Forever alone No more- 1

Clock shows: 10.45am / Date:02Feb13

Singlehood ends in: 26 hours 

Shakespeare Idioms Used: As good luck would have it, a sea change

I am annoyed! You heard me right. Annoyed! How else can you describe the feeling when you find your house empty on your wedding eve.

As good luck would have it, I do not see any of my aunts gathering around me uttering disproving and contradicting words all at the same time. Why isn’t anybody turning up?

Molu(baby), you have lost so much weight“,”How can you be so over-weight, will your blouse fit you?“, “Dear, have you eaten anything? You’ll not be able to cop up with the entire ceremony tomorrow. Eat something“, “You are eating!! How can you? Don’t you know that it’s YOUR wedding tomorrow??

But, no! The one time when I needed them all, they aren’t here. Infact, nobody is here.

I keep running around my home to check on Dad. He is nowhere to be seen. Mom is busy arranging my luggage to be taken to my new “home”- Oh, I’m being kicked out- married off. So, I ought to carry my clothes- Mmmmm.. Sensible!! She ‘ordered’ for this big beautiful suitcase all the way from Dubai, from my Uncle. That’s just because she feels we don’t get sturdy, long-lasting bags, here in India. Yeah, I’m done arguing with her.

And my Sis? She is just out of her beauty bath. Its’ her only sister’s wedding and she is getting ready- But, A.L.R.E.A.D.Y???.

As I stand here watching Mamma pack my stuffs, she screams,”Shalu why haven’t you even brushed your teeth? Go, take a bath- People will start pouring in- in no time!!” and she is back to doing her favorite thing. My bags look neat and orderely. I have my ‘Girl to Bride‘ bag, ‘Bride to Wife‘ bag and ‘I’m now a Wife‘ bags in order.

The ‘Girl to Bride‘ bag is packed with my Trousseau- ‘The Saree”, Jewelry and jewelry boxes with lil’ notes inside them stating what should go where, Handbag, Sandals, Hair and Makeup kit (though the makeup artist would bring one of her own). She reminds me to keep my laptop, phone charger and my ipod also on the same bag! Oh, I had completely forgotten about that!

The ‘Bride to Wife‘ bag is loaded with another Saree for the same day wedding reception, makeup remover (how wise of her!), Sanitary, Sandals, a simple Salwar kameez and my night suit (just in case!) 😉 .

The ‘I’m now a Wife‘ bag contains anything and everything. All the dresses, Salwar kameez, Anarkalis carefully picked up, a lil’ over 25 Kancheevaram sarees, 5-6 designer sarees, 5-6 other normal sarees. All these come under “just in case” 🙂 And yes, about 10 pairs of wedges, heels and handbags too. DO NOT JUDGE. I”M A BRIDE IN THE MAKING!

Well, it’s about 11.30am. Why isn’t anybody thinking that it’s officially my Last day at home? That there is going to be a sea change in my life starting tomorrow?

I’m irked at everyone’s apathy.

I check my mobile for his messages…..

‘Written for the A-Z challenge 2015’

A

Comments

  1. Just started reading your posts for the #AtoZChallenge.. And I’m staying on till the end! 🙂

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  2. What a wise use of the idioms and this confusion and neglect of the bride happens so often in the wedding. Poor Brides;)

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  3. Now that’s some name you’ve christened the bags with. Enjoyed reading the post Shalini 🙂 Looking forward to read more 🙂

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  4. I can sense nostalgia in this post. Loved the way you’ve weaved your way through Shakespeare’s words.

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  5. I’m officially hooked – I’ll be back tomorrow.

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  6. Great start!! I guess there are these mixed feelings during those days, isn’t it?
    And Then There Were None

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  7. Great start… love the humor and reminiscences along with it, but want to know what happens next! The hook is great!!

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  8. swathishenoy says:

    Bookmarked! Coming tomorrow to find out what happens next 😉 Haven’t been in this situation yet and I am all more curious 😛

    A Stranger In The Mirror

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  9. I love the evolution of your bags. Enjoyed your post.

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  10. I love the names you have assigned to your bags 😀 Bang on, girl! We have all been there. Ah. Nostalgia!

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  11. Haha…sounds very dramatic…like most Indian weddings and pre-wedding ceremonies I suppose. 🙂

    Sanch @ Living My Imperfect Life

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  12. wooer that’s a lot of bags 😀 Moms are always like that 😀 sweet and caring

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  13. Sulekha says:

    This brought back memories, happy ones 🙂 The emotions of a new bride shine through, bless you

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  14. Great start, Shalini. Look at all the stuff in those bags. 🙂 Well done.

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  15. I love the three bags your mom packed for you! 😀 Can’t wait to see the drama that is going to follow 😛

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  16. Lata Sunil says:

    The description of whats in the bag is so enticing.. want to have a look at all too.. Interesting this is.

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  17. A great start! I am also taking notes 😛

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    • Oh!!!! *The author doesn’t advocate the readers to take inspiration in any form* 😛 Keep reading, you will either like me or hate me towards the end of April 😛

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  18. I’m sure you re-lived your wedding gala there 😀 Wonderful! I’m looking forward to your posts Shalini ! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Sharu 🙂 And yes, I was making hubby listen to all that I was going through the previous day! Keep reading! You will either like me or hate me from now on 😛

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  19. Loved it! *Nostalgia sets in and I smile* 🙂

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  20. Santosh Menon says:

    So, where were they?. Please don’t tell me it’s like the endings of an IFC movie (imagine the rest!).
    Are the tattoos real?

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  21. Ah! those comments!! In my case it was “gain some weight, you don’t seem to have the stamina to bear the weight of the saree and jewellery 🙂

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    • Haha! Love the aunts anyway! 😛 Thanks for dropping by. Could you please send me your post for the A to Z please? I’m not able to find the link. 😦

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  22. This, I am sure, is going to be an interesting series. Looking forward to the future posts. Good luck!

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  23. You just made me reminisce my wedding eve. Except it wasn’t half as fun as yours. 😉 Great start !

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  24. shanayatales says:

    I am curious as to what happens next. 🙂
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  25. Well, I’ve been to many weddings, and I’ve heard the relatives’ comments and you got that spot on 😉 😛

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