Monday, July 19, 2010

the weekend we were rained in

...not literally, because we actually dressed up and went out to a delicious dinner Saturday night. But otherwise, we stayed put in the house and watched movies on TV. I saw 'Nights in Rodanthe' and the movie especially stands out because it is set in a beautiful blue cottage by the sea and I ate five chocolate chip cupcakes while watching it. This was straight after lunch!

I'll just leave be the disturbing trivia and try to succinctly describe 'the weekend we were rained in.' The forecast and the skies were bleak, bleak, bleak. Bleak has a colour - the dreariest of grey.

But, beyond the colourless skies lay the most beautiful sight, that of the clouds lifting from the hills some distance away. I did sit there mesmerised at the wonders and subtlety of nature, not also because I was really, really full and could barely move!

I drank in the viivd greens and delighted in the dance of the rain drops. Very zen-like and uplifting...

...till I focused on the droplets on the lights hanging since Christmas last. blah!

Did I tell you we have a new pet - a German Shepherd pup that is called 'Blackie' by the daughter and 'Doggie' by the son.

Hope you all have a lovely week ahead and I better think of working off the calories I gained just sitting and eating.

But, aren't the greens just so divine and refreshing!!


Indrani said...

Congratulations on you new pet I have a german shepherd too which is about six months old. Hope u are not having too much of a tough time with the kids and the puppy.Lovely snaps of the hills and the greens. Hope ur keep posting more often.

Shalini said...

Your weekend sounds so lovely! I'd love to sit with a plate of cookies and watch a movie :-))

And congrats on your new pet...and new photo op too :-)

We used to have a sheep dog at the orchard called Blackie when we were kids. He was killed by the leopard in the forest above the house one year. He was a fiesty and fun dog!

And how sweet that your kids call him different names :-) He's going to be a confused doggie :-)

shilpa said...

Indrani - thanks yaar! I'm glad there is someone with whom I can share dog-teething troubles now ;)

shilpa said...

Shalini - lol! well, a little over three months ago, you might have done just that, sat with a plate of cookies and watched a movie.... must seem like ages ago now!

the doggie is confused and mischievous and sometimes the cutest, slobbiest and warmest thing around :)

good luck by yourself in Dubai :)