Day 21- If we were having coffee..

I’d tell you that I’m not feeling too well today. I’m tired both physically and mentally. So I’d wonder if it would be ok to have tea instead since a good cup of karak chai is what can rejuvenate me, pep me up! I’m more of a tea guzzler than a coffee-lover you see.

I’d tell you that even though I had been meaning to read Go Set a Watchman, Scorpia’s post was what finally got me to borrow it from my library today.

I’d tell you that sometimes the need to prove yourself to people who make you feel accountable to them can take a toll on your peace of mind. Especially when you don’t owe them any explanation.

I’d tell you that when I feel buckled under pressure, all I need to see is an elated face of my child after she hears a simple “you were fantastic, Namnam!” from her music teacher to make me realize that not every achievement is measured by a rating or a certificate. A small word of appreciation, encouragement can make a world of difference. Every child is an achiever in his/her own right.

I’d tell you that the same uncle ji, a fellow volunteer  whom I met last week at the library was there today as well to help us out. And this time I remembered to tell him how I admired his zest for life. Oh how he blushed!

I’d tell you that I have made choley and parathas. So you’re most welcome to join us for dinner after you’ve finished your cuppa!

Day 20- Magic is..

When you see a big mouse perched up in the sky eyeing a chunk of cheese..


Do you see anything? NoNo..not the cheat post that I have just thrown at you!. I know you all are smart enough to notice that 😉

I mean, do you see the mouse or anything else up there in the sky?

Posted in response to WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge. Theme- Magic

Day 19- For the love of chocolate!

So I’m sitting here waiting for Namnam’s piano class to get over and guess what I am craving for?

I know it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy if you know me well. And if don’t know me well then too because the title of the post is quite self explanatory. So no prizes for guessing 😉

Yes it’s chocolates that I’m craving. A good full bar of dark chocolate. Sigh! The mere thought is making me weak-kneed. It doesn’t help that I had a piece last night.

In fact R had got 3 bars of chocolates.  In an ideal situation we would have divided the bars equally since each of us takes our respective responsibility of being a chocoholic quite seriously. Which is why you would find chocolates of some kind always making their presence felt in this house in some way or the other. It could be a walnut banana bread with chocolate chips liberally thrown in ; or a super moist chocolate cupcake ; or chocolate brownie with a generous amount of chocolate fudge poured over it ; or piping hot chocolate to calm your senses on a wintery day or ; a humungous quantity of chocolate trifle ready to embrace you into its fold ; or a simple chocolate bar or even an eclair ever so willing to melt in your mouth.

We believe in co-existing you see!

Anyway let me not digress. So from 3 bars that R got, I had to find contentment in only one, that too a small piece out of it and command convince Namnam into having only 2 because the thought of a cavity infested teeth was too scary to hold the much dear chocoholic status aloft!

Namnam took her own sweet time to finish her small share. She had the perfect mantra of making the best of the limited share she had..took tiny bites, let it melt in and then let out a blissful “Aha!” each time. I wouldn’t be lying if I said that she made me proud. When I saw her relish and feel her chocolates like that something told me that I was raising my kid right!

Oh how I wanted to just run , take whatever chocolates there were at home and place them in her hands while blessing her, “Ja Namnam, jee le apni Zindagi!” But the cavity infested thoughts came hovering over me again and I stopped myself.

That’s not to say that I am giving up chocolates. No way! I may have cut down on it. Give them up, never.

So now that I am home let me go hunt for some chocolates to abate my craving…for now.

Oooh I see one lone piece of double chocolate cupcake earnestly calling out to me to devour it.

Here I come, my love..


Day 18- Breakfast in this part of the world today..

is nothing out of the ordinary..hee!



I usually take the lazy route on weekends and stay away from ambitious breakfast projects, unless I have guests over or family visiting. So here’s presenting sandwiches out of leftover chicken keema and another batch with staple Nutella as a weekend reward along with some orange juice and milk 😀

What’s for breakfast your end ?