Musings On Biology

Late Sunday morning I found myself on a pretty patterned couch across from two women and a child I was meeting for the first time at my friend’s home. We were there for lunch and a Valentine card making get-together. My posture was stiff, I sat at the edge of the sofa, my back erect. … Continue reading Musings On Biology

Nature, Nurture and Why Openness in Adoption Matters

It is late morning. Ammu and Pattu are out the door, on their way to the bus-stop. Saathi is getting ready for work. The first level of our home is quiet. Laddu and I are ambling along, bending down to pick up stray pieces from the floor. We stop at the patio screen looking up … Continue reading Nature, Nurture and Why Openness in Adoption Matters

Cold rain, perky greens

Friday evening we left work in the kind of rain I hate. Incessant, dripping, cold, slow drizzle. Shivering in my short sleeved cotton shirt and the hem of my blue jean caked with mud I traipsed behind K on our weekly visit to Maisie's Farm. A local community supported agriculture effort. We signed up just … Continue reading Cold rain, perky greens

A walk around the block

Heading home after a fun evening with my niece, I pulled into our driveway to notice K was just in from his class. Sliding out of the car, I checked if he was up for a walk. Moments later, we set out in the chill evening air. As we went up and down the mild … Continue reading A walk around the block

Brimming with life

Waking up to the sound of gently falling rain, I was amazed at the bird sounds from right outside my window. One of those days when I am happy to be awake, I skipped downstairs to get a head start on the day. I threw open the curtains and flung the deck door open and … Continue reading Brimming with life

The Girl who cried “Spring!”

Waking up this morning I was unmistakably warm. Peeling off my socks, I stopped a moment to strain. I could hear a cacophony of bird sounds right outside my window. I smiled involuntarily and went downstairs for my favorite morning coffee. Looking out the window, I saw the Sun was no longer directly ahead on … Continue reading The Girl who cried “Spring!”

It’s foggy and it’s Friday!

I woke up this morning to see this out my front window. Watching the fog slowly swirl in and envelope everything within sight curiously was an uplifting experience. I could feel the moisture in the air. My mood visibly lightened and I was almost humming a tune inside myself. Amazing how little things like this … Continue reading It’s foggy and it’s Friday!

Changing Seasons, Changing Tastes

Groping in the dark for the light switch as the alarm went off, I squinted to see bright red letters staring back at me from the clock that said 6:00. Not quite believing it was already morning, I looked outside for reassurance. It was pitch dark. Realizing it is fall and I had no hope … Continue reading Changing Seasons, Changing Tastes

Fall is coming! Fall is coming!

That's right! About three hours from now, we will officially be in the fall season here this side of the globe. There is something solid and reassuring about knowing the exact date and time of the change. For days now, I have been ignoring the dry patches on my leg. Body lotion was for fall. … Continue reading Fall is coming! Fall is coming!

A bountiful harvest!

Not long back, like I mentioned here, K and I decided to go green and plant some seeds in planters on our little deck. When we embarked on the project, we did so without expectation. The idea was to get started, learn on the way and enjoy the process. Two months later, our plants are … Continue reading A bountiful harvest!

Sun and Surf make for lovely weekend fun! Lake George – Trip Report.

With Friday being a holiday here in the U.S., K and I decided to go on a drive to a lake nestled in the mountains in the upper reaches of New York State. Having decided to drive, we also decided to visit friends on our way to Lake George and back. Maps and directions in … Continue reading Sun and Surf make for lovely weekend fun! Lake George – Trip Report.

The Sun has always been there!

Reaching home unusually early last evening, I stood by the stove fixing dinner and forced him to switch the TV off and look at my laptop for some information I needed. Our kitchen and family room faces the west at an angle and we have a window in the vaulted ceiling that streams the room … Continue reading The Sun has always been there!

Ahh! the smell of mulch!

Never thought I'd live to see this day. When I would proclaim my joy to the world on how much I loved the smell of mulch. Don't get me wrong. Mulch smells and horribly too but after years of seeing the seasons change, I have finally learned to associate the smell of mulch with the … Continue reading Ahh! the smell of mulch!

Child of the Sun!

I stand slowly sipping on my coffee looking out the window in my living room savoring the morning chillness and the warmth of the hot beverage sliding down my throat. The pressure cooker hisses in the background and the aroma of vegetables cooking swirls around the home. These are moments I cherish. The stillness, the … Continue reading Child of the Sun!

The still of the morning

I knew I had this hopeless romantic hidden in me somewhere. She peeps out at the most unlikely moments. The past few years I have been so occupied with keeping myself obsessed with ttc message boards or finding a job that pays well that I managed to forget she existed.Today morn she made an appearance. … Continue reading The still of the morning