The past two weeks have been action packed on the personal side. First my mother-in-law fell ill. I count on her help a lot around the house and with babysitting, so her falling sick means a lot of juggling of chores. Then it was my husband who needed a minor surgery for his broken arm, and had his hand in a sling. And then, it was the turn of the piglet to develop a bad case of the sniffles. It was understandable that BBAW slipped into the background.
But then, I went back to previous year’s BBAW posts and realized that it is a common thread. I have participated very arbitrarily, without a full heart.
And then I realized why…
September in Bangalore always brings very mixed weather. Still boiling hot during the days, but colder in the nights, and with rains off and on. That means it is also the season where the kids develop their first bouts of viral infections before they settle down comfortably with the change of season.
Obviously, my participation in BBAW is a bit limited, and I should not chide myself for it.
Maybe now that I am more aware of this pattern, I can plan and schedule my posts in advance next year leaving me free to browse other book blogs and really have more interaction. Hah! High hopes considering I almost always tend to do things on the fly. I am not at all a planning person.
One good thing that I realized looking back through my BBAW and other posts is the timing of the snubnose’s illnesses. It almost always follows the same pattern every year. How come I never saw this before? See, the advantages of blogging 😀
For this year though, my personal BBAW is probably going to be next week or even end of the month where hopefully I have the time to browse through posts from my favorite book bloggers, and even discover a few new favorites.