Saturday, November 7, 2020

About My Days And Heart

 

It  is 1 pm noon almost.I just  got break from kitchen  while cooking biryani (chicken rice) . Chicken is being ready in my slow cooker .I have put water to boil so i can add rice and let it boil for few minutes. It is nice to cook in kitchen painted by my favorite colors .

 I washed my three blankets two days ago .It was "must" job of the season though not as urgent. We don't need blankets until now yet weather  is  something  less trustworthy so i thought i better do it now instead of delaying .You can call me a work hunter .I like when i find something to do which keeps me not just busy but for better reason :) I realize  that physical  hard work  makes me feel better despite of tiredness .It makes blood flow quick in my veins and brain seems bit awaken too .

I try to put my brain exercise once in a while by attempting to solve puzzles  or joining dots but i confess i am not good at it at all :( Last day i gave an i q test for the first time and result was embarrassing.I gave three tests.Each had ten questions .I got 7 out of ten in first ,6 in second and 3 in third .

Website i used asked for my study level and age and then encouraged me with polite words i was waiting for and those were "may be you just had lunch " Or you have never gave this test before and trying for the first time " third phrase slipped away my mind which means my mind  is slow that's it .I wanted to type answer that "i did not have my evening tea because worker is painting wall ,but i did not find option so left quietly .I will try probably later .Now i can understand why my eldest son doesn't like coffee or tea most of the year but only during winters when he finds it necessary .He says taking it often makes body addicted to it and addiction makes one slave of thing he is addicted .If you cannot find it at  "time" you will starve for it . This is not good thing .

I  have realized that my longing for tea or coffee has decreased since i started to do my meditation and some yoga steps regularly .I take tea hardly twice a day now unless it is too cold ,then i go for third cup .I am happy about this change as i think it has influenced my eyesight for better .

I just took off my biryani from stove.It looks good hope my younger son will like it as it was his request for today .It is 2 pm now .Time seems to fly so quickly since i am old .I remember length of days was annoyingly unbearable sometimes when i was young .I don't know the reason.May be i  have never contemplated on the topic before. May be time we had  then seemed endless like space sooo vast that needed to be fulfilled with things of likening  But it was impossible task indeed .Now i know i have some years left (if have) only.Fog of illusions that  youth creates  has disappeared  so things ahead can be seen clearly.I want to be slow and enjoy them. The ability to taste the beauty of present days and blessings is late gift so i want to unwrap  it smoothly .I don't know if it is possible either or not yet i am enjoying moment i have right now  because that is all i can do to live happily :)

We will go to another city 50 km away from our city .One of my husband's niece is celebrating the khatna ceremony of her sons so family and friends are invited.It will take whole day so i thought to post today .Below few images to share my world with you ,


my eldest son went to London for two weeks ,he preferred to go there despite of lockdown as he said it was needed to change environment for some days ,he will keep working from home though .his updated visa will arrive in December probably so he can visit us probably eventually  in January ,with heart filled with prays i am we all are waiting for that day ! he sent this a week ago when he checked in his hotel in London ,i feel i was there walking on the clouds ,peaking down the earth bathing with sunlight ,looked soothing and hopeful from there ,spending sometime up there refreshes the whole perspective of life believe me 



finally kitchen is mine ,wall above cabinets is painted and green and blue are filling my heart with pleasure :) i did not want this yellow or brown though but painter found it must for the contrast of design but it is bearable thankfully as green and blue dominate them well 



                                                               my green blanket :) 

                                     other both you see are hubby's pick though 

this one was prettiest blanket of all 6 we have but now has spoiled color because it was given to market laundry few times ,they used some extra powerful detergent probably ,i never sent any of my blanket for laundry again .

Okay dear Friends enough for today .Time for my younger one to go for tuition .there are news that school can be closed if cases increase but not until now .Hopping for good for all in this world!
Sending best wishes for days ahead for all of you !
keep being kind to you and all around friends ,this is all we leave behind when quit life !
Blessings! 

52 comments:

  1. So glad you are enjoying your new kitchen, the biryani sounds delicious your son will enjoy.

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  2. I love how you brought us into an ordinary day when you were cooking and shared about the blankets.

    Your kitchen colours are beautiful. It must be a dream to work there.

