A-Z of What I've Been Upto
In the last few days, all I have been doing in terms of blogging is- began writing a post, left it midway, started another, left that too and then sat idle for some days and REPEAT. So, none of the posts reached you all.
Today, I thought I'll bring myself face to face with a Double Challenge.
Challenge #1, sum up the last few days in the A-Z format.
Challenge #2, while taking up challenge #1, I'll also mark the events, on which I intend to do a detailed post. This would be my promise to you and to blogging. Though, I have been a bad keeper for the latter, I'll do my best not to disappoint my friends.
So here we go!! A-Z of the last few days...
A - Ambipur**
Glad I could put this right at the top of the list. The IndiBlogger meet sponsored by Ambipur was awesome fun and crazy to the core. On the same lines as the last meet, read about it here, yet so different.
B - Bags
It's been raining bags and I am loving it. After my sister-in-law got me a nice and spacious, black Guess bag (just the way I like it), it was my younger sister, who got a colorful, trendy one from Mumbai. And between the two sister-gifted handbags, my parents gave a traveling bag, just the perfect size for those small trips.
C - Candy Crush Saga
Blame it on the creators of this game if you think I am glued to my phone or missing from action. I have always liked blow-the-blocks games, Tetris being my favorite in the video-game age. Being badly smitten by the Candy Crush Saga bug, I sleep late,
I take breaks from work, I play if I get up early, I flood social media sites with CCS posts and **confession** while talking to people, I think of swapping their nose to the center of their eyes to get three-in-a-row (eye-nose-eye) and boom!!
D - Dad
My dad underwent a surgery earlier this month. He was diagnosed with tumors in intestine. Thanks to the doctors of Gastro dept. of SGPGI, Lucknow for making the operation a success. Pray that nothing like this crosses my dad's way ever again.
E - Elections
My maid told me that her husband had gone to their hometown to VOTE! A guy earning barely 5000 bucks a month, decided to spend 500 out of that to exercise his right to vote. Do I need to say anything further?
F - Facebook
I get Facebook-attacks often and when that happens, I get on a roll with the status updates. A recent update read:
Apparently, Madame Rain missed the Monsoon Bus to Gurgaon. Though her buddies handsome Mr. Cloud and torturous Mrs. Humidity are here, she seems to have fled to a far off land with her boyfriend, the very charming, Mr. Pleasant Weather!! — feeling hot.
G - Gourd
Hold on to your arm rest or the person next to you or just anything you can find around yourself... I am about to make a shocking announcement. My favorite vegetable is Gourd- Bottle Gourd! and I love it when it's cooked with cumin seeds and a pinch of salt and asafoetida in a table spoon of butter/oil. Yes, exactly what your mother tried to feed you when you had Typhoid ;) Why I talk about it here is because I just had is yesterday!!
H - Hot Chocolate
While drinking a cup of Hot Chocolate the other day, I realized that it tastes no different than Bournvita. Yet the latter claims of 'Tan ki Shakti, Mann ki Shakti' and the Hot Chocolate box is looked down upon because it's not healthy.
I - Ice Cream
My freezer had been stocked with ice-cream for the last few weeks and then I caught cold to put an end to ice-creams :(
J - July
Early part of July had really tortured us with heat. But with the rains now, July has become joyous :D
K - Karizma
We are looking to sell the Karizma Sanket has owned for a few years now. Though this is not an ad but... I'll still sneak in the question- "Any Buyers"??
L - Laptop
Reason for not blogging, other than being lazy and lacking enthusiasm is- I do not have my laptop with me! Have to use office machine. As if this transition was not big enough, it's a technology shift as well, from Windows to MacBook and I am yet to get comfortable.
M - Mummy-Papa
My parents visited us... for A DAY!! In the last almost 4 years of marriage, my parents have not even stayed for 4 weeks with us. Even before I realize that they are with us, they leave for their next destination!! Blah!
N - Neighbors
My neighbors moved out of their house earlier today. Though we did not sit down to chat or have meals together, they'll be missed.
O - Oats
I somehow, have affinity for food which is generally despised by others. We talked about Bottle Gourd above and Oats is the latest addition to the list.
P - Printer
I won myself a printer... an HP printer!! For what? For writing this. Thank you HP and IndiBlogger :)
Q - Quarter
Second quarter of the year is already gone! And I realized this, when I got the invite to the Quarterly Company Update Meeting. Sigh!!
R - Ritz k Laddoo
Lucknow is where most of my dad's side of the family lives. Needless to say, the city is special to me. The mere mention of the name, brings back childhood memories. I recently visited Lucknow for my dad's operation and when I was coming back, my grand-father handed a huge box of Ritz k Motichoor k Laddoo...yuuummm!! I can bet they are the best anyone can make. And my grandfather is the most caring huma on the face of earth.
S - Sale
While the world around me is talking about sales and discounts, I choose to stay away. Why? Because stores are too crowded and there is nothing really that I wish to buy.
T - Time
Strangely, I've been on time to work for some consecutive days. A friend even asked if everything was all right! All I can say is "touchwood"!
U - Umbrella
It's finally raining in my city too. A recent walk in rain, made me realize that I enjoy the sound of water against my umbrella more than I hate the muddy water ruining my footwear.
V - Violet Flowers
The mysterious plant finally bears some flowers - violet flowers. The seeds were sown long, long back and I had completely forgotten about it. I was waiting for the leaves to shoot and when that happened I thought it was just a wild plant. Decision to not pull it out, gave me a garden with some violet flowers.
W - Workout**
OK... so I told you here that gym-sessions are what take 1/24th of my day now and I am glad to announce that the workout has not stopped except for a couple of days off in a week.
X - X Rays
Sanket and I were recently trying to send across my MIL's medical reports over the Internet. The reports included X-Rays as well. Scan did not work. Any idea how X-Ray reports can be shared through emails or likes?
Y - Yahoo
Another techy question. How can I retrieve my old Yahoo chats, considering the scenario where I do not have the machine on which chatting was done? Please don't say only Yahoo can help! I really need some suggestions here.
Oh BTW, I recently happened to log in to my yahoo mail and saw a completely new interface there. Like how hard Yahoo as a company is trying to get back it's lost glory.
Z - Zipper
I was trying to close the zip of my bag and in the process, I pulled out the zipper. But who cares when I have been gifted so many bags of late. Go back to 'B-Bags'.
Asterisk-ed are the topics I'll throw more light upon in the coming days. Till then, thank your stars that you do not have to sit through such lengthy posts **wink** Much love. Have an awesome weekend.