Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Blogging Fraternity...

Print Friendly and PDF I have recently begun a food blog. I thought it would be a great place to store and showcase all my recipes I have tried through the years.

I could call myself a Food Enthusiast who loves trying out new recipes from India as well as all over the world. My favorite show to watch is "The food network". I love Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, Alton Brown, Emeril Lagasse to name a few.

Its just been a few months into it but let me tell you, its quite addictive. Also there's still so much to learn. I started with a basic template offered by blogger. Its as easy as that to get started. As you go along you could embellish your blog the way you like and make it your very own personal space.

You could check out my blog at :

I'm still looking for ways to beautify my personal space. If you have any suggestions and feedback, its appreciated.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Survived My First Swimming Lesson.

Print Friendly and PDF Yesterday was a special day for me. I took my First ever Swimming lesson. I wanted to do this for quite a long time. I did not take this seriously though until my son who is six is swimming now. When I take him for his swim lessons, his face lights up the moment he ventures into the water. I could'nt begin to understand how it could make him so happy and so excited and not want to miss his swim session ever.

This was until I enrolled for an Adult Beginner's Program at the YMCA. This was a surprise from my hubby who by now was tired of my ramblings about learning to swim . He decided to put an end to this constant talk about me wanting to learn. Thats when he surprised me by letting me know I was enrolled for the new beginner's program.

Lo and behold. What did you think my response was...Was'nt happy for sure. I was petrified of the thought of swimming. I had to mentally prepare myself before I could enrol in the program. I thought things were happening too fast.

Everyday as each day got closer I was still not prepared to be in the water not knowing anything about swimming. Just couple days before my class actually started I realized I don't have a swimming costume. I did own one which seems ages ago now, it was I guess atleast seven years back. I had no clue where it could be, I'm sure somewhere in my closet. So I did the next smart thing before rummaging through my closet. I decided to take a trip to the mall. I was doubtful though now being November who will carry swimwear at this time. I was right there were very few if any in the Clearance Corner. They gave me a " Are you kidding me look" when I asked the associate for help with finding a swimwear right in the middle of November.

So finally had to look for the one I had in my closet and after finding many things I did not know I still had, I found my only way I could pursue my dream of getting in that swimming pool - I found my costume. Well I tried it out. I would have loved a new one , but that was all I had. It did fit me though, no problems there. Have been blessed with good genes and a high metabolism.

So next day was my special day. I was nervous that morning. By evening I somehow convinced myself if I did not like the first session It was alright. I just had to go there to see what it was all about. Since it was too late anyways to cancel the class and get a refund.

So I go there not knowing what to expect. I enquire about who my instructor would be and she's waiting for me at the pool. There's another lady too taking lessons. We introduce ourselves. By now I'm feeling better. I have a remarkable instructor. She's so personable and funny and she'll keep encouraging you. Wait this was supposed to be scary, but I was having fun. We were laughing and learning. I was in water and not scared. In fact it felt so good. It was so liberating. So relaxing. It was an hour session. The time went by so quick. I could have stayed for another hour there.

So I guess it was'nt that hard. It was all in my mind. I'm happy I attempted it and did not back out the last minute.