Sunday, January 24, 2016

3 Things you should clean everyday





If you are thinking about your teeth, taking a bath, or doing the dishes, then here is something important for you to know! Yes, besides maintaining our personal hygiene, there are many more things that need our attention and cleaning every day, I will be talking about the 3 things today. 





1-Kitchen Sponge:

Your kitchen sponge is the most important thing that needs proper cleaning, and it is the most common thing that gets easily infected with germs, ideally you should be changing your kitchen sponge frequently, I change it every 2 months, but if you think that your sponge needs replacement before that then please do that! Every time you wash do your dishes, clean you sponge thoroughly too and let it sit in your kitchen window and soak up some sun! 



2-Kitchen Sink: 

Especially the sides & corner, yes it needs daily cleaning too. During the process of cleaning, it gets sticky and dirty and coated with oil, making it ideal breeding ground for germs, clean it off from oil and gunk every time you clean your dishes. 


3- Bath sponge/ loofah :

Yup, after a good refreshing bath, you should clean your bath sponge, usually, the shower area is damp and a perfect place for pathogens to grow and flourish, because sponge is porous, it soaks up water and along with that bits of our dead skin and dirt, that's why it is advisable to clean it under running water, squeeze it off and let it dry in sunshine so that you stay healthy and happy every day!


Stay clean stay healthy be happy!


Photocredits:Pixabay and Photopin

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Motherhood- Holy guacamole





Motherhood-Holy Guacamole

 When people tell you that it's the right time to have a baby, they are talking about your body and your age, but it's not just that. It's not just the age that matters while you are planning to have a baby, it's a mix of many things. Physical health, psychic component, right perspective about life is what all needs to be in place. 

Everyone knows that being a mother is not that easy, it demands a lot, after all, you have a life to nurture, to take care of, to teach about life and it's doings. It demands selfless love- literally.

 You need to be healthy to take care of your child. Health is wealth and who so ever had said that surely knew the blessing of a healthy life. If you are not well, you cannot give your 100 percent and wearing the motherhood shoes demands a lot of running around, and most of the time it is a one-legged race and the shoes are pretty heavy ones,

It is like juggling things, and the stuff you are busy juggling is most precious and delicate, and you cannot miss out any of it, all of it is very very important.

 I read a quote somewhere "I don't want to sleep like a baby, I want to sleep like my husband" yes it's true. It will be you burning the nights and not expected to let the smoke out, you will have to keep it contained inside, initially, you do it but then it's not humanly possible, and some day it will just explode, fill up the air between you and your spouse and suffocate you guys unless one of you opens the window and lets the fresh air in so that you can breathe and see each other clearly again like you used to till the time the hypnotism is shaken off by a shrill baby cry and you rush again to the farthest corner of the room . It definitely is straining for the couples. 

It teaches you the intricate art of doing things with one hand because the other hand is busy holding the baby. 

Your social circles takes a toss:
 Your friend pings you; wanna grab a cup of coffee at 3.00 
You: yeah sure, oh no its baby's nap time, maybe some other time. 

Friend: Hey I was in your town, and you didn't call me up ( happened with me last week) 
You: Oh yeah, sorry, baby had a loose gut, so all I was doing was diaper change, diaper in bin, baby in cot, one more bout, then again diaper change, diaper in bin, baby in cot, one more bout, then again diaper change, diaper in cot, baby in bin....wait a second, did I say baby in bin? Aarrghhh....I am stressed out :( I hope you understand. 

Seriously when I am going out, my bag is full and loaded with baby wipes, diapers, extra clothing, baby food, water ....my stuff...I don't even know where I kept my shades, my wrist watch...phew who needs them anymore :o

 You are so tired to change into anything while going out and wearing yoga pants seems the best possible option and you have no complaints about that. Style quotient goes on a vacation :)

 Off diaper time is a warm jet of freshly brewed pee on your face, ahh! Refreshing. 

And when finally your baby is fast asleep, you are exhausted, you look like a drug addict...but then you marvel at the beauty, the innocence, the calmness on his face, your heart overflows with love, your eyes brim up with tears, you feel a lump in your throat and kiss that face and you thank God for the sweetest gift and if by any chance baby wakes up again..you are dead!! mind it...nobody should disturb a sleeping baby..


It's like that!!


