If we were having coffee …Sept 13 #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee, I would say that we are all doing fine here.  The blog has been neglected a bit, but that made me wake up at 6am on a Sunday to write a post.  And then, I didn’t know what I should write about.  With the rest of the family asleep,  I walked around the house for some time for inspiration.  Then I remembered the prompts page for ‘Blogtember’.  There are some wonderful prompts there and I picked up the September 13 prompt.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I liked writing them.  It does help to put things in perspective.  This is how my life is playing out now.

Reading… Righteous Release by Richard Gardner.  Its a saga and I love it.
Playing… with my children
Watching… My plants growing and flowering. A show of my favorite actor Mohit Raina on Sahara One.  Yeah, I know.  I have never visited that channel before.  But all for Mohit.
Trying… to stay on top of my work schedule, book reviews and put in some posts on my blogs.
Cooking… Its Butter Dosas and chutney on the Sunday morning menu.  Do drop in.
Eating… trying to control putting all things sweet into my mouth. Calories.. calories.. calories
Drinking… Tea.  I love many cups of tea.  Even though my blog name is kaapi (coffee), I love tea more.
Calling… My parents who are away in far off Kerala.  I miss them soooooo much.
Texting… without a break to my Schoolmates group on Whatsapp, Parents group,  Close friends group.  Its getting a bit out of hand staring down at the phone all day
Pining… for Mom’s cooked food.  That inji(ginger) curry, yumm.  
Tweeting… About books, reviews, the Syrian refugee crisis, environment
Going… nowhere. But had a ride on the scooter with my elder son late evening yesterday in a light drizzle.  Loved it.
Loving… my family time.  Enjoying daily life and thanking my job which lets me work from home and being with my sons all the time.
Hating… the #meatban and all the political overtones to it.
Discovering… the miniseries ‘Pillars of the Earth’ by Ken Follett on Youtube.  I have marked it for later viewing.  Now need to find some free time to watch it.
Thinking… About the refugee crisis in Europe. It is unimaginable running away from our own homes, risking our lives, to an uncertain future with just the clothes on their back. I can’t bear to watch the children.
Feeling… Very hopeful.
Hoping (for)… a week where everything will go smoothly and I will get to finish my reading. The maid will be off this week due to festival.  *Takes deep breaths*.
Listening (to)… Gaana.com and Mohammed Rafi songs on soundcloud.  I love you internet.
Celebrating… Ganesh Chathurthi this week when whole of Maharashtra will be celebrating and worshiping the God of prosperity and wisdom.
Smelling… Petrichor.  Though I would really want very heavy rains here.
Ordering… Maybe that Salman Rushdie book, or  Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  Please recommend.
Thanking… My husband who puts up with my weirdness and my need to do multiple things at the same time.  He is very organised and systematic.  You guessed it.  We are complete opposites.
Considering…writing some short stories and sending to contests.  Focus. Focus.
Starting… The next book which I have to review – The Dove’s Lament by Kirthi Jayakumar
Finishing… My books (I need to find some time to do it.  Reduce Whatsapp, perhaps)

So how has it been with you?

Linking this to Part Time Monster’s Weekend Coffee Share.


12 thoughts on “If we were having coffee …Sept 13 #WeekendCoffeeShare

  1. Getting up early on a Sunday morning! That’s amazing. I wrote one of these too. Today I was in a tough state. I wanted to write but couldn’t. Thank you for inspiration, Lata. 🙂

  2. My Goodness.. Perfect word for every activity..!! Incredible it is..!!
    And getting up early in the morning on Sunday.. i doubt I’d like to do that.. but yes.. a good weather and a paper and a pen.. Sounds like a plan to me!


  3. This is… good. Yeah, I cut down on Whatsapping a while ago when I realized I was a part of simply too many groups!
    Gabriel Garcia and Rushdie – tough choice. Very very tough choice.

    1. Maybe get Garcia now.. and Rushdie after some time.. Not sure.
      I have turned off the notification for Whatsapp. Atleast, that way I am not looking at it every few minutes. Also net off during the night. Otherwise, I used to check in the middle of the night too. Too addictive.

      1. I’ve been there! Even if there were no messages, I would just keep touching on that little icon and just scroll up and down old chats. No reason, really, just a stupid form of addiction. I am so much better now!

  4. Quite a lot going on. 🙂 One of the things I like about lists like this is that it reminds us how much we’re doing at once, even when we feel as though we’re not. It’s good for mindfulness.

    1. Right Diana. It was helpful to put all the things going around myself into the blog. It also made me feel less guilty about not finding reading time. Thanks for visiting.

    1. Thanks Parul. I normally wake up early to send the kids to school/college. I wanted to write and I knew once the family is up, there will be no time for my writing. So wanted to make up for it.

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