Lists are good. Lists are purveyors of sanity. Lists may not get tasks done, but they bring order to the chaos that is life. Lists, at certain places of work, can literally save lives. Checklists, do-to-lists, index lists, bucket lists, shopping lists- call them what you will, they certainly make life that teeny bit easier.... Continue Reading →
Day 21- And it shall continue
So, this is not the end, as expected. After the early days of 'break- taking', and routine- creating, the past few days have been surprisingly busy and productive and messy and incredibly wholesome. I did domestic duties and kept the children occupied during the day, and worked on a paper all night. And trained at... Continue Reading →
Day 15- Let’s talk about the unfortunate 4 AM club
Day 14 was mired in household chores, literature review (for work) and contemplation. I went to bed early (i.e. 01:00 AM rather than 03:00 AM) and hoped to wake early. I did wake up earlier than usual today. 06:00 AM is much later than my pre- COVID 04:00AM start, but the past couple of weeks... Continue Reading →
Day 10- Pursuits less worthy?
10 days Frozen 2 X 3 (maternal obligation) Frozen 1 (torture) Black hawk down Olympus has fallen London has fallen (obviously) Ayyappanum Koshiyum Action hero Biju (revisit) Bala John Wick A quiet place Triple frontier The Witcher- Season 1 The dark knight trilogy (again!) Sherlock Holmes Elementary - random episodes Lucifer- random episodes 10 days.... Continue Reading →
Day 9-Cleaning the day away
As a household, we all woke up about two hours later than usual. Besieged by lassitude, we delayed the most basic of tasks. Z did not want to brush, Boss Man refused his morning repast. Me, I wanted to cease to exist for a day. Pause. Freeze. It was just that kind of day. We... Continue Reading →
Day 8- WhatsApp fuckery!
My post today is going to be be a tad different. I'm a very hesitant user of WhatsApp. For several reasons. But I must admit, it has it's uses. And of the millions (of course I exaggerate, or do I?) of messages and forwards I receive, I do not usually bother with the forwards. But... Continue Reading →
Day 6- A tranquil apocalypse
Does't this feel like the proverbial calm before the storm? Do you sense the worse is yet to come. Like we are seated to watch a blockbuster movie, and the pre- movie trailers and adverts keep running on. If this is truly an apocalypse, it's seems quite tranquil at the moment no? I had a... Continue Reading →
Day 5- Only?
Has it only been 5 days? Weekday morning rush and night- time scraps; memories of a couple of weeks ago, are paling already. Amazing, truly! Normal workdays for me, are days in which my time is not mine. I'm either sorting the kids out, or engaged completely and wholly with a patient- conscious ones in... Continue Reading →
“Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” ― Franz Kafka The problem with mercilessly following our intense obsessions is the relationships that we leave on the wayside. The fun- times that we discard at... Continue Reading →
Life and lifting
I. AM. OBSESSED. Before we get into the specifics, read about my physical pursuits here and here or just click on the Runday Monday link above. I have been seriously "lifting" since my second born was about 14 weeks. 8 months and counting now. The sheer physicality of moving heavy things around never appealed to me before.... Continue Reading →