Monday, January 18, 2016

A Prayer





Sometimes there is a lot going on inside,
A sea of questions surging high in a full moon night, calm otherwise but on certain nights, it surges high! Gently pulled but harshly pushed by silver glistening moonlight
A rolling thunder far far away, but loud enough to give you jitters,
A hurricane, mighty enough to cause an upheaval of otherwise well-tamed emotions.
When there is so much happening Inside, what do you do?
I PRAY!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Budget Diaries - First in-First out & Shelf life (Project understanding the shelf life of Fruits and vegetables)




Budget Diaries - First in-First out & Shelf life (Project understanding the shelf life of Fruits and vegetables) 


In my yester years I thought, how boring it will be being a house maker, you got to do nothing, sit all day long, my this statement might invoke a reaction of anger in some people but that's what I used to think, but not any more, being a homemaker is the most crucial things of all, it's a whole department in itself, and like any other organisation or business, it too requires strategic planning, trust me! You need to have a roadmap, do timely reviews, check performance matrices, change the action plans if expenditures go overboard, manage finances, make Gantt charts and if you are modern house maker, the tech savvy one like me, you will want to keep all of it documented, for future references as well. That's what I figured out. At workplace we used follow a FIFO approach for our work volumes, meaning first in-first out, what comes first goes first, and that used to help us manage our work better with least chances of miss outs and escalations. That's what I have been doing with my vegetables now! We usually stock up a week's supply of veggies and earlier by the end of the week many times I used to throw some in the bin because it used to be rotten, yup! Disgusting right? But true, that's a lot of wastage. Not anymore, I am focusing this time on the shelf life and FIFO approach. Understanding shelf life makes it easier to focus on what to consume first so that you get a nutrient dense food, and there is no wastage also. Like I said, managing household is a whole science in itself, you got to know it, learn it, master it!


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That's when we did some hand painting, it was fun little bit though. you need to grow up a bit more for us to have more fun ;)




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My fav flower book, and your's too :)



Monday, January 4, 2016

Budget Diaries - Bye bye Maid (Project Cleaning the house without a Maid) 









Budget Diaries - Bye bye Maid
 (Project Cleaning the house without a Maid) 

 I have always made a list of things, penned down the ways I can smartly manage my home budget, cut down the unnecessary expenses and run the house efficiently, in spite of all the analysis, I have always ended up spending more and that too many times on trivial things. And now New Year has again pushed me to not just dot the I’s and cross the T's but to actual take steps in the right direction and get some tangible results. 

So to begin with my first smart move (although Akash is not convinced that this is a smart move because he thinks it is fugacious, that I won't be able to keep up with it and I am exhausting myself physically) was to bid farewell to my maid, who was with me since 1 1/2 year! I was not really happy with her work and was constantly annoyed the way she did stuff around the house, it seemed she used to gambol round the room rather than cleaning, there was no probity in her demeanour, that's why instead to getting annoyed and sabotaging my mental peace I said ¡Adios! to her. 

I will be saving some money and cleaning more efficiently off course! That was the first move....and I am really really happy, and as of now my spirit is indefatigable!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Year New Start



New year New start

New year! I want to do things differently this year, make healthy choices, invest my time and money in fitness...I don't want to jump the gun here but yes I have been going for a walk early morning since a week now, started on 26th December, for past 1 week I did brisk walking for some 3.5 km's and today I increased my target goal to 4 km's, it wasn't easy though, after I completed my usual target of 3.5, I did felt little weak in my legs but then lady from my running app very softly whispered in my ears - You can do it, we are almost there ☺ and that sort of brought smile on my face, it cheered me up! And I went ahead to complete my goal. The best part is that I can track my every move, see my pace , my speed on the screen! How many kilometres I cover, that's why I choose a different route each day, what is the point of walking the same route, same bend, same curve daily, when I know where I am going to land at the end. Feels good to know that to some extent I have been able to over come my desire to snooze the alarm and slip under the covers for some more time, to over come the urge to not getting up, this was the biggest challenge for me, and I have awakened to the fact that -If we do what we can do, then God will do what we Can't ☺ and here I stand corrected! 

I am going to keep my faith and keep going! Because I am loving my matutinal ritual :)







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New year Celebrations with Jo's 

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Celebrating the Christmas





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Now we know that we have to wash our hands when they are dirty, we climb on the stool and like to catch the water stream :)



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Awed by the lights and decorations, this was the first time we actually celebrated Christmas for the first time, I got a tree, lights, decorations, and Jo, Jovi, and Vimal joined us on the Christmas eve and we celebrated together.

I am eagerly waiting for next year Christmas when you will be bit more aware of the things, bit more expressive so that we can have more fun together.



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