Time off from blogging

I have been taking time off to gather writing material. Ahem, I didn’t have anything to write about.

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So I did the next best think I could think of. I decided to take a few days off, catching up on house  and other work, which I had placed on the back burner.

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My husband is off travelling for three weeks, so its just my daughter and I here. I have given the domestic help a time off- so I could get some time to recuperate from the intrusions in my life. Now that I am free for a couple of weeks, I am catching up with :

1. Keeping my clothes organised. I am a poor and sloppy housekeeper, preferring to let others do my laundry for me. It reached such a stage that I couldn’t find my own clothes, when I opened my cupboard on a working day.

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So this is what I have been doing. I have a neat closet now and I can find most of my things except, my clothes  don’t all fit into my one cupboard and they are resting in various baskets till I find out what to do with them. I will need to get them out of the way before hubby dear returns.

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Laundry basket with folded clothes

2. Since I didn’t have anything to write about, I studied for my upcoming exam. I found a Facebook group that actually discusses questions that are asked and I joined up- so each day I have  reading to do  and then trying to find out the answers to those questions posted.

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And I have been reading up for the September exam. It is rather difficult with summer catching up,  my brains working up and middle aged blues hitting me- but this group has enthused me to try on. My memory is playing games with me too.

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We have a couple of books to read and some regulations to look up, made all the more hard, when the examinee( myself) does not belong to the country whose regulations we are being quizzed on.

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3. Re-learning Maths and Science : I have been borrowing books from the library, so that I can catch up with Physics, Maths and Chemistry- my poor daughter who is with me, through her summer, has a lot of homework to catch up on and together we are trying to unlock the mysteries of physical theories, Mathematical equations and Chemical Reactions. Yesterday, we learnt to read the Clarks’ tables and today we are going to try and learn Integration, to integrate this into solving numericals in Physics.

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Most of the time, daughter and I are left scratching our heads.

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4. Reading blog posts : And finally, I have been reading- seriously- blog posts. Blogs that appear on my Reader list and others. I have made a lot of new friends. A few of them are

a. Putting my Feet in the Dirt : A blog about great thoughts and adventures in life.
b. Emovere : A writer who is trying to explore her talent and her work, through the daily blogging exercise.
c. SITE FOR CREATIVE SOLUTIONS : Dr. Roberta gives insight here on how to deal with the various abusive relationships we all endure in our lives. Her solutions are innovative and her reflections, true-to-life.
d. Amitav Chowdhury : A blog about Amitav’s life and his journey through his life and his thoughts – he has beautiful photographs on his blog and writes with a wonderful hand.
e. the pARTy planning : Check out cool recipes and great party planning tips on this blog.
f. See Fleck Run : A funny blog where the writer tells about her experiences with running and the writing is so funny. i love especially the cool cartoons and stick figures that accompany her blog.
g. Aromas and Flavors from my Kitchen : A delicious blog about food and recipes, written with a traditional touch and reminisces
h. TheKingsKidChronicles : A writer who loves her work and her life as a writer.
i. reubenkerrlostsonsreturning : Oh, oh, this is such an interesting blog- check it out and see for yourself.
j . purpleslobinrecovery : The life and journey of a woman like me- the difference is, she sees humour in her life, while I try but don’t always succeed. Over the last week, we connected so many times, and I think I have made a friend.
k . izzyasabee: Izzy is a writer, who loves to put her life into words. I am learning and reading.
l. ladylongisland : This writer shares her life on Long Island and her writing often goes to her travels and her extended family, which I so enjoy.
m. Orbb’s Fashion : A fashion blog with reviews written simply and so colourfully. Check this out.
n. acancersworld : The life of a woman who is making changes and is succeeding so well. She writes about her challenges and her changes.

o. The Krystol Meth(od) ; Krystol is a writer and a student too. She has published a couple of books ( which I need to check out) and most endearingly, she is an academic and like me, loves learning.
p. anewperspectiveperhaps :  i enjoyed reading about her Mexico life and her sunny blog is a reflection of her sunny nature.
q. FärgaregårdsAnna – Annas Art : Anna is such a regular posts, that it seems I have just read one colourful post before the next one is out. She loves her art and she blogs in two languages, which is intriguing to me.
r. Advocate for Invisible Illness!: Tessa has gone through so much and yet, she has so much to give- positivity, courage and enthusiasm. I look forward to learning a lot from her.
s. Deanne’s World: Deanne has wonderful photographs and little poems to illustrate the photos.

Now I am off to the start of another day. Enjoy your Sunday, friends.