Hello February! One month has already gone and I’ll tell you how! I had a bad start to 2019 even after all the planning and thinking!
Towards the end of January, I was seen flustered and God knows I wanted the month to come to an end. ASAP.
For starters, the man wasn’t home for the most part of the month and it sucked! Big time! He missed our furball’s first birthday even though we had been planning his birthday celebrations for weeks. Well, duty comes first, alright!
|Read: I Serve as the Silent Rank
I was down with a nasty flu for most of the month and it was awful. I shuddered at the very thought of getting out of bed. I couldn’t blog much even though my planner was jam-packed with blog post ideas.
The weather wasn’t helping either. The cold felt unbearable and the temperature dropped to an all-time low of minus five. Scattered rain showers brought the snow too. But nope. Not exactly where I live. But on the hill right opposite to my home – which is, say around 10kms away? I felt blue for I couldn’t witness the snowfall and if I had, it would’ve been my first glimpse of it. Yeah, right.
I started the month on a high reading six books back-to-back and then I couldn’t read even a single page. Thanks to the flu. But I am slowly getting back to reading and I have some good stack of books set for February.
This also means that I sucked at my 365days project – #Slayingitin2019. But I’m on it now!
Enough with the jibber-jabber. Let’s grab a cup of hot chocolate and Ketchup!
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Six books – Love Letters to the Dead, Jasmine Days and The Art of Racing in the Rain won my heart; Milk Teeth was a good read; Seaside Sweets was a refreshing romance and Kitchen bored me to death.
| Read: Book Review of Jasmine Days
with Muffy 🙂
Four More Shots Please on Amazon Prime! Though cliched in most aspects, I loved binge-watching the show. I also happened to watch season 5 and 6 of House M.D. and season 14 of Grey’s Anatomy. Now, you know what I did last January 😛
my best to not cry! Being not able to blog according to the plan made me lose my mind for a brief period of time but I realize it is not the end of the world. As they say, ‘I’ve decided my 2019 will start on February 1st, January is a free trial month.‘
mostly Keto until I fell sick and couldn’t get up from bed (not ‘cos of the diet)
Keto and lot of greens. Perks of winter!
Apple Cider Vinegar every morning! Duh! I hated it with all my being!
my parents almost every day! I needed to talk to someone than Muffy.
blog? As I said, I had my planner filled with ideas but I couldn’t keep up. However, I am proud of two posts I had written last month. Give it a read here.
|Read: Garhwal Hills: A Travel Guide
Keto recipes to try!
about the series – Four More Shots, Please.
the over-dose of me-time!
that sometimes nothing goes as planned and it’s okay! Tomorrow is another day.
about ways to be more productive!
| Read: Tips and Tools that Help you Stay Productive as a Blogger
a wee bit lonely!
Hindi remixes, mostly
Muffy’s birthday by hosting two giveaways on his Instagram account. We were overwhelmed by the love he was showered upon. Oh, my boy!
| Check out Muffy’s Instagram account here.
Some good crockery. You know why!
the Almighty for keeping us safe! (He was on a landslide prone area while I had a dangerous gas-leak in my home. I still can’t believe I am alive to see his safe return or even type this post now!)
investing in a gadget (and I did!)
habit-tracking! I didn’t do so well, but at least I am trying.
writing this personal post!
That’s all for now, folks!
This post was written for Friday Reflections and Monthly Ketchup!
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b. ‘I’ve decided my 2019 will start on February 1st, January is a free trial month’- Unknown
c. Word prompt: Misunderstood
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Corinne Rodrigues says
Ah! Glad January is over and you survived it, literally too. I hope February is a better month for both of us. Thank you for being You.
Corinne Rodrigues says
Ah! Glad January is over and you survived it, literally too. I hope February is a better month for both of us. Thank you for being You and for being there for me this month and other times as well.
Sanch @ Sanch Writes says
Oh sorry to hear you’ve been hit by the flu. Being by yourself during it wouldn’t have helped; for me that’s usually the worst bit of falling sick – no one around apart from the cats to nurse me back to health! 😛 But I’m glad you decided to be kinder to yourself, let yourself off the hook and take it one day at a time. Hopefully, February is a better month! Take care x
Shubhra Rastogi says
Shalini hope you are better now and wish you a great year ahead! Hope you have a fantastic Feb.