worked from when my boys were about 8 years old and the time just flew and before I knew it they were grown up. Maggie xx

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  4. Ah, book fairs. What a great place to find treasures. I don't know about the cookbooks, though. I'm not much into cooking. I don't know how I produced a daughter who bakes her own bread, cans all sorts of veggies, makes apple, pear and any other kind of butter and cooks great meals. Must have been her grandmother! Anyway, glad you had a great Monday. Mine was productive to a point but today (Tuesday) I have paid for it. I must learn to go slower. RA stinks!!! Have a great week, Sangeetha!

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