Our maid is superwoman. She amazed me today.
While I slowly dragged myself around the house, she would whiz around both floors with a broom and a mop, chatting away happily.
Since I am not a morning person, I pretended to read in order not to have to make conversation with her. But really, she managed to clean the house and iron a pile of clothes in 3 hours!
Now, I am not a neat freak. But I do enjoy a clean home. Walking barefoot on freshly cleaned tiles is such a pleasure.
Talking of barefoot. My toe nails are hennaed a deep marroon these days. Last year I went through a henna phase that saw me painstakingly applying henna regularly for a period of 5 or 6 months. I did it out of pleasure and boredom. I eventually outgrew that phase.
This year, I am applying henna to cover my nails now turning black due to chemo. And by black, I mean black. A very dull black.
So I may be without hair but my nails can bear witness that I am still a woman!