No Time Alarm…!

I’ve always trusted myself with being able to wake up at the time I need to arise and remembering things to do at set times. Kind of settin my mind for it, no need for time alarms, which I don’t like.
However, in recent days, I’ve been forced by circumstances to set wake up time alert/alarm and some other time alarms.
At times, I’ve been awoken by the waking time alarm only for me to press the ‘snooze’ button! 10mins or so later, off it goes again…with that, I know I’ve no option but to arise, else…I’ll run late, n’ lateness I hate!

When I have a night that I have to neither set mind’s nor phone’s clock wake up alarm, it’s a great night right from the start. No strict wake up time, no early morning…
On such nights I just want to sleep…

At Times…


At times;
You may feel down,
Your strength fails,
Stress becomes like norm,
All hopes seems dashed
Future looks bleak,
Motivation is low,
Constantly feeling blue
Nothing looks inspiring…

You wonder…
Where did I go wrong?
Did I by any chance sign up for these in life?
Will things ever change for better?
I’m I doomed for these?

But even then
Don’t lose faith,
Be still…
Know He’s still God
No matter what
Still saying…
‘I’ll never leave you nor forsake you…’
‘I have good plans for you…’


2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Went Home…After Quite a While


It had been quite a long while, since I took this trip…journey to my upcountry home…All that while, I had every reason as to why I didn’t want to go home…

The day came, 31st December, 2011, and the question ‘when did you lastly go home…?’ was thrown my way…by someone so dear…I went ahead with my ‘why not’ explanations…

My ‘reasons’ and ‘explanations’, valid and varied as they were, were carefully listened to…but then, for each of my ‘why not…’ there was a ‘why to…’ counter

By the end of that session, the ‘why to’ appeared to have won the ‘debate’ and there was kind of an ultimatum that I should go home, and with that I was convinced that I should go home…

It wasn’t to be ‘sometime in the near future’ but it was to be immediate…’tomorrow’ …which was to be New Year’s Day. Having made that decision, there were no more excuses or postponement to make…I was to go home

Yesterday New Year’s Day, was the day…after a wonderful service at Church, I was all to go …

I left the City in the afternoon for the journey I hadn’ t taken for a long while. While traveling I had mixed feelings, was I to feel excited that I was going home at last, or was it a guilty feeling that it had been quite a while since I did so…?

A little over two hours later, I was already within my home county, looking around, familiar were the surroundings…no much change if any…I looked forward to getting home…It was to be a surprise visit since I hadn’t told those at home I was to be going there…

Getting home unexpectedly, the surprise moment was surely such…surprise…! The time I had been away must have worked quite some changes on my physique to an extent that all kind of comments came my way….

The first evening and night of 2012 went well, giving way to a bright second day of the New Year…by the end of which I was to travel back…

It could have been only a night and less than a day that was there, but good thing is that I went home and it was much appreciated…For now, it’s till next time


Dear 2011…


Dear 2011,

You came,
Were welcomed
Stayed as long as you lasted
Now it’s goodbye, goodbye to you…
No ‘see you later…’
It’s a once and for all goodbye,
Never to see you again!

Though you are gone,
For a number of things,
You’ll surely be remembered…


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