August Round-Up : Busy doing nothing
So how was your August?
Surprisingly, for me, these five weeks have been busy . Yet there seems to be nothing to show for it. Despite this, there’s a lot to be grateful for.
For one, I’m grateful that I’m not in Kerala. The deluge, the destruction and the damage in that part of the world has been unprecedented.
One of my class mates was marooned on his cupboard for three days with just the occasional rat and a snake for company. But he was one of the luckier ones. Three days later, his cousin came by in a motor boat and rescued him. He was also lucky enough to have another class mate came to his aid in his clean-up mission with the timely gift of a power cleaner.
And believe it or not, all this is due to the power of WhatsApp. This is one occasion I am grateful for the WhatsApp groups that ping throughout the day.
When more is less
Surprisingly WhatsApp is how I connected with my blogger friends this month. Very few bloggers were actively blogging out there and I missed reading their posts. So while my followers ( 832) have increased, my viewership (1289) has decreased. How does that work?
This may sound crazy but I’m dealing with a situation of over staffing . An old house-help who needs to be retired cannot be laid off. And her presence is impeding the new staff from working efficiently. So while I’m grateful for having help, I’m finding it exceedingly difficult to manage them.
Believe it or not, I am still overlooking every minute detail, still pottering in the kitchen and finding it hard to find time to do something more constructive.
Look Mama – NoPain!
After years of aching bones, I am grateful I’ve had a painless week this month. This is partly due to the regular doses of Calcium I’ve been diligently taking and the accidental discovery of a body massage. Last week out of sheer desperation, I indulged in a body massage and was ecstatic to find that my aches were gone ! I don’t know if it was the massage, the steam or the sauna that gave relief, but whatever it was, it worked!
We are family
Of course my mother is mad that I didn’t find time to make a dash to Pune to visit my parents. But with this busy month, I am grateful that I could have snatches of conversation with her and keep in touch.
The Evolution of the cardboard box
The high light of this month has been the evolution of the cardboard box . The children have been indoors thanks to the intermittent rainfall. Every day, three boxes rescued from the garbage dump, take on a new avatar as Wow Dinga, Ms Papaya and Little Po let their imaginations run wild. What a joy it is too see my living room transformed into Kidzania as my sofa becomes a garbage truck, a space ship and even a Formula One racer!
Even though I sometimes feel sandwiched between two generations, there is nothing more gratifying than knowing that you are surrounded by people who love you . Isn’t it?
How was your August ?
Linking up with Vidya Sury’s #GratitudeCircle and Shanaya’s #ChattyBlogs.
Ciao and Happy September