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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Links::Life on a Monday

This morning, I was reminded to consider that most people are, at any given point, experiencing “multiple overwhelmings”. As I’ve been struggling to keep on top of my obligations and engagements, I’ve noticed a similar sentiment on blog posts and recent conversations. A lot of people are tired and busy. And yet life is filled … Continue reading »

Categories: india, kids, life, sleep | 2 Comments

It’s the Little Things: Summer Joys

This past week was hot and sunny and I spent most of it writing a paper. But there were definitely lots of little joys splattered across my week! Top: I implemented a new system for writing a research paper: index cards sorted into topics. UH-mazing! Middle: My urban garden is bursting with mint, basil and … Continue reading »

Categories: celebrations, food, life, sunshine | 5 Comments

Two Halves

Varun and I were beaming as we piled the chai-stained mugs into the sink and began scrubbing away the remains of hours of food and conversation. The dishes were quickly cleaned as we recounted the joys of catching up with old friends. And the joy of how natural it was. Our friends, you see, are … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, confusion, family, india, international, life, love, USA, wedding | 5 Comments

The Frozen Treat Conundrum

If there’s one thing I love about summer, it’s the abundance of sweet, frozen treats. Varun and I have filled up an entire Cold Stone creamery stamp card (don’t judge, we took friends) in record time. Recently, we were at our friend’s house and the following conversation ensued. Friend: Would you like a freezie? Me: … Continue reading »

Categories: confusion, dessert | 6 Comments

Happy America Day!

I’ve lost count of how many Fourth of July’s I’ve passed not in the USA. Living as an ex-pat sans children means that the Fourth of July is easy to miss. There are not fireworks, no day off and no kids to indoctrinate entertain with sparklers. Most of the time, I wish my fellow Americans … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, celebrations, confusion, Holidays, USA | 1 Comment