May 12, 2009

The year that went by...

A big Hi to the blog world after a very long time. Before I start chattering on my blog, a huge Thanks to all my blog friends and readers who visited the blog from time to time and kept sending their best wishes! Friends, it is because of your inspiration that I am writing these words now:)


I had signed off from my dear blog in the end of year 2007 with promises to blog after coming to India. But honestly, thinking back on the past year - 2008, I don't know when it started and when it got over. We came back to India in Dec 2007 and the next one month went in settling down, meeting friends and relatives, and getting the house in shape. I started working in Feb and was blessed to be part of a superb office with a huge female gang. We spent hours in gossiping, exchanging tales about our past, present, and future, and sharing cooking and shopping tips. Ofcourse, we worked when we had time:).(just kidding)


We decided to renovate the house a little bit and that took another two months. I didn't have an Internet connection all this while. Around April, we discovered that I was pregnant. Our lives changed after we saw those two purple lines:) I used to wonder how females wait patiently for nine months. But I was wrong. Time just flew. I spent majority of my time in office. The rest would go in managing the house, buying grocery, paying bills. Cooking took a backseat in all this. I was happy that I was doing well in my career.


On a beautiful afternoon in December, we were blessed with a baby girl. Her name is Sayali. It's a delicate, beautiful flowers' name.

I have been lurking on all my favorite blogs from time to time. I have missed a lot of exciting blog events, and I am excited to get back to blogging. It’s going to be a bit challenging to manage blogging with a baby, but I am hoping to post a couple of recipes in the next few months.
Happy Blogging!

12 comments:

Sameera said...

Congratulations!!
I have been a 'lurker' on your blog and have checked in time and again to see if you were back.
Little girls are sugar and spice and all things noce...enjoy yours!
Love
Sameera

TheCooker said...

Swapna, congrats and welcome back.
Sayali is a beautiful name.
Happy belated birthday.

musical said...

Congrtaulations to the proud Mom and Dad! That's an awesome news, Swapna! Hello Sayali, love and hugs to you :).

Uj said...

Hey Swapna.. I keep visiting your blog everytime :) Congratulations

EC said...

Thats a lovely news..congrats..hope to see delicious food on ur blog again

Kartikeya Dwivedi. said...

Welcome back! Sayali, what a beautiful name. You can tell Sayali that her mum is an excellent Writer. And that I am waiting to say the same about her culinary skills after biting into some of those righteous food!

Vij said...

Congrats Swapna! welcome back.

Cardamom said...

Congrats!!! I am happy for you.....
take care and come back to blogging sometime.....

:)

trupti
the spice who loved me

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Enjoy the baby. They grow up so fast.

Radha

asmita said...

welcome back!
its been a long wait....

Tee said...

Welcome back Swapna and Congrats!!

I am so happy to see you back, i have been checking your blog to see if you had updated it, and although i had not check in a while, i am glad i did today.:)

Waiting to read your posts regularly....

bhagyashri said...

I dont know how I missed this post of yours, otherwise I kept checking to see if you had posted something!

Great to to see you here again :)