4 years. 180 posts. 37035 visitors ~ Happy b’day to my bLoG ! :)

Happy happy birthday to ‘My corner of the World’ :) :) :)

Aww.. I can’t believe its already been 4 years. It’s kind of really hard to believe that I have managed to accomplish something like this. 4 years. 180 Posts. 37035 Visitors.   

Blogging has been so much fun. It has been with me through all my ups and downs. It has been supportive. I share a special bond with my blog and I love my blog!

I am an introvert. Writing is something very real to me. As most of you already know, I prefer writing to talking and reading to listening. No doubt, writing about me has been so much fun so far. Taking time to write about all that’s happening in my life was hard. But I’m truly enjoying this experience. Blogging has not interfered with any of my other activities in life. Sometimes, I write a post in office during my lunch time. Some other times, I write while I’m watching TV and at other times I just think of what to  write while driving back home and then finish the post after dinner. It is so much fun you know. I think interest and the desire to write is all that matters.

And WordPress – Thank you so much for this.

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All bloggers who have been reading and commenting in this space – Thank you! Especially her, her, her and her. I thank all my other regular readers as well. All of you who have been reading but not commenting – thank you too! ;)

Take care and stay tuned for more posts! :)

#100happydays (Day-17)

Is it time to go home yet?

It’s all about me and my office bestie!! We do this —- Every Day. Every SINGLE Day. AND Especially EVERY FRIDAYS.

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After lunch we get so bored and sleepy and wait for the evening to go home! ;)

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We go for a walk around 3 and we do a countdown again to go home! ;-)

#100happydays  (Day 16)

Sunshine Award

Yay!! Award time, it is! I welcome you all once again to a celebration.

Sunshine Award

Rules Of The Sunshine Award

• Display the award on your blog.
• Show your gratitude and link back to the person who nominates you with the award.
• Nominate up-to 10 of your favorite deserving “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.
• Link the nominees in your post and let them know they have been awarded.
• Write 10 interesting things about yourself

BM and Arch presented this award to me.  Thankooo so much girls. Hugs! :)

So this award came with a tag…. I got to write 10 interesting things about me. Hmmm… Will it be interesting? I don’t know! Anyways, here you go..

~ I love maggie noodles. Any day, any time I can eat and live with maggie and only maggie noodles. I try various versions of it though. I add chat masala / garam masala or even sambhar podi for taste. Lemon hates it but he cooks it for me. And when he does, it tastes extra good!

~ I am not the person who says ‘Oh no! I dont drink coffee’. I drink coffee. Once. Every morning. To me, drinking coffee is not a bad habit. You just need to limit yourself to drinking few cups a day.  Did I already tell you that I hate people when they do all drama about not drinking coffee and all that?

~ ‘Pillaiyar’ used to be my favorite God. But, when I was in college (4th semester) I once wished for something that he refused to grant me. So, from that day on, ‘Hanuman’ has been my favorite.  

~ I still do not know how to fix Lime’s car seat. I struggled with it for 20 minutes in my parking lot yesterday but couldn’t figure out how to fix it to my car. Sigh! High time, I need to learn this.

~ Some days I feel like I must make my blog private. I don’t know why I get this feeling. I just locked my previous blog and started all over here just to stay anonymous. I wrote in isolation for a very very long time… Have a look at my history… You will find posts with zero comments… But then, some day, it all changed. I do want to write about certain things here but I can’t because this space is not so private now.. So, I am just confused. Should I go private?  

~ I love lux soap. Even though I get all fancy products from Bath and Body works, I use only Lux to wash my face. I don’t know why. Don’t ask me any reason.  

~ I love WordPress’s blog stats.. All you people, I know where you come from, what you click, your IP address, what you read and everything. It’s again so fascinating to know! Really.

~ Lemon and I at least fight 6 days a week.

