All in a Day’s Work

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Oh, all in a day’s work is nothing special. It’s just the routine.

But a single day’s thoughts, expressions, learnings, observations can run into reams of pages. Jotting down some of the A to Z of a day of my life!

In a day, I…

  • Accept the challenges that life throws my way.
  • Accomplish miracles with a gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile or a hug
  • Aggravate sometimes a simple issue
  • Amuse myself by playing FarmVille
  • Annoy the lil’ baby by not giving in to his demands
  • Anxiously wait for the feedback on my new blog post
  • Bewilder at the regressive programs on the television
  • Bitch about anything that is not to my liking
  • Calmly control the tantrums of a 7 year old
  • Cheerfully agree to disagree with…KG!
  • Confuse the issue…(Sometimes…once in a odd while!)
  • Crazily look at the goodies on my virtual farm
  • Curiously observe the magpies hitting their beaks on the glass pane ceaselessly
  • Cynically appraise myself
  • Determine the plan of action for the day
  • Disappoint the 2 men of our home on the dining table
  • Drink 3 cups of masala tea
  • Enthrall the kid by reading him the stories from the Panchatantra
  • Envy nobody
  • Frustrate the maid with endless instructions to wash her hands before doing anything in kitchen
  • Giggle out loud at the silly SMS jokes
  • Gratefully thank God for all his blessings
  • Happily cook
  • Hope for the best in everything
  • Irritate myself and others too
  • Jealously guard my mini-library
  • Kiss and make-up with an annoyed KG or AG
  • Laze around too
  • Love the feeling of being loved
  • Madly play FarmVille
  • Numbly brave the cold weather out here
  • Optimistically look at things
  • Peacefully sleep
  • Quixotically refrain from using our Treadmill
  • Refresh myself by listening to KG and AG about their day’s happenings
  • Reject whacky ideas that keep floating in my brain
  • Rejuvenate myself with a 10 minute nap
  • Relax by listening to Jagjit Singh
  • Rush to help
  • Sadly remember some memories
  • Shock KG when he sees me without my laptop
  • Surprise the 2 men by suggesting, “Let’s not go to a South Indian food joint, this time!”
  • Sympathetically listen to the official grouches shared by KG
  • Thank God again
  • Think, think, think…
  • Touch base with family and friends
  • Understand the importance of life
  • Value my relationships
  • Worry too!
  • X-ray the new things a bit too deeply
  • Yearn to be a kid again
  • Zealously work.

It’s all in a day’s work!

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76 thoughts on “All in a Day’s Work

  1. Pat on the back ma`am. That was a splendid list!!!! :-))

    Let me try — (Oh this applies to your blog btw)

    *Addicting blog(A rose is a rose is a rose) in the truest sense
    *Cracker of a post every single time
    *Spreads cheer, warmth and happiness with honest words

    Good Luck for blog-a-ton !!!!

  2. ok man….rather woman !!! listen i found a new fixation with you…. ALPHABETICAL ORDER….. you’ve
    been stating a lot of things alphabetically….of course that is an extension of the ocd…. but well let me say…i love this …. very nicely stated….. and kind of unusual for the blogging that i usually see around…. hope you keep winning and acquiring all the accolades…..Good luck !!!!

  3. @ Raksha Raman : First things first…Hi Raksha!

    And welcome on “A rose is a rose is a rose!”.

    Thanks so much!! Am glad you find it so! 🙂

    See you around! 🙂

    @ Aneet : A good question!! 😀

  4. @ kavita : Wow! You are very perceptive, Kavita! Thank you and you are a very good person too!! Happy Weekend to you too!

    Cheers! 🙂

    @ vEnKy : Ah, you too!! I mean, you just had a cursory look at the post! Right!?

    FarmVille is mentioned 3 times!! 😀

  5. @ pawan : Thanks a lot, Pawan.

    Hmm…so you find it unique!! Am happy…happy…happy! 🙂

    @ lostworld : Muchos Gracias, Rohitha!! 🙂

    Ok, let me try some ABC for you…Amazing Blogger who is Charismatic, Determined, Eloquent, Friendly, Graceful…

    Cheers 🙂

  6. @ pRiYaN : Meaning?? 😀

    @ Guria : Sure, F & F have started to dominate my day, but not completely though!! :p

    Thanks a bunch. Am glad you liked it Sreya! 🙂

    @ Lakshmi Rajan : Hmm…it shall be on the daily To-Do list!! 😀

    Thanks :p

  7. @Madhu : Thanks Madhu. Happy to note your appreciation! 🙂

    @ Ravan : Thank you Sid! 🙂

    You are no less in creativity too! I mean, I can’t get over the fact that somebody could change his/her blog template so frequently!! Amazing! 🙂

  8. @ dilontherocks : Hi! And welcome on “A rose is a rose is a rose!”

