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Life Laughter And Happily Ever After

Vidya Sury Love laughter and happily ever after

Yes, I had all of those – life laughter and happily ever after

Thanks to my Wi Fi going on the blink, I had an impromptu kind of a digital vacation. For a second, I laughed at the irony of not being able to use my new and super fast laptop in the living room, but then, I decided to use the “free” time outdoors.

Truly, nothing like the outdoors to rev up our lives.

I had a list of errands to run anyway and the list was getting longer and longer.

I thought, time to put it on a diet and got going!

I had gifted my old laptop to Vidur and to my horror found the adapter died. So I went and got that fixed.

The dentist’s visit was due so I finished that off and the next visit is in the second week of December. Sometimes I am convinced they do temporary fillings just so they keep falling off and by the time the third filling is due, there isn’t enough tooth left. So they say I need a cap and then of course, no cap unless it is root-canal-ed. Vicious cycle eh? Now my tooth is nicely dead and buried so we’ll be capping it off in a couple of weeks.

Life laughter and happily ever after – that’s me!

On Friday, we took a trip to the Museum where there was a Math Exhibition and had a very pleasant morning indeed.

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I spent “quality time” with a dinosaur!

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Then one day I strolled by the school and got some pictures – there’s something mesmerizing about the lazy afternoon sun, watching the water lilies in the pond and the butterflies flitting around before being jarred back to reality by the security guard asking me not to go too close and the school bell telling me my time is up.

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I usually then move out of the gate and stroll along the pathway where I can eavesdrop on the children’s conversations. Sometimes, all it takes is one child talking to herself, actions and all. How I love that! They are never concerned about who is watching them, they are in their own world!

 

So the NaNoWriMo concluded, rather successfully for me. I clocked in 98350 words. How satisfying to complete it successfully and emerge WINNER for three years in a row!

And since I am in the mood to keep on writing, I signed up at 750words.com to write 750 words a day in December 2013. This is an initiative based on the Morning Pages inspired by the book The Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self by Julia Cameron.

I also signed up for NaBloPoMo at BlogHer for December 2013 and will be posting daily on my health blog Your Medical Guide  I am guilty about not posting as regularly as I’d like over there and thought this would be a nice way to motivate myself.

Then, from December 8 to 14, the Write Tribe Festival – 2 is on! The themes are up here and I invite you to sign up. It will be fun connecting with a lot of amazing and dedicated bloggers. It is easy – post on your blog, and then link up at Write Tribe. Besides the Festival, we also feature prompts through the week: Friday 55 fiction, 100 words on Saturday and Wednesday prompts. Come, join us!

So there’s enough going on for December 2013, friends, and it is going to be a busy month. I love being busy!

Another announcement:

You know I enjoy posting inspiring stories from readers. Starting January 2014 I am thinking of posting one reader story a month – a powerful personal story that inspires and moves you….to take action on something you’ve held back from.  I’ve often noticed that besides our own experiences, we learn best from others’ experiences. Keeps the faith, you know?  What do you think? Got a story to tell? Please email me at vidya at vidyasury dot com and I’ll send you the guidelines.

Thank you!

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. 

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23 Comments

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    Sid
    December 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Wow Vidya, that was one heck of a productive day. And by the looks of things, you are going to have a really busy December. Good luck and thank you for making my day, again !

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    Corinne Rodrigues
    December 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I’m reeling from the number of words you’ve managed to write apart from your regular blogging and other work, Vidya! You’re a winner alright! Congratulations and many hugs!
    I love the picture of the tree. You could make a fantastic poster out of it.
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    Aditi
    December 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I love the last shot…nothing like sunshine peekaboo 🙂
    Congrats on NaNoWrimo…the determination you have is so commendable! You are so good at prioritizing and sticking to the plan…wish I could learn this from you!!
    Your Dec seems so full but I’m sure you’ll again emerge a winner putting smiles on all your readers faces! 🙂 Lv
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    Shilpa Garg
    December 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I so agree about dentist thing… somehow the trips are never ending there!! Congratulations for NaNoWriMo! 98000+ words… OMG… super awesome. I have a query… where are all these NaNoWriMo works? I read that you wrote with paper and pen too. Happy writing this entire month and look forward to read all the medical tips and suggestions 🙂
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    Jairam Mohan
    December 2, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    OMG, 98k words, that’s like almost 3k words a day apart from regular blog posts, etc. You, my lady, are a whirlwind writer, if not anything else. Awesome achievement.

