Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The summer of 2009

When we get something we so wanted,
Why do we have to take it for granted?


We are an utterly ungrateful species!!The value of things we acquire diminishes, soon as we acquire them; no matter if it’s a tangible thing like a TV, a car, a dress, shoes, a cellphone or the more abstract ones like love, care, friendship, air, season.

Speaking of season- Thanks to where we are on the globe, we hardly get about 3 months of real summer. While breathing out vapors on cold, grey, dreary days of winter, the thought of sunny and warm days itself felt so appealing and I vowed to enjoy each warm day as much as possible.

I can step outside without getting bundled up in a coat, gloves, scarf and shoes.Since the days are so long with the sun not setting before 9 each day, I would do this and that but alas, before I overcame the inertia, the summer is ready to bid goodbye.

Its mid-August - with schools about to re-open, the fall season is just days apart. The greenery of the trees is to be rudely replaced by the dry skeletal braches.The color of flowers is to be replaced with the white of the snow which turns pale grey as it lies there without even melting.


The thought of the chilling wind gives me the shivers and the depression and how I wish I could have packed in a little more fun, while there was sun.

Here's taking stock of the situation and the ludicrous plans I had in mind:

--I’ll buy a bicycle this summer and pedal everyday.
Not Done
--I’ll plant tomatoes and dhaniya and pudina and hari mirch in the garden.
Not Done
--I’ll surely take swim lessons this summer.
Not Done
--I’ll walk from the parking lot to the office building instead of taking the shuttle bus.
Not Done
--We’ll cook and take lunch out to a park to eat.
Not Done
--We’ll eat a lot of salads and fruit for dinner.
Not Done
--We’ll take Ishaan to the pool every weekend.
Not Done
--We’ll do a lot of drivable day trips to nearby places.
Not Done
--I’ll sit outside in the porch with a cup of coffee and read a book on Saturday afternoons.
Not Done

--We’ll take Ishaan out to play or ride his bicycle everyday.
SOMEWHAT DONE
--We’ll go for walks everyday.
SOMEWHAT DONE
--We’ll grill dinner and eat sitting outside once or twice a week.
SOMEWHAT DONE
--I'll set the curd for dinner everyday at home.
SOMEWHAT DONE
--We’ll take Ishaan out to play or ride his bicycle everyday.
SOMEWHAT DONE

--We’ll throw a party in our backyard.
DONE
--I’ll teach Ishaan to read hindi.
DONE
--We'll teach Ishaan to ride his bicycle without training wheels.
DONE
--We'll go on a vacation for at least a week.
DONE

Didn’t make enough hay when there was sunshine
Doesn’t do any good now to weep,wail and whine!!

9 comments:

Meira said...

well...you did accomplish a lot :D

Annam said...

me the firstu:)

Sundari said...

Out of the big to do list..u have done many :) we always have time to do the rest :):)

Dil se said...

Wow !! It definitely looks like the list of things I planned but never got to do during the entire summer :-)
Oh well, I have a lot of "Not done" even fromyour list of "done"
so hopefully this should make you feel a little better :-)

Solilo said...

You did a lot, Sara. Good job! :) All ready to welcome Autumn?

Renu said...

well a nice list of things, specially loved the last lines of ur post.

wanderlust said...

Your 'Not Done' list looks very familiar :-)
Thanks for coming by.

Dil se said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know that you have been tagged :-)

Deepak Shinde said...

Congrats Sara, you did accomplish a lot, and off course the good thing is, that whatever the season, summer is just a thought away.