The Relativity of Time

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Time is relative. Decades can feel like seconds and minutes can feel like centuries. Time expands and contracts based on where you are and what you are doing. I have been in a philosophical mood the last few days because just last week “A” and I celebrated 10 years together.

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A decade of dating, of secret meetings, of long phone calls. A decade of romance.

Life has charted such paths for us over the last 10 years, such that we had never even imagined. What started off as a high school crush would end up as my entire life…who knew. And so we are thankful. Indeed, very very thankful. This has been a busy decade with a lot of ups and downs. We passed through high school, graduated from universities, completed our post-grads, got employed, and now finally are house-hunting.

So to the treasure trove of memories that the past 10 years are…Cheers! To the journey of “A” nervously asking me out 10 years ago, to him proposing marriage on one knee with a sparkler of a ring (yes, he proposed!!)… Cheers!

And now; onwards to the future and the making of new memories J

As short as the last decade felt, the last few months absolutely crawled!! Keeping my eye on November 2012, January, February, March and the rest of the months passed by, but it just seemed sooooo far.

However, something drastically changes when you hit the 4 month mark, as we recently did. Then things move from casual to frantic and everything goes up several notches. We will soon hit the 100-day mark, and then we are into the uncharted territory of double digits. With the way things are going, that’s going to be an exercise in madness. Coordinating a long distance is not easy!

I have my trusty Wedding Countdown app on my iPhone to thank for the exact countdown, right down to the second. Each morning, I open it up bleary eyed, and look at the number, and each day starts with a smile. J

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As I look forward to the next few months, I just wished to turn around and thank the last few years. May the mayhem never end!

When your Fiance is back from a month long business trip…

… it’s the BEST feeling ever 😀

The romance of abandoning your car mid-road to run into his open arms is unparalleled!! Too much effort to park :p

We must have made quite a scene because for those 5 minutes we were absolutely oblivious to the world, and as he twirled me in his arms, I felt like my world righted itself 🙂

I’m still smiling as I type this up – “A” was away for a whooooole month and though we rang up our phone bills, it just was not the same.

I was preoccupied with wedding stuff, so I thought that would make the month go by quicker, but it didn’t . If anything, time seemed to slow and the hours leading up to his arrival absolutely crawled.

The upshot is that he’s brought back a ton of stuff. The fact that he was sent to India for the trip was pretty awesome for us. My MIL sent me presents, and so did “A”.

I loooove it when someone is home from the airport and the suitcases open up… it’s Christmas for me then!! 😀

So now that we are back in the same time zone, we can focus not only on the wedding planning, but the marriage planning! Next weekend – we’re off to check out houses, and I am really looking forward to it 🙂

 

Wedding Date Announcements and the Shy Bride Syndrome

Nothing makes a girl feel more like a bride than when the wedding date is announced to friends and family.

This had been going on in my house for a while now – about a month or so. After the date was fixed, my parents made it a point to call up every relative’s house, and inform them of the same. These discusiions would inevitably lead to unsolicited advise and gossip from the other end – which is fun, don’t get me wrong!

However, all this had been taking place on the phone so far, since all our relatives live oreseas. Recently, my parents hosted a couple of parties at which they announced to their friends – and it finally hit me that I’m getting married!

Being congratulated and making plans on the phone is one thing – it is very easy to come back to reality after you put the phone down. But when you get congratulated by people in person, it just feels so good 🙂

The first time it happened was at a party my parents held at our place expressly for this purpose. There were about 35 people present, all close friends of my parents. At dessert time, my Mom asked for blessings for me since my wedding has been fixed. I remember freezing up because it was just so unexpected. There was a hush in the room for a second as everyone processed that information, and then a tumult of congratulations and questions. I was answering questions for the rest of the night. But I was happy to, and that was the first time ever, I felt shy being the center of attention. I guess there really is a “shy bride” hidden behind the bridezilla 🙂

On a side note, tickets to India are booked for the month of October. Very excited!! Oct is not far! 

Salon for bridal makeup and hair will also be booked very soon. Update on clothes: One “event” outfit bought! Slowly but surely… ❤