Life without a blackberry…Day 2

Today was officially the 2nd day of my life as an unemployed citizen of the world.   No blackberry, no carrying around 2 cell phones, no deluge of emails.  

My dear husband was worried I would become a total bum, and made sure to make appointments for the furnace guy and the water filter guy to show up at 8:30.  SO  set the alarm for 6 am, but then slept till 7:30.

8:00 Had my morning cup of coffee with some left over rava idlis.  Checked my personal email, facebook, blog and had spent all of 30 minutes. 

Starting to get a little worried how I was going to spend the rest of the day.  Oh and by the way, also cleaned up kitchen, loaded the dishwasher, all before 9 am.  

8:30 am – furnace guys show up.  Started reading the book ‘Panch Kanya : The 5 virgins of the Indian epics’ that is basically a dissection of the 5 most courageous women of Indian epics – Ahalya, Tara (Sugriva/Vaali’s wife), Mandodari, Kunti and Draupadi.  Totally fascinating!

10:30 – water filter guy shows up.

11:00 – Drag myself away from the book, and go to doctor’s appointment to get a bothersome shoulder/neck pain that I had been ignoring for weeks, checked out. 

12:30 – see the doctor after an hour and a half, book about half-finished – read about Tara, Mandodari and Kunti all waiting at the doctor’s office.

12:45 – home from the appointment, quick lunch of left overs, and off to Panera to meet 2 friends for coffee, and go on to watch M Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller ‘Devil’.

2:50 – realized we’d been so engrossed in talking, we missed the movie!  Continue to pour our hearts out on life, middle age, the much maligned and cliched ‘mid-life crisis’, letting go of kids, learning to live lives brand new with husbands of 20 + years with the kids for the most part gone, book club, movies, …..

5:00 – come home after planning to go watch the movie friday night with the husbands!

Verdict on life w/o blackberry? May be too soon, but I think I am going to like this!!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vtkbhoopers
    Sep 20, 2010 @ 19:00:46

    get a life

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  2. Bmjoseph
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 14:36:58

    ….birthday cake etiquette was an eye opener, Say NO to early am appts!

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  3. Thakkudu
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:34:01

    //Tara (Sugriva/Vaali’s wife), // tara valiyoda wife only. sukrivanukku aval manni.

    so enjoying your life!!!..:)

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    • sri
      Sep 23, 2010 @ 08:52:38

      you know what I thought so too – apparently there are other versions where she is actually ‘given’ to Sugriva, but Vaali gets jealous and takes her from him. Also after his death, she does marry Sugriva – this tradition of marrying the brother of your husband after the husband dies was common with the northern Kurus – to keep the lineage going!

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