…and I hardly feel like a bride. Don’t get me wrong…I am very happy to be one. It’s just that it seems like my wedding shopping will never end. Have I mentioned that I absolutely hate shopping? Well, I just began to hate it even more. So much so that I think I will send S for grocery shopping alone!! And, what’s with this wedding business? Nobody told me getting married would be so much work. Sure, I did bargain for a lot of work after marriage, but the very process seems too cumbersome to take! I think a colleague of mine got it right when he said, “Your weddings last 3 days just to ensure that you are so fed up of it that you will stay in the marriage! Who will dare attempt that a second time?” 😛

Each day is a comedy of errors in its own right. Two days ago, I gave the wedding invitation to a European colleague. After the mandatory congratulations and chit-chat, he said, “By European standards, marriage is the first step to divorce!” Arrey bhai! Shaadi to karne do pehle. Then I’ll think of the next step! 🙂 And then there is the time of the wedding. My darling mom (or mom-in-law, I have no idea!) decided that her daughter needed a lesson in sleeplessness and fixed the muhurtham for 4 AM. Now, before any of you start, I know that the Brahmamuhurtham is the most ausipicious time of the day and all that, but I happen to value my sleep, thank you very much!

Despite much argument, logical and illogical, mom stuck to her guns and shut me up with one sentence. “Oh stop it! You’re getting married once in a lifetime, if I am not mistaken! So stay awake one night and catch up on your beauty sleep later!” As for S, his biggest worry is that my father will oversleep and not be around to call him back from the Kasi Yatra. In fact, he wondered if all the drama was necessary so early in the morning. I keep telling him that after spending so much money on the wedding, my parents are unlikely to let him get away that easily! Dad on his part generously informed his son-in-law that the Trivandrum-Varanasi express stopped at Perambur around 3 AM, and that S still had a choice! Boys!! What am I going to do with the pair of them?

The biggest problem with having a 4 AM muhurtham is the sympathy I seem to be garnering from all quarters. Colleagues, having received my e-vite, have been calling to offer their deepest condolences for my lost sleep. Friends, who would otherwise have been present at the muhurtham call me to convey their sympathies and promise they will arrive in time for breakfast! Sigh! Such is life! I will probably be MIA for the next month. My blogging, already quite slow since May, has slowed down to unforgivable levels since I met S. Now, whether I must blame him or myself is open to question. I hope to be back with a bang end-October, with sporadic blogging and tweeting in-between, after settling down into blissful (?) matrimony! Until then, so long!

10 days to go…

7 thoughts on “10 days to go…

  • September 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm
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    I LOVE that, for all the erratic comedy, you sound BLISSFULLY happy in this post. Seriously, Amru! Big hugs and a kiss from Prague. I’m SO excited for you!

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    • September 17, 2011 at 11:10 pm
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      Thanks Joolz! I am really happy…although the shopping is exasperating! 🙂

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  • September 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm
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    First things first ..congratulations & good luck for the D day ..U’ll make a fantastic bride wife & ahem..!! mommy ..in that order 🙂

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  • September 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm
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    this is just to stroke the memory ..i used to be called aarti path in BNP ..Enlightened now are we 🙂

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    • October 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm
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      Cheryl!!!! 🙂

      Thank you thank you! Call me sometime…same old number!

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  • December 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm
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    4 am???? I would never have been able to do it no matter what!

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    • December 23, 2011 at 9:15 pm
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      Well…I had NO choice in the matter! They would have poured a bucketful of water on my head if I didn’t wake up! 😀

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