This week, we had an invite to a wedding we were looking forward to attending, but could not. As mama would say, I was indisposed. Okay, not even well enough to go spend 2-3 hours somewhere. And strangely, I did feel bad about not going. Sigh.

On a happier note, I am making some headway in the “giving” area – and in the next couple of days, hope to clear out extra books and some more clothes via Vidur’s school, which will probably go to the school for the blind. There’s nothing to match the joy of giving. Really.

Ultimately, I must agree with Sury’s concept of “simplification”, although I doubt whether I’ll really practice it in some areas of our lives 🙂 When all is said, and done, old habits do die rather hard. Still, I agree with it in principle and will continue to make efforts to get closer to that goal. As the gurus are fond of saying – we bring nothing when we come into this world and take nothing when we go from it. Oh yeah, they can afford to talk! They are not the ones worrying about menus for dinner, or what to do with accumulated milk in the fridge – or even clearing up clutter. Ah, give me this status any day. The daily routine with all its ups and downs. I wouldn’t exchange it for anything.

Phew, finally on the work front am done with the weekly commitment. While I started off cheerfully, mainly because I knew it would only last a week – it naturally had to spill over to the next week, thanks to some other urgent stuff that popped up.

Ah, I’ve got to mention this. I was thrilled to see Mika’s post about her book yesterday. I can’t wait to read them!

It reminded me fondly of the brief period when we’d chat regularly. Am so inspired now to also write and publish. Which reminds me, I’ve got to finish digitizing that other story am working on. Its funny how we write things, and when we look at them years later,  it seems unbelievable we came up with that sort of thing. Sometimes it seems like total tripe, and sometimes we feel kind of secretly proud – probably because we don’t have the patience to actually do things like that now. That’s not true, actually, I have the patience and the inclination. And once I set my mind to it, I know I’ll do it.

In the meantime, am all set to begin a fresh project – so what if it is the middle of the week 😀 come Friday and I’ll happily be doing what I enjoy best. Even if it means being “only” a writer. Some people think am a bit crazy to be a regular guest contributor to other sites/blogs. But that really does not matter. I’ve got the luxury of enjoying the privilege of doing something I love. Everything else comes second. Or third. Or even fourth.

I felt quite happy to share some of my grandmother’s and mom’s face pack recipes on Gingerchai yesterday, at the request of some of the readers. Shucks. Its funny how I always type faceback and correct it to face pack.

Ok. On with the day.