Thursday, March 30, 2006

How Happy am I?

You Are 56% Happy

You're definitely a happy person, even though you have your down moments.You tend to get the most out of life, though there's always some more happiness to be squeezed.



The past few posts of mine have been quite dreary and I wanted to write something cheerful for a change. But I've not been in the best of spirits - nor in the pinkest of health. Pains and aches can be so distracting - and whether it is age catching up or my net surfing- I've been afflicted with pains in my shoulder and neck for some weeks now-Only if one is able to think beyond one's physicality can one concentrate on anything- including the very simple act of going through one's daily routine- the aches and the accompanying anxiety sours my mood.

I try to stay away from the pc- as far as possible- I had to do my blog hopping standing- and in between my chores- so as to avoid continous browsing-

"Raaja paarvai" - roughly translated as "the Royal view" - is a term also used in jest to describe a stiff neck- and thats how my view had been this whole of last week- moving my neck even slightly was agony- and the mode of treatment was not pleasant either. In Ayurveda, we have this treatment called "Nasyam"- where by first after applying medicated oil on the afflicted area, followed by fomenting the region after which drops of medicated oil is poured thru each nostril. One has to deeply inhale the oil poured- and then the sinuses get cleared - finally one has to gargle with warm water- On the first day , I created quite a ruckus and DH had a tough time pinning me down to administer the treatment- My sons watched the proceedings in unabashed amusement.
However tedious the procedure is- the results were dramatic. My stiff neck and shoulders relaxed except for sporadic spasms of pain a few times during the day. Even that has gone now.

My elder son's Boards are over and he says the papers were easy. Once he had finished with Maths and Science papers he was like 'the holidays have begun'- tho Hindi and English papers were still left.
After the exams he went to the movies with his friends- and there was so much of planning and phoning- excitement and anticipation- they went to see' Thampi'- and he loved it. he wants to grow hair like Madhavan in the movie- groan- he regaled me with some glorious gory details in the movie-

Now he drives me crazy because he's forever behind his younger brother bossing over him- and the younger one has absolutely no intention of being bossed over- the ensuing war zone medley makes me go crazy- I'm swinging between extremes of mood swings- rage, fury and misery- every time I blow my top once in a way- I'm worried I'll give myself a heart attack- and try to take deep breaths- massaging my tense shoulders-

ufffff...yeah- so thats how happy I'm- and still I made it to 56%...nothing short of Miracle- I should say...

12 comments:

Apy said...

hey .. me first .. jus wanted to say thanks fr comin over to my blog..
n ya
try to relax.. thats wat i can say .. u r rushing way too fast .. i kno those are ur daily chores and u cant avoid those but still .. atleast try to..
take care

Full2 Faltu said...

Ardra

You still doing wonderfully great. 56% is very very good. You should see some of my friends and the way they crib. I would think they are never happy.

Enjoy the happiness

Punds

Usha said...

Please get well soon - Yes, I can see moms of kids with board exams around me and can well imagine what you are going through.

josh said...

I strongly recommend Shavasana before you go to sleep. Not a joke at all. Stress creaps into body as pain. Try and you'll see the change. Best! :-)

Shpriya said...

Ardra, r u ok? take care :)

sinusoidally said...

Those days of board exams...like it was yesterday. How do you do it with kids, you are an awesome mother. My mother tells me get married and have kids ASAP, I can't even imagine...

Jithu said...

hmm. looong time.. hope ur health is ok now..

GettingThere said...

Hey Ardra! Been visiting your blog every now and then to catch any new posts. None! Is everything OK?

siggy said...

That was a nice piece of daily life as it is. Liked the frankness very much.

aria said...

Hi Ardra.
Long time. Just wanted to say Hi coz haven't seen you around for a while. Hope everything is ok.
Take Care and be back soon.

anumita said...

Am catching up after some time. Noticed that you posts are getting better and better and you are writing with immense clarity! Kudos! Am disappointed about not getting to read the blanknoise contribution. It's disappeared.

Arunima said...

my two brothers were born just a year apart and mom says after managing them, me and my sister were too easy. yes, 4 siblings big family, happy family!!