Ugh. Things seem to be getting smelly around here. The drafts folder is like the newly defrosted refrigerator at home and lies barren and squeaky clean. The homepage had to go without new clothes on Diwali and Halloween. It wasn’t taken out to shop even when it had to wear the same set of pajamas for more than a fortnight at a stretch.
My sincere apologies to you, Saddi Delhi. I have been neglecting your needs for quite a while now. But trust me won’t you, when I say it wasn’t intentional. After the latest Blogadda book was dealt with, the windows to you shut all at once. And even the statistics-checking-devil inside me couldn’t do much to force them open. The cobwebs were allowed to settle and the cockroaches, it seems, ate into your comments revenue.
To add to the mess, that inbox has been overflowing with e-mails. Blog subscriptions – alluring titles that say “Blueberry pie in autumn” and “A Nonsensical Post”, to name just a few, have gone unattended. Contests that promised me iPads and cellphones have raced to their respective deadlines. Even the Letters To My Love scenario has suffered. Scores of photographs wait to be sent, Durga Puja remainders crib… and you know, all that jazz. My sincere apologies go out to all the good people associated with these frontiers.
Saddi Delhi-ite is currently in a rush of sorts. And it’s a rush that promises to continue till the first half of December is done. But, I promise that before Delhi dives into its Christmas cushions and prepares to bid the year goodbye, I am going to start major housekeeping around here. To make up for all this lost time, things here will again be fully functional and at an increased pace at that.
A couple of weeks more and then, the closed-apartment-like-stink of this place will be gone. That red chilly will be back with its quota of stories and tales. I will get to read what has been transpiring in the lives of my fellow bloggers and do up that mess of a mailbox in shiny new colours.
And by then, God willing, the lanes outside my window will be magnificently sunlit and Good Luck Cafe will be baking its first lot of morning buns.