The year is almost up.. I actually made it too the end! Well, at least until now. I managed to give birth to a healthy and awesome son on 14th December 2013. That is when I made this year’s (2014) resolutions:
- Survive the year (all the lack of sleep,crying, financially, etc)
- Loose all those weights I gained during pregnancy.
First few months this year, I doubt I would be sane by the end of the year. My son, Aqil barely slept, vomits like crazy, cry like he owns the world. Lucky me, my husband really helped. I didn’t have to do all the chores, and taking care of Aqil on my own. He took a few days off, whenever he could, in the early stage. Whenever he is not working he would definitely help me too. Emotionally during those early stages, I was unstable. Hormones adjusting themselves, I was told. I felt like crying all the time, which is just plain weird. Lucky me, all gone by June.
By now, I finally manage to loose all those weights. I am back to my original weight before I got pregnant. Hmm.. maybe I should loose a little bit more..
Not something I would bring over to 2015 though. Not exactly a priority. 🙂
This was written in response to another one of those daily prompts: To Be Resolved
We’re entering the final days of 2014 — how did you do on your New Year’s resolutions these past 11.75 months? Is there any leftover item to be carried over to 2015?
The Final Trio, from Daily Post.
For our final trio prompt of the year, write about any topic you wish, but make sure your post features a bookcase, something cracked, and a song you love.
Currently listening to an old song by Nickleback titled : Photograph, while I catch up and read on posts by other people. Loving it.
Usually at this hour, I would be busy reading books while I wait for my son to wake up. Lately, I have stop buying books. I do not have any space left on my bookcase, and soon the floor. Need to get my own place where the walls don’t crack, and plenty of space for a bigger bookcase. Maybe with my own library. Its sale time and I cannot get more books. 😦 I even have to re-read what I already have slowly. I don’t sell my books. I collect them.
Hence, the house hunting. Why are houses so expensive? So many new properties sold, and yet when we actually go to the area and check it out, only 50 to 60% are actually occupied. Sigh. It will take forever for us to actually get a place like this. It’s going to be another new year soon, and we still have no place to call our own.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Cause, Meet Effect.”
Cause : The Daily Prompt
Effect : Headache
Seriously, I haven’t written in ages. Finally today, I have some time to spare. Today’s post is giving me a huge headache. Causes and effects. It can be lots of things.
At first I thought, hmm.. my love for travelling can be a cause. Effect is definitely bankruptcy since I travel at least once a month. Why I do it? I honestly love travelling.. but every time I do it its because of an impromptu trip. Not something I planned way earlier and that I get to set how long I want to do it. Thus, it always leaves me craving for more. Hence the repeat trip over and over every month, and all to different places.
Another unrelated cause and effect would be crying and laughing. Its two different emotions, and yet it gives different emotion or effect to people. I had a moment in time where it hurts, and I cried. My now one year old son saw me crying and he laughed. Seriously, it amazes me how simple things like this, can make him smile or laugh. Whenever it gets tough now, I just remember that moment and it makes me smile.
Enough rambling for today.
The prompt for today : We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!
As you can see from the title it self, I am just addicted to ellipsis. I use it every single time! Most of my friends are sick and tired of stating it out loud, I think… Some of them used to go like : ” Again with the … “ My post and comments would usually have them. Especially on social media, text messages and hmm… even here! I just love it…! It’s not wrong to use it, is it? Hmm..
Anyway, I also usually overuse the exclamation marks! Especially when I am excited about something. The best part is that I usually think its better with lots and lots of it!!! 😉 Don’t you think so?!!
Another one is, comma. It’s like a permission so that I can talk non stop, that’s what comma’s are to me. I have this urge that I just have to add comma’s, and I can go on and on, and on. Sometimes one whole paragraph would finish with comma’s here and there, and there would be no full stop, until the end. Why do I have stop? I would think to my self, its just me rambling off on my own. It’s not like people have to actually sit and listen to me.
I love to ask questions but without actually using the question mark.. So people keep having to ask me if it is a question or a statement. Just a habit I have. By the way, yes! I do avoid semicolons like the plague.
To summarise it all up, my favourite punctuation is :
- Ellipsis (…)
- Exclamation mark (!!!!!)
- Comma (,)
The Daily Post prompted today: Where do you produce your best writing — at your desk, on your phone, at a noisy café? Tell us how the environment affects your creativity.
Honestly, it has been ages since I have actually written anything. Just a few days ago, it just occurred to me to start writing again(after sleepless night). Just random thoughts and bits and pieces of my life. I decided that I have to do this because all the ideas and random thoughts always keep me up at night. It will bug me non stop until I either talk to someone or just let the idea flow until I am too tired to stay awake.
I used to write anywhere I can. Noisy café does not bother me much. I just have to make sure all the people sits far away from me and not some where they can read what I am writing. I do not like it when there are people around me looking in when I write. Yes, I know I am not perfect, and yes, I know my grammar and ideas might be wrong..however, its my idea and my posts. I do not need others to tell me or correct me every time I write. Its annoying and by the time you are done correcting me, I usually tend to forget whatever I wanted to write in the first place. That’s why I just let it flow and when I am done I will proof read and correct my mistakes. If I do need help and need someone to correct me, I will ask for help. Never ever doubt that.
By the way, usually when I write, I tend to block other people out. Just like when I am reading. My hubby always complaint that I do not listen to him when he talks or call me. Thus, nowadays I will write only late at night at my desk using the computer after everyone has gone to bed.
I do use my phone to write, however, its mostly just to make check-list of things to do or a reminder so that I do not miss out on anything important. It is just not the same as writing using a pen and a book or the computer. Phone is just too small for me. It also annoys me whenever a message or calls come in during writing. Sometimes I even get angry at whomever that calls or text. Thus, I tend to avoid using phones.
So, my favourite writing space is my desk in my room. 🙂