Archive | January, 2016

A day in the life

15 Jan

Jan 14/ Bogi:

6:50am – rudely awakened by my alarm clock.

7am – medicine consumed. 40 min wait for any other food. I open laptop and quicky check emails /login on facebok

7:15am – Start learning TCL so I can use our tool’s native scripting language.

8am – Just when I am getting into the subject Ani is up. I quickly chomp 2 Milkbikis and gulp a cuppa tea

8am-8:15am – Cajole her out of bed, take care of basic hygiene and drink milk.

8:15am-8:30am – we make the beds, bond over outfits (AMMA, I think I wore something similar yesterday. Illa di that was green,white, green this is blue,green and white).

8:30am – 9am – Ani strikes so we play for a little bit, shower and get ready. I start on her “2 pony”. Ani finds it funny when R grabs her comb while I put it down and tie one of the ponytails. She says “Appa . NO swiping” (Dora fans will know) She is upset to wave goodbye to daddy.

9am – We make our oatmeal. Ani gets the plates and cups of coconut water while I make the toppings. Today we have the following toppings: Peeled/chopped apple, raisins, maple syrup and banana discs.

9:30am – We load up and leave the home (FINALLY).

10am – Ani is in her daycare. I rush to my office and reach at 10:15 to delve into work.

11:50am – I wonder whether anyone would notice me have a premature lunch. I don’t care, I have a hearty veggie soup  with a side of rice from the cafe

12:30pm- back from lunch and into work.

1:30pm – I am starving. I chomp down a Larabar. It isn’t enough. 4 minicarrot sticks. Still NADA. I have an Andes mint to control my rabid hunger. I am sleepy from all the eating. I sprint down 4 flight of stairs and to my car to grab the charger cable and sprint right back. 8 min walk , took me 4 mins sprinting.

5:33pm – WOAH, I forgot about the outside world. Its getting dark. I head to Anis daycare. We are on the way back. She says she missed me. I commiserate. I missed her too if that’s any consolation. She asks me how that could make her feel better. I talk to my sibling and my parents.

6:30pm – We are home. It takes me 10 mins to settle down etc.

6:40pm – I decide to make Venn Pongal, Thakkali gothu and ragi/kadalai/jowar/maize flour mix urundai. Ani and I have arguments , she wants to help, I want to get through my cooking. I finally ask her to leave the kitchen. I am annoyed at the delay for I am already hungry. I am grumbling about dishes to be done, fridge to be cleaned , dishwasher to be unloaded and she creeps in quietly (tear strained) and starts unloading the dishwasher. I pick her up, cuddle her, apologize for kicking her out of the kitchen. I let her do her stuff and silently thank the god . I chastise myself and get my priorities straight.

7:50pm – With Ani’s “assistance” I am now 80%done BUT DARN THE jaggery is impossible to smash. R is home and he demolishes them with little effort.While we wait for the sweet to cool, Ani and I wash our faces , change out of day clothes and wear salwar/pattu pavadai. She wants to comb her hair again and wear a necklace, I oblige rationalizing that one of us needs to be girly.

8pm – We offer prayer. Dinner is a hit and we eat family style for a change.

8:30pm – Ani gets an episode of Jake and the pirates which quickly turns into 2 episodes. I do all the dishes and give the kitchen a complete wipe down.

9pm – I am somehow tired but realize that I did no exercise today so I walk around the home for 15 mins.

9:15pm onwards– I  entertain Ani, I tell her a scary story of a man surviving a crocodile attack. Shes fascinated and wants to hear it on repeat. I recollect that we are running out of inner garments and  load the washer with a ton of clothes. This is highly entertaining for her. My humidifier needed a cleaning so I tackle that next. No mold. Yay!

10:20pm – I realize I am blabbering. I am trying to keep my eyes open but Snoozeee…!


Two new things for a week

7 Jan

I ended up with a severe acidity problem last week. It still persists so I’ve gone without wearing skinny jeans which I wear excessively. So since last Saturday I have been wearing anything but non skinny jeans. Let me tell you it has NOT been easy. Skinny pants/jeans are easy to style and since I only have black skinny jeans styling them is super easy. This temporary ban has forced me to wear straight pants, forgiving leggings, dresses to work twice this week (thats more than what I wear in a month) etc. Today is the 6th day. I am hoping to dress this way until next friday at which point my medicine course ends.

In other news I officially began oil cleansing since Monday. I started breaking out yesterday so hopefully it will subside and I can stop using face moisturizers. I still use my anti-aging serum though .

Oh I think the title should reflect 3 new things , not 2. Acidity issues have forced me to pause the consumption of coffee. I can no longer tolerate the smell of coffee. As of tomorrow it will be one week ! In an effort to reduce the amount of caffeine research says I should stop brewing with 3 tea bags per cup for 3 mins and instead tea bags for 5 mins. I tried it today morning and tea is still weak (I make the tea decoction sans ginger or spices, milk separately and mix them just before drinking).  My current favorite tea is a)Kannan Devan b) Tetley . I have tried SO many types of tea over the past 2 months. Conclusion? I sincerely hope they will never stop making kannan devan tea. The flavor is remarkable and unique.

#Noskinnyjean #Oilcleansing #TeamTea

Update 1/12/2016: I started wearing skinny jeggings today because well i felt I looked frumpy. At some point I should revisit this. I am craving coffee but cant drink let alone smell it. 😦