This part hasn’t changed. Weekdays are stressful, Weekends are relaxed.
I haven’t gotten a chance to pick the right chair so my back hip pain is getting worse along with my mouse hand giving me weird chilled hands. Need to fix this.
All of us were able to get workouts/walks/runs in more often which is a win. I went back to healthy eating with pearl millet, lesser oil, lesser salt etc, and lesser junk. Planning to up my intermittent fasting window to neutralize my squatting all day and moving around less.
JSK starts out energetic on Monday but by Thursday she OBies on a lot of things, ‘ I need inspiration’ she says while writing and pretending to think writing few words. Circle times with teacher are starting this week which means more work for her which means I have to help her and I don’t know how I can during work hours. And by evening all of us are really done and just want to relax.
There was this thread about what you learnt about your ‘spouse at work’ in these times. DH thinks I work too much. Yes, because I don’t have any excuse to pack up at 4:30 for any pickups. JSK says I have an ‘English accent’ 😂 when I talk at work. Apparently I talk in Indian English with her. DH is the funny guy at his work I realize, the one that livens up conversations. Expected.
JSK is in my room most times reading or working on her stuff. She will promise to be silent. But if mood change she would scream loud. Happened many times in meetings. I have learnt to ignore them, but the folks I am talking to slow down. 😂
Friday a VP review was done at 3, I told I should not be disturbed! and I was AVKPO after. Virtual Happy hour at 4:45, was fine. Sorry no enthu to do something creative or productive with JSK. We watched movies, she caught up on Mo Willems lunch doodles, read Find Outers series, Harry Potter rereads, made up her own concoctions with all the sugary items in the house, because non sugary items cannot be mixed and taste good as is.
Saturday was good though. I made Pongal and Gothsu again this time it came out better than last time, don’t make it often because of all the ghee! Is it even Pongal without ghee? DH and JSK made Gulab Jamuns. JSK thattified vadais. We watched Harry Potter movie. I am discovering all the items I can cook with this quarantine, I never have time to. Like literally everyone in the world. I was also like everyone else hoping to bake something but no flour in the stores. 😂
Sunday was a mor kozhambu beans paruppu usili day. Mom used to make it so yummy, this will always remind me of her. I was liberal with the oil and the salt for this and it was so yummy JSK also liked it and ate well.
We wanted to make some bajjis and make a vegan processed sugar free dessert but Dulquer came in the way 😂
Watched Kannum Kannum Kollaiadithal, is a pretty beat movie with tons of twists. No seriously. It starts out slow and you wonder if it is a love story. Love clicks easily, and then you wonder if this is a modern internet thieving story. They vow to become good. And you wonder if this is a cop chasing robber story. And then they get caught. And then you wonder if this is a revenge story to get back at the love interest. And then they catch the lover soon with no revenge in sight. Then you wonder if this is a proper robbery story. And then they don’t get caught. So it is all that in one with plenty of twists. If I have a lot of the story away, sorry, but it is a good watch! Highly recommend for all the twists and wonder.
So Saturday DH brought home two people. I was so pissed. They are buying a investment property close by with same specs as ours and wanted to see our place. DH has the common sense to not let them inside the house just the lot. But spent talking for 15mins. Bugged me big time. If any of us gets covid it is because of him! This is after religiously sanitizing every grocery bought from the store!
Our plans are at the next level structural drawings. However I don’t know if any work can start this summer. What if we start and then fall comes and work stops due to covid again or something?
Dreaming of the additions. More space! Not that we need much space for ourselves but rather for the stuff.
Sigh coming weekend we were to fly out for our spring break. This time is forcing us be at home together. I am enjoying spending time with JSK learning more about her quirks and her mannerisms. She has a good sense of humor like DH and enjoys a good laugh.
She is running with DH more often and is starting to enjoy that too. She loves cooking and making stuff in the kitchen. She is starting to enjoy making her own piano music which is heart warming. When we do paatu practice often times I cannot get the song out of my head and end up singing humming long after. I caught JSK singing a Geetham in the shower and I knew my work with her is taking effect. And then we made up English lyrics to Carnatic Geethams, which got her in splits.
And so we keep ourselves busy.
Another busy week ahead! Ready for whirlwind of working and home managing and schooling! And staying healthy! Bring it on!