“Stop and stare...I think I'm moving but I go nowhere”

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Yeah I know that everyone gets scared
But I've become what I can't be
Stop and stare
You start to wonder why you're 'here' not there
And you'd give anything to get what's fair
But fair ain't what you really need
Oh, can u see what I see

This town is colder now, I think it's sick of us
It's time to make our move, I'm shakin off the rust
I've got my heart set on anywhere but here
I'm staring down myself, counting up the years
Steady hands, just take the wheel...

The lyrics to One Republic’s new song “stop and stare” are mirroring my current feelings about the “big” move and change. I am leaving what I know (DC, my family, my job) but I guess what One Republic says is true “Its time to make our move, I’m shaking off the rust. I’ve got my heart set on anywhere but here” The formidable conversation of me leaving took place between me and my clients, boss and co-workers yesterday. And man was I surprised of how well they took it and how much they care for me. Their reaction was totally unexpected, instead of moaning about how they’ll need to find someone new and train them….they said that it was about time that Bhatji and I decided to cut out the distance and be together :o) I am truly lucky to have been surrounded by such warm and kind people. It makes it worse that I am leaving the company and clients….sigh…well the next job I get, I hope to luck with just as kind coworkers.

I have been trying my hand at several foodie events such Easy Crafts – Fun ‘n’ sun event. Although we are the very beginning stages of spring….certain warm days call for a cooling meal or drink. I always think back to the hot summers in Mysore…where my mom would give us buttermilk or honey dew juice to beat the heat. I know I wanted to attempt a new recipe so I flipped through the many cook books my mom have given me and I like a simple Mint & lemon soda from my Costco cook book. This entry goes out to Easy Crafts Fun n sun event. Here is the recipe for Mint & Lemon Crush:
¼ cup of mint leaves
2-3 tsp of sugar
Juice from a fresh lemon (as per your taste)
1 cup of cold water
¼ cup of club soda
Fresh mint for garnish

To make:
Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a small pitcher, add the sugar and crush with a pestle or use the back of a wooden roller. Crush until it’s a smooth mixture. Add the lemon juice, cold water and club soda mix well either in a blender or just stir. Add the mint leaves for garnish and serve in a glass with crushed ice.

The flavors of mint and lemon make for a harmonious taste. It is a perfect spring or summer drink. Well until the next entry enjoy the spring weather!


Asha said...

Good luck with your move. Everybody seems to be moving these days, except me that is!!:D
Crush looks so refreshing, I can't wait to make it Anu, thanks girl!:)

Uma said...

the mint & lemon crush looks so refreshing. Nice entry.

Cham said...

Mint soda another refreshing drink in hot sunny days, beautiful drink :)

TS said...

that is a lovely drink....I can't wait for summer here in NL.

cheers, trupti

Mansi Desai said...

add some vodka to this drink and you'll have a nice cuban mojito!! drink two glasses and your "move" will be a piece of cake!:) hehehe..good luck with the shifting and moving girl!

Bhatji said...

Is there some stashed away in the fridge that I can get my hands on??

Divya Vikram said...

refreshing indeed

AnuZi said...

Yea u are right...everyone seems to be moving. Maybe its this gorgeous spring weather that makes us wanna try new things :o)

Thanks dahling ;o)

I know I can't wait for summer just to try out these yummy summery drinks

Well Trupti...heres to a fun summer ahead :o)

Mansi Desai,
Oooo mojitos! lol hmmm I think being drunk and moving makes for an...interesting combo :o)

Nope...I drank it all by myself hehe ;o) sowwy.

Thanks dear :o)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i know moved can be physically tiring.. but i know how you will be looking forward to it ...:)all the best for the move...your crush is really refreshing ... i am sure to try it:)

AnuZi said...

Thanks dear! Oh please try it! and let me know how you like ;o)

Sonal said...

Hey Anuzi, I hope you find just as nice co-workers again. Do let me know if you are interested in marketing consulting. By the way, we tried your paneer tikka pizza the other day and it was awesome!
Also, are you from Mysore..my husband grew up there too!
Take care..

Sig said...

Wow, what an awesome drink, if you just spike it a bit it will be even better :D Good luck with the move... hope the job hunt is going well...

Anonymous said...

I looooooooove the photo. You are getting too good!!!!

AnuZi said...

Thanks dear for the nice wishes. I might contact you regarding that job opportunity

Aww Sig dahling...how true you speak...yes anything with alcohol is awesome ;o) Job hunt is a bit frustrating but ya gotta do it.

Aww tanx sis. I learned from the best :o)

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