Cocktail Thoughts!

What happens at the end of every year? We look at the past year and hope for a better year ahead. Some party, some spend quiet time with family / friends / self and some BLOG!

2012 has been an year of new friendships. Some friendships were formed and gone before I knew it, while some strengthened. This year saw the birth of my food blog and temple visits like never before. This year also helped form my band of girls, who I know will stand by me through anything. Here's to all my girls - Aarti, Avanthi, Jenny, KK, Tasneem Aunty, Tasneem Akbari, Yalini, Pree, Ramaa Iyer, Ranjini, Uma V, Uma J,  - for all that we have done together and for all that we will.

To some new friendships - Sathish Kumar, Sindhu Sathish Kumar, Bharani Shivakumar - you guys have been great and I will always cherish the dinner, not to forget the lectures and discussions ;-)

This year saw the wedding of 2 of my besties - D and S. I am proud to have been part of your wedding celebrations, to have gained 2 families while being part of this wedding.

This year gave me a lot of health issues and has also given me the strength to overcome them. This year saw me lose and gain weight like nobody's business. It's now time to stabilize.

This year saw me visit the Superstar's (yes yes - the one and only thalaivar Rajnikanth) house for Navrathri Golu. Thank you Tasneem Aunty for the privilege and honor.

This year saw me read more books than the last, eat more food and workout more.

This year put me to test, strengthened my belief in the Supreme and has made me stronger.

This year has witnessed the death of lot of people - artistes, directors, some cold blooded shootings, rapes and the likes, and here's a prayer for peace to all their families.

To all those amazing bakers from HBG and my fellow foodies from CFG, you are the reason for the weight gain mentioned earlier :D Happy New Year :)

Last but most important, this year saw many highs and lows that helped put things in perspective, and through it all, you stood by me. Thank you - I know I can always count on you! Thank you for picking out furniture, thank you for listening to me banter, crib, cry and in the end making me laugh until I tear up and thank you for the insane patience. Thank you for making me cry today, and not letting go until I laughed again. And congratulations and huggs because this year has been good for you too! :-) (You still have to make up for missing my birthday, next birthday will come soon) Here's to you for making everything special! Happy New Year!

What the next year brings - I don't know, but I do hope it brings cheer and happiness all around. Less tears, more smiles, less anger, more peace, less stress, more ease and finally, lots and lots of love!

Here's to all of you that have been and will be part of my life - A very happy new year and joy and sunshine all around!

This tree outside my house fell, but this picture will always remain in my heart, for it showed that no matter how troubled times are, there will always be a bloom some day that'll make you smile and hope!



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  1. Here's to a super duper year ahead babes.. Oodlesss of awesomeness for an awesome person, amazing friend and spunky gal :)

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    1. Thanks Aaroo. You have a great one ahead too :D Let more luck rub your way your highness ;-)

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    2. ahem ahem.. the Queen Bee minds.. She shall be addressed only by her name!! :P

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  2. Feels nice to be mentioned in your blog --- nice feeling to end the year. Thanks for that :)

    Deepa, Wishing you a wonderful year filled with loads of fun & joy, peace, great health, wealth, loads of inner strength & more.

    Have a great life young lady! :)

    Cheers!

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  3. Deeps this is an awesome write up...this is the second time ive been emotional and cried today...your such a spunky girl i have had the good fortune to meet...thank you for being a part of MY life...

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  4. NIce to know you're having fun with your bunch of girls :-). I'm jealous ;-) This year seemed to have been really great for you, come one Superstar :-), and food :-D. Happy New Year :-)

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    1. Ash - Rajnikanth house is the highlight! Some pics on FB :D me sooper kicked!

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  5. and also saw you get crowned with the "Diet-chef" title....Take a bow Deepa

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    1. * bow * thank you thank you! :D Not to mention your other title which I really loved - High priestess of good food. I'd take that over Diet Chef if you don't mind :D

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  6. Happy New Year to you Deepa. Hope 2013 brings you much of happiness... Nice picture and the accompanying message.. :)
    Cheers!

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    1. Thank you Anand. Wishing you a great year ahead too! :)

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  7. Deeps i must say you are one of the few good things that happened in 2012.. have a few friends with whom i can without any inhibition speak on everything and you right now top the list :) Huggs and wish you a super dhaam dhoom year babe..

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    1. You too babe, you too! And right now, what we need is people with whom we can actually talk rather than Facebook. Catch my point eh! :D Have a sooper dooper year ahead!

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