My life seems to be slowly returning to normal. You see, I am a creature of habit. Well, not quite, really. I do not think that 'creature of habit' would be the right way to describe me. I do not get up at the same time every morning. I do go to work during the weekdays and chillout during the weekends. I need that pattern. If my weekend gets disturbed, my equilibrium tilts. The end result can vary from being sleepy at work at the milder end of the spectrum to being a grouchy, snappy, nervy, insane person at the other end of the spectrum.
The month of May was full of events that disturbed that fine balance. I had to travel to my hometown like three weekends last month. And the last trip home and back was made worse by the bus trip. Also, May was a major transition month at work. Changes, changes, changes. There were too many to handle last month.
Anyways, coming back to the point, my life is returning to normal. This is good. This whole thing of the unsettling and then settling again. Guess I will go mad without this cycle. (See? That is a 'habit' again. Sheesh! Don't think we will really be rid of it.)
I have been doing a lot of fun things during this feeling nice and settled phase. Watching movies, going out with friends, hanging out at Anju's place, the weekly Bible study has started, and work seems to be returning to normal. I am in love with our clients and staff again. I seem to have rediscovered the spark as well! I thought it was gone forever. I thought I will highlight some of the really fun things I did in the last few days.
Joy-ride - Partner in crime - Maddy. She was getting two days compensatory off at work and she was traveling home (Chennai is her home) earlier than expected. She got this really cheap flight and she decided to surprise her folks. Who was called in to help her arrange the surprise? The one and only Bungi (pronounced Bu as in 'book' + ng as in 'coming+ i as in 'bee'). So, I offered to pick up Maddy from the airport and take her home.
Now, I did not intend to ride my awesome bike all the way to the airport as I thought of the peak hour traffic trying to snake its way out of the city. The idea was to park my bike in the train station closest to mine and Maddy's house, take the train, get Maddy, take the train back, and take the bike home. That is what we did. The cheap flight was late. Maddy got me a second return ticket to the train station. We got stared at by some dumba** guys in the train. Lots of giggles and lots of fun. And finally a pair of really surprised parents! It was totally worth it, although Maddy's mom almost promised to kill me!
Badminton - I had forgotten how long it was since I've been to Anju's house. All of us got busy this season and we were hardly meeting up. Badminton on Saturdays is routine, guys. And this was NOT happening for a LONG time! Well, to be honest, I wouldn't play really. But this Saturday, I played. And it was good. Four girls, lots of goofing, lots of laughter, lots of heady talk, and some bit of one-to-one as well. Ah, I forgot to mention the good food, the good waiter, the good movie and the good wine.
Cycling - The heat has subsided a great deal. So, I have started cycling again. It is fun! Totally!
Quiet Saturday mornings - I go absolutely crazy without my Saturday mornings. Just chilling out at home. Waking up late. Eating straight from the fridge. Lazing about. Not making my bed. Music. Reading. Well, spending time with me.
Movies - Two movies in two days in the cinema! Shrek 3 and Pirates 3! Awesome! Awesome!
Snickers bar - Having one after a long time.
Almost empty laundry basket - Need I say more?
Work - Doing my favourite stuff at work! Training, talking to clients, etc. Love it!
The out of the ordinary nice things are - Robyn is coming this weekend. And I spoke to G, my best friend. It was so good talking to her, even if it was only for some 7 minutes or so…