It rained. There was some thunder. Nothing exciting except playing a cultural game “coco.” Coco (nothing to do with cocoa) is a game from back home. There are two teams. One team stand in a horizontal line, while the other team is free to move around. The team which stands tags the “free” running team one person at a time. Once all the team is … Continue reading Summer 2019-Day 19
We have no sense of routine. Kids slept at 4:30am! Breakfast was at 3:30pm. With a disrupted start, we gradually started our day. We went to Chuck-e-Cheese. It was actually fun. They have a new system ( at least, I think it’s new for me). The new system is that you can pay by time: 60 minutes = $20. We got that deal and had … Continue reading Summer 2019-Day 3
I am by no means a photographer. But, if you are at Sunset Beach, Oregon, pictures are all that can take your heart away. The water is so cold, atleast for old peeps like me. Kids rock on! (Check out how majestically the crow is enjoying the day!) Continue reading Pic is worth 1000 words…
If you ever hear a lot of screaming coming from inside a high school gym, don’t be startled. It is probably a team of girls volleyball. I have never been to a volleyball game. The only volleyball I have encountered was in my days of high school. I just remember trying out and ouch. It hurts. The other time I witnessed volleyball was on the … Continue reading Earplugs, please.
I have never ever done these two things before. 1-When I was making my plans, I was as strong as a rock. But when the time came, I felt as weak as an infant. I found myself crying in the shower, driving, and in the morning after breakfast. It was not like me. I am an optimistic person. I was leaving my three munchkins for … Continue reading Leaving…
Our kids have been to Pakistan( three cities, only) and Canada. Now when they are all grown up, they have their opinion of vacation. They want something big. If we talk about vacation, our kids always say to go to another country since they have never gone to one( Pakistan and Canada don’t seem to intrigue them much). Well, with this request on it’s way, … Continue reading I can hold it in!
Who doesn’t love snow? Well, it depends. If you have asked my daughter this question three years ago, you would have regret asking it. She would have given you a horrific, mind torturing scenario of snow. But now she has a different answer. The approach is positive. No, it’s not because I perfected my parenting strategies( I wish! I haven’t found a manual on how … Continue reading Love? Hate?
There is no way I could write anything that would capture the energy of the swim meet. There were around three hundred kids. Poor pool was jammed. It was packed. There were parents, athletes, and coaches by the dozens. The small pool of North Bend was having one of the best meet. Swimmers were courteous to each other. They were only competing when in the … Continue reading Go Bulldogs ( and others)!
I have been in USA for sixteen years. I have never cooked turkey. It just didn’t occur to make a traditional “thankgiving” meal. A traditional thanksgiving meal includes but not limited to : turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and so on. Last year, I took an oath to make a traditional thanksgiving meal. Since I was unable to obtain a … Continue reading Thanksgiving
I read the Potter series long time ago. I don’t remember much of it. With the arrival of the new book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” I had no intentions of reading it. I tried reading Chambers of Secret with my eleven years old, but I couldn’t keep myself interested. It felt childish. My son started reading book 7 and my daughter latched on. … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child