Wishes

It’s late afternoon. I’m lying in bed. I feel a bit tired and should be resting. Instead I’m thinking about the cat outside, the mail at the door, the clothes in the washer, the kitchen floor that could use a sweep, the desk that needs sorting out, the clothes that I pulled out the dryer…

Sunday Thoughts

I love Sundays When we were kids, Sundays were for attending mass and then coming home to special meals cooked by mom. In boarding school, Sundays were for visits from mom with chapatis, chips, cake!! Every single Sunday! She never missed a single Sunday In University, Sundays were for calling mom. I never missed a…

One positive side effect of social media.

I think this is the first day all summer that I’ve not had some kind of travel memory on my FB feed or photo drives. All summer, my feed has had almost daily memories of me planning trips, booking flights, packing stuff, shopping, jetlag! Memories of hectic days getting ready to travel, hectic days at…

Little Did I know

Three years ago, my mother was living her last days but I didn’t know that. I had no clue. And her sudden death was and has been traumatizing.. I certainly thought I did. But little did I know that the last time I saw my mom had been the last. That..that hug at dawn on…

The non-glowing Glowing Lunar Calendar

So I got this new Calendar. A Glow-in-the-Dark Lunar calendar. I love the new year, I love picking calendars. It took me a while to pick this one. It’s supposed to¬† glow in the dark. “365 glow-in-the-dark moons”. Says so right there on the cover. Well, the sucker ain’t been glowing. Today’s not the sunniest…

Stuck Abroad

When the pandemic hit in March, a lot of people were stuck abroad. You’ve probably read or heard plenty of those stories. Of people stuck all of a sudden in foreign countries as borders closed. I was among those people.

Grief, 2 years later (Part 1)

Today the 21st of May was my mom’s last full earthly day. She died in the very early hours of May 22, 2018 of heart failure. Her death was sudden and unexpected. It has been one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. Tomorrow, we’ll have a small memorial for mom. In these time…

Day 25 in Kenya

It’s 6:11 am here in Nairobi. I have been up for about an hour checking up on my bills and responding to e-mails. As I listen to the rooster crowing outside, announcing the start of a brand new day, I hasten to complete my post and jump on my chores. With a house, garden and…