“Always take some of the play, fun, freedom and wonder of the weekend into your week & your work” ―
Sunshine on my shoulder, a very dear friend Photo Credits: Aarshia, my ten-year-old
Got invited for an impromptu lunch plan with the neighbourhood girls, just when the sun was sinking down on me. Oh! what a pick me up. Fun, banter, dancing with two-left-feet and some lip-smacking Punjabi food. Photo Credits: Aarshia, my ten-year-old
My weekend loot, from my favourite Bharisons book store. And guess what was in store for me right after? Scroll down.
Yesss!!! I finally met the author of The Forest of Enchantments, the one and only Chitra Devakaruni Banerjee, also the author of The Palace of Illusions, Oleander Girl and Mistress of Spices. Enchanted by her sweet, balanced, kind demeanour. Respect!
And I returned home to this lip-smacking supper. The Garlic-Celery-Peanut Prawns were a new recipe discovered by little Aarshia. Yes, she loves cooking like her grandmothers and father. And sometimes like her mother. Sigh!
I met these long-lost lifelines of mine, this Monday. Not just another maniac Monday, but a magical one at that. Don’t miss the chaat (Indian sweet-savoury snacks) we are gorging on.
And I wrapped up the girlie catch up at the Fab cafe, Fab India with Kashmiri Kahwa, a herbal tea infused with spices. Utter bliss, I tell you! The jaggery-ragi biscoti was also delightful to say the least. I bought home a pack too. They go so well with my morning Chai (tea).
Once the girls had left, I buried myself in work and a warm bodied latte.
Weekend Vibes & Oh That Monday! : #WordlessWednesday
It’s been a long haul of challenges galore; rotten many months that refused to retreat. But if one were to open ones eyes and look closely, the blessings in life far precede the challenges. But only if one were to look closely, with eyes wide open (not shut).
So here’s looking back on a very lovely weekend and Monday that made me look at the challenges squarely in the eye and scream, “Try me!” Instead of the stereotypical, wallowing, self-pity cry of, “Why me?”
Well who doesn’t have challenges. We all do, but I guess when the mid-forties come knocking at your door, you realise you are coming to terms with being responsible not just for yourself and your brood, but your ageing parents and also friends whose parents are struggling and battling mammoth health issues. Yes, two of my closest friends parents have had a near death encounter. It ain’t an easy ride. Especially when you were never prepared for this. But something’s gotta give! Right?
Here’s how I redeemed myself up over the weekend and Monday, also; thanks to a band of bedazzling friends. And my days started looking brighter than my favourite sunny side up with avocado on toast.
And no way do I believe in Mo(a)n-days. It is Monday all the way. A time to get back to the action of the week – my writing work, as a content writer, home management and yes, how could I forget blogging. After all I take a break from all things screen over the weekends, mostly.
I’m trying to figure a schedule so that I will seamlessly be able to fit in my content writing work, blogging and art; all in one day. I know it seems easier said than done, considering I am a work-from-home-“diva” (yes, my friends and family rechristened me with that tag), with two furry babies, and two girls, ten and twenty. But I’m working on a plan, and things should definitely fall in place sooner than soonest.
I know this is one wordy Wednesday post, but since I haven’t blogged as regularly as I have in the past, I’m bursting at the seams; waiting to be let loose.
I hope you enjoy my weekend and Monday vibes, as much as I loved soaking in all their glory.
How has your weekend and week been so far? What and who moved your cheese? Would love to hear from you.
Till we meet next Wednesday. Happy Wordless Wednesday, amigos.
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