    Thanks for your feedback! :))

    @ neeraj : Merci!! 🙂

    @ Miss_Nobody : Glad to know that you experience these expressions too!

    Would love to know about your days too! 🙂

  9. @ The Solitary Writer : Thanks a lot, Stephen!

    You too have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    @ aashi : You Anna Rascala!! 😀 Calling my creativity as OCD!! Wait till I meet you! You’ll get a knock on your head!

    Thanks for your support girlie!! 🙂

  10. Remarkable assortment of some daily chores, dear Shilpa!

    I thought, “frustrating the maid with instructions…” would be followed by your new-found addiction of Farmville, without qualms…! But, you seem to have inscrutably missed that! 😉

    Have a tranquil weekend ahead! Cheers!

  11. Apt to your style A-Z of workday … amused to see Farmville feature twice and wait for comments to blog post once 😀 … justifies your earlier winning posts… gr8…

  12. Yet another of your signature posts. A simple yet interesting read.

    btw… why is farmville ranked 4th on the list… ??? What happened to the incorrigible ‘virtual kissan’… ???

  13. Amuse myself by playing FarmVille
    Madly play FarmVille

    what is the third one.
    You seem to have rubbed off nice on the 7 yr old’s ABCD and do u like actions movies last few post quite a lot of bullets.

  14. Shilpa! that’s too much for a soul to accomplish in a day…this list would be so diminutive if applicable to me..

    Wake up late
    Work incessantly
    Watch movies and
    Watch some more movies..

    Hei! this post’s like a quick peek into your daily life Shilpa! I liked it throughout reading it 🙂

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  16. Hi Shilpa.

    Again, I guess there’s not much to add to what’s already been said. 🙂 Its written with such a sense of clarity and its organised veryw ell. Can imagine you as one organised lady and a very contented one too.

    All the best from a new entrant!

  17. @ Psych babbler : Thanks! Oh, it is very addictive, You must try it once! 😀

    And almost all my friends are addicted to it!! 😀

    @ Vipul Grover : Thanks!! 🙂

    @ Harsh Chittar : Am glad, this post made you smile and laugh too! 🙂

    Thank you! 🙂

  18. @ Chetan : Thank you, Chetan! 🙂

    @ Roshmi Sinha : Thank you Roshmi! Am glad you found it interesting! 🙂

    Oh…this is not a ranking list…it’s the ABCD list. So, the things are not expressed as in sequence or ranking!

    Agree, I am the incorrigible Virtual Kissan, and thus FarmVille features thrice! :p

    @ Karthik : Thank you so much Karthik! And welcome on “A rose is a rose is a rose!”

  19. @ vEnKy: Oh God, that’s bad and sad!!

    So, you see, you didn’t read it properly this time too. My guess is that you did Ctrl+F and typed FarmVille…found 2 entries and wrote them here!! Right!!?

    Well the third mention about FarmVille is ….Crazily look at the goodies on my virtual farm!! 😀

    Thanks for the compliment! 🙂

  20. @Musings of a lonely traveler : You think so?? 😀

    That’s cool too…all the W’s 🙂

    Thnks…am glad you liked it! 🙂

    @ Shalini : Hi Shalini! Welcome on “A rose is a rose is a rose!”

    Must say you are very perceptive! Thank you!!

    And wishing you the very best in the blogosphere!

    See you around!

    Cheers 🙂

  21. @ Mahesh : Thanks a lot Mahesh! 🙂

    Wishing you the very best too! 🙂

    Cheers! 🙂

    @ Nethra : Hi Nethra! Welcome!

    Hmm…virtual farming only…in real life I have just 4 flower pots and I barely manage to water them! 😛

    You must try FarmVille…definitely! 🙂

  22. @shilpa

    Hey shilpa this time i really read the whole post. I would accept if i didn’t. Hey what i wrote in my blog was just story and my name is not keshu. I havent graduated as yet.

