Another July, another humid summer. A new baby and an almost forgotten dog. 2010 has been a hectic year. And as a friend on Facebook reminded us, half the year is already over (insert as many exclamation marks as applicable here). I have been home since February and finally joined work this monday. The transition was painful . It still is since this is only my second day back to a dusty desk and a rickety chair, which was okay when I left, I know for sure.
It is so humid. It is so hot. On a plus side, I liked being back in the classroom after one whole semester. I even started teaching the very first day of college (roll eyes as applicable here again). As we all know the rules of teaching, no one takes the first class after a long vacation. At least thats how they did it back in my alma mater, Calicut. I thought it was
AICTE approved a general rule or something.
The baby is now 5 months old today. She smiles and laughs and coos and aahs and cries at will and makes me want to quit my job and be a stay at home mom. Little Lee’s started to roll over these days although she lacks the necessary hand to leg coordination for crawling… so she just sprawls on her tummy and goes *waahh* for help. Once I even caught her dozing off to sleep on her own. Such independent streak already! The mommy in me, suddenly finding herself being redundant, couldnt help but wake her up and put her to sleep myself again.
Sigh. I could have gotten used to being on maternity leave for life.
The dog. Oh yes, Winkie – my forgotten lab. I remembered her after watching Marley & Me on Star Movies recently. I immediately took her out for a walk and hoped that would compensate my ignoring her completely for the last couple of months. She’s still straining against the leash inexcusably and lunging at strays even though she is soon going to be 4 years old. Guess the idiot trainer won. And no, I do not plan to train any other dogs in a long time.
I missed my friends the most. We were used to all the talking and laughing and gossiping,
all on company time. Even the lunch break self-scheduled one hour before the actual lunch break. And the occasional outings that kept us sane in spite of the heat or boredom or dreaded meetings or those times when we actually have to work.
Its nice to be back to work. Now if only Germany would win the World Cup, things will be perfect.