Taking stock – August 2014

As I’m guilty of vanishing and reappearing after a couple of weeks, I thought I should start August blogging with a ‘taking stock’ post. Read on, it’s fun!

I’m currently

Making : origami cranes
Cooking : penne pasta
Drinking : piping hot ginger tea, it’s a perfect cuppa for this rainy season. That also reminds me of my favourite Starbucks hot chocolate. One cup of that and I’ll be smiling instantly. Sadly, it has been ages since I had one ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
Reading : ‘The power of your subconscious mind’ by Joseph Murphy and comic strips of Calvin & Hobbes
Wanting : a break from routine
Looking : for new ideas and inspiration for start-ups
Playing : Candy Crush (I know I should have deleted the app long ago) and Minion Rush on my mobile
Deciding : whether it is wise on my part to accept or act
Wishing : for the same thing I have been wishing for over an year now
Waiting : for the right time to throw an outdoor party on our terrace
Liking : the fact that it is August. Roughly 3 weeks to go for my birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚
Wondering : what I should get glued to once my current daily telly programme finishes this month.
Needing : more than 24 hours in a day!
Pondering : over the dreams I’ve been seeing in my sleep lately. One of them involved a tiger wandering in our street!
Watching : my thoughts
Hoping : to go on a long weekend to Pondicherry
Smelling : the rain. Life’s gooooood ๐Ÿ™‚ (I just love watching rains and they fill my Happy Corner #8). I remember writing about rains previously too, read this if interested.
Wearing : an uncomfortable pair of jeans, which looks grrrreat by the way ๐Ÿ™‚
Following : or rather trying to follow my instincts
Noticing : that there is good in everybody
Feeling : confused
Admiring : people who know what they want to do with their life.
Getting : extremely bored of Facebook these days.
Bookmarking : this video which makes one think about social media, computers and mobiles. Decide for yourself if you agree.
Disliking : my frizzy hair, is there a version of rainy season where you are able to tame your hair?
Feeling : proud of myself for keeping up with my yoga routine; I’m notorious for starting this habit several times and failing to stick with it beyond a month or two. It has only been a month this time too so ask me in September again!
Loving : 2014 so far.

I came across this awesome idea of taking stock from this blog: http://meetmeatmikes.com/2014/01/taking-stock-004/ and thought it would be fun to do one myself.



Pittar Patter Raindrops

I love rain, not the really boring drizzling type rain, which I used to loathe while in Scotland. But proper ‘cats and dogs’ rain. I know rain could get scary sometimes, particularly when there is a lot of lightning and thunder involved. However, last night when it rained in all its glory, it was pure bliss. It reminded me of one of the rhymes that I used to sing out loud as a kid. It goes like this:

“I hear Thunder, I hear Thunder

<something> <something> you, <something> <something> you

Pittar Patter raindrops, Pittar Patter raindrops

<rhymes with ‘you’>, <rhymes with ‘you’>”

As you can see, I don’t remember all (most) of it or may be I’ve never learnt it right in the first place. Never mind. I enjoyed every bit of the rain, though – the smell of rain, the sight of rain falling from the sky, the sight of raindrops, the sound of pittaring and pattering, the cool breeze and the occasional spray of rain water on my face.

Unfortunately, I did not manage to capture any images but I found a photo from a few months ago.

Last night’s rain was probably one of the most welcoming rains since last summer and guess how I celebrated it? By eating ice cream – Haagen Dazs Vanilla flavoured ice cream, one of my favouritesย  ๐Ÿ˜€