Or should I say, the weekend that was…
I stayed back at work *Rolls eyes*…I mean WHO works extra on the last day of the year…RM the weirdo!!!
I cant believe the boss gave work at the last minute..the whole damn office was empty except me, the AC and the low hum of the computer!!!
RD picked me up from Borivali stn and we shopped for the veggies (Why are the veggies for Undhiyu not yet available in the market!! – I am so missing Baroda)
We shopped for some boring veggies, picked up R and then went home…made some yummy pune misal….whats pune misal..if you have stayed in Baroda for long and studied in the engineering college there, you would be aware of a place called Canara cafe which is a quaint old cafe which is an udipi (one of the few ones in Baroda) where you get this dish called pune misal which is pulses (moong, matki) cooked to perfection, with a dash of curd on top, imli chutney, raw onions, jada sev and sprinkling of coriander on top…and boss…you know need to put a spoon in your mouth and the spicy, sweet, sour taste will take you to heaven…while the one I made just took us from the kitchen to the drawing room, but there is hope in life….after all year end and all..new year will see improvements eh?
R’s daycare was closed so I made of stuff which R and I could do together, you know the mother-daughter bonding stuff..
I give her a cloth and she cleans up the place…mutual benefit to each other…What..she was not bored and I had my house cleaned 🙂 and oh did I mention she spent a lot of time cleaning her bicycle…now its apparently sparkling clean!
ETA: R cleaning the bicycle!
Before 12, we managed to
1) Clean the house
2) Make Jeera Powder
3) Make Dhaniya Jeera Powder
4) Cut the veggies (RD got 1 kg of green peas which I made him only pod!)
5) Clean the bathrooms
6) Give a hair bath to R (What? thats the biggest achievement okie?)
7) Make cabbage parathas laden with a ton of butter for breakfast
and so we decided to go out for lunch..Sis in law wanted something from here so picked that up for her and then ate out..ate some yummy chole bature, tava pulav and cheese dosa and then drank some soda 🙂
Bought a pair of shoes for myself…bloody spent a fortune on it..I mean how can something that you wear in your feet be so so expensive!!! and I am cheap so went it for something that was among the lowest priced in the shop..no but seriously…I mean so much money for shoes!!!
came home and slept…
and then went for walk in the evening..you know the romantic type of walks which you do with your husband, holding hands..eerrrr…R was also there….go right up to the place which is the most important on the last day of the year…arey the ATM! we walked upto the ATM, withdrew money and came back 😉
and then went for the party in the building
boss..what fun we had….RD and I were both a bit apprehensive about going…since we are not really ‘social’ by Indian standards..but we had total fun…R danced her heart away..seriously..she came up with moves which were so funny that we all were in splits..and we had fun..the food was A.m.a.z.i.n.g
1) Pav Bhaji
2) Pani puri
3) Sev puri
4) Dahi puri
Simple but yummmmmm!
We played games….the kids did…R being one of the youngest was a kacha limbu in everything..but thats okie…it was fun..and she enjoyed it…and then we played housie in which RD won the first five and the last line…(I suspect he cheated somehow knowing his way with numbers ;)) we didnt get any prize or anything but it was super fun…
Came back home at 1…yes yes..the tiger mom in me actually let R be awake till 1 in the night
The loving bro RMB calls me up at 8 to ‘wish’ me happy new year! I think he is inheriting my dad’s quality of waking me up *Rolls eyes*
anyways we then got up..RD made the usual sunday breakfast of cheese laden yummy omelets which was a good start to the year…
and then I turned the first day of the year to one-pot meals…Dal Dhokli for lunch and Pasta for dinner..
We did nothing great in the morning..generally lazed around which R was doing her ‘homework’ *rolls eyes again!*
and then we slept in the afternoon…big time sleeping we did 🙂
and got up to take a walk again..no this time it was just me and R and her newly polished cycle 🙂
Came back and then went to the nearby market in search for
banian ‘slip’ for R…Its getting kinda cold here, and the brat being her dad’s child refuses to put on a jacket or sweater..which leaves me with no option but to put stuff underneath her uniform…so we got that..and then went randomly shopping for stuff..which are actually not very useful in the house
came back, had dinner and went to sleep
and that was the new year we spent..what did you do?