End of March which btw is my birthday month and turned out to be quite a social do. Not complaining – it was the perfect month by far in the year for me yet. So here are my musings from March in yet another Gratitude post. Hope you have been enjoying reading these so far.
I am loving the spring gaiety all around me as Hollyhocks, poppies, daisies and other such blooms are creating a splash on sidewalks and gardens alike. Not to mention the pretty green leaves budding on the bare trees, the sunshine makes them look so ethereal.
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♥ Birthday Bounties ♥
Let me begin with the birthday musings which begins with receiving unexpected couriers. I love book mail – don’t you? Sanch sent me a goodie box of treasures, including the Michelle Obama book that I had been meaning to pick up. Anshu sent me Ikigai – another book that’s been high on my list – Yay!!!!
I had a fabulous lunch outing at Cafe Getafix with some amazing mexican food and then packed the desert platter to enjoy with R and her munchikins. Came home to a gorgeous cake and flowers while a close friend dropped in with her fam to help me celebrate the day. I have one of the best brothers anyone could have – he is the one who arranged for the surprise.
And then there were the umpteen number of calls and messages that left me feeling so loved and special. I still have to get back to a few of them as I missed speaking to them. Plus my parents were over for it was time for Dad’s checkup – everything is fine!! Phew! best news ever.
♥ When friends came visiting ♥
March saw close buddies dropping in from as far as US and as near as Kashmir; some connections are made forever. Had a whale of a time chatting and catching up on each others life over some really good food. 32nd Milestone in Gurgaon has become a hot spot of sorts with me for now. Enjoyed lip smacking Bihari cuisine one weekend and Carnatic food the other.
♥ Music in the park ♥
Gurgaon Utsav is an annual fest organised by an organisation of the same name in coalition with the MCG and a few corporates. Its held in the amphitheater in the Aravali Bio diversity park and just that spot is a visual treat in itself. Combine that with the music and the awesome seating arrangements, it’s a win win situation all around. Every year there is an eclectic mix of musicians hosted over the weekend and this is the second time that I could make it on all three days of the festival.
♥ Currently reading ♥
Two books came as birthday gifts while the third one is a book I have been long meaning to read. And yes, I have been indulging in some decadent meals at times to enjoy the book.
♥ Blog News ♥
To be honest, I had taken a very conscious break from writing in last two months as somehow the mojo was not there anymore. I am even mulling shutting down the blog as perhaps this no longer gets me going. Same applies to all my social media handles. Perhaps I should just head off to the mountains for a bit and luxuriate in the fresh air to clear my head some.
Thats the reason why I refrained from my favourite blogging challenge – AtoZ this year. Wishing all the best to my blogging family for it and hope to be back into it next year,
♥ Health & Fitness ♥
Touch wood and knock on wood and all that jazz for this has been doing great. I am happier and healthier than I have been in a while and that has helped my sanity levels a lot. Been going for morning walks on and off. Switched to earlier hour as its become quite warm now. Trying to get into the habit of eating oats and searching for good recipes to do so. I hate milk so that’s the challenge there.
Well that’s it from me folks – yup this month its a short and breezy post. Do drop me links for your gratitude posts in the comment section – would love to catch up on your action too.
Catch my previous month’s Gratitude post here
Linking up with Vidya for the #gratitudecircle