Read, read, read

Trying to catch up on my reading list even as T and I zealously finish her large stack of books form the library.

I did not neglect my reading too much while on vacation. Read two books, sneaking in my reading in all those spare minutes! I am also using all my disjointed free time to read all I can. What with T’s vacation, family over for holiday; it is a bit tough! But, religiously following the Spare Time  principle. Every page read counts!!

My list is as follows:

  • Asian Efficiency (self-help)
  • Bhima (pseudo-fiction)
  • Think, Write, Grow
  • Back of the Napkin

I am striving to stay disciplined even on the weekend; hopefully the above success will see me through!

Until Monday’s post; Adieu! Have a splendid weekend ahead!


Resolutions : Quarterly Update

This post is the quarterly update on the Year’s Goals. Now, my Resolutions for 2017 were:

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2017 Resolutions

As of today, I have finished reading three books. These are listed on my Books- 2017 Page. Hurrah! I am well on track!

I have managed to add my thoughts every week on this blog as my posting activity shows:

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Posting Activity from WordPress Stats

I managed to steer clear of unhealthy items even during T’s birthday. I even staved off desserts when our friends came over this weekend and we had fun hosting multiple get-togethers and social dos.

Until this week!

What with the snowing, late hours for Hubs and fussiness of my adorable preschooler, it seems like I am using chips as a mood booster! Sure, they are Kettle Cooked, Wavy, and Delicious! But, still unhealthy! It seems like I simply cannot summon any more willpower after holding my patience and words with T. I have indulged twice already: Monday and Tuesday. I greatly fear that my winning streak might bust. Hence, this post in the middle of the week- for boosting my mood and will power! [I have also put away the bag of chips in a dark corner of the pantry where it will be hard to access!]

With great hopes,

Stay warm and healthy!

Working onChallenges 

For this week, I took the first step toward my reading goal. And that was adding my goal of 12 books to Goodreads 2017 Challenge.

The very display of 0 books made me yearn to get started and conquer this challenge right away! A small step, true, but already spurring me on! 👍

What steps are you taking to reach your milestones?


The New Year has begun and it is time for making fresh resolutions. 

Sharing resolutions publicly is not easy for me, but that is what this blog is all about- rising to the challenges of everyday life!

My resolutions for the year are: 

  • Read 12 books this year. 
  • Post every week on this blog.
  • No more than two unhealthy items in a week. (Trying to fashion my health Goal as per SMART techniques.)

I had deliberated on many more goals but felt these were my long term ones and those that I really want to shoot for. Getting better at organization, introducing preschooler to more veggies and cooking, being more mindful are also on my list. But I do not have a plan right now to execute them. So, I am cutting myself slack and simply content with giving myself all of January to devise an action plan to try them out.

So these are my goals and plans for the year. Wishing everyone luck on their goals and hopes for the  year ahead! Ciao!

Goodreads Challenge Update

With more than a month to go, this blogger is happy to report that I am well ahead in the GoodReads challenge I had enlisted for in January. My target was twelve books, way below my capacity but challenging, considering my work and travel. But, am happy to report that I am ahead on this one!! Yay!! Just one book and more than a month left to complete it in! Yippee!!!


All eager to ensure that the rest of the resolutions also get completed!! Have a blast this weekend! Take care!