But this is a weekend I will remember for a long long time 🙂
Wednesday night – Amma came
Thrusday morning – Got news that my cousin S got a baby boy….was so loud in the reaction that half the floor in office came and said congrats to me…heheheh 🙂
Friday morning – Good Friday
we had to go to my Chittappa’s place for some function in which R was the kanya girl..*Rolls eyes*
Take aways from Friday morning
– Appa’s family is super cool…loved loved loved meeting all of them
– R is never going to be a kanya girl ANYWHERE ever…she troubled me so much right from refusing to wear the pavadai blouse (mereko aacha nahi lagta mereko jeans pant venam) to refusing to even wait for the stuff to be served on the banana leaf (mereko hungry hai)!!!!
– Amma is really cool..she was one of the oldest ladies to sit in the pooja and very honestly admitted not knowing how to wear a 9 yard saree and then said ‘my daughter in law will put it for me’ she is super cute 🙂
– Food was super super nice
On the banana leaf we had kootu, beans curry, brinjal imli curry, pumpkin pacadi, rice, kerela sambhar, rasam, banana chips, vadai, appam, raw mango pickle, curd, payasam
Went off to Ghatkopar after the pooja to meet up with Amma’s perima 🙂
and people go ahead and get jealous…I met the lovely TimePass and her adorable daughter Punch.
We met only for 15 minutes 😦 I had no time and she had come down to Mumbai and came a long way in the hot hot sun just to meet me…aint I lucky
She looks beautiful…big eyes, lovely hair…and oh what an adorable daughter…
R and Punch hit off like crazy and both of them were talking, blabbering, shouting the whole cafe was looking at us as if we were crazy
We hardly talked because we were busy laughing..we took pictures, we exchanged our gifts (lovely colouring book she got for R) I quickly bought some clips and chocolate for Punch ..since it was an impromptu decision to meet up 🙂
We had some sad orange juice (who cares the company was awesome)
Punch spoke in Tamizh and R spoke to her in Gujarati *rolls eyes*
Punch : R, you have to finish the entire orange juice okie, only then you will become strong!
Punch wanted to go to su-su and R followed her *rolls eyes again*
It was fun, I promised TimePass I will meet her soon again in Pune..definitely 🙂
Amma went berserk and decided to clean up the house…We cleaned the showcase, the cupboards, etc etc etc….We threw away like a 100 of R’s clothes because the no longer fit her..and then of course RD went ahead and got super enthu and ordered a washing machine for us..so that got delivered…I dont have a say in that anyways, washing and drying the clothes is his job anyways..so his choice, his machine, his work 😉
We cleaned the kitchen..Amma and I….and then the bathrooms and then the house again…I think Amma came with a specific intention of house cleaning 😉
Then we were having Appa’s folks for dinner so this was the menu
1. Fried rice
2. Aloo dum
3. Plain dal
4. Raw mango pickle
5. Plain rice
7. Boondi Raita
8. Chips, etc etc
and so we thought we will start making food at about 4 ish and then aaram se went off to sleep in the afternoon
Peripa called up Appa saying something which God knows what Appa heard and he is like ‘they are leaving now and should be here soon’
We had done nothing except boiling the aloo
All of us jumped out of the bed (R included!) and started the whole thing of chopping, cutting, mixing, grinding, frying, etc etc..and by 4.30 we finished the entire cooking..when my chitti calls up and asks ‘RM, so we were supposed to come to your house today, is the program confirmed’ I almost faint…I am like WHAT WHAT WHAT
RM: CHitti, WHAT are you saying?
C: What what
in all that whating, I finally got the information that they were leaving their place at 6 and coming to our place would take at least about an hour and a half…
RMD: What happened
RM: What did peripa tell you
RMD: That they were leaving
RM: When and from where?
We all were ready to pounce on Appa till he volunteered to cut some water melons for dessert 😉
Anyways, the waiting was for ever and they came at 8.45 in the night because they got stuck in traffic
but boy oh boy, do I love my family..we had the BEST time ever..
talking, chatting, fighting, eating, drinking, shouting, arguing, about everything under the sun..from politics to population to progress, from economics to eco-friendly options, from cost of living to curvy women, we covered everything…
We sat chatting till almost 2 in the night!!!
Awesome awesome awesome 🙂 Such impromptu get togethers are so much fun 🙂
The best part is we have such a lovely relation that we dont worry about hurting each other’s feelings..the youth fight with as much gusto as the older people in the family..and these are my dad’s first cousins…their children are our second cousins but we are so super close 🙂
R and I are sleeping….‘madasamastha jagadam madhu kaira bhare’ I try and open one eye and see my dad leaning towards R saying suprabhatam in her ear..
RM: Appa go away
RMD: Its 6.30
RM: Appa, its 6.30 on a sunday morning we slept late, go away
after 2 minutes…
RMD: ITs 6.45
RM: Appa let us sleep na
RMD: I am getting bored
and so he comes and wakes us up..I mean seriously!! whats with this man!
Then of course all sleep is gone and we HAVE to get up
We laze around…I make molagapodi and dhana jeera powder..
Amma Appa leave at about 2.30 in the afternoon and we all go back to sleep 🙂
Woke up to meet up with a friend who had come down from the USA..she was actually my neighbour in our earlier house when I got married and was pregs with R..she and RD and her brother worked in the same company and we have had so much fun time together..
I thought of meeting her Monday evening, since she was leaving for the US on Tuesday, but she was busy..so went off with R to meet her and her adorable daughter
We meet up and she says ‘you are growing horizontal’ and she loves me so much that she gave me batata vada, cream cake, chocolates and chai to eat..did I mention she loves me??
Her daughter is an adorable 8 month old who was so excited see R…R loved her as well and we had fun time catching up, talking to each other, as if we never had gone out of touch..it was amazing…she was such a big emotional support to me when I was pregs, that I can never thank her enough….we had so much fun chatting, seeing the kids interact, talking about life in US, etc etc..
loved loved loved meeting her
said bye and all that and then went down to the ground floor only to remember that I didnt give the gift that I got for her daughter…I know..classic RM-ism *rolls eyes*
so I went back and rang the bell and gave her it to her…hehehehe 🙂
Called up RD, met up at McDs…had dinner there and went back home :):)
I had a super duper weekend…seriously one of those to remember…meeting TP, meeting my family, having my parents around, meeting a friend after a long time, becoming a perima..life is good right now 🙂