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    1. i feel so happy and serene when in my kitchen ,i am amazed how colors influence one's way of thinking :)

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  3. Oh, I haven't had biryani for such a long time! There used to be an Indian restaurant here that made a delicious biryani that was my favourite!

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    1. Oh this is surprise to know you liked it Debra
      I would have thought it might be spicy for you :)

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  4. You talk of being old. You are but a baby and have so many years in front of you. For instance your sons will marry and have babies for you to love. You will be such a good grandmother.

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    1. haha this is sweet of you dear Emma calling me a baby
      inside i am one little girl who refuses to grow enough to leave lap of mother indeed but 50 years for a woman's age considered Lot here believe me :)
      i still wish and pray that may Lord bless me with pleasures of being grandmother and play wiht grandkids someday :)

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  5. So pleased that you have such a lovely kitchen to cook in. And I hope you get to see your son soon. I can only imagine how much you've missed him!

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    1. i do miss him terribly dear Martha
      it's been two years now
      lockdown is horrible for parents desperate to see their children

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  6. What you showed of your new kitchen is beautiful! That blue is especially delightful.

    January is not so far away for your son's visit. I know you'll be counting the days. And I do know what you mean about time speeding up as we get older. It feels like I turn around once and a week has gone by.

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    1. as mom i am afraid for only thing that lockdown can stop him to visit us even this year dear Jenny
      yet as human being i want that is best for all

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  7. I like your last sentence. We leave memories for people who are still living. We should try to make those memories good memories. My sister died in 1953. Few people living remember her.

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    1. Such a blessed lady your sister must have been dear Red :)

      I think it is best earning of any human being that people remember him with good words and think his or her departure a great loss

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  8. Your biryani sounds really good - tomorrow my husband is making my favorite "Chicken fried rice" ...i love it and we will have left overs for a couple of days after that. I always enjoy reading your thoughts on your life and seeing photos. Your kitchen looks great. I am doing the same thing - getting blankets ready for winter and also i think i'm having family in for a few days over thanksgiving so need to wash the extra blankets.

    i enjoy coffee in the morning . Not a tea drinker at all.

    You still look pretty young to me. Now ,I'm what others would call old but I don't feel it and I just keep making sure I get out and move and feel energized all over again.

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    1. how nice your hubby still cooks for you dear Sandy :)
      mine has done for me for many years occasionally but now he has to avoid heat so he doesn't anymore ,he survived from Hepatitis almost six years back actually and he following restrictions by physician

      such a nice feeling to learn that we both are far away from each other yet doing same thing at same time :))) best of luck for extra wash i think you will use washing machine instead of hands like me :) my washing machine has no capacity for blanket actually
      oh i used to take lots of tea that is most popular drink here in our country may it is preferred over coffee as we live in hot part of the land
      we take coffee during winters though ,i love :)

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    2. Wow, that must have been scare for your husband - glad he is better. Yes that's really nice- both washing blankets and yet mine are done in the washing machine. Although I have some quilts that are way too heavy - about four quilts I really need to take to the laundromat and use the bigger machines. My washer and dryer are still holding up at 12 plus years old but i'm afraid to over do it with them. Enjoy your weather and ohhh that beautiful new kitchen of yours. Husband does all the cooking anymore ..I just do a few things that are my specialty in a way although he has made them also and actually makes it better than I. I had enough cooking when my kids were young

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  9. I really love your posts. You are so personable and I would love to know you in real life. I am so glad your kitchen is done and you are making wonderful meals.

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    1. i hope you find me not so boring dear Nichole :)
      either i would love to meet in personal as i find your art strikingly exquisite and i believe you are amazing lady from who i can learn so much bout life ,about art :)

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  10. Your kitchen does look lovely.
    Washing of blankets done ready for your winter...good thing to get done on nice days.
    Enjoy your meal, and your stay away.
    Take care.

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  11. Kindness and friendship are two of the best things we can offer people that they will remember now and later. These are things that cost nothing but our time. Thanks for showing the painting in your kitchen, Baili. The colors are so cheerful and being able to cook indoors again a joy. I think many of us would not have done so well on some of those IQ tests, but you have much wisdom beyond any questions asked, so do not be overly concerned with those results, my friend. yes, time does become more precious with age.
    Safe travels to you and your family for the celebration you will be attending.

