hearts open in delight,
gifts of appreciation,
gratitude for each moment,
a serendipitous highlight.
Mice on the door step,
a gift from Star,
but that won’t make it to
my dinner plate, tonight!
Yesterday my mother invited me for lunch because she was having my sister in law over as they are planning a little event. I’m still not privy to share the news but I think I’ll be able to share it with all of you next week, I hope. I was hemming and hawing about going because it was off task in my schedule and I knew I would pay the price later. While it’s true I pulled an all nighter to make up for lost time, it was more that worth it.
My mom is renting to this adorable Indian woman and her mother currently and we had such a delightful time. You know how I feel like I’m half Indian since I have so many Indian followers, I adore. Plus, my dear friends Nila, Amit and Marcelo from home are like family too. Sushama is a scientist and is on a visa and is only here for 2 more weeks and then will return again after getting a longer visa. We hope it will work out to return to her house again again as they are a delight. She was so gracious and invited me to stay with them any time. It’s definitely on my bucket list to come visit and meet up with some of you.
In the meantime, you know me, my wheels are turning and I’m busy arranging a dinner to have them meet my friends and maybe an arranged marriage with my friend. 🤣 Sheereen from The Lightening Bug, can tell you I’m a complete failure setting people up but it doesn’t stop me. Shhh don’t say anything, I haven’t told them yet. 🤣They are both Indian but she says she doesn’t care what nationality he is, nor does her mom, as long as he’s a nice guy. Wow, how progressive is this! I’m not sure how they would manage their cooking styles since she uses lots of spices and he uses barely any spices at all. It will be fun. She has never been married because her father died early and she help her mom take care of her 3 siblings.
They surprised us and brought us this amazing food which I forget what it was now but you may recognize it. Their hospitality and warm spirit was just like being with all of you on the blog. I’m so blessed that we all share such warm connections from everyone on the globe and our friendship that truly is a gift to me each and everyday.
Thanks mom for a lovely introduction and lunch!
Star is in big trouble as she stayed out all night for the first time in quite awhile and ate mice which is her fav being a feral at heart. It was the first time I didn’t stay up all night waiting for her but was relieved to see her little face in the morning for some snuggles and love. But I’m giving her the cold shoulder but she’s so cute I can’t resist her purrs of affection.
Reminding you Today is the final day to vote for Author of the Month. How did April go so fast! Thank you to all of those who already cast your vote for me. I’m truly grateful. If you wanted to vote and haven’t gotten to yet, there’s still time and I would be most grateful. Again, Congratulations to the other nominee’s.
Here is the link and if you have to try more than 5 minutes, PLEASE DO NOT worry about it! I know it can be tricky.
Happy Fri-Yay and have a wonderful weekend!
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Sounds like a delicious meal and delightful company. It is sometimes good to accept an invitation which pulls one away from the myriad of other priorities clamoring for one’s energy. Perhaps the universe has something to say in the brief respite/ change of environment.
Your cat Star sounds adorable! At least you did not need to prepare a meal for her!
Happy matchmaking…! Cheers and Happy Friday, my friend. Peace!!
It really was and it certainly is. I did have a ball and you’re so right Suzette! Love it. She is the cutest. And that was the bonus.
I’ll keep you posted and cheers to you for a wonderful weekend! Namaste! 💞
Thank you Cindy. Namaste!
What fun for Friday on Thursday.
That’s exactly right Tim! We take it how it comes, thanks💗
Wonderful!!! Have a joyful Friday and great weekend!!! Huge hugs!! 🤗🥰❤️🌹💞❤️💞
Thank you so very much Giada! You do the same my friend! 💞😘🥰💗💞
Thank you infinitely from my heart my dear friend Cindy!!! 🤗😘💞🥰❤️🌹💞
Wonderful post.enjoy your Indian guest❤️❣️❤️
Thank you so much Aruna! I certainly will! 💗
Dish looks so delicious n spicy. Glad to know my Queen. Mom looks Wow n I truly feel it’s the great treat yo my eyes n heart to see you all enjoying 🤗🥰
My heartfelt love and respect to you n Mom. My Queen with golden heart 😘😘❤💛
Thank you so very much my dearest princess. It was just that. It was lovely and I’ll give her your blessings as well. Aww thanks and you are golden too! hugs and always love and blessings!💗
Always my sweet pleasure dear Queen. ❤🙏🙏
divine looking dishes😁
fun was had… so very lovely, Cindy.
a great weekend your way🤍✨
They were soooo good! And to you my friend! 💗
My husband’s family had Indian connections. My sister-in-law went to Indiana twice the last two years to meet some folks.
