After that post about planning for September and all that, I decided to kick it off with a fake vacation. My target is three days, but I know it could very well turn into 5-6 days. Sure, I’ll handle work that comes in, but the absence of that pressure is something else. 🙂 Delightful.
And before I knew it, (I know – I broke a grammar rule – I started the paragraph and sentence with an “And” Grrr) it is day three already. I also realized, spending time off the internet except to check email and browse blogs, I hadn’t posted here after Sunday in my city. And wow, after that post I’ve been visiting the blogs of all those who commented and truly enjoying myself. Here are just some of the blogs I visited:
Goodies for a pleasant life – Tina’s picstory – I walked into a gorgeous garden.
Mim’s Muddle – Lots of variety here, and as Mim says, “from Feminism and Fat Acceptance to amusing things my kids say and tales of where we went on the weekend”. Wonderful blog
Zen-sational Living Blog – Sheila’s blog is a must-read for the soul. And if you also want eye-candy, check out her Zen gallery. Please also visit her Love Rally
Thin Spiral Notebook – Tara’s straight from the heart words are so touching.
With love from Lohr – May’s blog is a visual treat.
The Zen of Motherhood – “Life between nicktoons and nirvana” is how Mama Zen describes her blog. A fun parenting blog
Ceo a’s draiocht – Enchanting blog. I almost got lost in there – I had no idea of the time slipping by.
Carmen’s Chronicles – bright, cheerful, colorful. Carmen has a fabulous blog.
A star in my own universe – Traci’s blog is lovely.
Unknown Mami – One of the coolest blogs I’ve seen till date. And gosh, I’ve seen lots and lots. And I have her to thank since I discovered all the blogs I listed above via her Sundays in my City post, which I linked to, on impulse.
In the meantime, I also tweaked the layout here a bit (I know it is hard to actually spot the changes), but I added a “connect with me” bunch of icons in the sidebar here so we can connect on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus- looks so much jazzier and occupies less “real estate” on this page, no? I also added an “email me” icon for those who’d like to send a one-on-one message. Thank you, Chacko for your supreme patience and the time you spent writing the code. 😀
Besides browsing blogs and getting to know some wonderful women online, I’ve also been enjoying:
- chatting with my neighbors, listening to their woes
- trying to get a maid, unsuccessfully. oh well, I made the effort. 😀
- phoning my friends and enjoying the same closeness over the decades (oh yes, am a fossil!)
- cleaning house, de-cluttering and freecycling
- meeting people I haven’t seen in a while
- calling family
- focusing on good eating habits
- listening to Vidur’s music practice (big day coming up)
I am enjoying my vacation, staycation.
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