*********Do not read this before reading the story here.********** Mimi filled her time with hobbies and activities. So much so that she had no time to miss Stephan. She continued making orange juice and he continued working hard on the farm.
*********Do not read this before reading the story here.********** Mimi learned how to work on the farm. Initially she worked with Stephan, later she bought her own farm and worked harder than Stephan.
*********Do not read this before reading the story here.********** Mimi and Stephan separated. Stephan continued leaving oranges at Mimi's doorstep and she made orange juice while Stephan worked on the farm and amassed a lot of name and fame.
Mimi loved making orange juice from fresh oranges. Her husband Stephan brought in big juicy fruit from the farm and left them in the kitchen everyday. Stephan worked very hard. He left for work at 5 am and was back at sun down. He did not mind, because farming was his life's calling. He toiled … Continue reading Orange Juice
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 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
1st image My first watercolor painting. I did not like it. It seems too rigid and I wanted to get rid of the outlines in pencil. I tried adding more water, color, and used other techniques to make the lines go away, and ended up with a final painting that looks like the 2nd image … Continue reading Just let it be
I am like a piece of paper Swaying in the wind. I like to go where the drift carries me And don't like to be pinned. I ebb and flow with life With no plans whatsoever. Ask me what I'll do tomorrow I'll shrug and not say something clever. I am clean and transparent With … Continue reading No more pushing around
You were my best friend Your smile was kind Your love was pure I think about you everyday Every second of every minute Life was not fair to you But who can understand the ways of the Universe? I think of you in everything I do. You came in like a breath of fresh air … Continue reading An ode to my best friend