~ There was once a time, when I was listening to Radio Mirchi in office. The RJ was talking about something and  it was  so funny. I couldn’t stop laughing. While laughing, I remembered something that happened in my past and that made me laugh even more. I felt so stupid. But thinking about that incident makes me laugh even today. 

~ My parents are going to be here next Monday. I am so excited and happppyyyyyy. :) :) :)

If you like me, you can read more here, here, here and here.

Ah – This tag was so much fun! :) Most of who I know around here already have this award.. so, forgive me for not passing it on!

#100happydays  (Day 15)

And this happens everyday

Last weekend as soon as I woke up, I saw piles and piles of clothes,  clean and dirty, everywhere. When I walked into the kitchen, I saw big stack of dishes in the sink. I look around and noticed that the house needed a vacuum. I decided to clean everything right away. And then I realized I cannot have Lime running around when I have got so much cleaning to do. He would keep disturbing me and I would stop in the middle and never finish cleaning.

So, I wanted my sleepy Lemon to mind Lime in the bedroom. I strictly told him not to leave Lime outside the bedroom and I shut the bedroom door. The moment I closed the door, I was worried. I worried that Lemon would fall asleep. Yes! Its Lemon. You read it right. Because the big boy always finds excuses to sleep when he is at home during weekends! But then I was confident that Lemon wouldn’t fall asleep as the room was very bright. The window blinds were rolled up and there was enough light to make him stay awake.

After about an hour, I finished cleaning the living area. Then, I continued to clean the kitchen. That was the worst part. I wanted to do all that I could to keep the kitchen clean. I emptied all the kitchen cabinets and wiped them clean. All visible dust was cleaned. The dishes were put in the dish washer and switched on. The last thing was the fridge. When I opened the fridge door, I heard Lime. I heard him say ‘Haaaaaaai’ – I realized he was behind me. What I did not realize was that he had been in the living area for a while.  Then when I turned around –> The lil’one was slowly walking towards the pile of junk I had gathered there in a box. Everything was out from the box in no time. I was so angry. I was so desperate to clean the house during the weekend and it took me almost an hour to clean and gather all the junk in the living room alone. Sigh!

And oh! I did not see Lemon around at all. I gave Lime the strict mommy look and carried him to the bedroom.  And then what do I see?

The big naughty boy was sleeping. Snoring and sleeping!! He had closed the blinds, and used the blankets to shield his face. That very second, I wondered how Lime got out of the room in the first place? Then it hit me. Hit me hard that the little one can now reach the door handle and open the door all by himself. The naughty little one must have opened the door and rushed out when daddy fell asleep. Arghhh… I had to do some extra work cleaning all the junk again!!

What do I do with these boys? One is lazy and sleepy and the other is active and naughty – aLwaYS!

Closet Problems

As I stood in front of my closet today morning, I could not find one thing that I would love to wear. There were old dresses, new ones, many, many, sweaters and few jackets. First look at my closet made me cry. I worried. I panicked.

Some nice ones are torn. Some are faded. Some don’t fit me anymore. And then there are others which I never wear at all. Gawd! Why only my favorite clothes fade/get torn soon?? Why? I definitely need to do something about this. At the least someone’s gonna want it.

I still remember the heartache I felt when I was forced to give away half of my stuff before moving to USA after wedding. I had to sort out and take only my most favorite ones. It was a tough decision. It was really hard to choose what I wanted. Err! I blame the limit on the airlines’ baggage allowance!!

In between taking care of Lime, the MBA, the jOb, the hOme – I have definitely let a part of myself go. I put a lot of  time in taking care of Lime. What I have not done is take out time for myself. Am I too tired?  Can I not do anything about this? I don’t know. But, I have decided to first take the next one-month to de-clutter the closet. I should donate my old clothes. Clean my drawers. Buy some closet organizers and actually organize everything.

As I open my closet door every morning, I want all my favorite colors to peep at me and smile!!!

All you reading this post, please suggest some nice ideas to organize the closet. How have you all organized? We live in a rental apartment and my closet  is too small!!