Queer times

When I follow the events of coronovirus unraveling in Europe, it looks like a nightmare in the day light. I am concerned for my lil brother who is now in Switzerland , so far away from family.

On the other hand, there are jokes circulating about work from home and the virus itself, hot debates on whether the Indian government and people are well prepared for an epidemic circulating in social media.

Our gated community has shut down pool, gym , game courts and the park. An old couple who is my neighbour succumbed to old age and a mysterious illness.

Schools are shut. I am setting up holiday homework for my kids and doing a couple of online courses to keep myself more informed about teaching. I am inventing newer ways of engaging kiddo productively.

These are queer times and I hope we would limp back to normalcy.

One post per month- eh ?

Out of the blue, today turned out to be MY kind of Sunday morning and I wanted to record it for posterity before it gets lost in the sands of time.  I logged in blogger and caught up with posts written by my favourite bloggers. Then I finally hit on Tharani’s post. Argh !! One blog post per month !!

This is a good start for March. I am yet to pay my rent and my water bill. I still remember that it is Mar 1 and that is a great achievement for me . I actually woke up early , went for a walk and had a hair wash before kiddo woke up ,today.

At 9:00 am we did veggie shopping and I managed to sneak in a very ripe tomato to grow a tomato plant in our kitchen garden. The vallarai is all eaten up now and it is time to grow a new plant.

Around 9:30 am , the extended family packed up to go the beach. Kiddo was sitting in the back seat in the car between his grandparents and ensuring if ALL have boarded the car. We had a great time in the beach. Kiddo lurved playing with the waves. We got a few freshly caught red snappers from the fisherwomen. (7 fishes for 120 Rs.)

We came back home around 10:30 am. I cleaned the fish and marinate in a simple chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt , pepper powder mixture with a dash of squeezed lemon and crushed garlic. Then I gave kiddo a hair wash and after an hour roasted fish as mid morning snack for all of us. !!

Ah !! I wish every Sunday would be like this with a simple beach outing and an appreciation for the simple pleasures of life.