Monday, May 31, 2010

Yesterday, the King and I went for a walk in the park by the ocean.

It's something we had never done before.

That'll be all.
The lunch started at 1 and ended at 11:30 p.m.

That'll Be All.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Sister has Landed.

It's time to cut my last birthday cake for the year.

That'll Be All

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Queen Sister arrives tonight.

It's been almost a year since I saw her last.

But I shan't see her tonight.

I shall patiently wait till tomorrow when she comes over for another family brunch where the Queen Father, the Queen Sister and the Queen herself will all together cut the May Birthday Cake.

All for one and one for All.

That'll be all
Today while commenting on a blog, the comment moderation made me type the word 'swimp'.

It made me chuckle and it makes me feel like adding the word to Queendom.

So the next contest is, what should 'swimp' mean in Queendom.

Multiple entries permitted.

I shall set the deadline on this one shortly.

In the meantime, keep swimping (if that is a word)

That'll Be All

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Job for today.

Clean out the Bar.

And by Clean I don't mean Consume.

That'll Be All.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What a Wonderful Queen's Day

Thank You All in Queendom for adding wee bits of joy to my day.

Thank You King for a wonderful dinner with my friends.

Thank You Queen Mother and Father for everything.

Thank You Universe.

That'll Be All
The votes have been tallied and the King has spoken.

The awards are up for all to see.

Please download for your perusal.

Thank you all for participating :)

It's been fun

That'll Be All.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's Queen's Day

And the King will be judging the Challenge.

That'll Be All
Today is Queen Father's English Birthday and I ordered a beautiful bouquet of Lilies.

There is a joy to fresh white lilies like none other.

That'll Be All.

PS : Entry to Queen's Day Challenge still open

Sunday, May 23, 2010

It's time to spice things up this week in Queendom.

How many of you are up for a challenge?

All you have to do is upload an image that you think best describes the Queen :D

The more flattering the better.

Deadline : 26th May 2010.

Remember to leave a comment here so I can check out your contest entries.

That'll Be All.

Update : Entries are rolling in. Time is Running out.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Next week is the week of Birthdays in Queendom.

The Queen Father's English Birthday is on Tuesday.
As you all know, it's Queen's Day on Wednesday.
And Thursday is the Queen Father's Hindu Birthday.

Three Days of Celebration and Three Cupcakes for all of You.


That'll Be All

Friday, May 21, 2010

May the Luck of the Irish and the Queen be with you all today :)))

That'll Be All
and a Mighty Sigh of Relief

That'll Be All

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I wish I could have wishes for every star that I saw.


That'll Be All
I am happy to announce the Winner of the Royal Queenmatrai Blog Award - Take a Bow Haathi

That'll Be All

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chinese food makes for such great Comfort food

That'll Be All
Change of Plan.

A bottle of Rose.

That'll be all

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tonight, after the day is done
And the sun has set
I would like to lose myself
In a different world

Tonight I want to lose myself at the Cinema

That'll Be All

Monday, May 17, 2010

I look at myself in the mirror and lately it seems that I get a new white hair everyday.

I better be one hot looking, white haired Queen or I better find time for my hairstylist before Queen's day.

That'll Be All

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Classic Extended Family Luncheon Moment

When my father threatens to throw one of my mother's relatives out of the ninth floor window.

Simply Classic.

That'll Be All.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

People say that families that eat together live happier together or some such thing.

This afternoon there is a large family lunch with the extended family.

And I can't help but predict that it will be one huge Comedy of Errors.

He He He

That'll Be All
The one thing about a loved one being in a hospital is that your whole existence starts to feel like you are living in a dungeon.

Even the moments you are out, your mind wanders back to that dark space where your loved one is shackled.

Even the food smells and tastes rancid in the dungeon.

I'm happy to be out of the dungeon but have decided to build one in the Queendom.

That'll Be All.

Friday, May 14, 2010

As you all know, my dad was in hospital all of last week.

During this time he was put through a whole bunch of routine check ups for his liver, kidney, heart, prostrate etc.

One afternoon, we were rudely interrupted by the cardiologist who came in to tell us about a heart condition that he had noticed in my father's aortic valve and the right ventricular valve.

He and his assistant starting yelling questions at us and basically gave us no time to grasp the information that he had just shoved down our throat.

He then went on to tell us that while the damage he had noticed was 'moderate', he believed that it was a lot worse and that the 'Echo' test should be re-done. He even went to the extent of insisting on an angiography and starting scheduling it for two days later.

That's when I got ticked off and basically told him no such procedures would be scheduled until the echo was re-done and a second opinion was sought.

So, my dad was re-wheeled to the Echo department where the head of cardiology over-looked the echo test himself. The report came back - 'Moderate'.

Cut to the day of discharge. The Cardiologist comes back once again and requests for further investigation. At this time my parents are reading an article about youngsters being 'Young, stressed and under attack'.

What came next was something I never imagined.

I was emotionally threatened and sent for an Echo test 30 minutes later.

The head of cardiology came and probed and prodded on my bare breast.
Stared at the screen and said, "She's fine"
And *poof*, he was gone leaving me skipping over the moon.

(A random long post by request of Haathi)

That'll Be All.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I woke up dreaming of a hot stone massage.

All in favour, say 'aye'

That'll be all

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

One long week later - One peaceful night sleep.

That'll be all
.:: Hear Ye Hear Ye ::.

The Queen Father is Home and back on his throne.

Thank you all for your love and support.

That'll be all :)))

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

 Today, I would rather be lying on a beach with a Bloody Spicy Bloody Mary in my hands.

That'll Be All
I'm so tired and I still can't sleep

That'll be all
My dad is getting better and I am overwhelmed by a sense of Gratitude.

That'll Be All :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Yesterday while I was at hospital, I bumped into an old friend that I really am not in touch with anymore.

She was admitting her father into hospital too.

And suddenly we are talking 3 - 4 times a day just to be of support to one another.

Guess the passage of time doesn't matter after all.

That'll Be All.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My emotions seem to be getting the better of me today.

Not good.

That'll Be All.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dad seems to be doing a bit better.
He sat up in bed and yelled at me :)))

That'll Be All


Friday, May 7, 2010

Thanks for your wishes
Thanks for your prayers

But I'll be really happy
when my dad skips down the stairs.


That'll Be All

Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's been a whirlwind of emotions the last 36 hours
He seems to be getting a bit better but the complications and investigations continue

Yesterday I felt like I was in an episode of Greys Anatomy

That'll Be All.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's been a terrible night and I barely slept a wink.

That's what happens when you have to hospitalise your dad suddenly.

That'll be all.
It's been so long since I have been here
It's been so long since I put words down
It's been so long since I have felt the need to write

But guess what...

I'm Back :)

Thank you all so much for remembering me and asking me to come back

Things have been different the last couple of months.
As you know I quit my job in February and have been home since.

People / Friends constantly ask me how I pass my time and whether I am ready to pull the hair out of my head...and the honest truth is I am not bored at all...I love the fact that I have time for myself to do things that I never had time to do before - Staring at the fan being one of them :)

In a nutshell, I am loving the sabbatical and the time it gives me to myself.

Comment and let me know what you all have been upto so I can catch up on Bloggergossip ;)

That'll Be All :)
.:: The Queen will be back sooner than you know it ::.

All in approval, say 'Aye'

That'll Be All