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    1. thank you for encouragement regarding i q tests dear Dorothy
      it was needed believe me
      biggest issue in my present life is "lack of time" which restricts me from so many things i want to do regularly
      i am more interested in my mental capacities now which i think need to improvement badly lol

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  12. Yum,chicken biryani sounds so good and aromatic! Food from your part of wlthe world is so flavourful☺ Your kitchen looks so lovely. I also love yoga, I practise in the evening, when my baby boy falls asleep😊 Have a lovely day!

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    1. i know it is hard to buy time while having baby dear Natalia
      i am glad your devotion to your health makes it possible anyway :)

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  13. I'm so glad you have your kitchen painted in the colours that you like at last! It is wonderful that now you are older you appreciate life much more. There is no use having a lot of time if it is not enjoyable, but every good minute is a treasure. Have a good week!

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    1. you said it all dear Jenny :)))
      i totally completely agree
      i believe in quality of life instead of quantity
      i think an enjoyable moments makes you live far more than numerous time wasted in negativity

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  14. The biryani sounds delicious, and I'm sure your son will enjoy it.
    It will be so wonderful if your eldest son can visit you in the New Year.

    Safe travels ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. i hope so dear Margaret ,i really hope so

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  15. My oldest daughter (Catarina) is also in London attending classes from home.
    Have a great week

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  16. oh that is lovely Pedro
    how nice it seems when kids are mature enough to take care of themselves ,it makes parents proud and peaceful indeed

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  17. É bom exercitar o corpo e a mente. O coração agradece. Agora que a sua cozinha está linda, até apetece mais cozinhar... Que tudo corra bem com você e com a sua família.
    Uma boa semana com muita saúde.
    Um beijo.

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    1. yes it does dear Grace :)
      i am enjoying cooking in my renovated kitchen indeed

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  18. Yay for the biryani, which sounds like a yummy meal. Isn't it great how the slow cookers work that free you up for other things? I agree, sometimes it may not be fun to tackle the big things, but may as well get it done, and I totally adore your beautiful blankets. Such a pretty view from the skies wile flying. Take care of yourself and stay healthy. Sending some hugs, RO

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    1. i am amazed how many of my blogger friends know bout biryani dear Ro :)

      i thought dish is familiar to only Asians
      thank you for kind wishes
      smae here for you my friend!

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  19. Hi Baili :)) I LOVE your green blanket!!! I lost my addiction for coffee when I stopped drinking the caffeine. Now I only drink decaf and once in a while I don't even feel like it...cheese though, that's something I will stay happily addicted to! :) Nice to see a post from you, I hope you're doing well! xx

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    1. addiction to cheese sounds new type of addiction to me dear Rain :)

      i feel better since i have lessen my tea intake ,i am in part of age where i can sense what is better for my health

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  20. Dearest Baili...oh what a magical post!! I love how you have written it in the present moment...while cooking biryani (co incidentally one of my favourite meals!). It made me feel as if I were actually there with you...a truly rich experience!😮
    You have certainly made me think! I drink a lot of coffee, and have noticed that my memory and concentration have become rather poor recently. I hadn't connected the two, but maybe it is the coffee! Many thanks for bringing it to my attention. I will try cutting it down to one or two mugs a day!👍
    Oh how I love your beautiful blankets...so very colourful and bright!😊😊

    Have a wonderful day, my beautiful friend!

    Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. My parents were addicted to tea and so did I dear Ygraine
      I would take five to six time a day strong cup of tea
      My mother would forbid to do so with threat of possible health issues but I would follow my heart
      After marriage I continued to take tea often but after few years I started to feel dizy and eyesight seemed poor too .doctor advised to reduce use of caffeine, I tried and felt better since then I take less tea .now my longing for tea has lessened more after gallbladder surgery.
      I hope you will also feel good after quitting it

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  21. Hi Baili, "Time seems to fly so quickly since i am old." I smiled when I read that. Well, I too am old. :-) I have one of those little pill organizers for my medications. It has 7 slots ... one for each day of the week. I pick it up to take today's pills and find it is empty. But it seems like I just reloaded it a few minutes ago. Another week has gone by in a flash. :-) God bless you Baili. I enjoy your blog and the way you spread kindness in the blogosphere. Be safe and take good care my friend. I send you best regards from Seattle! John

