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Health, weather and work

We battled out a nasty viral attack in the past two weeks. All the three of us were affected in varying degrees, starting off however with the same symptom- a bad throat. Poor R was the most affected of the lot. It took him a week to recover from the fever and associated weakness and he is still regaining the lost appetite. Not to mention the weight lost, regaining which will be my headache for the next few months. You take all the pains to make your child have nutritious meals in the hope to see the upward graph on that weighing chart, and suddenly in just a matter of few days, all your efforts are blown off by one stroke of the malicious virus.

Bangalore has been seeing a lot of these bad throat-viral flu combination in these past weeks. And, predictably so. The weather has been at its worst. Having almost nil rains this season, the sun is at its battering best. To top it all, the temperature fluctuations have been very steep and frequent. If it is sweltering in the day, it can become quite windy and cool in the evenings and then in between these hot and cold days, you also receive unexpected short bursts of showers. All in all a deathly and sure shot recipe for all kinds of illnesses.

Nature seems to have unleashed her fury this year round by not providing us with timely rains. Her way of punishing us greedy mortals for having milked all the goodness dry and not giving back a dime in return. Forget returning the good, it is the case of killing the golden goose.The global warning signs that started years ago slowly is definitely catching up its speed and if we do not stop, think and improve ourselves, we'd soon march our way to doomsland.

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In other news, I have begun work on a part-time basis from home. The job involves writing-something that I've begun to enjoy in recent times. Nothing major, really. Yet, a beginning is definitely made and it is keeping me fruitfully occupied. So, that crosses off the final task that I'd listed out for this year. Hoping for a smooth and sweet 2012 ending. Sweet endings make good beginnings, right?

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  1. Hey take care. Bangalore and its climate change!

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  2. Congrats on joining back work and good luck with it. And glad you all are doing good now. I so agree with the kids weight gaining and losing. And sorry about the rains..:( Global warming!

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    1. The kid is doing better. Thank you, Latha!

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  3. Congrats!!! Do email on the work you have been doing. Great that you have managed to tackle your list with such vigour this year! Hope the poor kiddo recovers his lost weight and appetite. He must have been out of school also I guess.

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    1. Thanks, Aparna. Things are better now :-)

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  4. oh God! do take care da...

    And congrats on the job..glad you are doing something you like..awesome

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    1. Thanks, RM! We are doing better now..although the bad throat has been recurring for the husband and me..but still doing better :-)

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  5. OH Sad, All of you wishing you speedy recovery!
    And :( yes my bangalore is showing her signs of getting hit by Global warning badly! I wish we all take it seriously!!!

    Good message UMA, Get well soon!

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    1. Thanks a ton, Ramya! we are doing much better :-)

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  6. TO good beginnings :) I hope you all are recovering well and the kiddo is regaining the lost weight.

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    1. Weight gain might take time, although the little guy has picked up in the past week. Thanks, Jas! :-)

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  7. Hey congratulations for managing to tick off everything on your TO-DO list for this year... this surely calls for a huge celebration dear!!

    It is sad but I guess the mixed season is doing this to everyone everywhere because I am also down with the same :(

    Take care...get well soon !

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    1. Thanks a lot, Me. I have finally taken up the award you passed on last month. Sorry for the delay. The post is up now. :-)

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  8. Take care and get well sooon ..
    and congrats on the part time job.. all the best

    I was in bangalore a few weeks back I found it GREAT well compared to the rainy-cloudy-cold UK :)

    Bikram's

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    1. Actually, the weather is definitely better than most other parts. Yet, it is crazy to get caught up in sudden changes.
      Thanks, Bikram! Hope to meet you the next time you are around :-)

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  9. Congrats on your new job! I recently quit my job and have started writing from home on a freelance basis! It feels good so I think I can relate to what you must be feeling :) :)

    I miss Bangalore sometimes but I am aware of the viral infections that one gets usually around this time :P I was a victim once ;)

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    1. Hey that's lovely. How's the work? I'm sure you must be loving it. Congrats to you too.

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  10. Congrats on the Job!! Yes it's a great beginning :)
    Weather is weird here in Chennai too .. Doesn't feel like October at all .. I don think we're going to make repairs until it hits hard :( I wish we would wake up and act..

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    1. Thanks, Aarthy. yep, we generally don't wake up unless rudely shaken up with no other alternative.

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  11. Hey Uma, great to know you've been making good progress on your to-do list for 2012. Sorry, I was too preoccupied with my story the other day to enquire about R. Hope all is fine now and you can work on regaining good health. In my opinion, kids do fall ill in the first few years of school till they develop immunity. Take care!

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    1. Thanks, Vibha. No need to apologize. I agree, they do develop immunity this way.

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  12. Great to know about your part time work. Good Luck with that :)

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  13. Nice you have something in your hand to keep you busy.
    Best wishes.

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  14. Ooops!! Hope you all are in good health now.. Best wishes for your new work.. :-)

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    1. Doing better, Radhika. Thanks :-)

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  15. Umaaaaa :) trying to get back on blogspot (again!).. at least I am able to access other blogs this time so will try to do that regularly at least!

    Completely agree with you about the rains, we absolutely deserve it. Hope you and all at home are feeling completely back to normal now :). Also did a quick read of the posts I had missed, total LOL at the elevator one, loved catching up :).

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    1. Heyyyyyyyy...so good to see you breaking that blogger jinx. Hope the browser problem is sorted out for good now :-)

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