Monday, February 20, 2017

ABC.....d e f.. Wednesday...F is for Flower...

For ABC Wednesday's letter F, my offering this week is a foto of a flower.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Today's post is for dVerse Poetics: Muse Mixology (where the talented De offers us a cocktail of words to use; and to stir them, and mix them 'outside the, well, bar'! and keeping it under eleven times three) and for  ABC Wednesday's letter E - E is for Eleven - that is how old my little girl turned today :) it is on days like these when we truly realize how time flies. (and when a family member wished her and told me, well, she is almost a teenager... , that put it in a whole other perspective of time and its speed!)

She threw back a look
"Here I go, straight up";
My bones seemed liquid,
"Courage, mom", her voice,
a little shaken, when I heard,
 'twas my tonic, my elixir,
- I stood straight up.

And a random look at the number '11' (eleven)

Monday, February 6, 2017

Foto Kind of Day...

For PhotoSunday (glass), during our trip to San Diego, we spent one evening in beautiful Balboa Park (there is another visit due south to San Diego just so we can explore Balboa Park in its entirety!). While we did not have enough time to spend in all the various museums it holds, we did spend an amazing couple of hours in the Spanish Village Art Center. It was the holiday season and the air all around seemed to hold that extra cheer! One stop was outside a studio where the artist was working on a blown glass project (I think the end product was a beautiful vase but we did not stay till the very end).. This photo was during the process. It is fascinating to watch artists at work, always!

For Our Beautiful World(yummy): this photo below is one that will have most people familiar with Indian street foods drooling over it - this is a popular chaat variety. 'Chaat' refers to sweet or savory snacks, typically served at street-side stalls. A whole variety of chaats including this plate below was part of our meal at Mumbai domestic airport a couple of years ago on a trip there.

For my Monday post

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday again...

I searched high and low for my post today and it continues to hide in a super-secret hiding place... So, for today, as I start my post, I am posting the below photo for OrangeYouGladIt'sFriday as well as a proud mom! This photo is of a handmade, homemade BB8 model (StarWars, anyone?!) made by my 14 yo. And motorized as well, and as it says on the photo, controlled by bluetooth.

You can click on the image itself or on the link here to know about this (this was a project he decided to work on himself - something else he saw online triggered his interest and then he came up with this - from initial idea, to working on it, to coming up with the instructable post). He keeps improving it constantly and he has now started on a new project. Will share that as well when he has it ready. My only contribution was to buy/order the materials he needed from Michaels/online stores. He got the list of items and the best deals online/elsewhere for me and made that part supereasy!

For Book Beginnings and Friday 56, here is what I have to offer. The book: The Origins of Benjamin Hackett
by Gerald M. O'Connor
Down & Out Books
Pub Date 06 Feb 2017 

I have just started reading it and plan to review it soon. The Goodreads description starts like this 'All families have secrets. Most go untold…' so here I go finding the secrets!

Book Beginnings
It was a Saturday in June when life turned its savage eye on me. Up until then, I, Benjamin Hackett, had amassed eighteen years of solid idleness without a bother in the world, bar a questionable name and this itching wanderlust of youth that remained unsatisfied.

Friday 56
So I decided the only sensible thing to do was to lie down, close my eyes and take a moment for myself.