Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Random weekend plan - II

Updated at the end. Like this.

It's not much of a plan, actually. I'm just wanting to stay at home and do some cleaning up. The house is lying ignored and littered. Since the past few weeks, it's only the hubs who does any tidying, if at all. I've sort of taken to neglecting everything in it. Even the plants, at times. But I was scared the other day when I saw little bugs, first on the hibiscus plant, and then the Mogra and the Sayali. I washed them off immediately, loosened the soil, and watered them. I'm gonna check again for any signs of bugs, and if they stick on, I'm getting a pesticide spray. Maybe I'll look for a natural / herbal one, but I'll need one, nonetheless.

Things have been slightly better off since last week. Vanity first: we'd been to an aunt's place last weekend and I happened to stumble upon a weighing machine there. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had lost 1.5 kilos. (Big grin!!) The wonders this thing does for a girl's self-esteem! I haven't used the bicycle as much as I planned to, but it's definitely not written off yet. Although, swimming's almost forgotten. Well, not forgotten, but every time I plan to wake up early and go to the pool, I end up sleeping in for long hours. Inertia, what else? On the work front, I barely scraped through another deadline. I had resolved at the beginning of this month to work on my focus (yes, so that I could focus on my work), but I ended up doing just what I have been doing for the last couple of years: procrastinating. It frustrates me so much, but I haven't found anything / anyone as yet to help me out of this habit. It's also stressing me out.

So, I'm looking forward to a weekend of house-keeping, both at home and at the office. There are piles of papers in both locations that need to be sorted and put in the their proper places. At home, the cupboard and the kitchen need attention. At work, I need to get rid of extra baggage by deleting old, obsolete emails and files in my working folders. Then there's this whole collection of music and pictures that I need to rename and caption.

I also want to start reading out to the hubs the books I bought for us: the entire Harry Potter collection (again) and A Brief History of Time. But that will happen only when he stops acting snobbish and trying to tell me that it doesn't make any difference to him if I do not read them out to him. Till then I go on with the other ones I got for myself (Wise and Otherwise (by Sudha Murthy), The Celestine Prophecy (repeat), The Tenth Insight, Curious Lives). I already finished Brida, and I'm so glad it came to me, like others, at the perfect time! But then, some of them can wait. I have a occasion coming up. I'll be traveling to Sunnyvale in September, and will have lots of time to read (if I act lazy and don't go around CA by myself, like I did last time). I so wish hubby would join me there, but he just doesn't seem inclined. It pains me, but then, I'll have fun anyway. It's his problem if he doesn't want to travel with me. Hmpf!

This is what we actually did.


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simplypallu said...

Thanks for the link, Aart. I've visited that space, and that's where I read most of The Witch of Portobello.