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An Epic Week Gone By:#MondayMusings

Last week was epic! It was a “heroic” week, so to speak. Grand and monumental in scale. A week that came with lot of unique experiences and also one that threw plenty of curve balls my way. I guess in totality the “good” and the “ugly” managed to balance each other pretty well, even though precariously.

On Monday I visited the absolutely outstanding India Art Fair with the nineteen year-old. And Oh Boy! was I floored? You bet I was that, and more. Such amazing pieces of art stood hanging on the walls, or standing in between nothingness; staring back at us with their redolent charm. It was indeed the most prized day of the week for me. I didn’t want to leave, as I felt I could go all over the hall again, admiring the mind-blowing work every artist had painstakingly created. It was also a day of awakenings, I presume. The nineteen year old came home inspired, gung-ho and motivated to start her own blog.

 

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Infinity Tour-David Gerstien

The rest of the week passed in a hazy blur. I was down with the vicious viral and a laryngitis. The doctor commanded voice rest. A sign from the universe to immerse myself in quietude. I tried, but failed miserably. How does a chatter box rest the voice box, laryngitis or no laryngitis? My older furry baby who is twelve; eighty-four in dog years fell seriously ill at the same time. Unending tests, a scare on malignancy and long vet visits everyday, revealed that things eventually settles down with each one of us, and the universe has larger plans. Cotton is doing better, eating well and looking happier. Touché , touché, touché!

 

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Tea break amidst the madness with my girl, Cotton

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Cotton

Our Valentines day got jinxed for the first ever time, and we managed to do nothing. The DH had to go to work for almost half a day. Thereafter, rest of the evening was spent at the vet, and finally when we reached home famished and exhausted, the food I had ordered arrived 2 hours late. I did not manage to bake the carrot-walnut cake I had planned to, or put together a meal as I was pretty much under the weather that day. But every cloud has a silver lining, and yes we did start off our morning by listening to some favourite mushy songs together. So all was not lost you see!

Nizami Brothers blowing us away

The weekend came packed in a mean punch. My bestie arrived from Bombay to be with me for a day. She had an evening flight out. We spent a very memorable day sharing non-stop giggles, having soul conversations, bumping into some wonderful strangers, drinking some really nice Sangria and eating the most delicious Spicy Mango, watermelon and coconut salad and Khow Suey. The evening wouldn’t have been complete without the extra sweet, kadak masala chai and playing our favourite tracks in the car. Love how she is always there for me, every single time. The DH and I, also attended an extraordinary Sufi concert of the Nizami Brothers in our condo that evening. They play at the famous Hazrat Nizzamuddin Dargah in Delhi, where they also happened to have performed with Ranbir Kapoor for the famous movie, Rockstar. I was not to sure about my inclination towards Sufi music, but I surprised myself by thoroughly enjoying their soulful renditions like Kun Faya, Damadam Mast Kalandar and a few others.

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Shrimp Arugula Lettuce salad-Fresh leafy harvest from our terrace garden

 

Sunday was uneventful, spent doing just nothing at all apart from whipping a quick lip-smacking shrimp salad for supper. I believe we were all tired from the roller coaster week. The DH had also been on a hectic travel schedule.  It seemed everybody at home wanted some space (except for the happy-go-lucky nine year-old). We only ended by irritating the wits out of each other, if we got into each others way.

Today is the start to a brand new week. I’ve managed to keep up with my fitness goals for the day by cycling and eating right, so far. I also caught up with a friend downstairs in the receding winter sun for a quick soulful chat. I’m posting my #MondayMusings on time after a long time. So all in all I’m a happy bunny.  Over to a brand new week of new beginnings!

Cheers!

 

Linking up with the lovely ShantalaCorinne,  Mackenzie

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11 thoughts on “An Epic Week Gone By:#MondayMusings

  1. Shantala says:

    You’ve had quite the week so it was understandable why you needed the downtime on Sunday. I am glad you are doing better now. 🙂

    Oh and the shrimp salad looks delish!

  2. Mackenzie Glanville says:

    aww poor cotton, that makes me sad, and poor you too I don’t know how I would cope if I couldn’t talk I am a chatterbox too, although my husband may enjoy a quiet me for a couple of days lol. The art sounds so inspiring, have lovely weekend xx . Thank you for sharing this post with #mg

  3. Kala Ravi says:

    Hey, that was one eventful week! Honestly, how do you keep track? I never seem to remember what I was upto yesterday, leave alone the entire week! Those art works look amazing. Health worries are the worst niggles, glad they’re out of the way! V-day or not I am sure your cheerfulness makes everyday special for your loved ones! Glad you found some girl-time too! Cheers dear one!

  4. Esha says:

    Seems like a packed week for you and even with the ups and downs from the week gone by, you do sound like you’re already super excited with a fresh burst of energy that we all so badly need on a Monday morning! I hope your 19yo gets her blog up and running soon! Have a great week ahead, Natz. 🙂

  5. Ramya Abhinand says:

    A hectic week for you NAtasha, but does seem to be fun too(ok some low moments too). Its nice when you have a packed week , and a Sunday thats uneventful. LEts you relax to rejuvenate yourself for the week ahead.

  6. Parul Thakur says:

    Sounds like a fun week with its share of hiccups. Loved reading the account – art, music, food, friend, pet and love. I love Sufi music and imagine a Sangria with that music. what a combination! 😉 Hope you are feeling better now and yes the 19YO seems like a fun girl. She should get her own blog up soon 🙂 <3

  7. Obsessivemom says:

    I love newsy posts like this one. What a packed week you had! Sounds like you’re back on your feet, how’s the laryngitis treating you? If one can put in some exercise, eat healthy and have a great conversation – the day is just about perfect.
    I hope your 19YO does put out that blog.

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