Friday, April 24, 2009

summer bummers

bah!! its blistering out here and wearing this damned collar isn't the easiest. K has given up his morning (ok! mid morning is more close to it) coffee and has something cold... juice, lassi or a smoothie...maybe on the weekends i can bribe him with beer.... he's taken to wearing his sun glasses even inside the house till his eyes adjust to the heat and glare! my maid is very happy, there are hardly any dishes for her to wash, there are more glasses than any other kind of vessels for her, food is hardly getting made....we're eating leftovers straight from the fridge because we cant bear to eat hot off the stove food....i am searching for summer friendly recipes for salad and other easy to do and minimum cooking required stuff....conversations in our home are almost in monosyllables cos anything more than that can send both k and me into a tizzy with the effort it takes....

We bought mangoes. far from being luscious, they were forced ripened and disgustingly sour. all that precious sugar to salvage them. i am going to wait another couple of weeks to eat them.

on another note, in order to bring some relief to my house handling, rid myself of tedious trips to the supermarket every month and prevent murder every time the maid tells me we have run out of washing soap, i made a visit to a hyper mart and stocked up on non perishables especially washing and cleaning agents for 6 months. shopping of any kind makes my heart go thump thump... under the guise of "for the house" makes it even better! the biggest pain was to find storage space for all of this, but its done... it did lie on the kitchen floor for 2 days, but we (mostly K actually) finally put everything away. Let's hope this twice a year buying helps. though i have been strictly buying only the stuff i have on my list, the temptation to buy needlessly is always there, multiplied by the times i visit the super market. for the perishable staples, i should now just use home delivery!

Monday, April 20, 2009

addiction...affliction and recovery...

Its official! I am a cyber addict. To pay for the sins of being an addict, I was on bed rest for 3 full days with no TV, no computer and no sitting even. For a few months now I have had this pain and tingling sensation in my right hand….ok not a few months, more than 6 months now…I always put it down to being tired and not being fit enough which meant bad circulation. When I began to sleep and wake up with numbness all over my right hand, I panicked and went to see a specialist.

The thing with doctors is, either they scare the crap out of you, or reassure you so much that you take them lightly. All that was to change when I met Dr. let's call him BC, a specialist in spinal and sports medicine, he took one look at my back and hand, pressed here and there and pronounced, if I could live with this pain for 6 months, I don't need to be treated! Of course he was being sarcy! He said that bad posture and lifestyle (read too much of computer usage and reading while lying down, plus some other abysmal habits) had caused the spine to develop some shift in the centre of gravity. Which meant the weight of my head was multiplied three times over and putting too much pressure on my spine…. While I will spare you the details, let me tell you this is a habit forming condition and needs to be reversed. First off he put me on three days of bed rest. Yes people, lesson learnt in the fact that life wont collapse if I lie in bed. Sloth is one thing I enjoy. But being forced to stay in bed is something else. You should have seen K's face when I told him. He was like "yeah I told you to get off that damned computer"!

It's a week now since I went to the Doctor, all the xrays etc are fine. i have this collar I need to wear to support my "strive to correct my posture" drive. Its damn hot in hyderabad and wearing this thing that makes me feel suffocated isnt the best thing that happens. But hey, for a head screwed right onto my shoulders and a relief from this pain in my arm, I will wear this. Yeah I also have to do some exercise etc. mostly it needs a change in my lifestyle.

So that it then people. I am fine, and well. just a little tired with myself. Angry too that I allowed this pain to remain for long enough for it to get so acute.