    Am looking forward to all your December writing activity as well.
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    Seeta
    December 2, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Whoa!! 98k words… hats off Vidya.. amazing! 🙂 and now 750 words per day through Dec.. lady where are your feet?? 🙂

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    Michelle Liew
    December 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Vidya, such lovely photos. And I absolutely love this post full of positivity!

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    Vanita
    December 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    your errands are so much more fun than mine sis. and your december schedule is making me feel exhausted. man. i’m going to dig around for more things for you to sign up for, ok? i mean, it doesn’t seem like you have too much there. 😉
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    Rachna
    December 2, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Wow, Vidya! You are truly an inspiration. Good luck with all that writing and well done with your success in November.

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    Elle
    December 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Okay Vidya, you’ve actually managed to impress my already impressed. You are a writing energizer bunny my friend and I have no idea how you do it. You are absolutely amazing. Many congrats on your win. And as always grateful appreciation for your wonderful photos…they’re such a boost to my heart.
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    Rekha
    December 2, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    98000+ words!!! Amazing you are. Congratulations! 🙂 I love the way you find happiness in the simple things in life. Great pictures those are, especially the tree ones. Good luck for your December challenges too. 🙂
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    Cathy Taughinbaugh
    December 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Hi VIdya,

    You continue to inspire me in so many ways. Amazing! Congrats to you. Love the pictures as well. Take care.
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    Sheethal
    December 3, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Lovely pictures and What a happy day 🙂

    And Loved your initiate on the personal story section. Looking forward to read them 🙂
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    Kathy
    December 3, 2013 at 2:55 am

    That is quite the accomplishment to write so many words! Well done! As for December, it sounds as if you will be keeping pretty busy. Good luck on all your planned endeavors for December! ♥
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    Suzie Cheel
    December 3, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Hi Vidya,
    congrats on 98000 plus words, your energy amazes me. You are such an inspiration
    ♡♡♡
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    Proactive Indian
    December 3, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Congratulations on the 98K words!

    ‘Digital vacations’ are good because they push you into the real world!!

    Many years back, before cellphones, I had to spend a complete workday (on sales calls) without a wristwatch. Early morning frustration tapered to mid-morning discomfort, but by the second half of the day, I found it didn’t make so much of a difference!
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    Jyothi Nair
    December 3, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I ask this question again! How many hours does your day have???

    Congrats on the hat trick. Proud of you dear. Looking forward to reading your NaBloPoMo posts this December. All the best to us. 🙂
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    Tia Sparkles
    December 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I love the pic of that Dino! This post made me smile 🙂 Especially that anti-spammer check box – so awesome!! Thanks Vidya!
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    richmiraclefiles
    December 4, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Vidya,
    Whenever i read your posts I can’t come away without feeling i’m reading a post written by a super multi- task-enabled-super lady.Writing 98K words in less than a month is no mean task.Whoa!
    Many heartlfet and awestruck congrats firstly.
    And thanks a ton,secondly, for throwing light on so much happening in the blogosphere.
    Super whoozy pics you’ve captured there.Time seems to stand still with your pics and the descriptions…like the kid talking to herself!
    well i have to say t again.You ,Vidya,are like the multi-handed Goddess-Devis out of the Hindu scriptures..the kind,and quantum of work you do…
    Thanks
    Deep regards
    Mona
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    Pixie
    December 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    wow!! You are rock Vidya!! 98K+ words!! :O
    And you’ve had such a beautiful day!! 🙂
    Lovely pics
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    Usha Menon
    December 5, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Vidya it is amazing! 98k words!! Congrats for this great achievement. Your December schedule also seems to be very hectic.Surely you will come out a winner.
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    Gwenn Panny
    December 21, 2013 at 11:43 am

    That sounds like a fun-filled, productive day
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