Everyday Moments(#SOL-2021)


Today is a sunny day after three days of heavy rain. 28th morning we woke up to hear the sound of pouring rain. It was as if the sky had opened up. It felt good because we had hardly any rain for more than a week.

On the 21st morning as my husband was drinking coffee, he started feeling dizzy and the dizziness continued for some time. He had experienced it last year too when he was in his village. After returning all the tests were done and the doctors said everything was ok. He was experiencing the same after more than a year. We decided it was better to have a check-up. We went to the hospital and many tests including MRI was done. He was to be there for observation. I stayed with him. In between I was coming home to cook lunch. My mother cannot do all the cooking now. She helps by cutting vegetables. My husband has problems with his ears. It is because of that. The neurology and cardiology departments have said there is no problem. He has to do certain exercises.  We have to go after three weeks for a review. The hospital world is world apart. We were in a semi-special room. It is for two patients. On Saturday and Sunday, it was just us. On Monday a couple came. The husband had come for a cardiology problem. His wife and I were able to talk to each other. I think we were in the same wave length 😊. We returned home Tuesday evening, they went back home on Wednesday evening.

Eating payasa together

On the 29th was our 39th wedding anniversary. Life has been good together. Our son-in-law, Vinay was born in the same year on the same day 😊. We wanted to go to the temple but it was raining. I made green gram dal payasa and Pongal. Aravind ordered a cake. It was good. On the 28th we went to the Rajasthani mess in our place. Aravind came to know about it recently. It is run by a Rajasthani family and they have been here for fifteen years! They prepare three dishes, rice, roti and aloo paratha. We have to serve ourselves and the food is unlimited. It is very reasonable at Rs 100 per plate. We enjoyed the food. I talked to the lady of the house as she was preparing rotis. There is something good about homemade food.

Today we will go to the temple.

August is over, time has been flying. It seems just the other day that my mother came here. My brother and sister-in-law will come in the third week. My mother will go with them. She has to have a check-up. Last November she underwent mastectomy. She is fine. She prays that she will be physically and mentally active till the end. I pray her prayers will be answered.

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By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. Due to the pandemic I could not go to the Home for the mentally challenged for two years. I had been going there since 2011. I have started going again. I was happy that some members remembered me :) All of them are an important part of my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made our lives richer.


  1. I suffer from balance problem too. When I get out of bed, I feel dizzy and need to lean against the wall to move. It gets better after a while. I am told it’s something in the ear, but have not seen the doctor yet.


  2. I found it so interesting reading your post today. How lovely that you could communicate with a fellow patient’s wife. Your food sounds amazing. May your husband make a speedy recovery. Your mother must be a wonderful person. She has such a positive attitude.
    It seems to me that you have a lovely close-knit family. Blessings to you all

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  3. I love your post with all its details. Hope your husband feels better soon. Happy anniversary! And the food looks and sounds wonderful! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  4. I started, very suddenly, to suffer vertigo this year, after having a tooth extracted and the gum became infected. It was very severe for 10 days and I was unable to get out of bed. I even became dizzy just turning over. I described it as if my brain was doing backward somersaults and would not stop. Very worrying while it was happening. After two courses of antibiotics it very slowly decreased in intensity but, even now, 3 months later, it has not fully gone away. There are physical exercises that I can do to improve the situation and it may go away totally or can recur for years. I hope your husband recovers soon.


      1. Nothing fancy. Ar stands for the letter “R”, the initial of my first name ( Robert). Je stands for the initial of my middle name (James). Ha are the first two letters of my last name

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      2. In our community, we have family names. My parent’s family name is Munglimane, Mine is Khandige and Manipal is where we live , so I made my page name as Mu kha mani 🙂
        Arjeha sounds very nice.

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  5. David has problems with balance, too. He has been taking antibiotics for his middle and external ear infections. Hopefully, his condition will improve. Best wishes for you and your family. Congratulations on your 39th wedding anniversary.

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  6. I know very well what your husband is experiencing. I have lived with a vestibular disorder for years and founded the B.C. Balance & Dizziness Disorders Society in 1998. (They’s since changed the name to: The Canadian Balance & Dizziness Disorders Society.)
    There are several exercises you can see on YouTube that work, you can also find some helpful posts on my blog: viewfromoverthehill.wordpress.com, (just type in ‘dizziness’).
    Good luck, being dizzy is awful. Cheers, Muriel

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  7. Peace, Lakshmi! Happy anniversary. I’m glad to read that it was not a heart or neurological problems, which seem more serious. I hope he gets better soon. I love your newsy posts. And I am making Ven Pongal tomorrow for breakfast! Thanks for the recipe.

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