Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy 2009!

Happy New Year to you all!

Whew! The last few months have been quite crazy. Work, housework, and trying to finish the first draft of a small book. It’s a spiritual biography of a guy from Rajasthan. Done at last! I can get some sleep now, yipee! Couldn’t celebrate Christmas or New Year, i was working away like a clock. Even forgot our wedding anniversary! The children remembered, thankfully. Wonder how people manage to write huge books, when a little one takes so much effort.

And then hubby had to have angioplasty. There were two blocks in his heart. He’s okay now, though he has to take heaps of medicines and we have to watch his diet. It was such comfort having caring friends and family rally round. Can’t imagine how we’d have managed without. They were God’s angels sent to help us.

Our book My Mother, My Strength, published by Rupa, was released in Hyderabad in December. (I couldn’t go). It’s a collection of women writers from different parts of India writing about their mothers. They invited me to contribute as a Mizo writer. Do pick it up if you happen to see it.

By the way, are computer viruses multiplied ten thousand times these days? Our office has been blighted for a couple of months. Our triband connection kept conking out too. Then hubby’s laptop got very sick. It had 400 viruses.

What about New Year resolutions? I haven’t made any, am still working on last year’s.

Hope you all have a cheery, blogy, virus free year.

14 comments:

Calliopia said...

*hugs* mesjay, so glad to have you back here. I'm so sorry to hear abt Pu Sam. I hope he's able to watch his diet well and maybe exercise a bit. Tsk tsk you sure have been busy. I'll definitely try to get hold of the Mother book. And I don't know abt virii multiplying lately. Maybe you need to try new anti-virus s/w? All the very best for 2009. Stay blessed.

mesjay said...

Thanks, Calliopia. Hugs to you too. Sam is doing what he can abt diet & exer. The plural of virus is virii, right? How i slipped! Reminds me of Gollum! It takes an English lecturer to get words right, he he!

Calliopia said...

Erm I just looked it up and the correct plural form of virus is not virii as I had assumed but viruses. *hangs head in shame*

Sekibuhchhuak said...

I reh ka lo ti a, i lo buai em anih khi! I hnathawh chu a pui hle mai. Lehkhabu pawh chu hralh tla deuh anih theih nan duhsakna ka hlan a che( u )

aduhi said...

Will look for your book and if found will buy it. I'm sure it's good. Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery, and a Happy New Year to you.

mesjay said...

Calliopia, that's unexpected. Good you looked it up, didn't even occur to me. Btw, Mona's poems are up on the website of poetry international.

Seki, min wish na chu ka lawm e. Mahse keini ziah duh zawng hi chu hralh a tla vak thrin lo. A tui mi te'n an lo chhiar ve hian a lawmawm ani mai.

Aduh, hope you get it. Only one chapter is mine, but it's quite an interesting variety by writers from different backgrounds.
And my book should be out within the next couple of months. Hope you get to read that too.

DayDreamBeliever said...

hehe someone's been busy busy and very productive! A very happy 2009 to you and all at home. Hope Hubby gets stronger soon. Kudos to you for managing to publish a book on top of everything else!

mesjay said...

Daydreambeliever, you showed the way to be busy, i only followed your example, hehe! Thanks for the good wishes.

illusionaire said...

Will drop by this week to give my wishes to uncle. Mail me your number please, Pi Mesjay. My phone conked and I lost all my contacts!!! We haven't even seen each other this year!!!! :o

mesjay said...

Illusionaire, it's been a really long time indeed. Do drop by when you can. Sam's on his way back from a work tour.

And what a hairstyle! Is it your new year celebration

Jerusha said...

And just when I think I'm the absolute most hardworking girl ever, I see people who're worse than me! :) I hope your husband's better, and the book sounds like something I would love to read. And released in my turf too! Will definitely have to look for it.

mesjay said...

Jerusha, we all keep working, working, what to do! But then, we're likely to be so miserable if we had no work. Hubby is fine, he just has to be careful and take his medicines faithfully. The book should be available, though i haven't tried it. The publisher sent me a copy and it disappeared before i finished reading.

Gauri Gharpure said...

nice to see you write, wishing your husband a speedy way to health.. congratulations for both the books, published and the one soon to be.. your energy and enthusiasm is impressive..

mesjay said...

Gauri, thanks, thanks. I do very little except go to work and come back, and write whenever i can find time. The house is in a permanent mess & i cook only simple meals. What do you do?