February which is decidedly the shortest month in the year has gone by really fast. But March which has only 3 days more, has been agonisingly slow for me. I would say it has literally crawled into April.
Part of the reason has been the renovation work at home that began halfway through February, all through March and now halfway April as well.
The other part is largely the little things that have sent me in a tizz.
For March was the month when the house help went on leave. Though it was only 10 days that she was away for and also well within her rights to do so, it did put a strain on my daily life.
But on the other hand, I am grateful that she is there for the other 20 days of the month!
March was also the month when my blog decided to play up. Actually, I have run out of space on SiteGround’s server. I had two options – to either spend more money and increase the space or delete some files.
I am grateful that I chose the second option because now I understand a bit more about servers, hosting and of course deleting files! It is quite a thrill going to the back end of one’s blog and figuring out how things work.
I also contacted WordPress and its happiness engineers to see if they could help me with this problem. They couldn’t . But I realised that in order to minimise one’s blogging woes, one should have only ONE common blogging platform and webhosting service provider. I also realised that there is no real need to have a self-hosted domain.
So thank you WordPress, SiteGround and my own blog for giving me the opportunity to learn even more about the blogging process.
By the middle of March, the weather became hotter. In addition to the dust in the house, our building lobby is also being renovated. With so much dust means sleepless nights.
Yet I’m grateful that I managed to deal with this without a single antibiotic.
There were also things in March that were purely joyous and for which I am grateful :
- A weekend trip to meet my folks in Pune.
I am grateful that at 60+ I still have parents with whom I can talk and have a decent meal with!
- Movies and meals
D and M two of my friends from the building invited me to partake of a wonderful fishy lunch. Apart from the flavours of a home cooked meal, I thoroughly enjoyed the free flowing conversation that ranged from the normal to the paranormal.
I’ve always wanted to have a staycation and literally on the last weekend of March, daughter No 1 treated me to an overnight stay at the pish-posh Trident hotel.
As I watched the sun setting on my beautiful city from the 31st floor, I realised that truly have lots to be grateful for.
Am joining up with VidyaSury’s #GratitudeCircle
p.s. From now on, I will be signing off as Unishta