April is over #GratitudeCircle


Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.     

Soren Kierkegaard


With April over the first quarter of the year is done. And as I look back and reflect, it has been a good month.

And I have a lot to be grateful for.


Three-year-olds graduating?

Strange as it may sound – Yes! Little Po and Ms. Papaya have ‘graduated’ from Nursery School.

While one part of me feels sorry that they will soon be entering the big bad world. But on the other hand, am grateful that they will be going to elementary school.

Renovations are over

For those who’ve been following my blog will know that since mid-February I’ve been having workmen at home.

Finally, as April drew to a close, so did the work and now my house is my own again. workers are out of the house.

And the room is looking marvellous.

To be honest, our architect didn’t have any CAD software to show us what the end result would be so we had to leave it pretty much to her imagination. The workers were unsupervised for days on end and we had some delays thanks to the frequent holidays.

So I’m grateful that the room turned out the way it did.

Birthday celebrations

We had three birthdays this month.

Starting with Hubby Dear’s at the beginning and ending with birthdays of two 88-year-olds.  Both my Ma in law and my dad who are just a day apart celebrated birthday at the end of the month.

I am grateful that I could celebrate both – one in Pune and one at home.

In fact, my dad’s birthday turned out to be an impromptu party when all of us landed up in Pune. Even though Pune was unbearably hot, the little ones enjoyed shaking a leg and attacking the birthday cake with gusto.

Finding lost things

Even though I’m quite careless about keeping things in the right place always, I don’t often lose things.

So I was more than upset to miss my new reading glasses as I’d had them just for a day! But my Little Po found them under the car seat and wasn’t I thrilled to get them back ! Thanks Po for finding them.

Meeting a legend

It is not very often that one gets to meet a person one generally reads about in the papers. On the last day of the month, I had a once in a lifetime chance to meet one of the doyens of Indian industry. Thank you Mr. P for this wonderful opportunity.

Blogging woes

My blogging woes finally got sorted out when SiteGround helped me step by step and deleted the files that needed to be removed in order to free up space. Thank you SiteGround for finally sorting out my problem.

Perversely, I’m grateful for this problem because I learnt a lot while trying to solve it on my own.

The other benefit of this blogging glitch was an enforced break from blogging.

Often you have to step back and look from the outside. This forced me revisit my old posts and I figured why my blog was stagnating.

So thank you Universe for playing havoc with my blog.

Now as I look back, I realise I do have lots to be grateful for this month past.

What about you ?

Linking up with Vidya Sury’s #GratitudeCircle


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A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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12 Responses

  1. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Sisnce last year, I, too, have started thanking the Universe for all the havoc that happens in life. I learn so much from it all! I pretty much like who I am today as compared to who I was earlier. 😛

    Glad to know that so many of the issues got sorted out for you. So, now you can get back to blogging with gusto! 🙂

    Good luck for everything, Sunita!

  2. Shalzmojo says:

    Stepping back is a joy in hindsight for things do start to fall into place as you are no longer obsessing over them – thats been my experience with it. I stayed away from AtoZ this year and was in fact not writing much in feb-march. Its only in April I got some of my writing stride back and rest I polished it up while on a break in the hills – got some posts prepped up that I can roll out with ease while I work on other aspects of my blog!!

    Wishing you a great May Sunita and looking forward to connecting with you more this month!

    • Unishta says:

      Yes it’s strange how many regular bloggers have taken a break of sorts only to return with renewed vigour in April/May.
      I have been following your tweets so know that you have been up in the hills . Looking forward to your travel posts and photos that I’m sure are stunning

  3. Lady Fi says:

    A lot of things to be grateful for!

  4. Vidya Sury says:

    Love the name Unishta! It is pretty and exotic!
    I admire you for seeing the bright side of all that happened. I would really love to see a pic of that completed room!
    Congratulations to the “graduates”–as strange as it sounds, it is so much fun, right?
    Birthday wishes to all the young hearts!
    Blogging woes can be stressful–glad you had your host sort it out for you–and of course, the learning process is always welcome!

    Thank you for being part of the Gratitude Circle, Sunita!
    Vidya Sury recently posted…Where is your focus?My Profile

    • Unishta says:

      I should thank you Vidya for hosting it . Having tried my hand at hosting a Linky party and failing , I now realise how much work it entails. And besides posting a Gratitude Post makes me realise that I really have. Lot to be grateful for !

  5. Vinitha says:

    Belated birthday wishes to the birthday boys and the birthday girl. 🙂 Good to know that the renovation has come out well. So glad that your blog issues have been sorted out. I took a break in April from blogging. It did a lot of good too. Sometimes we need to take a step back.
    Wishing you a fantastic month ahead. 🙂
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  6. The little ones are growing up fast, it always feels like this. Don’t worry the elementary school will still be a cocoon compared to the big bad world and they will be fine. It needs a lot of patience to have the house renovated while living in it. Only the dream about the renovated version keeps driving through the everyday hustle bustle. I thought you will add an image giving a glimpse of the renovated room which I assume to be beautiful like a fairy land. Hahah… 3 birthdays in one month and a drive down to the next city to attend one of them must have been quite exciting.
    A blogging break always works in favour of the blogs, I have come to realise over the past years. I am glad that the issues with the blog is well behind you and everything is sorted now. Hoping to stay regular with visiting your blog in May.
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