It’s already Feb! I wonder how many times I have already made this statement on the blog and elsewhere, that time just flies! Didn’t the new year just start? Now it’s already past a month. My reader which used to be flooded with posts in Jan suddenly seems empty, now that the blogathon is over. I am having withdrawal symptoms, having been addicted to reading so many posts every day! 😐
To add to this, the flu (or whatever it is!) doesn’t seem to go away. I have visited the doctor about 4 to 5 times now. What started off and was diagnosed as allergic cough never got better. There was a sudden increase in cold, such that my nose was blocked for two days and I couldn’t even breathe. The inflammation in the nostrils was putting so much pressure, that I had immense pain in the head, around the eye and ear region. The AC at office only added to my woes. In my last visit to the doctor, he said I was heading towards sinusitis and I have to take antibiotics (which I had refused previously). So now am on an antibiotic course and yet I see little improvement. I am sick of breathing through my mouth!! Arrgh! 😡
I signed up for the goodreads reading challenge (for 25 books) this time and I have been able to read only one book till now! So not done! The maximum I’ve done in a year was 24 books and I wanted a realistic goal, so made the target 25 this time. Another aim was to finish reading all the books that I bought at the Book Fair and use my JustBooks membership, for which I am still paying, but not using. 😛
One of my resolutions this year is to stop buying unnecessary stuff (especially clothes), use the ones that I have and give away the ones I don’t need. In this direction, I am happy to say that I put conscious efforts in the month of Jan to not buy anything (except for the birthday gifts). Every time an online sale or a store sale lured me, I consciously told myself I don’t need this and held back. Yay to me! I know some will be cynical and say it’s just been a month. But wasn’t it a positive start? 31 days ya! Good no? One video of Sudha Murthy that I received on WhatsApp, made me think on these lines. She said she hasn’t bought anything for herself in the last 15 years. She never felt the need for it! Amazing lady!
After much deliberation we have decided to go to Mangalore on our birthday weekend! Yay! 🙂 A friend of mine who lives there had been calling me since a very long time! He started nagging me constantly from the start of this year to plan a trip to his place. While I was thinking of Wayanad, he switched my plans and now we’ve booked tickets to go to Mangalore. I know it’s going to be so hot! That was the main reason I didn’t wanna go. But he coaxed me so much and BG agreed too. So that’s the plan for now! I remember our Stream of Joy trip from last year and how we had such a nice time. Hope this turns out even better!
For now.. that’s what it’s all about! 🙂