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    1. days are disappearing from the slots of time so quickly dear John .it is scary yet intriguing and enjoyable :)

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  22. Fiquei encantada com os tons da sua cozinha, Baili! Ficou surpreendente, a parte de cima que faltava pintar! Eu também gosto muito de azul! Aqui em casa, a minha cozinha é toda em tons de azul e branco!
    Desejo que faça uma boa viagem, e que os dias passados junto da sua família, sejam muitos felizes! A vida deve prosseguir... apesar da pandemia... mas os procedimentos de segurança devem ser mantidos!
    Aqui em Portugal, as coisas estão se complicando, com o crescente números de casos, e medidas para evitar a circulação sem ser por motivos essenciais, já está sendo imposta... nomeadamente aos fins de semana... em que a partir das 15 horas, já há recolher obrigatório. Não me oponho nada, pois já havia muitos comportamentos abusivos, com casas comerciais absolutamente cheias! Estamos em tempo de pandemia. Não é o vírus que se adapta aos nossos hábitos de sempre... nós é que durante algum tempo, devemos mudar os nossos hábitos de sempre, para nosso próprio bem... e para mais num meio citadino, onde os contágios são tão fáceis de acontecerem...
    Beijinhos! Continuação de uma boa semana, com saúde para todos!
    Ana

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  23. how nice that we both share love for same color dear Ana :)

    blue and green are dominant colors of nature and love to spend time with two of them ,staring at sky and trees so green seems an experience spiritual to me :)

    i agree that this virus demands some extra cautions and we have to adopt it for our own good ,here not complete curfew yet kind of smart lockdown ,hoping for better from Lord!

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  24. Hello Baili, I love using my slow cooker. Coffee and Tea are two of my favorites, I try cutting back and drink more water. Your kitchen colors and pretty and I like the blankets. Take care and stay safe. Have a happy day!

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  25. Very nice and intersting post I loved so much

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  26. Hello Baili, lovely to come back and read that your kitchen is completed. I like each colour too, they all work well together and, the best thing, is that you feel a lot of pleasure while working in it.
    Your blankets are pretty and its always so nice when they're fresh from a wash, I love the smell of the outdoors on sheets, blankets and pillows. You did so well washing them by hand, you must have developed strong muscles in your arms and back over the years!
    All the very best to you xx

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    1. haha yes you can say that dear Sue
      we do lots of house work here by hands and probably our muscles are stronger comparatively to those who depend on machines i guess

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  27. Dear sweet Baili! I always enjoy my visits here with you :) The biriyani sounds delicious, I must admit I've never had it before. We love spicy dishes here. I'm sure your son was so pleased with your efforts! How delightful to have newly painted walls in your kitchen, it does make such a difference to enjoy the beauty where you spend so much time! The washed blankets are such a good feeling, to know that things are clean and ready for winter! I do hope that the cases of the virus go down in your country too. It seems like they are going up everywhere. How wonderful that your son got to go and enjoy London for a few days. I know you can't wait to see him when he is able to come back home. With many blessings to you dear friend, much love shared with you across the miles!

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    1. i think women enjoy such stuff most no matter on what course they are i mean house wife or career women both feel serene most when all "need to be done" is done :)
      making home comfortable and clean for family is first priority for a woman always :)

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  28. Baili, washing blankets is no fun, is it? That is a cool photo of your son traveling. I'm so glad he got to go to London, and I hope he returned safe and sound. The girls also visited London many years ago. I'm glad your kitchen is all finished and you like the colors and enjoy cooking.

    This is our Thanksgiving season, dear Baili, and I'm thankful for your friendship.

    ~Sheri

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    1. yes it is dear Sheri
      while doing such house jobs specially related to seasonal change i feel more connected to my late mother ,old days when i used to see her doing yearly cleanings were fun for me ,we would see so many new things that were hidden in boxes ,mom would put them on sunlight ,prepare new blanket (traditional one) and other things that would create some kind of excitement for us as kids ,now this all has new perspective for me still i love to do things for my nest :)

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  29. I like the finishing touches to your new kitchen :-)

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