Day 2 and Just Scraping Through…
October is a terribly busy month for me, both at work and at home. Despite knowing the hectic pace of life that I’d be having this month, I decided to participate in the October Ultimate Blogging Challenge and NaBloPoMo. Yeah, I guess, this is a perfect example of ‘being stark raving mad’. And to add to this, it is day 2 and I have NO thoughts or ideas to write today’s post!
After surfing the net for a good 2 hours, I came across this prompt which says:
Grab the nearest book. Open it and go to the tenth word. Do a Google Image Search of the word. Write about what the image brings to mind.
The nearest book is Jamie Does… Spain Italy Sweden Morocco Greece France
This is a cook book and Jamie is KG’s favourite chef.
We have a dinner party at home and he is cooking a chicken dish from this book. Have you observed that we have a dinner party at home and I am busy writing a blog post! Yes, the perks of having a husband who is passionate about cooking!
Coming back to the tenth word… it is FOLLOW. The Google Image that I have picked up is this one…
This image which represents FOLLOW brings to my mind the ways in which FOLLOW can be used…
- I followed the maid to the kitchen. (To come or go after)
- I blindly followed the instructions given by the GPS on the phone and ended up taking a much longer route. (To go in the direction of)
- I choose to follow the guidance of the Reiki energy in my day to day life. (To accept the guidance, command, or leadership of)
- I usually follow the recipes given in the cookbook faithfully and they turn out great! (To keep to or stick to)
- “Are you following what I am saying?”, this is my frequent question to Aaryan. (To grasp the meaning or logic of)
- I have seen that the more I follow the pathway of my intuition the clearer the path gets. (To act in agreement or compliance with)
Ah, a post is done… so random and so time-pass. I guess, if I need to complete this every day blogging challenge, I need to pull up my socks and get my act together.
Linking this post to the Ultimate Blog Challenge and October’s NaBloPoMo.
October 2, 2013 9:49 pm|
Nice one. If I follow you, I can never overtake you.
October 2, 2013 11:23 pm|
LOL :D, You CAN, only, if you try!! 🙂
October 2, 2013 10:14 pm|
Your post is actually cute. I so love such prompts.
October 2, 2013 11:28 pm|
Thanks, glad you liked it, I was expecting boos for this post! 😛
October 2, 2013 10:25 pm|
What I always love about you is the way you find these prompts all over and use them to create posts! Tell us the trick on this. And the other thing is this one really turned out to be an interesting prompt as a read 🙂 I completely followed it 😀
October 2, 2013 11:29 pm|
Necessity is the mother of invention!! 😀
Thanks Richa, glad you followed it 😀
October 2, 2013 10:28 pm|
Oh! I did not even realize that October is already here! All the best 🙂
October 2, 2013 11:30 pm|
So are you joining in as planned earlier, Reema?
October 2, 2013 10:38 pm|
Aah…. Such a cute post from such an interesting prompt. You did well my dear. 🙂
October 2, 2013 11:31 pm|
Thank you so much Jyothi… you are too kind 😀
October 2, 2013 11:02 pm|
You are also following bloggers like us, ya… 🙂
October 2, 2013 11:31 pm|
Oh yes, how could I forget that!! 😀
October 2, 2013 11:46 pm|
You are brave Shilpa 🙂 UBC and NaBloPoMo.. wow 🙂 good luck.. I am happy that I will get to read a post everyday..
October 2, 2013 11:48 pm|
I would term it as having suicidal tendencies rather than being brave! 😀
Thanks for your support, A. Appreciate it 🙂
October 2, 2013 11:50 pm|
……………..and Shilpa we followed your blog like the lamb followed Mary to school.
You have a treasure of ideas even though you say you do not have any topics to write.
October 2, 2013 11:51 pm|
Aww!! That’s so sweet of you, Kalpana 🙂 You made my day 🙂
October 3, 2013 4:03 am|
Brilliantly done!! Way to pull one out of the hat for day 2! I really enjoyed this one ♥
October 3, 2013 12:32 pm|
Aww! Thanks Kathy. Glad you enjoyed reading this post! 🙂
October 3, 2013 4:50 am|
Good post. It is my first time to write for Blog her’s National Blog Posting Month too. have a good day, Melissa
October 3, 2013 10:34 pm|
Thank you Melissa and welcome to this space. You have a great day too 🙂
October 3, 2013 5:51 am|
You sure know what to dish out to your followers Shilpa 🙂 You take up challenges like they are hobbies, way to go lady 🙂
October 4, 2013 8:19 pm|
Aww…. thanks Reshma 😀
October 3, 2013 6:44 am|
It really was a cute post, but there was gyaan in there too. You just taught us differentways to use the same word.
Looking forward to seeing how the month is going to be tackled.
Good luck 🙂
October 4, 2013 9:01 pm|
Thanks Bhavya…. you saw the gyaan… cool 😀
It looks like a struggle so far… 😛
October 3, 2013 8:14 am|
Nice thoughts put a little differently. Interesting to read. Jamie is also my daughter’s favorite chef, and she follows all his recipes, and comes out a winner all the time. So there are some benefits in following some one I guess.
