Yesterday morning we attended the house warming ceremony of a neighbour. According to our custom, people consult their priest and at an auspicious moment the family members enter the house for the first time. We attended that and we were the only people with masks on!! We stayed for half an hour and came back. We were later told there was a huge gathering for lunch. These days many do not wear masks. We believe that we should take care, we cannot be sure that we will not get the virus. Anyway, people have to understand and be responsible.
Mud is being removed from the plot behind our house. JCB is at work the whole day and mud is being transported whole day long. Last three or four days we have been suffering cold due to that. My husband had little fever too and he decides to have a Covid test. Fortunately, the result was negative. It is a sad state of affairs that common cold is making us scared ☹. The weather too is not what it used to be earlier. The days are very cloudy and in between we see the sun trying to peep out.
While returning from the house warming ceremony, we met another neighbour. A little away there is a half-constructed building. It has been like that for years. We asked him the reason. In my part of the country, actually everywhere in India, people worship snakes, especially the King Cobra. The owner of the plot had been advised not to construct a building there due to presence of many snake burrows. But he went ahead and destroyed them. People believe because of that deed he has not been able to complete the building. He has lost money now and cannot even think of completing the work. We believe there are many things in life which cannot be answered by science or reason.
On the 15th was our daughter’s birthday, she is 34. How time flies! On the 17th was her wedding anniversary. Gayatri and Vinay were married ten years ago. I learnt that we can make collages in Samsung gallery. I made two and shared them . Due to lock down they stayed at home. They live in Germany. It is snowing there and our grandchildren are enjoying themselves 😊.
On the 16th morning looking out of our kitchen window I saw a beautiful little bird, I was seeing it for the first time. It was kind enough to wait for me to get my mobile and take photos. I later learnt it is the Indian Pitta. There are many coconut trees around us and I love to see the gentle swaying of the fronds. It made my day. Later I made raw mango paste-pickles and chutney powder. I enjoy making them. They taste good with dosas. My husband’s cousins came home yesterday evening. We had not seen them for long. They called to ask whether they could come. We said yes. We enjoyed their company. But I missed our International Book club meeting. There is always another time.
So, Life goes on.