Day 7

May 21. At work today. Things going slow as the heat is getting to everyone. Even the plants in the office garden have started wilting. Not knowing how long they can stand it. It is only the purslane that can survive and thrive through summer.

What can you infer from when people don’t pick up their phones, especially when you need a question answered related to jobs ? Most people like to think the other party is ignoring them, they don’t want to give them a job/ avoidance and so on. My husband has been on telephonic conversations with a previous employer and their conversations were going on well. A month ago, things changed. No answers, no replies. A few shallow emails. My husband is sensitive. He reads the worst into such a situation. Either they have given the job to someone else, or something like that.How our imagination runs riot when we don’t know what is happening at the other end? It it good to wish to be a fly on the wall or is it better not to know ?

Just 5 days to go for examination number 2 for younger daughter. She has reached a stage where she does not know what to study anymore and I am too tired even to think of helping her.

I am looking for my vaccinations so I can have the documentation required for my stay in dormitories.

Day 6

It is May 20. At work I could complete a few of the reviews that were sent to me. They went well. Also sent my note of resignation from one of the IRBs I am a member in.

At home, my husband’s job is worrying us. It seems a closed chapter now that the institution where he was employed before will not take him back. Being easy going is not a good thing for people who want to make a change or are ambitious. The two can’t go together. This is what I( we ) have learnt.

There are two exams around the corner for my younger daughter-so she is planning to travel home for those. Since I am on my notice period, I will not be able to accompany her this time.

When it decides to rain after a period of drought, it goes full swing.