October 4, 2013 9:25 pm|
Jamie makes awesome countryside food. KG loves the way he cooks, roasts and bakes. 🙂
October 3, 2013 8:52 am|
I tried hard to follow what you said but enjoyed at the end of it, Shilpa:)
October 4, 2013 9:27 pm|
October 3, 2013 9:38 am|
Shilpa, hats off to your patience and the strong will power to undertake so many tasks and complete them with finesse. Loved reading today’s post;Your Husband’s cooperation is unique. Wonderful person!!
October 5, 2013 12:42 pm|
Thanks a lot, Ma’am for your kind words. And yes, I am truly blessed to have KG as my life partner! 🙂
October 3, 2013 10:02 am|
If a scrape through post can be so interesting, i have to spare a few minutes daily to ‘follow’ your NaBloPoMo to read more interesting post. Will follow you. You go girl go 🙂
October 4, 2013 9:29 pm|
Thanks Ma’am! I love taking up such challenges! Yes, I am blessed 🙂
October 3, 2013 11:12 am|
Already another challenge! Hats off to you, Shilpa. And what a busy person you are and still finding time for blogging. I truly admire you.
October 4, 2013 9:30 pm|
Aww…. thanks so much, Susan Deborah. I love challenging myself… crazy it is, I know 😀
October 3, 2013 11:25 am|
So u r participating in UBC Oct!!! Hmmm!!! Salute!! 😀 😀 😀
Nice TP post this was 😀
October 4, 2013 9:31 pm|
Yeah… crazy days are here again 😀
October 3, 2013 11:41 am|
I loved the way you did his post!
Awesome idea! 🙂
October 4, 2013 9:32 pm|
Thanks Sheethal 🙂
October 3, 2013 12:25 pm|
ha ha – a fun post shilpa! U Should gone n tagged a few unsuspecting souls to add to madness 😛
October 4, 2013 9:32 pm|
Now that’s an idea, Meena 😀
October 3, 2013 1:17 pm|
The day daily post gave this prompt, I grabbed the nearest book, it was critical analysis of Mrs. Dalloway and the google search of the 10th word was lame, so I dropped the prompt that day. 😀
Anyway, you did create a post with the prompt and its cool.
All the best for dinner party though. 😀
October 4, 2013 9:34 pm|
LOL 😀 What a lame word! 😀
Thanks Shilpa. Yes, we had a good time 🙂
October 3, 2013 1:46 pm|
Good time pass post Shilpa..
two challeanges..!!! *bows down*
October 4, 2013 9:35 pm|
Thanks Aakanksha 🙂
Both are everyday blogging challenges so one post a day and you get to be a part of 2 challenges 😀 Cool na?
October 3, 2013 5:29 pm|
Does stark, raving mad and incredibly clever go together – loved the post – giggling at KG slaving away while you post!
I’ve got painters all over my house and I’m following you by doing both these challenges. Do you think they’ll confine us to the same institution? Might be kind of fun – all of us blogging all day long! 😉
October 4, 2013 9:39 pm|
LOL 😀 I am imagining the scenario if we are in the same institution 😀
October 3, 2013 7:41 pm|
Lolz… love what you did with that prompt. But I have to admire your commitment. Cheers to blogging and bloggers like you.
October 4, 2013 9:43 pm|
Thanks OM! I guess, Crazy is a better word 😀 😉
October 3, 2013 11:36 pm|
Loved reading this post… It actually takes a veteran blogger to pull off something like this 🙂
October 4, 2013 9:49 pm|
Glad you enjoyed reading this post, Nischala. Thanks 🙂
October 4, 2013 8:11 am|
total timepass post no?! 😉
Oct is a very hectic month and I too signed up for this madness!! 😀
I will take this up as a tag when I need it the most! 😉
October 4, 2013 9:51 pm|
Do take it up anytime, Pixie! Would love to read your 10th word story 🙂
October 4, 2013 8:29 am|
This is interesting in a way that you simply followed your heart and went with anything that you chanced upon. Very interesting 🙂
October 4, 2013 9:52 pm|
As I said earlier, necessity is the mother of invention 😀
Thanks Kajal 🙂
October 5, 2013 12:39 pm|
Shilpa ,you have replied to each and every post.Only my comments have not evoked any response. I am sure it is by over sight.
October 5, 2013 12:44 pm|
I am sooooo sorry Ma’am! It was truly an oversight! And thanks a ton for bringing it to my notice! 🙂
Pls accept my sincere apologies! Your feedback and observations mean a lot to me! 🙂
October 9, 2013 4:24 pm|
Thank you Shilpa.
October 8, 2013 12:08 pm|
I have never participated in any of these challenges on social media.May be some day I will…tillI arrive on the scene….good luck to all participants.
October 8, 2013 10:49 pm|
You must sometime. It is fun! Thanks a lot for your wishes 🙂
October 9, 2013 6:20 pm|
There is beauty in randomness too! Loved this post and followed you throughout 🙂