Bazinga has really become quite the buzz word for me as I have fallen inextricably in love with the TV series – The Big Bang Theory. I am a little late to the party. Nevertheless, am making up for the lost ground by binging on the episodes on Hotstar. In case you havent watched it, a few of the channels are playing re-runs of it. Its a quirky version of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. in a nerd universe.
What does Bazinga mean? Its the geeky, nerdy Sheldon’s way of saying “Gotcha” and “Yes” as he loves to have the last word in any conversation. It best describes how the month of August 2019 has been for me.
♥ Unexpected treats ♥
The best thing that happened in August was meeting up with Parul, a fellow blogger. We have been online friends for a while now and it was an absolute smasher to meet her in person. Warm, effusive and oh so down to earth, she was every bit the delightful person I imagined her to be.
It began to pour heavily just as I started driving down to meet her. I had to stop on the roadside and wait out the downpour which by the way, was simply awesome. It has been so long since I sat and watched rains like this. Bazinga!
August was also the month for unexpected gifts as my dad sent me a voucher for shopping at Westside. Darn! I do love these loyalty schemes on credit cards. I shopped to my hearts content and was thrilled to see them use paper bags. These were on a payment basis-this move is certainly for the good of the environment. I am happy to see such a huge corporate house investing in the future of the planet. Bazinga!
I treated myself to the infamous Hot Chocolate Fudge from Nirula’s after ages; it was as decadent and yummy as ever. Some days it just pays to get out of bed 😉
Its been two years since I went Zero Waste for Rakhi. I dont send rakhis anymore to my brothers, preferring to call and chat with them. Three of them called me before I could call them, it was so good to hear from them. Plus one of them (as always) gifted me a huge Amazon voucher. Yup I will be shopping for some books now 🙂
♥ Bookish notes ♥
I joined in on a fabulous readathon which was initiated by Shantala – a book blogger. The prompts were in sync with Independence day and I had such a fun time doing this. Best part is that I managed to find all the three books from my unread bookshelf. So it was a win-win both ways.
But when it came to reading one more book for the challenge, I totally ditched it. Its because I had just received the ARC copy of a fellow blogger turned friend’s debut novel. I managed to read the book in a three hours sitting and now cant wait to attend the book launch. The book is a crime thriller and extremely fast paced.
So even though I read one book out of context, I managed to read 4 books this month. Damyanti’s book was the Bazinga!
♥ Green efforts ♥
I have been making conscious green efforts in my daily routine and began to make Bio Enzyme a few years back. Its an organic cleaner which has replaced most chemical cleaners in my house. I just harvested a huge batch of it and decided to share with my fellow residents. I was amazed and delighted to note how many people wanted to try it. Next month, shall try to give out more bottles.
I attended one more tree planting drive in the colony and was happy with the turn out and enthusiasm of the people. This month the rains have been plenty and hopefully all these trees will find fruitful grounds in our colony.
♥ From My Kitchen ♥
I havent been that active in the kitchen this month but still managed to dish out some surprises. Best part was the cookie baking I got into and ended up parceling some to friends and family.
♥ Blogging news ♥
I finally hit the writing mojo and managed to put up 7 posts this month on the blog. The best part was the #WordsMatter bloghop that put my star on the map. I was totally blown away by the feedback on the post I did for it. Not only was it gratifying but hugely ego boosting too.
Two blogger friends find special mention as they took out time to message me privately over my writing ennui. I am so blessed to have friends like this and thank the universe for putting them in my orbit.
Motivated, I had dared to join up on the TOI writing contest but at the last moment chickened out in submitting my story. Kicking myself over it now and its made me more determined to take part for September’s prompt. Bazinga!
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♥ Health & Fitness ♥
Health has been overall good though I have been lacking in the fitness workouts. I am just not in a mood to kick ass though I desperately need to. Fingers crossed the listlessness has lessened and I will head back to my favorite gym in this month.
Well that’s all the news from my August 2019 and I look forward to reading yours too. Somehow these gratitude posts have made us into closer online buddies. We get to exchange so much about our lives-Bazinga!
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