Sunday, April 23, 2006

Interviews and Gardening in the Weekend

On Saturday, I had a wonderful time interviewing this amazing lady at her home in Carterville, for a story I'm writing for the magazine.

She's 92 years old and still goes to the salon every Saturday to get her hair done! "A woman's got to do what she's got to do," she chuckled to me.

Remarkably well preserved, cheerful and personable, she insisted that I tell the whole world this - "I have reached the ripe old age of 92 by living on junk food and candy!" No kidding. She was such a cutie.

A voracious reader, she apparently reads a book a day and is well informed about all the current events happening in the world around her. "I was born during World War I," she said to me. "And I see the same mistakes being repeated over and over again."

I hope I'm as bright and interesting as she was, if I live long enough to be her age, one day.

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Other than office work, Nanu and I had a very productive day today. We cleaned, vacuumed, scrubbed and "beautified" our home for most of the day and even did some gardening in the evening.

We used this new gadget he bought - it’s called a Grass Hog - and is usually used to trim and edge grass and weeds.

Since we don’t own a lawn mower as yet, we used this to mow the lawn, in addition to trimming edges. It’s a powerful, well designed tool, but it sure makes a lot of noise. Also our grass looks a bit patchy, since in some places we just cut too much or too little. I guess this means we really do need a lawn mower if we are to have uniform looking grass.

On the fun side of things, we cleared out some weeds, and sprinkled lots of grass seed in all the areas that looked a bit barren and grass-less. Since Pico kept jumping in between, he got covered with generous doses of grass seed. I wonder what he'll look like if grass starts sprouting from his head and body. That would be a funny sight!

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I took this picture of Motu and died laughing when I uploaded it on my computer and saw how eerie his eyes looked.

He looks like an alien or something. And he's sitting in what used to be our onion basket. I was cleaning it out the other day and he just jumped in and made himself comfortable. So I guess that meant it became his new nook and the onions had to find a new place to live! :)


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4 comments:

abbyladybug said...

Freaky glowing eye kitty!

Sunitha said...

haha, poor baby, he looks more freaked out than freaky, arent pets the best?

chitra said...

hats off 2 the young 92 yr lady.made me change my mindset.now i shall visit the beautician more often and the next time i gobble delicious junk food i will not feel guilty.jokes apart she sounds wonderful.hope as i grow older i take a leaf out of her book.

poornima said...

Yeah I just got done writing that lady's story. But it will be almost a whole month before the next issue (May/June 2006) comes out...thats the production cycle!

Motu is a cutie. He cuddled with me all of last night and it felt so good, since he normally never gives me any attention!