  23. @ pushpee : Hi Pushpee!! And Welcome on “A rose is a rose is a rose!”

    Am glad, it made you laugh and smile!! Thank you!! 🙂

    See you around! 🙂

    @ nishitak : Aw…that’s bad!! I believe, last time too you were very late in posting it!! No worries…I’ll remind you next time!! 😀

    Thank you!! 🙂

    Hectic it is!! 😀

  24. vEnKy : Ok!! But next time around, you MUST read the post!! You gave me a shock, actually!

    Oh…I thought…

    1. It was your story.

    2. May be your pet name is Keshu.

    Hence the congratulations et al! 😀

  25. @ Preeti : Hi Preeti!

    Welcome on this blog of mine! 🙂

    Thanks! Am happy you loved it! 🙂

    @ Anan : Thank you Anan…for your support and nice words! 😀

    @ Makk : Thank you Mrigank!

    You too have a great day! 🙂

    Cheers 🙂

  26. Shilpa ji my pet name is Venky my full is Venkatadri . I am 100% sure you wont pronounce it right 😀 God has given me a nice punishment for commenting without reading everyone who is commenting is congratulating me x-(

    Surely shilpa i usually read all the post before commenting but lapsed for that time second time i read the post but that didnt get my eye. I am really sorry i wont repeat it.

  27. @ vEnKy: Hi Venki!!
    Oh, how can you be so sure?? I’d like to know that?? 😀

    LOL…at your punishment! Oops, should not be laughing, though!! 😛

    And that is the Bestest and only policy every Blogger should follow…I mean, commenting after reading the post!!

    Good to see you!! 🙂
    Cheers 🙂

  28. Thats because my name has be pronounced in ways i cant even think of.The venkatadri = venkat-aa-dhri ( aa is like a west indian says yo maan and dri is like himadri sehadri) but people struggle to pronounce my name it happened even today in class. MY teacher was sweating to pronounce my name. these are the mispronounced names.

    Venkat Adhi

    the list is endless………… 😀

  29. i listen to Gulaam ali..i dont play farmville..i dont thank god,i dont cook happilly..i mean i dont cook..i mean if i cook nobody would be happy…i dont determine plan of action of anydays!! but i like the post 😛

    i dint know what to comment.. 🙂

    @venky’s and Shilpa’s conversation

    sometimes even i dont read posts..i mean LOONG ones…i dont understand why should smeone write so long in the first place..(but this was easy to read..anywyas..)

    and i hate myself for commentiong on posts without reeading it since past month i either read the whole post and comment or dont read it(and dont comment.. :P)

    so u see i CHANGE i BELIEVE iN..something PJ…

    well venky i like ur name ..venkatadri

    narayanadri,vrushabhadri ..heard it in suprabhata…well this is all so irrelevant to the post

    sorry shilpa di !!

  30. @ vEnKy : I can understand, it would be tough for people to pronounce your name…but not ME!! 😀

    My husband’s name is Kshitij (which is such a beautiful name and means horizon)… ‘K’ is silent and you will not believe the number of variant names he’s called by…

    K-Shitij (Kay-Shitij)

    K-Shitij (Ka-Shitij as in Karma)

    Chhitij (Chh as in Chhatrapati)

    and many more and some even plain and simple SATISH!!! Grrr…..

  31. @ narendra : Thank you Narendra…for an interesting comment! 🙂

    LOL…. “i mean if i cook nobody would be happy”…:D

    I know what you mean…even my patience wears thin with loooooong posts…unless they are too interesting and captivating!

    That’s the best thing to do…If you don’t read the post, don’t comment! I practice it too! 🙂

  32. Atlast I am here to comment on ur post! I have some weird problems with my blogger and I couldn read any post 🙁
    I loved this very much!! Hey how come u are coming up with such innovative way each time?! Saw AG’s Kindergarten books before writing this post eh 😛

  33. @ Shruti : That’s ok…I believe in..Better late than never! So, it’s good to see you here. 🙂
    Did u take any tech advice for your blogger problem??

    Am glad you liked it!! 🙂
    Well, AG is much ahead of Kindergarten…he is in class III. 🙂

  34. @ ηανєєη: Yeah…lots of things! 🙂
    Thank you! 🙂

    @ evanescentthoughts : Thank you Avada!
    Am happy you liked it! 🙂

    @ Saimanohar : Am glad you appreciate this post! 🙂
    Cheers 🙂

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