MY FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS!

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Another month has ended… and it’s time for my highlights of the month!

I read 1 book this month – Gone Girl, which took me forever to finish. I didn’t want to watch the movie. I feel the books are always better than the movie. I loved the book, but the ending was….SCARY. I hope I never meet such a diabolical human being as Amy in  my life ever.

I travelled to a new city, and did a couple of days of sightseeing.  ATLANTA ON MY MIND

This month I also started volunteering as a math teacher for a few 3rd, 4th and 5th graders twice a week and I must say, it feels great to do something for these kids.  MY LITTLE JOYS

I have continued sketching and have progressed to drawing human beings… still a long way to go.

Workout wise, I have been horrible, I have worked out in the gym, maybe thrice (I blame the horrible winter for this). But I did walk around everywhere when I was in Atlanta, so that counts as exercise too…right? (I’ll do better next month).

House of Cards season 3 is now on Netflix!!! Anyone else as excited as I am!?

-Kisses

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Stitching!

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This week I thought I’ll post another hobby of mine. I stitched this!

I framed this and it’s now hanging on my wall. This was basically a kit with all the different color threads and needle.All you got to do is stitch!

Adorable, isn’t it?

-Kisses

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My Little Joys!

lazy_editedToday was a good, relaxed day. Did all the grocery shopping yesterday so that my husband and I wouldn’t have to go out in this horrible winter. I stayed in my jammies and watched TV the whole day. The husband totally took over the kitchen (he usually does during weekends). Fed me with yummy food. I did draw a couple of sketches which I’ll post next week. It was also my in-laws anniversary, they have been married for 40 years!

I recently signed up for a volunteering job as a math teacher for a few third, fourth and fifth graders who needed extra help with math. I was excited as well as anxious. I have never been around so many kids, only my nieces and nephews.

What is the protocol when you meet a kid? Give them a high five or give them a handshake and say “nice to meet you”.  When I entered the school, I was greeted by very friendly teachers. They gave a tour of the school and I got to sit with one of the teachers while he was tutoring the kids. Seeing those kids solving all the math questions using their tiny fingers was so adorable.  I have signed up to volunteer twice a week and I can’t wait!

I also made a new friend from the third grade. As soon as I entered the room, this sweet kid just ran up to me and gave me a big hug. And kept saying “hug attack… yay…hug attack”. He also promised me more hugs next week.

Can’t wait for the class next week…

-Kisses

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Atlanta On My Mind!

This weekend was spectacular! I was totally frustrated with all the snow, and luckily my husband had a business trip to Atlanta.I had never visited Atlanta, so I happily (gratefully) tagged along with him. I knew he would be busy the whole time and we wouldn’t be able to go sightseeing together, but it didn’t matter. I was excited to explore the city alone!

Day 1, I just checked out the places around our hotel as we landed around midnight and was a little tired. According to me, walking is the best way to explore the city than taking the bus or train. You appreciate the place even more.

polareditedDay 2, Visited the World of Coca Cola! I must say it was an amazing place. There was a 60 minute tour and even taste tested most of the flavors (a few of them were pretty disgusting!). Met the Polar bear. Even got a Coca-Cola drink bottle as a souvenir!

bakeryeditedOn my way back, I decided to eat in Corner Bakery café, where I met the liveliest server ever. She gave me a big bear hug when she got my food! No one has ever done that to me before, I was so touched. It was Valentine’s Day and I was alone in the café and her warm gesture got me all emotional! On my way out, I gave her a big hug and thanked her for being so sweet and kind to me. I gave her my souvenir Coca-Cola bottle and she so happy! Good people DO really exist.

IMG_3616Day 3, Went to CNN World Headquarters. It has the world’s longest and tallest freestanding escalator. There was a 60 minute tour, showed us around the entire space. It was very informative. I didn’t get to meet any of the reporters, though. The Food court was filled with cheerleaders. Atlanta was having a National CheerSport event and this was the first time I saw thousands of cheerleaders at one place!

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The work space made me want to work there too (ha-ha).

Day 4, was leaving day. I had a late evening flight and it was raining all day, so decided to stay in and finish with my packing. I had so much fun these 3 days. I didn’t want to go back to the snow again :(.

magnetedited Whenever I travel to a new place I always buy a magnet of that city/state as a souvenir. It reminds me of all the good times I had. Does anyone else do that?

Now I’m back home and looking over my pictures and missing Atlanta already! Until next time…

-Kisses

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