Every summer it is a ritual for us to attend the community picnic. It is organized by our city in a lush green lawn overlooking a pool. Kids jump into the pool while adults hover on the lawn nibbling at corn cobs and watermelon wedges. This summer has been different. I have been walking past … Continue reading Mow the grass
My mother was a strong willed woman. It was inconvenient most of the time to deal with her, but it also worked in her favor. My sibling and I were little when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and was given a few weeks to live. We were all worried and cried quite a … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to not give a damn
Aloha, Missed me yet? Well well well - I have been MIA because Cherry had two surgeries. (She is recovering well and is back to being her naughty self). So, back to Cherry. She has a habit of chewing on twigs especially when I am not looking, and recently chewed on a bougainvillea twig. You … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to dealing with feedback
I told my family that I would spend all weekend relaxing with art. On Saturday, I sat with my watercolors and tried very hard to get a sketch going. I looked up endless tutorials, mixed the right proportion of paint and water and ended up with an unsatisfactory result at the end of 3-4 hours. … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to relaxing
I have a 8 X 12 shed in the yard where I store my lawn mower etc. As you can tell it is not a huge space but I pretty much store everything outdoorsy there. Recent additions have been my bike, Quickerete cement, Fiskars branch trimmer and a leaf blower. The shed had become an … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to dealing with FOMO
I write as a way to express myself, this blog is almost like an open journal. It means a lot to me when YOU my dear followers (100+ and counting), like and comment on my blogs. You have journeyed with me to my peaks and valleys and have never let go of your support by … Continue reading Thank you!
Dear Stranger, Thanks for smiling I wish I could apply it as a balm on all my open wounds I wish I could use it as an eraser and make my sorrows vanish I wish I could use it as a magic wand and make more people smile What I do know is that I … Continue reading Note to a stranger
I went in for a can of milk and ended up roaming the aisles at Target. I was ambushed by Hearth&Home by Magnolia, endless swim suits on display, kitchen gadgets, art supplies and so on. As I longingly looked at something to purchase, Big Momma (my mind) decided to wake up from her slumber and … Continue reading Big Momma
'God' aka 'Universe' has been the axis around which I have made my life spin. Of late, I have felt anxious, sad, angry, hopeless and a myriad of such emotions. I have been spinning like a wobbly ball with nothing to hold on to. Wobbly you wonder?- Well, I have been trying to solve all … Continue reading Spinning out of control?
Eons ago kiddo was learning how to swim underwater. Hubby and I would get into the 3 feet deep pool with her and he would stand at one end and me at the other. We would ask her to swim from dada to mommy. Simple enough right? Wrong. She asked me - "but mommy, how … Continue reading Red painted toe nails