I don’t know where to start or what to write. Every other day I feel like writing a post here and even make mental notes so that I don’t forget what I wanted to write about. Would you believe that I had more than 5 topics in my mind to write about but have no clue what they are now? Sigh.
** In the last 20 days we have been oscillating between being extremely happy to being extremely sad – just like that. And we have no control over any of the happenings. When I feel let down, S consoles me and when I see him all silent, I try to talk him out of it. It’s as if some cruel joke is being played on us. Hope we come out of it soon.
** Reminds me, it’s been about a month I have lighted a lamp in the Pooja room. I don’t want to say I don’t believe in Him for I do but I don’t feel like doing some rituals which again are making me so guilty, especially given that life seems totally unstable like this. What should I do?!
**Ok now that the rant part is over, moving on to other stuff. I have been cooking up a storm in my kitchen. I am amazed how I have posted recipes on my food blog every single weekday and some weekends from May 22nd until today. Almost two months and 46 recipe posts in total. Yay!
** Every weekend, I begin by planning all the dishes I would post for the upcoming week and prepare my posts every day. It does take a lot of time and I would have S staring at me sometimes but nothing matches to the joy of seeing your post getting published. Hope my enthusiasm continues for good.
** While I am on my kitchen stories, I should mention my love for new serveware too. People around me think I am going a wee bit obsessive, collecting new serveware wherever I go. I have always been fond of my kitchen utensils and now with this love for food photography it’s reaching new heights. I am proud to say that I take after my paternal aunt in this regard 😀
** I recently read The Zoya Factor by Anuja Chauhan and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was like reading through a movie script with its elements of fun. Complete entertainer that one. Contrastingly my next book was The Mountains Echoed, which turned out to be a wonderful read too. I am back to Anuja Chauhan, reading Those Pricey Thakur Girls – so far loving it!
** When I was in Chennai couple of weeks back, the MIL very dearly packed me atleast a 20 drumsticks. I even proposed to S that we make a stop at Wallajah Sandhai and put up a shop – otherwise what would we do with those many drumsticks?! Ofcourse I love them and everything. I have frozen them and they are quite handy that way!
** On the Chennai story, I missed seeing my parents as they were on another trip. On a bright side, I spent a day with the sister and we even went for shopping. We also interchanged couple of our tops – just like the good old times 🙂
** Our badminton practice has been going on regularly and this is the only activity I don’t have to push the husband for. Yesterday, S got up at 6.30 in the morning for badminton. On a Sunday. At 6.30am. He has been appreciating me for the improvement I have been making. Eeeeee! 😀
** I recently joined Toastmasters club in our office and infact gave my ice breaker speech too. I got a standing ovation, as is the norm (which is a confidence booster) and also won the Best Speaker of the Week title. I look forward to attending the session every week now.
** While on the office stories, I made a team photo collage for a contest in office and we won the first prize! It really felt awesome collecting the prize money 😀
** Watched quite a few movies in the last month, most of which I loved. Kakkamuttai, Uthamavillain, Baahubali and Piku stand out distinctly for me.
** A month back, just like that I created my twitter account. Though I am still learning the ropes of it, I must say I love it and prefer it anyday compared to Facebook.
** I don’t understand this urge of some people to only talk about your weight. “Lose weight – oh you are doing too much exercise. Gain a couple of kgs – what happened?! You are going fat again”. I have stopped giving a damn about these people. No one knows what I go through or how my life is. Then what gives them the right to judge me? Last time someone said I have put on a litttttle bit weight, I said it’s a miracle that I am standing or walking and that I am not bothered much. Hmpf!
** Over the weekend, we had to get our wifi router serviced and I can’t begin to talk about the traffic of this city. It took us over 2hrs to cover a distance of 18kms. When the lady at the counter told us that it could get serviced by evening, we had to hang around near-by for the next 3-4hrs instead of spending the same time travelling back and forth. I am telling you, I swear I would never step into a mall or food court on a weekend given a chance. I absolutely HATE malls and mall-wandering. Thankfully our router got repaired earlier than expected and we reached home by late evening – thanks to the traffic again. One entire day gone. Just like that.