Tuesday-tell- a- tale

Today started off as a normal day. Nothing extra ordinary. I did some of my household chores and started off for work around 7:30 am, because I wanted to get some work done before the others came in to office.

I reached office around 8 am and finished off all my work by around 10 am, when I decided to take a break( truant break, I call it) and decided to go to the British Council to get them to send my IELTS scores to the Masters program in Science writing that I am applying for.

Around 10:30, saw me pass a roundabout that had just been changed to a signal, which had a lot of work going on around it- I was driving at around 50 km/hr, when I suddenly felt a jerk on my neck, to the right. I knew something catastrophic had happened and then things started all going out of control.

My car, lost control and jammed into another car coming in from the left most lane and it stopped moving. I got out of the car, because my hands and legs were still moving and I was alive to see a big truck had rammed into the posterior of my car and my car was thrown against the other car and was jammed onto its side.

I had had an accident- the first in my life time. I used to think I have seen and done everything but this just goes to show, there is always a first time.


And I had no mobile phone with me- it was just one of those days- no one knew I was out of office and no one knew who I was.

I stood by the roadside, the truck driver who looked like he was in a daze and the car driver shaking his head in disbelief, waiting for the highway police to come and guide us.

We were blocking traffic and people were staring at us, but I was totally unconcerned. My only fear was the yelling I would get from my husband, once he came to know that I was out of office, when I shouldn’t have been.

I guess, we do reap what we sow, right ?


Weighing and Waiting Wednesday

Today I continue to be 87 kgs- no gain, no loss. So that is good.

As to the diet, I have not been eating very well, as I should have.

For one, there were those cookies sitting in my fridge, and they were homemade- and were so crisp and slightly burnt on the under, just as I like them. So I had a couple over a couple of days- making it an average of about 2 per day for about 3 days- and they were a good size of a cookie.


They there was the cup of tea beckoning me in the morning, when half asleep, I woke, to get breakfast ready for my husband, who likes a hot breakfast before he goes to work at 6 a.m. To get rid of my morning grogginess, I have taken to drinking a big cuppa of black tea with– about 3 teaspoonfuls of sugar- some days, when one does not do the job, I drink a second cup. This has been going on since November. I need to get rid of this habit. This is one of my new year resolutions.

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And then there were the odd fruit here and there, that did not come into my diet chart.


As far as exercising goes, since I have no one to help me with housework these days, I have been doing it quite regularly on my own. Some research shows that housework can count towards at least the warm-up before exercises- so I have some to my credit.


This is good because I am not at all a housewifely person and add to it laziness, you have one volatile combination. But in my prelude to a new New Year, I have been doing some dish-washing, kitchen mopping, gardening, washing clothes, sorting clothes and making beds- chores that to most people would be mundane but are extra-special to me, because I almost never do them.

I tried to keep up with my December resolution of walking every day, and I did it except for the two days we had extra special rain, right on Christmas and on Boxing Day.

Perhaps these are the reasons why my weight has not climbed, though I had some dietary indiscretions.