I voted for you, good luck, Cindy.
Oh I love the ritual and spirit. Oh that’s so wonderful that they connected. That’s so heartwarming. Thank you so much Miriam!!! That means a lot to me! 💗
Happy fun Friyayyy, Cindy. Looks like you had a great time, food looks scrumptious . I love that you are still playing matchmaker. How wonderful. Have a fabulous weekend .💕
Happy Fri-Yayyyyy now Sat-YAYYYY Grace! It was a lovely time and change of pace and the food was so yummy. I have to have luck at some point right! lol. It’s always fun. I will and you do the same dearest!~💗💞
They seem so lovely, what a wonderful experience!
They are and it sure was.. Thanks Pooja! 💗
SMiLes How Wonderful Dear Cindy Your Mom
Renting A Place to Stay For An Indian Woman
Working on A Visa With Her Mother And
True How Precious Indians Are
FRiEnDS For Almost A Decade
With Some of Course Through
Poetry Though WordPress And
So Many Other Close to Decade
FRiEnDSHiPS ThiS Way All Around
The World True i Come For the Individual
Connections Responding in Poetic Flow as i Go
And Of Course my Blog is Just A Record of Gratitude
And That’s All For Thanks Giving For Giving Even More
And Surely Star Your Cat
Is Keeping the Mouse
Population All in Check
In An All Nighter Bender
As Such High on the Hunt HAha
Happy Weekend to You Dear Cindy
Next Stop for me Usual Routine of
Working Out Writing Sleep Eating Dancing in Public
Yet Indeed No Limit to iMaGiNaTioN CREaTiViTY WHeREVeR
iN Flow Newly NoW Whether it May Be Dance or Song Free With SMiLes…
And Song Poetry Attack…
No LiGHT Sabers Required WHeRE i LiVE
At Least As the LiGHT Comes From WiTHiN ALL Free
Just to Give Share Care Heal All Away With Most Respect
THiS WaY iN
JoY oF LiGHT
Co-Creating NewLY NoW
Naked Enough Whole
Complete That’s All With SMiLes..:)
It is lovely for sure and we are lucky with all of our connections we’ve made. I’m so delighted and yes balancing all facets of our life is vital. Hugs and love to you! 💗💞
SMiles Dear Cindy
All Paths That Lead to
Sounds like a smashing good event! And your cat is adorable! Enjoy your Friday!
Thanks a lot dear Francis. It was lots of fun! She is such a sweetie. Thanks Francis and now Happy Sat-Yayyyy! 💞
You’re very welcome Cindy! And yes! It is a HAPPY SAT-YAYYY!!! 😀🌹🍷
Cheers to that dear Francis! ❣️
Star is adorable. I would forgive her in an instant!
She really is.. Yes, you and I both Marsha.. the softies that we are.. and our kitty love connections.. thanks!❣️
Yes, and your Star reminds me of Scardy Kitty who was black and white. Star has a much more loving face, though. She adores you.
