Monday, September 1, 2008

Come September

i cant believe it is september already.....9th month of the year....enough to make a baby(ok this isnt on my mind as much as some others i know)....beginning of the last quarter of the year....and what have i to show for it??

before i get crappy and cribby (seems to be my new name)..... i am happy today is the first of sept....which means i get to make a fresh start.....channel my energies into something more positive, manage time (and money) better...and i have all these groovy ideas for what i want to accomplish by the end of the year..... better late than never...and hey, tho i do know you need to make one small change at a time rather than a clean sweep...i am more of a clean sweep type of person....so am going to go the whole hog....

the month that just exited wasn't my best...the best laid plans remained just that - laid......most of the things i set out to do didnt get done....and i increasingly became something i dont want to acknowledge.....its funny how you can "pretend" to everyone but cant fool yourself.....abysmal stuff.....

three things of significance happened this month

i catered food for a birthday party ..... italian (ok with an indi touch) for 25...... while i oscillated between agony and extacy....a few major lessons were learnt.....
  • i need to have more faith in myself....and not feel shy (this is so annoying) to take credit where it is due
  • i have the temperament to do this....i thought i would turn into this insane person, but am proud of the way i handled the whole operation and had my blood pressure under control
  • i need to delegate more work
  • i can make this work for me!! Totally!!
  • i loved doing this......at the end of the day...i was happy beyond words, at what i had accomplished....
we have begun the work on our dream library. we've waited four long years to do this....it has meant sacrificing one bedroom and a lot of storage....but i would do it in the whole house if just to see the look on k's face!! he cant wait to put his precious books into their new home.....and i must confess i cant wait for the carpentry to be over and get my life back to normal...

i was down with a lousy flu which took almost 10 days to leave me...... mostly because i tried not to take medication and willed myself to get better with herbal teas and tiger balm, warm water and salt gargles and the likes..... but i did pop some paracetamol....and got high for two days on cough syrup.....god!! i was so miserable....i dont know how k put up with me..... possibly guilt because he gave it to me in the first place.....the thing with flu is, it isnt a serious ailment....but it makes you feel worse than something the cat dragged in on a rainy night......i still cannot smell a thing and everything tastes like wet saw dust (not that i know what it tastes like)....but am glad i can put it behind me now.....am glad i dont have to sit corpse like on the bean bag in front of the tv for hours and hours just to keep awake (we have carpenters working in the house people....)

in other notes..... i finally met my namesake....we had a wonderful time....we talked non stop....and got along like a house on fire...not just us...but our spouses as well...which is such a relief....this days after she sent me food.....which was such a bright spot in my day!!

there were many random points of "i wish i had"....especially when things went very awry.....and my bank accounts went into limbo....i even had the embarrassment of a bounced cheque....does it become better if it happens with a friend??

so that's the cap on august...... i hope sept is going to be good....i have this feeling it will be a lovely month....

3 comments:

Arundathi said...

Happy September Sweetie!

Nandita said...

Yes, thought I knew most of what was happening in your life, its always fun to read a sum up...next post should have pics of your done up study/library! We have so many books here that we have nearly converted our only guest bedroom into a library of sorts, so much so that guests feel inundated with books when they sleep here :)

Aparna said...

You just need to have faith in yourself, that's all.:)