“Man proposes and God Disposes” this saying was a frequent quip from my father in law.
I open my blog after a nearly a month, it could be even more. So much has happened in that time.
My first blog after the Holidays was going to be about my holiday in Goa. It was going to be about my anxiety, concern about going to India on my own. And how different it all turned out to be. How I was so wrong to perceive that the entire India was going to be this dirty place and untrustworthy people. From the time I landed in Mumbai to the time we left Goa, it was nothing but a perfect dream. We found this amazing pocket of paradise in that vast country. It was just me and my bestie who also happens to be my sister in law (she joined me from another country) in this place and we were pampered and taken care of like queens. We ate, we drank, we laughed and we cried. We were 5 not 50.
I will definitely write about that experience, when I feel a little bit chipper, to do justice to the place, the people we met and everything else.
I arrived back in Australia on the 24th of Nov. Frantically getting things ready for my son who was leaving for Japan for 3 months and fighting jet lag at the same time. While I was holidaying my son had to endure one of lives hard lessons, losing a mate. Well it started with his mate Jack and then one after another we went through 3 deaths in a span of two weeks.
After I left for Australia my sister in law went to another place in India to meet up with other friends and then she headed to Sri Lanka to see her dad. She was there on the 27th night. It was rather late so she headed straight to the Hotel and got to bed. She was up rather early the next morning. She was taking photos of the view, and sending it to us, also some from Goa, some crazy things we got up to, then armed with “whatsapp” on our phones we rang and spoke to her about her days agenda.
My Father in law required a Cataract Operation. For what ever reason he was not too keen on it.