Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Hunger Games

Great movie! After a really long time, I managed not to doze off in the middle :) Do watch it if you get a chance!

Based on veteran moms' advice, I'm trying to do all the things I might not be able to once baby arrives... Like watching a movie, going to the salon and hanging out with the girls. Wish I'd traveled more, but I guess that can take a backseat for a while... Khalamummy came over with a lot of gifts. I especially liked the Sleep Sheep :) reminded me of my own stuffed toy 'Timmy'. Hope baby will love it too (Inshalah).

Lots of changes at our organization, resignations, transfers... let's see what the future holds!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Update

Work's a little slow today... Boss is on leave so I'm basically just finishing up leftover tasks. Inshallah planning to take off at the end of the month and rest at home until baby arrives.

So the printer is situated right behind my cubicle and people keep stopping by to pick up their printouts... It's pretty annoying and I'm not getting any time to blog or check out other blogs :-P

Weekends have been really busy! Went to French Beach last Sunday but it wasn't too pleasant... It was hot, the company was meh and the 2 hour car ride to the beach and back was a killer! Plus, we don't really have decent bathrooms anywhere... I know this country has bigger problems, but if I were in charge of urban infrastructure and planning, I'd make sure there was a rest stop at least every half hour... I'm dreading what it'll be like once baby's here... where am I supposed to change diapers and such?? What do other moms do? Or do they basically not leave their homes until baby's well on the way to potty-training?

I decided to defer Yale for a year... I figured if I try to juggle grad school and a newborn, I probably won't enjoy the experience anyway and I think I'm ready to take some time off and travel and just enjoy life for a while. The past four years have been pretty intense and I haven't taken more than 2 weeks off at a time.

I'm excited, a little apprehensive and a little... wistful? I just hope and pray everything goes smoothly Inshalah...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Memsaab Gaia

I've gone from having absolutely no domestic help a month ago, to suddenly acquiring 3 new people to help me "manage" during the last few months of pregnancy. Mr. F and I feel like guests in our own house! I've become more conscious of my dupatta and reluctantly abandoned my baggy t-shirt riding up my tummy for a loose flowy kurta :-p. I even feel awkward sitting together in front of the tv!

At 8:00 am, there is absolute mayhem. Mr. F and I are trying to get ready for work amid knocks on the door asking what to make for breakfast, whether to iron the blue shirt or the white one and apologies for accidentally knocking over one of the souvenirs on the shelf.

When I come home from work, I'm besieged by complaints. Ali (chowkidar plus cook) vs. Shabana (dusting and ironing) and Maryam Maasi (cleaning lady) pointing fingers and having hurt feelings all around... *sigh*

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pawnay 14 August

If you haven't already, go watch this play! Subtle humor woven into a serious take on modern-day Pakistan... Anwar Maqsood does it again!

Take your parents and grandparents along if they're into plays :)