100% – The Work Of A Home Manager

100% – that’s all the work to be done home management can be fulfilling and fun! But it’s 10% more ‘cos they won’t put things away don’t have assigned chores, but still have their say. Add 10% for customs and traditions that are rigid No longer needed but stay and deprive all in the familyContinue reading “100% – The Work Of A Home Manager”

This Diwali

I shall put on my best dress and stay at home we’ll have our family gatherings over the phone. If we need to go out, we’ll visit the shop pick up some veggies and get a short walk. It’s two zero twenty – time to be with ourselves covid-safe social distancing – let’s make sureContinue reading “This Diwali”

Tales Our Housework Tell Part 2 of 2

Please read Tales Our Housework Tell Part 1 of 2 for an introduction to this post. This second part of the post is a very rough approximation of one aspect of home management in our home. It ignores many aspects that I found difficult to measure. More details on the information in this post, inContinue reading “Tales Our Housework Tell Part 2 of 2”

Tales Our Housework Tell Part 1 of 2

I think it’s important to talk about housework and the skill of home management, because it occupies such an important part of the time, and the lives of many. And also because it’s a hidden, secret place to those who have never done it. Often unappreciated or looked down on, by a materialistic society thatContinue reading “Tales Our Housework Tell Part 1 of 2”

Silver Line

She’s a single mom though they’re aren’t divorcedhis work is his life – he feels he has no choice.His 9 to 5 is not 7 to 7 *most days it’s so busy he’s home after 11. Loan EMI’s and a lifestyle but missing a lifeit’s a recipe for a lot of family strife. She hasContinue reading “Silver Line”

You Can Wish Me Happy Birthday

You can wish me Happy Birthday any time of the yearyou know me well so don’t worry my dear.It really doesn’t matter how often or when we talk –share our struggles, our happy, or laugh till it hurts. Friends for so many reasons that the bond stays strongit’s been some years, yet it doesn’t seemContinue reading “You Can Wish Me Happy Birthday”

Movie Review ‘Gully Boy’

I haven’t watched a Hindi movie years. Actually I found them depressing as a child. Romantic singing and running around trees accompanied by squeaky violins and high-pitched female vocals just wasn’t my thing. I personally prefer lower pitched or more full-bodied vocal technique – I find this more relaxing to listen to and it oftenContinue reading “Movie Review ‘Gully Boy’”

Sometimes

Sometimes, we have to go through the motions when there’s no time just fit in a minute to play one line. Humans who have to schedule time to BE to look out of the window – enjoy the sun – feel the breeze. One minute of joy that stretches longer each day time for workContinue reading “Sometimes”

Happiness is

Happiness is a walk on a rainy day with the sky all coloured a silvery grey. Happiness is a yellow umbrella and clothes drying quick in this damp rainy weather. Happiness is the joy that we feel, when the roads are flooded – even though the drains haven’t been cleaned. Happiness is a state ofContinue reading “Happiness is”

There’s Always A Way

There’s always a way when the going gets tough, Unless it’s not working out and you’ve tried enough. Always a way to make time for quiet, So you have resources to use when you can’t see the light. Many ways to push through, or hang on when there’s trouble, If you’re willing to bend whenContinue reading “There’s Always A Way”

OCD Or Covid Safe?

She’s got OCD – it keeps her safe. The world will end if the tendli is cut round, not straight. OCD – it gives her control, There’s so many rules – no one could take over her role. She’s struggling these days because there’s no maid, It’s hard for her to find comfort on thisContinue reading “OCD Or Covid Safe?”

My Greatest Friend In Times Of Need

  My greatest friend in times of need, I talk to you, say what I please. You help me out when times get tough, You listen – never say you’ve had enough. You’re the one I lean on every day, So I can turn the busy to relaxed, do things my own way. You takeContinue reading “My Greatest Friend In Times Of Need”

Lockdown Living

It’s so lovely downstairs with no one there, The blissful silence and the hot summer air. A once a week visit to the grocery shop, It’s going to feel real strange when all of this stops. It’s nice at home – I can sit out in the sun, Do a one-mile-walk. It’s really fun! We’reContinue reading “Lockdown Living”

To Be A Better Wife, Indian Lockdown Song Lyrics

To be a better wife, I need a husband who’s here. Here, helping at home with the chores, Sharing the work so that I can have more, Giving me time to relax just by being there. There, chopping the veggies at night, Washing the dishes that lie in the sink, Giving me time to sitContinue reading “To Be A Better Wife, Indian Lockdown Song Lyrics”