Today afternoon I went to Asare. As it is part of our university and attached hospital, nursing students are posted there. A cultural programme is being held next month in the next town. The students were teaching the more active members to dance to a song. They were all having a lot of fun and it was something to smile about.
Yesterday afternoon I was removing dry clothes from the clothesline when I felt drops of water falling on me. I wondered. There were no dark clouds at all. I removed the clothes in a hurry. It started drizzling, and after a short while it was raining steadily and it rained for more than forty-five minutes. There were two really forceful thunders 😊. The weather became cooler, and we decided to go for a walk to End Point. The road with trees on both sides looked beautiful. The rain had given a fragrance to the atmosphere.
One evening we went to the lake. My mother and I walk for fifteen minutes and return. My husband and Aravind walk around the lake, almost two kms. This is rainwater harvesting lake. The water level is going down slowly but the lake never dries up completely.
Last night, my husband’s old student came to see him. He had come as an examiner. Facebook has made it possible for my husband keep in contact with his students. They too appreciate the photos he posts of our place. It is so nice when students come to meet their teachers long after they have left the place.
Sunday afternoon I tried a new dish called Paddu. They are rice balls made from dosa batter. This needs a special pan, I had one for a long time but was using it for the first time 😊. This dish is very easy to make, I don’t know why I never made it. Here, most people believe that for anything to happen the correct time must come.
At night, Todd, Rupali, Kathrine and I met for tea-time meeting. It was really nice talking and listening across continents.
On the 10th was our granddaughter, Kavya’s birthday. How time flies! We prayed for our grandchildren’s good health and happiness. Sadje’s photo brought to mind that we all pray for ourselves and for our near and dear ones. Our prayers need not be answered at once, but I believe they will be when the right time comes. Of course we have to do our best and leave the rest to God.
Kavya was born in Germany, and I was there for almost three months and had a wonderful time. Advaith enjoyed being the big brother 😊. On Sunday Gayatri invited Kavya’s friends for a party. While clearing a cupboard, I came across photos of Aravind and Gayatri playing in the playground near our quarters. This was in the 1990s. We see the playground on our way to Endpoint and children of the 21st century are playing there 😊.
I am having a wonderful time listening to The Three Musketeers in Librivox. The narrator Mark F Smith is very good.