This is about my eldest sister-in-law, a sweet lady always full of life . She was married off as soon as she had finished her PUC ( that is school finals of those days ) . She was always thirsty for knowledge , read a lot about everything and learnt fast. And she had a very big Bucket List of things she wanted to do . She wanted to travel widely, to many interesting places , both within country and in foreign lands . She wanted to develop her painting skills and do large canvasses, hold solo exhibitions . She wanted to learn stone sculpting . She wanted to publish cook books with her invented recipes . So many things . And she would always be telling us , " Someday, when children are grown up and settled , and we are retired, I am going to do all this ! Just waiting for that day ! " Her husband being on a Gulf job, she had a long distance marriage mostly , for the sake of children's education, and taking care of Father-in-law and an Aunt-in-law . So , she was forever busy running the whole show singlehanded. All that left her so exhausted that whatever spare time she got , she just spent in a little light reading and resting. Her paintbrushes were neglected . Then , in time , children got settled , the old people passed away . The husband retired . That Someday , The Golden Time she was waiting for all her life finally arrived ! But she doesnt travel or paint or sculpt. Though herself in good health, her husband has a whole lot of health conditions that it is impossible for her to leave home for more than 2 days . When at home , she has to be full time office-secretary plus Nanny for him . Besides that , she has to babysit her grandchild as her daughter has a high stress corporate job 9 to 9 . Now 66 years old , she jokes that she has started life all over again with two babies to look after ( her grandchild and her husband ) . All the cherished dreams she had postponed to " Someday " never got realised . I feel so sorry for her . But she doesnt feel sorry for herself . " I will do all that Someday , in the next life ! " she laughs . God writes screenplays we can never understand .