Daily Medley: 4-Nov-2016

A post has been brewing in my head for the past two days.  I foresee it to be an  intense post, and I am hesitant about composing it, lest it unleashes worms, both in my head and in this blog.  But the thought is like the serpent around my limbs – it will definitely bite.  When, is a matter of chance and provocation.   It may give me the catharsis I have been seeking for months now.

The weekend promises to be busy.  I am running late at work and there may be spillovers into the weekend.  I don’t mind working on weekends, but my family thinks I am burning out if do. I argue that a job you love can’t really burn you out but their reply is that all work and no play, however interesting the work is, makes LG a dull person.  We agree to disagree, but to keep the familial peace, I try not to work on weekends. This weekend may be an exception.

Talking of work,  I hate it when some one sends me a document to edit, and when I ask them when they want it back, they reply “ASAP”.  What is ASAP?  An hour?  A day?  A week? When hell freezes over?  I want a date and time, please.  Helps me organise my work better. So, it takes a couple more back-and-forth emails before I get a date out of them.

Through the week, I stuck to a pre-planned meal schedule, which made it very easy to manage the kitchen.  The plan ended with lunch today.  Dinner is left open, and I suspect we will be ordering food.  Now, cooking is an area where I burn out easily – 3 meals/day for 6 days is my maximum limit after which there is general hysteria if I don’t get a break.  I have heard people say that people who love food are also good cooks.  I beg to differ.  And how.

The weekend has a wedding reception in store for me.  I am looking forward to wearing the saree I had reserved but hadn’t worn for Diwali,  because I am still mourning my grandma’s death.  Sunday is my mother’s 31st death anniversary ceremony.  The uneasy feeling that surrounds the event has begun.  But, as I always say, this too shall pass.

Until the next post then…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Daily Medley: 4-Nov-2016

  1. The V Pub

    I think that a job that you love can burn you out. I know that when I go into a recording session, music gets dull quite fast. The same with work, there’s no joy in mudville when it comes with lots of pressure.

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  2. Maha

    Take care LG, it looks like a lot is going on at your end.

    What food did you end up ordering? I too feel the need for breaks. I start slacking on Thursday and a take out once a week as part of my cooking routine. It’s partly about the effort but mostly about getting bored with my own cooking. I also try to cook for Sunday on Sat., so I can take it easy an extra day.

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    1. LG

      Chinese !
      As for cooking in advance – somehow that never works in India – I used to do it in US aeons ago. Now I just can’t get myself to do it…
      Only stuff like vaththa kuzhambu, I sometimes store for posterity.

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  3. Carol

    Even if you love what you do, a break in the routine is essential. Then again, getting done what’s hovering over you is also important. As to cooking – when husband was alive I would get so tired of having to plan meals, then actually prepare them. Now that it’s just me, it’s easier – I cook once or twice a week and eat the same things until they are gone. I haven’t figured out how to cook for one, but even if I could, I wouldn’t want to have to cook every single day. And three meals a day? Never!

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