Well look at you Ms. International Flavor of the Week. What a delightful meeting. You manage to turn anything into a FUNyay kind of day my friend. But perhaps you want to stay away from that match-making thingy! 💑 But what am I saying? You are going to do your own thing no matter what anyone says. 😂😆🤣 You go girl!!! Have a wonderful weekend dawwwlinkkkkkk! 😎💐😘🎉🥰💖😊
You gave me a chuckle ” Ms. International Flavor of the Week.” It was so much fun. Well, that’s what my friend said.. “I’m not coming ” lol 🤣 You know me well! “But what am I saying? You are going to do your own thing no matter what anyone says. 😂😆🤣 ” Of course I’m going to do my own thing.. you know me well. It’s nice to connect people in this crazy dating world. You do the same my dear Kym Dawwwwlink! 💗
Oh how I love the disrupter that you are dawwwwlinkkkk!!! Do you! YES!!! 🥰💖😍
hahahah Cheers to that and Sun-Yayyyy! ❣️
How lovely to meet new people and click with the immediately. 💖💖💖
It really is lovely to click with some people right away Sadje!!! 💗 Thanks 💗
Yes. Like soul sisters. You’re most welcome
Exactly and being i only have sisters of the heart, it’s nice! ❣️
Very nice. 😍🥰
Happy Fri-Yay Cindy! I love cats. They look so innocent despite their predatory abilities.
Happy Sat-Yayyyyy now John. I was just thinking of you and sending you light… and here you are., They really are the sweetest and yes there’s that! 💗
Fun on Friday 😎
And Saturday too Vidah.. 💞💗
That looks like a delicious mea, Cindy! 😋
Sooo Good Ingrid! ❣️ Thanks!
Wonderful Cindy! What a delicious day!
It really was Filipa… Thanks so much!! 💗
And you, thanks so! ❣️
Thank you so much, Cindy for this ‘India special’ post. Glad to know that you are half Indian. It’s heartening to note what you feel about Indians. I liked the picture of Indian family, especially one draped in saree, an Indian outfit. My love and regards to them. Dish looks quite familiar.
Poem in the beginning set the tone of this beautiful post. Star is the real star. I’m trying to vote for you. Wish you all the best for this and also for your role as a matchmaker. Have a lovely and enjoyable weekend 🎉
You’re so welcome KK and I’m so delighted you enjoyed this “India special surprise post” KK! Yes, maybe in my next life I will be allowed entry lol. I certainly do have an affinity for them and yet as with all people, I’m sure there is the good and the bad. I know I marvel at the beauty and ease of how easily they put on them on! The fabrics are so beautiful. Oh that’s so sweet. She sent me all of the recipes but I’ve still no clue what some of them are. I’m glad you enjoyed my poem at the beginning and Star who is a ⭐️. Finally, Ollie let her be.. 🤣. Oh thanks. He’s already baulking, silly man! I will and you do the same dearest friend!
Truly my pleasure, Cindy! You’re welcome! I’m sure in the next life , you will be full, not half. All the best 👍💐💖
You had an incredible time. And the food🥺, and poem 🤩
I did Jude and thanks so much and glad you enjoyed it! 💗💞
Such an upbeat post, Cindy! Seizing the moment makes life beautiful! Glad you had fun! Star is adorable! <3
Thanks so much Cheryl! It certainly does! It was really a nice change as I don’t “do lunch” often. Aww thanks.. at least she got some playing time away from Ollie! haha❣️
I hope to meet you Cindy whenever you visit India. I ll cook a vegan sweet dish called ‘gajar ka halwa’ for you. It is a yummy carrot pudding.
Oh I’d love it Ranjana! oh yum! My favorite is Gulab Jamun .. do you make that? Did I say it right? 💗
Yes, you said it correctly. I don’t know how to make Gulab Jamun. But we can buy Gulab Jamun from many wonderful sweet shops.
If it’s vegan, then I am sure you are replacing milk with something else.
I wonder How gajar ka halwa taste like with milk replacement.
I ate chicken too lol.
What is this?
gajar ka halwa
I’ve mentioned gajar ka halwa in a blog( a prompt by me).
Gajar means carrots
Halwa is like a porridge
It’s a sweet dish made with carrots, milk, cream, dry fruits
Oh, oh, yes. You are right, Devang. Sorry, not a vegan sweet dish. Gajar ka halwa will not taste yummy without milk and clarified butter.
different strokes for different folks!!! 🤗
Yes if you want to make it vegan
You have to use stuff like coconut milk, Cream or almond milk.
It will be expensive 😝
Oh yes for sure. we need some good protein thrown in D Ranjana I can’t reach your site for some reason!
