Week 21

I can never replace anything in a jar, be it sugar, milk powder or spices, unless the jar is completely empty. If there’s only enough sugar for one cup of tea but I am making tea for five, I am not going to fill the jar with new sugar unless I’ve taken the last bit out.

Imagine how the sugar at the bottom of the jar would feel, if you suddenly poured new sugar on it and it was waiting for it’s turn to go in the tea and now it can’t for another month and a half. Argh. So sad.

If I am making toasties, and I make a batch of sandwiches to go in the toaster, the first ones made have to be the first ones in. Just because you are on top of the batch of sandwiches, doesn’t mean you get to go first !

When I am making pancakes, I make a stack of them, and Darling happens to walk by and takes one from the top, my mind snaps in two.

Does it happen to you?

141/365 21/05/2014 Sending food to the man who cooked for me for years !

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Sending food to the man who cooked for me for years !

142/365 22/05/2014 I like to keep my hands busy thank you.

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I like to keep my hands busy thank you.

143/365 23/05/2014 Chocolate and liquor. What a delightful combination. *grin*

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Chocolate and liquor. What a delightful combination. *grin*

144/365 24/05/2014 Yup. Beginners luck. Totally.

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Yup. Beginners luck. Totally.

145/365 25/05/2014 He's learning to wear them by himself ! *proud smug aunt moment*

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He’s learning to wear them by himself ! *proud smug aunt moment*

146/365 26/05/2014 My nightmares do come true.

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My nightmares do come true.

147/365 27/05/2014 Noooo pressure!

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Noooo pressure!

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Week 20 !

Why am I the world’s biggest sucker ?!?!

Yup. That’s the question I am trying to answer these days.

I am the girl in fifth grade who refused to stay for after school activities because my ‘best friend’ said I didn’t need to. All these years later, I still find it hard to believe she was so malicious.

But zoom away from childhood, I still haven’t been able to not be a sucker.

You know the beggars in Colombo know I am the biggest sucker too? They walk up to my window in the car and I crumble. I see this beggar almost every day walking without his stick, no limp, but he stands there trembling and I can’t help myself. I give him my last 20.

About a month ago, an old lady in her nightdress with a massive suitcase , a bundle of clothes and a picture frame sat in our lane. I took her in. I shouldn’t have but I did. Boy, the drama !

Last week, I was home alone and someone rang our bell. There was a man peering through the bamboo bars in our gate. He wore white long sleeves and blue plants , had yellow tinted glasses with thick nerd frames and said “theruwansaranai”. Spoke in English, said he’s had to beg money pay his child’s school fees. I looked in my purse there was nothing but a thousand. So I gave him that . Darling was not happy. He could come back. He could be a rapist , a thief, a killer, who knows ! I really shouldn’t have. I know.

Then the next day, the guy who usually picks our coconuts came by and asked for a thousand rupees. I had to say no. Said he couldn’t pay his rent. I gave him a five hundred after consulting my husband but what irked me was the fact that even after I told him that’s all I had , he hung around pleading, as if knowing if he pestered enough, I’d give more. He promised to bring in coconuts, said he was going to pick jackfruit from a tree nearby and said he’ll keep bringing things like that until he paid off the five hundred. I haven’t seen him since.

I haven’t answered my own question yet but I guess, recognising the problem is the first step, so here we are. Enjoy the pics ! ( The pictures have nothing to do with this post ! )

134/365 14/05/2014 Preethi Wesak !

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Preethi Wesak !

135/365 15/05/2014 Jeeves marries Thush. What an awesome time!

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Jeeves marries Thush. What an awesome time!

136/365 16/05/2014 Charith Peiris all in white, ready to go in.

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Charith Peiris all in white, ready to go in.

137/365 17/05/2014 Holiday ! Yay !!

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Holiday ! Yay !!

138/365 Maadu ganga , early in the morning. Felt peaceful till the monkeys showed up.

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Maadu ganga , early in the morning. Felt peaceful till the monkeys showed up.

139/365 Some really nice nurses gave me a bench to sit on while I waited for malli's surgery to be over.

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Some really nice nurses gave me a bench to sit on while I waited for malli’s surgery to be over.

140/365 20/05/2014 "Have you seen Mexicans? Well have you seen one Mexican??"

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“Have you seen Mexicans? Well have you seen one Mexican??”

 

Eve’s Garden

I walked around our little garden today with the D90 in hand.

I admit, I haven’t used it more than once this year. My 365 is from an Asus tab. They lack depth, and they are mostly bland, but it’s a wide, big shot and I am lazy. That’s the gist of it. But I’ve been feeling bad and missing my D90 so today, I switched a few lenses around and walked in our garden.

Flower photos are lame. Flowers are pretty by themselves but when you try to capture them, or when I try to capture them, they always come out ..blah! You know how we used to take photos of all the flowers in the garden, the first thing when we got our cameras? No? Just me?

Ok.

I felt like that. But still. It was a beautiful day today . It rained, there was sunshine , it was cool and you know I noticed, this one creeper I’ve been growing for an year, has started to bloom. A first ! So happy !

Our garden is still far from my ideal but I love seeing the little flowers bloom all over, ( I even tell my plants and trees I love them. I have favorites too. Don’t judge me. ) The Jasmine plant my mother gave me is growing so well !! The Ehela tree, thrice destroyed by the Porcupine is a tall beautiful young tree now.

So I walked. And took a few.

Enjoy !

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn

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