Thank You February #Gratitude Circle

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Well, today is the last day of February. Today is special because it will be another four years before February has 29 days.

But more than that, February is my favourite month because it is my birthday month so I’m always grinning from ear to ear every February.

But this didn’t mean I had NO PROBLEMS this month . Of course, I did

For instance, my washing machine which was repaired in January developed another problem. Luckily it got solved . At least temporarily because once again it started playing up.  This time it was the switch! Perhaps I should get a new machine because I seem to be replacing the machine part by part.

Another downer was the unexpected leave of absence by the home help. But I’m happy that I survived. As a matter of fact, I actually benefited from doing more housework. Those two days helped free up the tightness in my unused arm muscles.

So, as they say, every cloud does have a silver lining

The linings in my February cloud were plenty :

My Birthday and other celebrations :

♦To begin with, I had a special pre-birthday treat with my cousin who treated me to a Coffee at Blue Tokai after a relaxed walk through a leafy lane in Parel.

♦Straight from the walk, I made my way to The Nutcracker at Palladium for a belated birthday treat of a dear friend.

♦And just a few days before my own birthday my old Bridge partners and I had a lazy afternoon lunch at Foodhall across the road.

♦Since this wasn’t a milestone birthday, I expressed a desire to spend it quietly with soup and toast. It turned out I spent it with more than just that.

Somehow when I woke up, I felt that it was going to be a lovely day and sure enough it was with one surprise unfolding after the other as the day went by. Most amazing of all was the surprise birthday party organised on Anna Shetty’s terrace . This time the girls outside themselves by arranging a catered event . But more than the catering , it was the complete shock of having the Little Ones stay up to wish me.  And as my friends wished me a Happy Birthday, my jaw dropped even further. Thank you all my friends and family for gamely acquiescing to the girls ‘ request. I LOVED the surprise.

And a major thanks too for the lovely gifts I received. 

♦It’s strange but our gang of college friends meets regularly only when the one of us is overseas comes over to Mumbai for her bi-annual visit. We always wonder why we need an overseas catalyst to meet when we can all just arrange to meet at any time of year? 

But I’m not grumbling because we had a lovely evening. The food was good as was the company and I’m grateful that all of us could meet. 

♦The month was rounded off by a Variety show put up by the Little Ones. While I naturally felt my little ones were the best, the whole production was outstanding and kudos to all those who made the little ones into Broadway stars for the night.

Holiday Break:

♦The month began with a short day  trip to Pune to visit my folks. I made the train trip all on my own. I was thrilled because this was proof that my arm and my life was getting back to normal.

♦Over Mahashivratri the Little Ones and I were treated to a lovely weekend break at Machan, the EcoResort near Lonavala. Here, I would like to thank our driver especially for driving three days to the same place! It was quite a tedious drive the first time round with several wrong turns and missed markings. But even if it became easier the second and third time around, it is a rough road towards the end and a perilously winding one at that.

So  thank you all for my wonderful February.

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  • The Staff at Machan and my personal home staff
  • My Physiotherapists who come religiously to pull and push me back into shape.



“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Well, it would seem that nothing much happened in February but then it was a short month wasn’t it?

Ciao and hope to see you in March

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Author: Unishta

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!


  1. Belated Happy birthday and such gorgeous pictures. Glad to know about this lovely meet up with college friends coz nothing beats this special occasion of reliving those blissful days.

  2. Wow that cake pic was just stunning. How blessed you are to have family and friends do a shindig for you on your bday. Its been years since someone has done anything like that for me 🙂

    Glad to hear your arm is getting tougher day by day- more power to you over that Sunita. I am loving how you are turning everything into a silver lining; your posts are always full of that and its very endearing to read it.

    Wishing you an awesome March ahead with plenty of sunshine and love!

    1. Thanks Shalz. Yes the cake was yummy. 11 cupcakes beautifully iced . And I am very optimistic by nature so always look for the silver lining . There always is .

  3. Happy birthday, again, Sunita! What a lovely month it seems to have been, barring the washing machine breakdown! There’s always something to balance things off. I love how we tend to remember the good parts! The March gratitude circle blog hop is live on my blog. How’s the lockdown going for you? Take care!
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    1. The lockdown is doing well . Thanks for reminding me about the March gratitude Linky. Life has become so hectic and without school days and the newspaper to delineate the days , it is difficult to keep track of time . Thanks for the birthday wishes

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