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Happy Anniversary !

Strange ! How time flies !

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WordPress wishes me a happy blogging anniversary today 😊
And amidst all the chaos in my life , the gesture puts a smile on my face ….

Just few years back, I had started to explore the blogosphere out of sheer boredom ; being in a new country I had absolutely nothing to do to kill time.
With easy access to Internet and lots of time on hands, I started visiting few blogs of my interest regularly. Didn’t realize , when I felt an urge to plunge into writing myself 😄

I always believed I was a girl of very few words ( and very few friends ).
As I started unwrapping myself, giving myself a chance to express, freaking out at being exposed as well, I realized, I had lots to say !
And there were many who could stand my gibberish nonsense 🙈
I made a few blogger friends as well on the way ; I cherish this friendship ❤️

It has been a fantabulous journey ; a bed of roses with some thorns here and there ..
Thank you all for being a part of my blogger world , 3 years it is !

See you soon …. Cheers !

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How long ??

How long would you take to accept a rejection ?

How long would you pretend to close your eyes and behave like you weren’t vulnerable , while you actually were ?!

How long would you take to learn that life ain’t a cakewalk ?

How long would you take to know that people walk in and walk out of our lives, just at the right moment !

A human tendency, actually two –
#1 To be always loved and wanted by the close ones
#2 To never give up on hoping, that they love and want you !

Both, I feel, are equally draining out emotionally …..

You want something and you don’t get it ; you give unconditionally with an expectation to get it back in the same measure ; you keep hoping for a miracle to happen …..and finally, accepting, that it won’t work out !

The fear of rejection ; negative and draining out for some, positive and uplifting for others…

Depends how we take it ; for there is always a prelude to better stories written in life…… Fall down, bite the dust ; get up, shrug the pain ; look around, look inside ; what we want always resides inside us…. Not in the people we love or want
They are just means to make us to come to terms with harsh realities of life…. God has his own ways to make us learn everything we should in this small life of ours

Make peace with yourself, think positively and find a way….. Where there is a will, there is a way, goes the saying…

Cry out if you feel like ! Crying is a therapy .
Dig your head into to the pillow, punch the walls, bang your fists on the table….. Do whatever you feel like to make you feel better
It is always fine to let go ourselves sometimes, how long can we hold on with the misery within ourself ?!

Talk to someone if that makes you feel lighter, abuse, curse, as much as you want, get angry with yourself ….. But just take care not to hurt anyone in the process ; angst, tears, shouting , will actually make you feel better….

And if you are the silent type , try writing out something ! Penning down your fears and expectations, your pain, will make you feel free….

And once you are done venting out, you won’t feel like doing it again !! Believe me, your heart will feel better, your mind and body more in control 😀

Don’t take life too seriously, no one anyways gets out of it alive 😃

Tears, sighs and curses would make you feel more hopeless !
So move on to smiles, happiness and openness ….

Just accept the fact, life is a process and we are all learners all our life….. Let them go, welcome the new with open arms 😊

While in despair, remind yourself each single day, two things –

WHATEVER HAPPENED WAS FOR GOOD and
I LOVE MYSELF …….and you’ll be at peace forever 😁

For, those who learn to digest the failures, are always the winners ….

Agree or not ?

WordPress on iPhone

Back then, I used to access WordPress on my laptop…. And was used to posting, editing and updating my posts easily, coz it is a broader interface ….

But now, my net connection is through my iPhone and I am slowly getting used to it, but find it a little mind boggling to do the same set of things on a smaller screen !

One quick question, I still dunno how to upload / insert pics into my posts using the WordPress app on this iPhone, and that really drives me crazy !

Everytime I try to insert a pic, I can’t either insert it where I want it to be exactly, or end up fiddling with the text I’ve already written !! I get frustrated !!

I would never like my posts without pictures, and sometimes, there are picture heavy posts waiting to be posted, just because I can’t figure out how to do it ?!! 😖😖

Oh yes ! And one more thing, I cannot find the spell check option anywhere !! Please help me locate it 😩

Please, if anyone can help me out on this, I would be really thankful ….

Sweet nothing 🎶

Eating rate – maximum !
Sleeping capacity – extreme !!
Work efficiency – optimum….
Writing frequency – occasional
Communication – zero !!

Yeah, this is what happens when I completely blank out ! 😁

When I feel I’ve been zoned out, kinda stoned, albeit without grass !

It is like you’ve been talking for ages and ages ; screaming, yelling, begging, barking…. At a white wall, blank for no apparent reason…..

