August 20th, 2013


A quiet, happy, peaceful, hard-working morning

I decided to make mooli (radish) parathas. Ofkose I didn't photograph most of the donkey work...the grating of the mooli, the mixing with the spices, the draining of the mooli water, the kneading of the dough, and the rolling out the parathas...I've just photographed the parathas being cooked on the tava, with oil and a touch of ghee (lower that cholesterol!)

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The paratha-making task was considerably lightened by the appearance of Ms Northern Cardinal, in the Japanese Maple outside the window...

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I timed my work very well...just as I finished, two beady eyes peeped at me after the morning nap...

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Just finished feeding him his rice and vegetables (a task that needs an octopus' number of arms)...and he's playing again, cooing like a demented pigeon, while I make this entry...I'm lucky to have such simple joys of life.

My baby...the grown woman

She sleeps in exhaustion, my little one.

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She's my little one, but she's a mother and a career woman. She works very hard at a very demanding job. She works with equal passion for Asha For Education, raising funds to educate needy Indian children. She runs regularly, partly to keep fit, partly to help raise funds for Asha. She holds the household together, and spends as much time as she can with her two children. She forgoes sleep with an infant to feed. She staunchly supports me through my troubles. She helps her friends, and sometimes just acquaintances, unstintingly. She's passed three parts of the very demanding, 7-part Architectural Registration she is trying to study for the 4th tiredness and sleep overcome my darling, and the juggler of so many different balls goes off to dreamland for a while.

I love you, my darling daughter...I'd wish a more relaxed, easy life for you, but if you're happy, I'm happy for you, too.