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COVID-19 Diaries: Cleaning

My calf muscles and hamstrings are sore from bending over one too many times. This time I am on my knees and elbows reaching for a hard to reach inflated ball that is wedged right in the middle of the futon width. I let out a string of curses knowing no one can hear me. […]

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The Making Of A Home

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 […]

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Homemaker, Musings, SAHM

On staying home to raise children

“What does your dad do for a living?” I ask the twins. “Cut” answers Ammu. “Clean” answers Pattu. I repeat my question stressing the ‘for a living’ part. “Oh! you mean earn dollars?” asks Pattu. I nod enthusiastically now that they had caught on. “Type on the keyboard” says Ammu tentatively. I beam and correct […]

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