Friday, September 30, 2005

a quack, a honk, an oink and a splash

this year has been a great year for me, book-wise. through sheer luck i believe. such wonderful books i've managed to read this year. cold comfort farm (stella gibbons) was a blast, one hundred years of solitude was magic, the curious incident of the dog at night time was funny and touching at the same time, and the pig in the pond (martin waddell) which i have to read to gitanjali every night is a laugh (and a quack, honk, oink and a splash) a minute...

went to trisha and sasha (children's bookstore in sri hartamas) over lunch, and bought 2 great picture books for gitanjali, a terry pratchett book (diggers) for me, the compulsive spike milligan for my husband (actually its for me, but he doesn't know that and was overjoyed), and a mirriam stoppard pregnancy book for mehala (it was her birthday last week. she loved it, but i created office politics by buying it for her, b'cos apparently i didn't get kavi a pressie for her birthday...there was a big fight...don't ask...). it was all at 30% off - they're having a warehouse sale - so i only spent RM140.00 on all of that... so cheeeeaaap!!!

don't know whether i can go on for much longer without the new terry pratchett book - thud. i've looked everywhere for it, and no one has it yet - i can't even go and get some other pratchett book, b'cos i've got them all. diggers is actually for kids, but i liked the carpet people, so am sure will love it too. am not v. good at waiting obviously. shall try harder.

bought gitanjali a school bag (it's a pink piglet bag - kavi bought it actually. belated birthday present). she loves it and happily lugs it to nursery every morning. i have to get her some clothes for school. sham and i have decided to take the kids tomorrow and go shopping!!!

next week is navarathri (which means 9 nights), and i shall be vegetarian the whole 9 nights. it starts on the 4th. am planning to take gitanjali to the temple daily (this is a plan - don't know whether it is do-able, but shall attempt it) - may also take her for the dandhiya at laxmi narayanan temple. ajeet says she's been before and its nice. am sure gitanjali will love it. shall also ask sham. can just imagine the kids dancing... will be great fun if i can pull it off.

can't believe september is over. tommorow october begins... i'm not ready! i'm not ready! feel like rushing out and telling them to wait first. i'm not ready. hold on. if you locate the pause button, please let me know. need it.

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