Sunday, February 19, 2012

Day 95, Saturday, 18th February 2012

Today, I received a very early morning SMS on my mobile. The time was forty-five minutes past 3 a.m. The sender was my bank, and the not-too-disturbing SMS was "An amount of _________ credited to your account". 

It was my salary. Imagine the nerve of the Saudians! They deposit amount in your account in the deep of the night! :-) This, then, was my first direct account-credited salary, and I gave a silent whoop of joy before returning to sleep. The rest of the day pales before such exciting news in comparison, but, to be honest, I had a very silent first day of the ER duty. There was one admission, but that's it. No further calls and no night calls. 

I spoke to my family in the evening (here, it is evening, but it is almost half past nine or more in India, so I thank my family members for taking my calls and for speaking with me at such a late hour.). I am making plans to visit India either in late May or early June as a split holiday. In fact, only yesterday, in response to my earlier post on monotony, one of my readers suggested that I do this to relieve the boredom. I pointed out to him that I had already started thinking in that direction, and my call to my family merely helped solidify that thought into probable course of action. Thanks, Dr. Muhbeen. 

My alu-palak turned out to be more delicious than I had thought, and I invite readers to "taste" it with these words. It looked a healthy spinachy green, it had the right "saag-like" consistency, the alus in it were the right shade of cream, and the overall preparation tasted divine, both with chapatis and rice. There's lots more ... so if anyone from Al Muweh or Saudi Arabia is reading this, come over and have it with me.

My evening jogs are becoming better and better. I am now able to jog for a continuous 30-35 minutes, or about 2.5 km. In addition, I also do some amount of stretching exercises and about 1/2 an hour of brisk walking. All in all, I guess I am doing just about enough to keep myself active and in good shape and good metabolic status. May Allah grant me these bounties for a long time to come. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good running, Dr. Taher. Nice to know your salary is secure.