My friend A posted a Monkton gem on Instagram a couple of days ago and was kind enough to mention that she missed Monkton Mondays 🙂 I was delighted of course and also somewhat chastised coz I’ve neglected this Blog rather cruelly for a long time although, for what I tell myself, is a great reason. I’ve moved cities after all – and setting up a new home, getting Junior accustomed to a new school and routine while trying to keep ‘self’ positive and motivated is no walk in the park!
Settling down is a slow business for someone like me at the best of times, given my natural talent for restlessness and impatience – but I suppose if I don’t force the writing out occasionally, it’ll dry up and wither into a tangled web of shriveled thoughts – and that wouldn’t be good for my health now would it?! So Thank You A, for the nudge that has made me determined to pen this post, although I’ve just spent a good two hours stuck in the harrowing Bangalore traffic and will no doubt spend two more when I leave to pick up Junior. 5 hours a day in a car! Hmmm…maybe now’s the time to get that dream car 😉 After all this trouble, all I want to say is – He better be worth it! Coz Lord knows I’ve earned it! 😉
Since I had the two hours to stew in traffic, this gem from Monkton seemed particularly appropriate today. I wish I had a tablet that would sprout me wings so that I could fly freely over every traffic jam Life threw my way! Now that is a powerful wish 😛 Perhaps in the land of Faerie, they would sell me my wish 😉 I’m reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman, (my first Gaiman, although certainly not my last!), and spend much of my day inhabiting Faerie in my head 🙂 It helps with those traffic jams too! And so this week I pay due homage to those ‘magical chemicals’ that keep me ticking even when somewhere deep within, I would rather just curl up and sleep the ‘sleep of the dead’. Coz where would I be without the little white disc that I trust to keep my pressure down when I’m stuck in traffic? Not in a very good place I assure you 😉
You have a wonderful week People. Hopefully you’ll meet no jams (other than the edible kind!) and will need no chemicals 🙂 unless they’re legal & the kind of spirits that keep you happy of course 😉 Me…I’m look forward to my refreshing Gin & Tonic at the end of what I know is going to be a very long day!
Hurrah for the Chemicals 😀 😉
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Welcome back and yes hurrah for the chemicals and for the spirits! The fact that the spirits were called upon at lunchtime will tell you what kind of start to the week I’m having! God, teenagers are tough!
Thanks Anshu!! LOL…it’s never ending with children isn’t it??!! Does she remind you of when you were a teen at all? 😉 I shudder to imagine what’s going to happen when Ishaan turns a teen – especially if he takes after me 😛
That traffic sounds like a nightmare! We fought horrendous traffic when we lived in Florida, and my husband fought it when we lived in Georgia. Now that we live in northern Michigan where few others live, we almost never fight traffic. Husband has read some Gaiman books lately, and insists that I would enjoy. I’m very busy with Harry Potter right now, though 😉
Glad to have you back. Hope you’re settling into the new digs well!
Hey Heather 🙂 I’m so very glad you’re rid of traffic problems! I should be so lucky…but India has almost as many cars as people…at least that’s what it feels like 😦 Feel exhausted most of the time and my routine has become that of a 5-year-old! Early to bed etc! Junior’s taking his own time to settle in and if there’s one thing I’ve learnt as a Mom, it’s that kids will NOT be rushed…sigh…
Stardust was strictly Ok…I was disappointed because I really enjoyed the movie which I realise now is because it has a stellar cast and passion, something I found lacking in the book 😦 Still I want to read American Gods…maybe later. For now am reading G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown series of all things! It’s very relaxing and very lever lay written 🙂 But you reading HP makes me want to read LOTR again 🙂 I wonder when Rothfuss’s will finish the trilogy??
I wasn’t in love with a Gaiman book I picked up, but Husband swears I’d love American Gods. I’ll get to it eventually – right after I finish the last two HP’s, and three fat Neal Stephenson books.
Again – a new author!!! What genre does Stephenson write?
Hmmm. Nerdy sci-fi? The book I’ve just started relates to computer spying and encryption, so it’s not exactly fantasy. He’s very funny, but it’s quite dry. So far, I love it. (But I’m only about 70 pages in to a nearly 1,000-page book…)