Wednesday, January 5, 2011


In her comment to my post - Is It Fair?, Restless had said, though in lighter vein, she thought I would be reviewing my performance in this space. Well, I can not disappoint the Young Lady, so here I go for an introspection of 2010.

All in all it was a satisfactory year, though I would have been a lot happier if it was without all those politically shaded happenings. In my personal life I had set 2 goals, first being to overcome my whatever little negative thinking still left and second being to see what could be done to have our son settled with his wife and daughter. And I also set goal to write at least 50 posts here during 2010. For my first target, I can proudly claim that I did overcome a lot of negativity and am looking at the positive side of each happening. I hope to be totally positive in the near future. On second too, after a lot of deliberations, there has been success though at a cost. We shifted residence to another locality from where we had spent two stints of almost 5 years and over 10 years to fulfill this. We are together now and I pray that there are no more setbacks on this issue. Some of you are aware of what was the problem. Leaving old locality was not happy as we had got so used the that place. Apart from that our daughter’s children used to be with us after school till evening. Now I go there on each school day to be with her young son on his return from school so he does not feel neglected while being alone with maid. His elder sister comes back from school around 3 pm and I leave at 5 pm or so when they go to play in the park. This makes my life hectic but no regrets as we can not ignore them also.

I did achieve my target of 50 posts but now I feel so tired after all that running around that I have not been able to keep up with my earlier tempo of writing and visiting you all. Cold weather too has it’s affect on this old man. I have a long list to visit and had been making all efforts to visit each blogger friend at least on alternate days. But presently it has become difficult for me. Another factor which makes it so is that our 3 years old granddaughter is becoming computer addict. As soon as she spots me on PC she just charges onto me to put computer games telling me MUJHE BHI SIKHAYO ( Teach me too ). I have no option but to take her in my lap and guide her hand while entering for search or moving mouse. In the mornings when she is in school I have to rush to previous locality after finishing my morning chores including grooming of our dog and in the evenings as well as week ends she is there to claim her right to use PC. So please do bear with me. I shared some of my experiences and there are lot more to write about which I will as soon as I find my feet again properly.

Well, that is what is my life and I have NO complaints about it.


♥ Duchess ♥ said...

happy new year..:)
wish your goals get fulfilled n we all can understand the cold part !

nups said...

hi Jack..
i c u have kept up ur word and achieved all u set out to... kudos to that :) wish u a great yead ahead .. full of health happiness and peace ... i too hope i can blog regularly now....

Jack said...
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Jack said...


Thanks for your wishes and being so understanding. Hope to visit you soon once I am back to my normal routine.

Jack said...


Nice to see you after such a long time. Thanks for your wishes. Navigated to your space 2 days ago but did not see any new post. Hope all is well. Please do update about your well being. Take care

ritika said...

Hey Uncle, Happy new year!

These days I tell you these kids are born to use technology! They want everything! I hope you have a great time with your grandchildren!

Take care!

Jack said...


So true. Thanks for your wishes. Take care

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

Am honoured to have a mention in ur post, Jack!

Feels very good to know that you had a clear cut view of what u wanted to do in the previous year, and u achieved the goals too.

as for blogging, i like the little posts u write...its a good and unique style :)



thanks for the mention again and yes, for taking it seriously too!

Jack said...


Credit where due must be given. I am looking forward to your posts. I still have not got around to visiting but will start soon. I have replied to your comments in my previous posts too. Take care

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

I just read and commented on the latest posts.