It’s been a long and very tiring day and I am in no mood to write. I am reminded of a poem which I read as a kid by Robert Frost – Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep
So here is my blog for the day:
An eventful day started with Smera pulling my nose to wake me up. I check my watch and its time to pick up Amma from Sharjah. It’s unlike a Friday morning; everything seems to happen in hurry. Smera is fed, bathed and dressed up. I check the door and we hit the road – dropping Saju aka daddy on the way for his squash game and we carry on.
Little did I know what were to happen in the next 2 hours. We have our friend staying with us who had an urgent appointment this morning. He wakes up to find himself home alone and locked in. He searches his bag for the spare key but that’s now misplaced!!
So he checks out possible escape routes and chooses to jump off the balcony. It shouldn’t have been that a tough job as we live on the ground floor. But our friend is no Tom Cruise and does a heavy landing on his heel.
By the time we got back, Saju was back from the squash game with a sprained back. While we are unpacking our dear friend comes back limping and tells us about morning adventure. I had a quick look at the heel and it didn’t look good. We decide to wait for a while and get on with our lunch preparations.
By lunchtime, our living room looked a bit like a war zone – Our friend with a swollen ankle, Saju with a sprained back and Smera crawling through the rubble of toys. Quick lunch and time for the hospital run. My suspicion was right our friend has a hairline fracture – he gets a cast and comes back home in crutches.
We decide to make a happing ending to the day by cooking some Thai food. Saju takes over the kitchen and makes a Thai Green Curry Chicken from scratch. I get to do the tasting and to my envy it actually tasted really good. So that’s dinner sorted I thought – only to find out that I am not allowed to have anything spicy due to the stitches in my mouth.
And I say to myself it is one of those days …..