Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Winter Chill



The Boy’s office is like school where you have to reach on time or enter your name in a late register. Since this school starts at 7:30 in the morning, we have to wake up at 6. He gets ready and I pack his school bag!

The alarm failed us today and we woke up an hour late. He got ready in record time and left home only to enter his name in the late register. Mind you, if you are late more than ten times in a month you can be fired! But it’s a local Gulf bank which treats its employees well in all other aspects...so, you know, it’s all fine.

Anyway, the mornings have been an absolute delight lately. After he goes, I sit by the window and do pranayam watching the sun rise up. I live beside the sea and watch the sunrise every morning. It brings a smile on my face every single day. Since it is winters, I open the windows and let the rays touch my skin. I then make a cup of tea with lots and lots of ginger, open the laptop and soak in the sun again.

Yes, I know, for working people it’s like a vacation. The Boy is super jealous of my lifestyle but hasn’t been able to do much about it. Someone has to work afterall! Most people who sit at home crib about the lack of career opportunities. I, for one, am the happiest housewife you will ever meet. More on that later.

I live on a desert island which is supposed to be a country with hot summers and moderately cool winters. This year has been very different. It has rained quite a lot bringing the temperature down to 12-15 degree. Although we love it, I hate the fact that global warming is responsible for everything that’s changing. Winters last longer than before. Summers are unbearable only for a short while. Rains don’t stop. And you keep hearing about the heavy snowfall and the winter chill in the west.

So what was this post about, again? I don’t know! I haven’t written anything for a while and wanted to update you all. It’s a perfect winter morning and I’m sitting by the window enjoying my cuppa. I’ve thanked God a few times for a happy life. I have a smile on my face and a twinkle in my eyes. With a lot of hope in my heart I’ve started the new year.

Wish you the same happiness.

20 comments:

  1. Heartwarming. Your mornings are something like a dream vacation for me. Something which remains a dream !

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    1. You like to work, don't you? Sitting at home and blogging isn't everyone's cup of tea. So be happy!

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  2. NOT only the boy!!! Even I am jealous of you NOW!

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    1. I need a 'kaala teeka' right about NOW!!!!

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  3. quite a rambling but still enjoyable!!Nice to know you do Pranayamam early morning at the dawn facing the sea, the right ambience and time.

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    1. Since I live on a lower floor, I can see only tiny portions of the sea. It is a blessing nevertheless. And Pranayaam, I really try to do as much.. its so refreshing and energizing, Thankyou, Kp! You are always so encouraging.

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  4. Enjoy reading and writing such free writes!! Love your mornings! :)

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    1. I use to write a lot like this. And then the blog world became competitive and I was afraid of being judged!

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  5. Anonymous1/08/2014

    Hi....i just loved ur post.

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  6. You are turning me green lady. With the Bangalore winter this year, all I want is to curl up in a blanket, but no, work has to be done! Damn.

    God bless your peace :)

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    1. Yes, like I said, someone has to work!! It is because of all of you that I can chill :p

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  7. that description almost changed my entire perception for the Gulf country ka weather! :) :D

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    1. Oh yes, there are so many perceptions about the Middle East that need to be corrected. I should do a post on each!
      The weather is awesome 6 months a year. And we always thought its a hot, steamy desert!

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  8. I loveee winters . The foggy mornings, chilly weather and a cup of tea. Nothing beats that feeling

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    1. Oh yes. I am not a tea person. But these winters are just driving me nuts!

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  9. hahaha.. trust me! that is a very very good life. I'm in a jungle missing cold weathers and braving heat waves which make me drink liters of water everyday like a starved camel !

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    1. I am sure that must be tough. What can I say - challenges make you a stronger person. My mornings may seem beautiful, but there are things I need to handle. But yes, I'm privileged nevertheless.

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  10. Why is it that i can't stop clicking older posts on this blog

    And why is it that i find so many similarities between us,,The only thing that sometimes i do get annoyed at sitting home alone doing nothing..

    I live near the sea too and I never fail to watch sunsets here :) We are lazy people and watching sunrise is an accomplishment

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Your sweetness makes my day. Gentle criticism will be taken in the right spirit too :)