Neha
A rebel as always, I chose to celebrate the 101st post, rather than the norm 100th! So, before I speak, .... errrr write....., further, join me in singing - Happy 101st post to me!!!! :))

Going by my averages and trend, I am one laid back blogger. When I started blogging actively, I thought I'd be able to write at least one post in 2-3 days. And I quite successfully did that too for quite some time. But then, those were the days when anything and everything inspired me to write. Subjects were in plenty and it used to be difficult for me to pick one over another. And now, I seem to be looking for a subject to write - almost everything seems too boring or uninteresting or not worth blogging. While I am still inspired to write on a few things, ideas vanish when I actually begin to write!

I am bad with keeping promises too. Every time I promise to write more, I disappear completely! I still struggle to find the time to update this space little more often that I do. And I really marvel at all my fellow bloggers who are able to do it so effortlessly. Hats off to you, blogdosts! You need to share the recipe, errr....the secret, with me.

I'll keep this post dedicated to my super achievement! More later :)

PS: My maid finally returned last Sunday! It's been a long time since I felt so happy and, of course, relieved!!

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Neha
And I have been away for a long long time now! Why? Don't ask for even I don't know! I have been reading blogs off and on, leaving comments off and on, and even attempting to write a post off and on. But alas! The post would just never be written completely, leave alone published! So to sum it all, I have been at my laziest best! You want to spank me for this...come, right on! That might just work!

Apart from my regular job, there's nothing spectacular that I have been doing to justify my absence from this space. But yes, there sure has been something that has taken much of my free time and all-so-much energy! Some thing that I have had to do these past few days (almost a month!!)!!

No, no! It's nothing as engrossing as having to finish the Twilight series or as relaxing as taking out time to vacation! It is a self-imposed punishment. Yes, almost!

My maid is out vacationing in her hometown! Wait, don't get your lips twirling into a smile yet. That is not it! She did get me a replacement, who came and was willing to work, but she had a condition. She wanted me to pay her directly and a different (and more!) amount than I pay to my current maid. When she said this, I refused flatly. I had every reason to! All terms and conditions had been agreed on with her in the presence of my maid and now she was backing out!

"You might as well leave as I can very well manage! These things were already agreed on and now that you are backing out, I don't need your help!" These were my words to her spelling 'GET OUT!', which she promptly did.

With those heroic words, all I actually managed was to set my routine upside down. As from then onwards, my mornings begin not with holding a toothbrush, but a broomstick! Then comes cleaning the kitchen followed by preparing lunch! Then getting ready for office! Reaching home close to midnight and washing clothes before taking a shower and calling it a day! Even the regular emails-checking and facebooking have taken a toss. And trust me, though I have learnt enough lessons on cleanliness etc., I have never really been taught how to sweep the floor, do the utensils or wash clothes!

The only person who would really be proud of me doing all this is my Dad! He has always fretted that in the absence of our mother, he has not been able to teach his daughters the typical 'girl' jobs! After all, a girl is supposed to make a home of a house! And sweeping, mopping, washing... all form an integral part of the process!

So, Dad! There, I give you another chance to be proud of me! For while, I committed a stupidly brave blunder of showing the alternate help the door, I have been braving it out even more with each passing day, praying and hoping for my dearest maid to return soon.

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