Happy Onam to all
I was really really bugged at the mom and MIL for not informing me earlier that its Onam today…
I got to know yesterday from the office and I argued with typical Mallus saying ‘ho hi nahi sakta’ my mom may forget but my MIL WILL tell me in advance..only to search on google baba and realise that they were right…Today is Onam!!!
I called up ma and screamed at her..and
RM: Ma tomorrow is Onam is it? (note the sarcasm)
Ma: yes its Onam
RM: and when were you planning to tell me this?
Ma: oh I would have called you up tomorrow and wished you na
See THIS my dears, is my mother!
and then I call up MIL
RM: Maaaaaa…tomorrow is Onam you know that
MIL: Yes beta, its Onam tomorrow
RM: and you DIDNT tell me
MIL: Oh I forgot, sorry
And This is my MIL!!!
anyways so after fighting with both of them I felt better and then called up RD
RM: Tomorrow is Onam
RM: What acha, did you know it
RD: Arey aaj kal toh mereko koi kuch bhi nahi batata hai
I mean, someone HAS to tell him is it…cant he figure out for himself once!
and we are not talking about me here okie…I need my MIL/Ma to tell me, but him, he should figure out na..after all he is older to me!!!
and after the grrriness, we decided to make it a chotu preps..and have a short cut version of the Onamsadya!
Avial – Veggies to be bought!
Payasam – Milk to be bought!
Sheera – Thankfully all ingredients were at home…
So I went shopping for veggies, remembered the poo-kolam and went to get flowers, went overboard and spent almost all the money on the flowers..
Called up RD and he said he was on the way…
RM: I am out of money
RD: oh where are you
RM: Arey mere paas paise nahi hai..I bought too many flowers
RD: okie, go to the ATM and withdraw na
RM: I am not going to the ATM, you come na..you dont have money or what
RD: arey dear I have just left home, it will take me 20 minutes to come na…
RM: but come fast na
RD: I have to drive and come na
And I managed to buy thodu thodu of all the veggies needed for the avial with the remaining money…see the stinginess pays at some point in life 😉
Picked up R, went home, cut the veggies, grinded the coconut (forgot to add water so my avial is more of a-v-i-a-l, if you know what I mean!)
Got up today morning at 4.30…had a hair bath (which is THE BIGGEST FEAT EVER!)
and poo kolam
leaving you with the pictures..enjoy the Onam and let there be bountiful love all over the world