Thanks Zephyr..for pointing out the mistake 🙂
And so it was a pretty drab weekend..no seriously drab..
The few constructive things done
1) Amla achar made on Friday night (The first amla of the season..yayayya!)
2) Second round of Gajar halwa made and nearly finished as well
3) Made some Mamra nu chidvo
RD met up with me at the market on Friday evening and we shopped for the vegetables…I tell RD, I have no money (I know the second time its happening) please meet me at the fruit wala…when he comes, our eyes meet, I see him, he sees me, I wave, he smiles (no there was no breeze blowing and no violins in the air) I look into his eyes and tell him..
RD…gimme 200 Rs
RD : For this 6 chikoos..baap rey
I mean, I know you dont pay 200 Rs for chikoos right?
anyways then the shopping started with me rejecting and he suggesting and then me suggesting and he rejecting..no wonder we have been married long enough 🙂
I made the amla aachar on Friday night itself…I get into one of these weird moods of wanting to DO IT NOW!
We got up a bit late (7.00 am) and then lazed around doing nothing…We had to pay R’s school fees and R wanted to go to daycare…
So RD and I dropped her to daycare and went to pay her school fees…gave her bus fees at the school itself…and then RD indulged me since I was insisting on doing the UID thing…
This UID is going to drive me crazy for sure
Firstly when I go there (RD was like please go and enquire, I will wait here! Talk about leaving me the face the lions eh?)
there is HUGE long queue…I walk to one guy definitely looking like a lost
elephant lamb or something..
RM: Bhaisaab, yeh queue form lene ke liye hai kya (Is this queue to take the form)
Man: Nahi nahi, forms udhar milega (forms are available there)
now this udhar in India is a generally vague direction…everyone has this habit of pointing towards a general direction and then saying udhar…
RM: Udhar kidhar (Where?)
Man: udhar madam udhar (Pointing furiously)
Then I get too embarrassed to ask him..so I dont say anything…I just walk in..
One man is at one counter…
RM: Errr..Sir, where can i get the forms
He points with his eyebrows to a guy standing behind me..
This guy is pretty scary looking okie….eyes are slightly red, mouth is completely red with paan chewing and he has a scary muchi…
RM: saab, form….
Scary man (SM): Kaaye paaije (What do you want)
RM: Sir, form
He was talking in marathi and I was talking in Hindi
SM: Get out
RM: okie and I go outside the door
SM: What proof do you want that you exist
SM: arey, proof proof (by this time, the entire queue is looking at me, since he is very loud)
RM : What proof do you want?
SM: why should I give you the form, you need to give me a proof
RM: Like what? passport?
SM: arey you should say na..passport you have…
RM: okie I have
SM gives me a form and says something I dont understand
RM: Sir, I didnt understand
SM: Take xerox of this form and use as much as you want..now go from here
RM: Sir do we need to bring in any other proof
SM: Ration card nahi..or else passport is enough
RM: Okie and I have a child..do I need to get the child here for the card
SM: Arey baba, then how will the child be verified..how old is your child?
RM: three years
SM: Children above 5 years will need to be done again, so do for the child if you want otherwise dont
RM: Do you mean a 3 year old does not need an UID
SM: I didnt say that, I am not taking all that risk, then you will sit on my head that I told you not to do…I am saying after 5 years they will need to come again
RM is as usual confused..and scoots from there while the whole crowd is watching and kinda smiling
Chalo saturday morning good deed, make people laugh at my cost Gah!
We decided against doing the UID thing for the time being…there is just too much crowd..anyways..
Come back home, have some egg fried rice and then go to sleep..
Get up and go to this place called Hyper city at Malad since my ma wants liquid detergent for her washing machine
Lemme tell you about my ma
Leave her alone in a store selling jewellery, she wont buy anything, but leave her alone in a store selling cleaning stuff like detergents and jhadoos, she going crazy buying stuff
my dad, whenever he used to go abroad, would buy stuff like cleaning cloth, clips, clothesline, detergents etc etc for ma, instead of buying clothes and jewellery and she would say ‘K you are the best in the world!’ I know, look at her love shining..
anyways , I digress.
So ma read about this liquid detergent for washing clothes some where and the only place I thought we could get it was Hypercity
RD and I went there and bought unnecessary stuff like biscuits and what not.
Oh the detergent, well we didnt get it eh?
Picked up R from the daycare and came back home. My dad arrived in some time…
Dinner was rasam, karela and rice…dad and RD love karela fry..gah!
Again got up late. It was one of days when you are in the kitchen ALL THE TIME, but dont do any work…does that happen to any one else?
anyways, so we had maggi + bread + egg burji for breakfast…interesting combo na
and then me being a loving daughter, made a typical Kerala type lunch for Appa..which including Keerai mulagutal, kakadi thaiyir pacadi and amla aachar with rice
With the quantity that was left (I made it for the night also) I thought it turned out pretty decent
R, I have realised is a typical tambram..she wants her dals with coconuts and her rice with ghee 🙂
She ate it without fuss and liked it also 🙂
Now some conversations between the GD and GF
R: I want to see this cartoon on TV
Appa: Please please R, lets see disney na..this is very boring cartoon
R: No thatha, I want to see this only
Appa: no no…lets see that..please da
R : no
after 2 minutes RD and I hear this
Appa: This is so boring…lets see Disney na…udhar there is tom and jerry
R: no thatha..lets see this one
then I guess Appa changed the channels
Appa: See See, Hanuman,lets watch this
I mean seriously who is the three year old here *Shakes head*
Then of course he left in the afternoon for Goa…and we slept for a while.
In the evening, went to the park with R..she had fun…came back home and then ate dinner and went to sleep
Ending the post with an Rictionary
RD: R, you are dirty after the park playing..lets go and have a bath
R: Appa, you pan have a bath (pan = also in Gujju)