The Making Of A Home

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It is nearly 2:00 in the afternoon and I realize with a start that I have not had a chance to sit down yet. I am not sure what I have been doing so I sit down and actually make a list.

Make coffee

Unload dishwasher

Make eggplant fry

Pressure cook rice

Make almond chutney

Make dosa

Entreat children to eat breakfast

Load dishwasher

Wash unwieldy vessels

Fold and put away three loads of laundry

Start two additional rounds of bed linen

Make spinach kootu

Pressure cook rice

Feed kids

Clear sink

Fold/spread washed bed linen

Grind dosa batter

Prep for Adai batter

Grind Adai batter

While I wait for the batter to be done so I can then wash the grinder and put it away, I realize kids need their shower, I still need to unpack boxes that arrived from Target so I can take school supplies for back to school night.

My back hurts, I feel exhausted and all I want is a nap.

Growing up, I always wondered why my mom always napped in the afternoon. The making of a home is ridiculously exhausting!

8 comments

  1. Not even funny how much time we spend just to keep up with the humdrum of everyday living! I have come to realize that the days my cooking are fragmented are the days that are most tiresome. And you know what I do these days? I just take a 10 min break in between chores and sneak in a few pages of reading.

    • Most days I catch some respite. Today is one of those days where I am struggling to catch my breath! Just sat down now and catching up on everything. Grinder is still not done!

  2. I nap every single day. As a mom it’s exhausting although we are not supposed to say that out loud or whatever. People know I nap. So much so that if I visit people in the afternoons, I am asked if I want to sleep. 😁

  3. I was making the same type of list the other day. There are so many chores that take up our time and before you know it, the day is gone. I have been trying to be intentional lately about squeezing in a little time for some of my own personal goals. I realized about 6 months ago that I had not really read an entire book for the past few years! Anyway, I enjoyed your post and even got a couple of recipe ideas to go Google from your list. Good luck and don’t forget to take some needed you-time.

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