Thursday, January 13, 2011

Aakkapporthuavanukku aaraporukkavillai

This weekend marks Pongal, which is basically Thanksgiving in my husband's culture. Tomorrow is also Vid's 31st birthday, so for the next 3 months we'll both be the same age & he can't call me a "cougar"; LOL.

I don't think I've ever posted a photo of him here in the 3 years I've had a blog; have I? Well, better late than never I guess! Here we are @ a friend's wedding last year:

I've been trying to learn more Tamil than just the few survival phrases & curse words I already know. I've been putting more effort into this lately as it looks like my mom-in-law will FINALLY be coming to the US for cancer treatments when Vid's sister comes back from India next month. Amma ("mom" in Tamil) speaks English well enough but she's very bashful about her ability so hopefully my effort will make her feel more @ home. Btw, the name of this blog is actually a Tamil pet name my hubby gave me.

I got a few books from the library in addition to 1 I picked up in India when we were there in 2009. One of the books I've bee using has proverbs in it. Here's one I came across the other day:

ஆக்கப்பொறுத்தவனுக்கு ஆறப்பொறுக்கவில்லை

("Aakkapporthuavanukku aaraporukkavillai" is how you say it in Tamil.)

"He could wait for the food to be cooked, but couldn't wait for it cool down" is the literal translation.

In layman's terms, it's translated as "You waited this much, wait just a bit more".

Waiting just a bit more? Heck I've been waiting for almost 3 years now. But it looks like the wait will be over soon because...

I got word yesterday that I will be going on BCPs next month for IVF. That means we'll likely be doing the ER & ET @ some point in March; my birthday is in April so I'm hoping for a birthday BFP & a sticky baby (or 2) that could be here in time for Christmas 2011. Do you think it's too early to start writing Santa?


Anonymous said...

Heck no! Get on that letter writing now. Write to the easter bunny too! I hope you get a birthday bfp!

Meara said...

Just found you through the Stirrup Queens. Here's hoping 2011 is YOUR year!

Meara at Not Twenty-Seven Yet