You have just squeezed out, whatever was left inside that black, gray and white heart…. And haven’t been noticed ever, for whatever you’ve been going through …

It is then, that we come down, a level lower, and stop, and think, and talk, into emptiness….

Eat, work, sleep….. Think, think, think…… Don’t react, don’t pour it out, just go with the flow …… Stay still, calm, stare into nothingness……
See those birds flying high in the sky, notice the bright sun pouring over the greens, watch the ducks feeding their ducklings, hear the cricket play it’s music, listen to the sparrows chirping away merrily !!!

Do nothing !
Believe me, it is the toughest thing on earth, to sit and do nothing at all….. Your mind can’t be free of thoughts, your eyes can’t stop seeing things, your heart can’t stop feeling the emotions !

Try !! You have to do it ! Do it for yourself , when you feel the need to vent out, abuse, feel the urge to go slap someone ! 😝

I am in that phase , and am enjoying the sweet nothingness …. Absolute blank walls around me, staring at me, waiting for emotions to rush out again and be myself 😊

I’ll take my time though !

Have you been there ? Enjoyed it ?

The Marathon MIA

As I write this, I’m extremely sorry for being MIA for soooooo long !!!

Believe me, its been a crazy, tormenting time for me, since I moved back to India from the UAE. (six months now, but it seems to me, a lifetime!)

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The luxurious, self centered, extremely casual lifestyle of Dubai is taken over by a slogging, tiring line of chores, a housewife goes through in India.( I’ve lost 7 kg since then !)

From the husband, who is busy struggling to fit into his new workplace politics here, all the way, away from the family….. to the kids, who seem to have gone crazy with their new school schedule and syllabus………..to the over demanding in laws, I’m staying in with right now………everything just seems to make my world feel turning upside down !!

And it all started back in October last year. It was the worst time of my life I guess !

The man was told to move out of UAE to join the office back here India, asap, and he didn’t have an option.On a short notice, we had to empty the house and pack up to return. I winded up within just two weeks !! It was a mad week of cargo, parcels, bags and baggages .

Back here, the kids had to continue their term in the new school, to avoid wasting a year at school. Being mid term admissions, it was extremely tough for them to keep up, and equally tiring for me to keep on boosting their morale !

The man needed me as his moral support, and the kids needed me for the same. And somewhere in the middle, I was torn apart with the sudden change in my lifestyle trying to adjust with my not-so-adjustable in laws 😛

I have been extremely emotionally drained out since then 😦

Things had gone crazy ( and still they are ), however, I’ve somehow managed to get a hold of myself now. I’m still trying to pick up bits and pieces, only hoping to move back some day ! (height of optimism, I know 😀 )

For those who know how India is, internet and air-conditioners are still items of luxury !

Its tough to manage without a steady internet connection, and hence my blogging suffers. More so, coz as a housewife in a joint family, it is near impossible to manage time to write something. I had to bury my passion for good.

What seemed to me like passion, seemed wastage of time to others !!

But finally it seems the times are gonna change for me soon 🙂 I’m shifting to my new house soon, and I’m soooooper excited to be in control of my life once again…..(fingers crossed!)

The kids have started accepting their new school, and I may, as well, start working again 🙂 

I know, I have a strong online support system out here at my blog, and I thank God for that 😀

I hope, you won’t be mad at me anymore, and would still shower me with the same love, affection and understanding….

Oh yess, I still have few awards pending to be accepted ! (along with the acceptance formalities :P). That is next on my to-do list 😀

Till then, ciao.. 🙂

 

The guilt potion

Damn, I did it again…..someone come kill me now..

A strict diet follower since 15 days finally gave up to chocolate, yes the evil chocolate..

And when I was having  that devilish chocolate drink, not a bit did I think of that fat on my tummy that needs to be cut down !!

Not my fault…….the muffins in the fridge were screaming to be used up, and that jar of Nutella was already whispering into my ears to be picked up….see, not my fault at all 😉

My heart melts at chocolates and I eventually gave in to both of them and decided to ditch the diet plan for just 15 min……not mean      ( oh yess !!)

If I am not supposed to eat chocolates, they should stop making them \m/

The chocolate muffins in the fridge were a few days old, and were starting to harden a bit, didn’t have the heart to throw them away, so decided to make up something new from the leftovers……..shhh who said that..?

But before I feed my kids with the new experimented drink, I have to try it myself, and yes that’s compulsory.

