Sunday, 16 February 2014

Elvis the Great

It's hard to lose a beloved pet and even harder when you are 12,000 miles away. My Jack Russell terrier named Elvis died over the weekend in Boulder, Colorado. He was being looked after lovingly by my younger sister since I have been living in India, off and on, the past few years. Elvis was nearly 15 years old and had such a wonderful personality. He died of old age and will be sorely missed. Pets are such a great part of our lives but when they die, they leave such a sad void. RIP, Elvis!! We will miss you~

Monday, 10 February 2014

Return to Tiruvannamalai

Chalk design (kolam) outside of a neighbor's home in Tiruvannamalai
After eight months away, I am back at our home in Tiruvannamalai. The weather is pleasant, the rice fields are vibrantly green and our dogs are happy to see me. My new job is allowing me to telecommute this month from Tiru so although this is a working holiday, it is a painless way to work.

The good thing about traveling between the US and India while working is that I can take advantage of my jet lag and work in the wee small hours of the morning and be pretty much done with my work day when my husband, David, wakes up. The down side is falling asleep at 4 pm, but that will all straighten itself out in another few days.

It has taken me a few days to get back into the simple pace of life here. I was frantically trying to beat the latest snow storm out of Boulder about 10 days ago and doing errands in the sub-zero weather. That all seems like a distant memory now. It's 3 am in South India as I write this now, so more when I am on a better sleep schedule.