The Small Joys Tag

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I was very kindly tagged for the Small Joys Tag by Steve and Muffin over @ Steve’s Country. Make sure you check out his blog here where he shares amazing nature pics and stories featuring his clever cat, Muffin!

Only 3 Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you.
List fifteen of your small joys!
Nominate five other blogger friends who bring you joy.

Here are my 15 small joys!

1.Reading (Books, blog posts, articles, poems etc.)
2.Writing (Stories, poems, articles, random paragraphs etc.)
3.Sketching, preferably cartoon characters or characters from books. Lately, I’ve been trying out portraits too. If you’d like to see some, please check out my art page here!
4.Evening walks with my mom, and pet dog. Cloudy days are an added bonus!
5.Rainy days (who doesn’t like those?)
6.Music, preferably songs by Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi or Avril Lavigne.
7.The new book smell.
8.The sound typewriters make as you type on them.
9.The crunchy sound dry leaves make as you walk over them.
10.”No school” days.
11.Dark and starry nights.
12.Having lots to write; notes, assignments and such.
13.Researching, preferably on topics that are still being explored.
14.Watching birds fly in formation. They look so cool when they do that!
15.Mixing paint and water and painting on random bits and pieces. My table is a huge mess. It is so embarrassing when my teachers get to see it during virtual classes.

I tag:

Reese@Blogging with Reese
Srisha@Sky and Soil
Rae Longest @ blogging807
Beloved Amy@Amy’s Musica
Maggie @ Chicadee Lover Maggie
xoxlucy@Lifestyle Addict
Lizzie @ Above The Clouds
Blunt Pathway
moinunfel@Day in and out with Gelina
I know it said 5 but I don’t see why a tag like this should be limited to just 5. So..

So, that was all for that tag! A huge thank you to Steve and Muffin for this tag and for the reminder that one can never run out of joys!


The Lockdown Tag

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I was tagged for the Lockdown Tag by Tia @ Tall Blonde Tales. Tia is an amazing friend, an awesome blogger and a fellow bookworm! Make sure you check out her blog here. I was also tagged for the same by Joana @ Gigantic Thought Bubble. Joana has a wonderful lifestyle blog and her poems are an absolute pleasure to read!

Rules: 

Thank the person who nominated you!
Answer the blogger’s questions.
Nominate other bloggers.

Both of them gave the same questions! Given below are my answers:

1.Overall, how are you handling the quarantine? 
I think I’m doing okay. The only thing I miss are the little drives we used to go on as a family.

Have you violated any of the restrictions? If yes, what rule(s) did you break? 
No, I hardly leave my house.

What viral recipes have you tried during the lockdown? 
ZERO. I’m terrible at cooking. It’s a disaster everytime I attempt something in the kitchen. I used to like baking but almost everything that I baked ended up unfit for human consumption. So..

What activities have you missed the most during quarantine?
None, really. Just the drives as I mentioned before. Also, we used to visit a bookstore in the summer break but we couldn’t do that this year. So, I missed that too.
 
Do you wear a mask when you leave the house? 
I don’t leave the house but I most definitely would wear a mask were I to step out of my house.

Are you an essential worker? If yes, what is your job title? 
I don’t think I am. My efforts are currently for grades alone, they don’t benefit the society…yet. My ‘job title’ would be a student, I guess?

How do you exercise during the lockdown? 
Hehe, guilty of not exercising at all. I do go on occasional walks with my mother in the evening. Walking is an exercise, so..

Have you subscribed to any new subscription services since the lockdown started? 
No.

What did/does your daily schedule look like before the pandemic started? 
The only change is in the school part. Before the pandemic, I used to wake up at 7 am, but now waking up at 8 am is more than sufficient. Also, I stay up later than I used to.

Do you think that the pandemic is getting better or worse? 
I don’t really know but I would say the condition is closer to the ‘worse end of the spectrum than it is to the ‘better’ one. It seems to be fluctuating. Right when you think it’s getting better, the highest number of cases are recorded the next day. But I truly hope it gets better soon.

What have you learnt/become grateful for during the lockdown? 
I’m recognising the importance and value of time, family and impermanence. This lockdown is teaching me so much more than 12 years of school could have taught me.

How do you think the world should learn from this pandemic so that things are better in the future? 
We are already learning the importance of working together, looking past the boundaries that society, caste and culture established a long time ago. I think maybe, organisations everywhere could experiment more with similar strands of viruses in a highly controlled environment and find what kills them and governments could maybe work on creating a reserve of backup medical supplies and build well-equipped quarantine facilities. This would at least ensure we would be prepared in the face of another global attack although hopefully, this is the last of the kind.

I tag:


Rae Longest @ blogging807
Zoewiezoe
Renee @ Renee’s Unique Mind
Brittany @ Mind. Beauty. Simplicity.
Sara @ Sara’s Glossary
Malaika @ The Silent Thoughts
3yellowdaisies

You can use the same questions I answered!

As I had mentioned in an earlier post, this blog was made award free as school has made it a point to take up most of my time which is why I haven’t followed up on those.Not to mention the fact that I’m a tad too lazy to answer so many questions. I am immensely grateful for all the award nominations I have received and truly appreciate your kind gestures.

I would once again like to thank Steve, Muffin, Tia and Joana for tagging me for all these amazing tags! That was all for this post. Happy Thursday!