Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Last Blog for 2008

So when 2007 ended finally, I thought that 2008 will become better for me. Somehow it feels that there is this line that if we cross at 12.00am into Jan 1st every year, things will suddenly become better. But trust me, life is not so clear cut with boundaries. One thing flows into another easily. And I carried all the not-so-fun times from 2007 into 2008.

Here is my diary of things that happened in the wonderful and totally memorable 2008 (being sarcastic). This will remain as one of the years that I will always remember for the rest of my life, for all the bad things and the few good things :)

  • G, myself and S are alone for the second time, but this time for a long long time to come.
  • S turns three months old.
  • S has her first ever ear infection.
  • G leaves me for the first time ever on an official tour for a week.
  • S has her first ever eye infection.
  • She also gets a mild cough.
  • G gets flu
  • I get flu
  • S gets flu, in short we are all flu-ed
  • G leaves me for the second time ever on an official tour for four days when I am still sick...
  • S gets her second ear infection.
  • After almost 5 ear infections and 6-7 antibiotics dosages we get S her tubes on her 6 month birthday! Great gift.
  • S gets Urinary tract infection, thanks to all the antibiotics!
  • S gets slapped cheek syndrome.

  • G is admitted in a hospital for the first ever time in his entire life for five days and four nights. What an adventure. All of us are freaked out. The kind doctor tells us that he has never ever seen anyone in his condition alive before. I freak out more!
  • G goes again to the hospital but this time for just one night.
  • G goes once more but just for a few hours.

  • We go for our first ever three day vacation to NC, my bro's house for the 4th.
  • G's mom joins us


  • G gets hand foot and mouth disease from someone at work.
  • S gets that from daddy.


  • We do our first ever drive from Dallas to Houston with S and G's mom. G has problems sitting and driving the car but we manage and have fun.

  • S turns one.
  • My parents also join us and stay with us for a week.
  • G's parents go to Houston. Once again just the three of us for a month...
  • S gets ear infection again.
  • G undergoes a small procedure.

  • G starts feeling better finally.

  • G's parents leave. Once again all alone, just like we were when the year started.
  • Going to our second ever flight trip to CA, lets see how that goes...then it will be 2009 by the time I can pen back!

Cheers, and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous new year 2009.


remabh said...

wow... that was a loooong 2008 for you... I hope 2009 brings you a lotaaaaaaaaaa smiles & much more hapiness than 2008 :)... & yes welcome to CA :)

Anu Russell said...

Trust me, I felt like it was just a year of doctor's visits for me. On an average I visited the doctor's office with either my husband or my daughter at least 2 times every week of this year!!! I am tired :)

Shar said...

Anu......U have been through soo much dude.....I am sooo sorry...I hope, U, G & Sanj have the best ever in the coming years...Oh CA me kahan aa rahi ho???? I am in San Jose..

Megha Bansal said...

Gosh Anu, that was one helluva year! i am sure 2009 will be better than that. u have a relaxing time in SFO :) Talk to you soon.

Happy Holidays.

Lots of love

remabh said...

time for you to take a small break :)

Anu Russell said...


SFO. Will be meeting Sathu...

Thanks for the wishes girl!

MG...I hope so too...

I am hoping the next few days will be one!

P said...

I hope 2009 is filled with wonderful things custom made just for you, G and little Baboo!
Merry X-Mas and an early Happy New Year to you!

P said...

almost forgot....I too secretly believe in that imaginary line to cross into a brand new... and hopefully shiny 2009! And I am waiting anxiously to reach that!

Trevor Penn said...

Gee, ARTie, I hope you catch a break starting immediately.

Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy, wealthy and a jolly good time ahead.

jkear said...

You might try and EarCheck (www.earcheck.com) to assist in diagnosing and monitoring an ear infection. It is a great little tool; I used it last night and it works. If confirmed an ear infection so I gave her some Tylenol to sleep and then went to the doc this morning who confirmed it. No more unnecessary trips and co-pays. It is great peace of mind!