I googled a bit to find out new recipes to recycle those muffins…oops

But the deal was, it should be instant, I hate elaborate procedures (wonder how I bake a cake, sometimes !!)

Cake pops and crumb cakes were all around, but I wasn’t that patient to try them out.

Finally had to dig out this guilt potion from the back of my mind.

The rich chocolate devil 🙂

Left over chocolate muffin drink

Ingredients:

Chocolate muffins

Cold milk

Nutella

Procedure:

Blend together a muffin, a cup of milk and a tablespoon of Nutella .

Depending on how chocolatey you want it, you can add or delete the Nutella.

Again, if you want it less thick, add more milk.

Done !!

Just drink it and you don’t know how guilty it makes you feel……specially if you watch those calories while you eat.

I still can’t get over the fact that I had it in the morning, then to make up for it I had to skip my lunch….poor me .

Btw, I am still worried of those 3 kgs I need to shed to reach my goal of 50 kg weight…..keep away those chocolates, chips and cookies 🙂

Three in a row – Award season for me

Blogging becomes fun when you constantly get that recognition.

The month of June arrives with a season of awards for me !!

Can’t thank Colline enough for nominating me for the Tell me about yourself award 

Colline @ Colline’s blog is one lady who never fails to inspire me, she is a constant support system. I thank her for being so generous and positive. I always wish her all the best in whatever she does.

Next, I thank Kat for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger award and the One Lovely Blog award.

Kat @ Diary of a PHAT kat is a blogger friend. I need to ask her once the logic behind the strange name of her blog 🙂 She is one person to look at, for those exotic DIY nail arts and some great cooking recipes. Thank you friend….

While I accept these awards from them, there are a few rules I need to follow :

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. I would like to thank Colline and Kat over and over again, their links are up there 🙂
  2. Write seven interesting things about yourself. I’ll try to be as honest as possible 🙂   1) I can lie pretty very well, without being caught…. 2) I do not like to share my chocolate with anyone…..3) I hated having kids, and I have two now !!…..4) I had never been to my college canteen….5) I have mastered a subject in which I usually failed at my secondary school ( I took it up as a challenge )….6) I hate my profession as a teacher……7) I love wasting my time, surfing the net, playing a sport or sleeping 🙂
  3. Choose seven nominees and leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated This is the toughest part in accepting an award. I can’t actually decide on only seven coz there are umpteen I follow and enjoy. I have nominated the following though, with no offence to ones not nominated :
  • Tell Me About Yourself Award-

The lovely lady at ladylovelyblogger

Sonali Dalal at Impressions of my world

Kat at Diary of a PHATkat

The lady at Ladyromp

The fashionista at Fashionatress

Rose at Faraway from home

  • Very Inspiring Blogger award and One Lovely Blog award-

Mariquia at Mariquia

Stephanie at a whisk and a spoon

Brigitte at Brigitte’s Banter

The mom at Tales from the Mom-side

Stephanie at Simply Stephanie

Rose at Faraway from home

Colline at Colline’s Blog

Thanks all for choosing me and finding me worthy of these awards.

Enjoy your day scrolling through my favourite blogs 🙂

My first DIY

So finally I reorganised the schedule and got all in place 🙂

The very first thing I did was to browse through all those lovely blogs I was missing out, and suddenly I bumped into a DIY blog. It was all about arts and crafts and how to create beautiful things easily.

You can check out the blog here. I bet, you will bookmark it 🙂

At some point in life, we all need an inspiration to jumpstart on something. Although it’s all in there, we need to redefine and search within.

And here was mine. This lovely lady’s writing inspired me to such a level that I was forced to experiment with whatever was at hand.

Since long I had been wondering what to do with the empty wine box I had in my closet. Everyday I looked at it, I would let out a sigh, thinking how do I put it at use. Same was the case with an Egyptian hand painting, a friend had gifted my hubby. The painting had been damaged at the corners, during its journey to my home, and wasnt in a condition to be framed. But it was too dear to be discarded !!

I combined the two useless things and decided to do a DIY piece for a table corner, which was vacant since long.

Here is how it all went………….

Is there something that strongly inspires you ?

Have you tried a DIY anytime?

Do share your experience ………….

Check your spam list

Dear friends and followers, it has been two days I am not able to leave comments on your blogs. That doesnt mean I do not read them, I very much try to to through each one of my favourite blogs and leave a comment on them.

I request you to check into your spammed comments, and retrieve my comments if possible.

I wish I could make all my students read this one 🙂

Laura Lee Garner

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