First thing first, last Saturday I wrote a review of Tarquin Hall’s book where I declared how much in love I was with him & his books and guess what? I got a personal mail from him. I went to heaven and came out living :D though I have been interacting with authors per se but for this review the copy was provided by the publisher and I had not informed them after posting the review. So this guy surely stumbled across the review himself and was sweet enough to acknowledge it. Isn’t he good?
Let’s get onto the past week. It was one of those very hectic weeks which just flew by in a jiffy, come to think of it from the day we have shifted here our weeks have been super busy. Monday & Friday we go for Arnav’s Taekwando class. Arrey, I didn’t share this news, yes we have put him in this class so that he gets to meet kids and interacts with them. The thing is that currently in our building there are very few kids and to top it there is no other family on our floor. So, my brat is missing his old friends and that’s why I take him to this class so that he meets new kids. Now the twist here is that he participates only when I run with him. *rolls eyes* So, now I run with him (not that I don’t need it) and do whatever little I can do so that his interest develops in it. The bugger is interested also but does so much nautanki I tell you. Ya, don‘t remind me I know he takes on me.
So two days of week get taken care of that ways. Then this Tuesday I carried strawberries and Grapes in kilos because I wanted to make fruit Jams. So Tuesday I made strawberry Jam & Wednesday Grapes Jam. The former didn’t take much time (one hour?) but the latter took almost 2 hours and I slept late. Small-small things kept springing up the whole week and by the time Saturday came I was fully drained out. I came back from work like a zombie and had full plans of sleeping in early but we propose and God disposes, I couldn’t sleep before midnight.
Woke up by 8:30 AM next day, made breakfast and joined my Ma-In-Law in making Mangodi’s. Before you ask; mangodi’s are small pearl like balls of moong daal which are made and dried in sun for 2-3 days. They are later stored and cooked in gravy. So we made this of around 1.5 kg daal and by the time we were done I realised it was past 12 & my maid was yet to turn up. Fearing the worst I called her up and as I was expecting she was not coming. I was so furious I cannot tell you, this is the 2nd time that she has done this. My point is if you are not coming at least tell us, she doesn’t bother to tell us but informs in other houses where she works. I was fuming while I cleaned the house and utensils. What was worst was that the brat wanted to spend time with me as this is the only day I get with him but I was unable to do anything.
I got a little rest in the afternoon but I woke up to the news that our old neighbours would be dropping in in an hour and before I could digest that piece of information we got a call that another family was also accompanying them. We decided to cook a simple dinner for them, I made the subji while my MIL kneaded the dough for poori’s, boondi raita was made & I heated chane ki subji that I had made for lunch. They were 5 adults and three kids plus 4 of us. The next 2 hours went past in jiffy, thankfully the ladies helped me and work was done easily. The highlight of the evening was Arnav having dinner with one of the other kids and boy what ruckus these kids created. All in all a fun evening.
By the time we retired to bed I was tired but by the time my brat slept it was past midnight and I just couldn’t drag myself out of the bed next day. Like a robot I readied the brat, sent him to school and managed to drag myself back into the bed. I had such a massive headache I cannot tell you. I slept till 11:30 and woke up with the headache. A little food and a cup of coffee later did I feel human.
I guess, we keep stretching ourselves as much as possible and ultimately our body protests and caves in. It tells us that we have abused it enough and need to give it a break. Phew!!!
How was your weekend?? Do you also over stretch yourself???
Here I will leave you with an Image....
|The Jams & The Mangodi's|