Holidays with Family…

have always been my most stressful periods in life. I therefore have spent an entirely inappropriate amount of my energy and time trying to avoid the holidays. The past few years it has been different. It isn’t that I am participating in the festivities but I am making more trips home to be with family….

Back Home…

in Oklahoma and the weather has been unseasonably warm, visits with friends have been wonderful and revisiting favorite restaurants has been delightfully yummy although not great for my waistline. I head to Indiana tomorrow to spend time with my brother as well as my parents and I am really excited to see them…all of them….

Whirlwind…

or…it has felt like one, spinning me in so many directions my head whirls by the minute. Life has been throwing things at me lately (faster than I would like) but I am happy to say I am, for the most part, taking it in stride and keeping up. Great for me but I find…

Dog Days…

After every trip back home or…anywhere, actually, we have this two to three week period of getting our two dogs back on schedule. Why so long? Well, while we are on vacation so are they. We send them to this lovely kennel in Kandala (which is a former Hill Station) hours outside of the hustle…

The Unchangeable…

years ago, when I was a teenager, I had suffered a setback and was devastated. My father shared a pearl of wisdom with me: “You can’t change the unchangeable.” I admit that his words pissed me off and so I was dismissive and missed how profound that statement was until I was in my 30’s and was…

Tales of Life in India 2…

or: The Trouble With Maids. We left off with me getting psyched up over hiring a maid. I have never had a maid. I haven’t wanted nor needed a maid. I like my privacy and the thought of having a complete stranger in my space always kind of freaked me out. Yes, there has been…

Tales of Life in India…

I made a promise to myself that when I returned to Mumbai I would make time to be creative and I intend to keep that promise. I need that creative outlet. It is vital to my mental well being. I actually made myself several promises and they are all connected to me being more creative…

Weary World Traveler…

I made it back to Mumbai and for once I wasn’t dreading it. I had a blissful stay in Bulgaria, I caught up on sleep, ate healthy, drank plenty of water (not from a bottle), exercised and took in beautiful deep gulps of fresh air, enjoyed the change of seasons (summer into autumn), painted, knitted and spent…

I apologize for being absent…

Travel hitches and glitches. Lack of WiFi and just plain tired. I am heading back to Mumbai and should be resuming my regular posting schedule shortly. Take care, be safe and be happy.

Rome to Budapest…

and it seems Rome is winning the lion’s share of this nomad. We get to Budapest and it is wet, cold and a holiday…and I get a bug. Not sure if it is flu or indulging in too much gelato in Rome but I don’t feel well. Hoping to salvage our last day in Budapest…

Work In Progress…

Cosmic. and this is where I stop. Far from done but my visit in Bulgaria has come to an end. I will finish next trip. 

A Tale of Two Sisters (part 2)…

I received a message from my sister on FB messenger the other day. I hesitated before accepting it but the notification ping was driving me a bit crazy (yes, I am aware that I can turn it off) and the next morning I opened it. I really wasn’t going to read it but the first…