How many of us are guilty of living in the past? Unknowingly, we love to be in that cocoon which is no longer ours. Many of us have a big box somewhere hidden in our cupboard that embodies a lot of the lost past, whether those of our school times, college times, courting times or the early days of marriage. Last night was terrible for me. After a bout of tummy upsets, I was literally shivering, in such a way that a thick sweater, socks and a double blanket did nothing much to settle me down. As usual, I craved for umma to be with me, like we all do, and suddenly, my mind went into our past. As my life has taught me, I pushed myself from my thoughts and then went off to a deep sleep, much to the excitement of the kids, for whom that is a signal of uninterrupted TV time. An hour and a half later, I woke up and made myself a strong cup of masala chai and started nagging them to go off to sleep. Today morning, I sent the kids off to school and stole an additional hour and a half of sleep. Once I freshened and fixed up “bread-butter-jam” along with a cup of dark coffee for HD and me, I longingly told him how I wished he would have been there to make me a cup of tea last night. With his mouth stuffed with bread, he asked, “Why didn’t you call me?” It was like a jolt to me, I was not expecting him to be so caring! 😉 And then he continued, “I would have arranged a chai parcel to be delivered to you.”, and then followed it up with a deep throttle of laughter. Hah, I was expecting that response so I just smiled. 🙂 As I drove to office, I thanked Allah profusely, Alhamdulillah… How much lessons of life can teach you to take a day as a day! Makes life much better and easier too, Alhamdulillah… 🙂
Adding one more to the kale madness, this time a smoothie with avocado included, so it makes it a totally green smoothie! Like I was saying, I don’t know why I am not able to find kale nowadays though I look for it in the shelves… Kind of miss this ingredient… 🙁 Hope to find some soon, InShaAllah, meanwhile hoping off to the simple recipe…
Linking this post to Merry Tummy’s Event, Cook with Green…
- 2 kale greens, removed from stem
- 1 small ripe avocado
- ½ cup yogurt
- 1 tsp honey
- ½ cup water
- Blitz all ingredients till smooth.
- Serve immediately.