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It's Raining!

Strange!  There is a season for rain in north India.  This is not it.  This is winter.  The season of dry cold and bitter chills.  Yet it's raining.  Do you know what?  I'm thrilled.  It's not as cold as it might have otherwise been.  I love the rain, moreover.  I always have.

Still, unusual weather conditions are to be dreaded here.  If you live in a house which is  not fit against the rain, you have a problem.  Then there's my husband, travelling Lucknow-wards in the train, like he does every evening.  He doesn't have a raincoat.  I hope it'll be cleared up by the time he gets out of the train.

I'm so glad that it started raining because today in my house they started using the 'angeeti', a small indoor fire which runs on coal.  I have a tendency towards asthmatic and bronchial illnesses so the 'angeeti' is not good news for me with its horrible fumes.  Well hopefully, this rain will banish it for a while.

Tomorrow is the first anniversary of the death of my father-in-law, RIP.  My husband is very sad and down.  I miss my father-in-law, but I know he's gone on to a better place.  What a day to lose someone though, New Years' Day!  I think that day will be tinged with sadness for our family for many a year to come.

Apart from the bereavement, 2010 was great and I'm sure 2011 will be a great year too.

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