For a past few months it has been crazy busy work front. I don’t remember the last time I had a weekend all to myself. Just did my own things of happiness. Read a book, drank some wine, wrote a few lines of love and life, ate a delicious meal cooked unhurriedly, introspected. But yeah as they say, working hard pays off. It was the annual awards night at Asian College of Teachers where I was awarded the Best Academic Support. It was quite the surprise!
So here I am gleaming with an unexpected happiness that my office showered on me!
The picture however makes me look like a junior high school math prodigy!
Jan 31, 2021
I marked the end of the 1st month of the most anticipated year (for obvious reasons) with a Slow Sunday feel. The award was an appreciation and may be a subtle reminder that I need to be more “supportive”! So it took me a couple of hours to sink into the feeling that I did not have any work today. I owned my Sunday after months. I could not have wasted it on just watching Netflix and sleeping. Although a part of me wanted that!
After the strong Americano and my indispensable millet bowl, I took the day in my hand. I have a roof top garden that has been quite lovingly created (I would write a blog on that soon!). With the Sun being all crisp and warm today, I curled like a croissant in the midst of all the freshly watered and mildly fragrant seasonal blooms. OK that was well exaggerated ha ha ha…..
Once I started to feel a little SULA (sweaty upper lip alert) from sitting under the sun for half an hour, I went down to my library to look for a new book to read. With my crazy schedule all these days, I can hardly finish a book in a week. Usually that is my pace, however thick a book is! After much browsing through the shelves I came across a book that I have been putting off since 2010. God knows why. Fashion Victim by Sam Baker. I remember buying this book. It was during my double major years when life became volumes of dazzled episodes of impulsive decisions and high voltage academic schedules. For some reason, known best by my subconscious mind, I never read the book. So yeah, after a decade later, here I am well reminisced and much realized that I cannot afford to waste my pound money 6.99!
February find (Jan 31, so kinda, yeah!):
Annie, an ex- crime journalist swaps her gory life of gruesome reports with a high-heeled position with the leading fashion magazine, Handbag.
I have read it till Chapter 2 and till now it is very Candice Bushnell-ish.
However, the back of the book does spill a teeny detail on the twist on how the fashionista turns to a investigator alligator. Once again!
A good read comes with a good sip!
Mine came with some cheap wine that had been sitting in my refrigerator for couple of months. I could not waste time to wash a wine glass and pour out the remaining merlot.
I took the closest glass to my vicinity that had fishy scales-like pattern on the surface. What the heck, the wine was more important. Oh boy! was it good? Letting your wine sit in the refrigerator after you have opened the bottle for months is never a good idea. Lesson learned!
I could not afford to waste the afternoon in the growing happiness that was spiraling up. Hot shower, chicken stew for lunch. Yes, made more sense.
The evening threw me in the whole feel of getting ready for yet another week ticking in with assignments, webinars and adulting. While I am on Chapter 4, I took a break and journal-ed one slow Sunday that was much needed.