Beautiful poetry, lovely pics. Wishing you all my best on the Spillwords nomination!! 💞 You deserve it.
Thanks so much Jeff! I so much appreciate your wishes! Thanks soooo much for your support. Hope your retreat is going well!❣️
I adore spicy food in general and Indian food in particular ~ YUM!
What delicious looking food and what sunny photos! I love too your opening poem that emphasizes the beauty of connection. 🙂
Thanks so much Layla!!! Glad you enjoyed my food, pics and poem. I so much appreciate your support!!! 💗
I am delighted to read it 🙂
You know why.
Would love to see you in India someday.
I am sure, you will come to my city, I mean Udaipur is always in the list of peole whenever they visit India, haha.
Indian food seems tasty 🙂
How about you wear a sari someday?
Oh soooo glad and I would love to visit you.
We will have to have one big blog party somewhere for sure!
Wouldn’t that be fun!
That would be fun 😁
Wonderful poem and so nice to see you all in the beautiful pic, Cindy. Such a fun loving post. Your cat is too good. Lovely, too good.
So delighted you enjoyed it Kamal.. Thanks my friend.. Yes, Star is a beauty too! ❣️
You are always welcome dear Cindy. Take care and stay safe 💓🙏🏻💓
So much appreciation for your wonderful appreciation as always Kamal. Not sure if my comment when through! 💗
You are awesome with your post Cindy. So much to learn and enjoy. Happy Sunday 😊😊😊
Awww thanks my friend and you do the same! ❣️
Welcome dear Cindy ❤️❤️❤️
Very fun (and funny) poem. Glad you had such a nice time. 🙂
Oh thanks Betsy. I didn’t eat the mouse, don’t worry.. lol 🤣
Sometimes the unexpected and spontaneous things really turn out to be great. Looks like you had a great time with you friends. Your cat probably partied all night long! :>)
It’s so true Dwight and it was a lovely surprised. Ha ha the big party animal that i am these days.. lol ❣️ Thanks
I think your cat is really the party animal!
I saw the photo and thought you came to my country!
But its nice that you enjoyed our food and honestly, I would love to see you in an Indian attire someday!
Also, I have been meaning to ask you. Would you want to do an exchange on each of your blogs? Like guest posts, where I publish one of your works on my blog and vice versa?
I thought it’d be an enjoyable experience and when I send in something, I can learn from you as well:)
oh wouldn’t that be fun. I would love it.
I would love that too when time frees up after my book comes out. Thanks so much for thinking of me! We’ll keep the intention! ❣️
Sure, whenever you’re free!
I am glad you liked the idea
All the best for your book again!! I’ll be one of the first readers for sure🤗🤗
Thanks my dear niece. I so much appreciate it! awww thank you so much. I’ll be doing book give aways, maybe you will win! 💗
I sincerely hope so!!
Hahaha! Cindy back to her favourite game again! I want to know the result of this gorgeous attempt of yours😂 Wish I can share the others in open😂😂😂 Thanks for the generous mention
Well, look who the cat drug in… it’s about time but hey you’re at least here. Working too hard again I see.. Oh I know have at it. Share away.. lol on second thought.. shhhh😂💞
Well if the cat is Ollie and it’s the command of her owner…need to be here😀 the secret is sealed in the hearts….I don’t know what you are talking about….do you?😉
hahaha see you can write a blog post and I just looked for it.. I’m still waiting.
I’ve not a clue what you are talking about.. how did I do?! hahaha💗
You have your hidden charms. Somebody who could force my lazy self into posting early.😀
Oh that’s soooo awesome.. hahaha. you are just busy and I’m proud of you. I’m heading to you in a few. It’s not refreshing yet! 🎉🥂👏💗
Stupid slow WP! See you soon! Thank you for all your support always 😘🤗
I know right.. too bad we can’t control everyone .. lol.. when in doubt blame it on WP. lol. You’re welcome and thanks for yours1 💞
WP the obvious and easy target
Poor Star…she worked so hard to feed you and you didn’t accept her offering at the meal?
hahahahahah you’re right Dawn.. 🤣
you da funny girl!
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