Handwriting

Why is that on some days my handwriting is simply gorgeous and on other days, like crap?

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Tired

Being a maidless mom surely takes a toll on the body and mind.

Does that mean I get to drop the housework and rest?
Hahahaha Nice try!

Did I mention it is was the first day of Karthigai today yesterday? It is one of the festivals I like and look forward to because of the lovely lighted lamps? I made pongal. It is not my family’s custom. Made it anyway for the fun of it.

Turned out well it did. A little bit of bragging here-it was super duper yummy. In similar lines of koyil prasadam. The best acknowledgement was from my husband who normally takes one spoonful. That one spoon is eaten forcefully to get away from my pestering to eat. He actually said ‘nice, honey’ and asked for a second spoonful. And for a helping later.

Ahhh tired but worth the effort. The house is quiet except for the TV noise. Son is sleeping, husband is sleeping and I’m blogging while watching TV and having a nice chilled drink.

Aahhhh, simply divine!

Ps: I was watching this funny movie called Kalavaani (thief) It took me almost a week (from the time the promos were aired) to realise it was ‘thief’. For I thought it was Kalaavaani (perhaps named after the heroine’s role). She was named Mahes. How come? Then it struck. The ‘then’ was not immediate, mind you. *sigh*

Deepavali

Was a day to remember!

Firstly, the hired cleaners could not turn up. What happens next? How to usher Maha Laxmi to a uncleaned house? That too for the first time to your new house? With that, the husband and I cleaned the whole house 3 hours before Deepavali!! Including washing the porch and backyard, mind you. Completed 15 minutes short of 12am.

Lil N slept on fast without much hassle. Since his birthday party, it takes him ages to sleep because he slept nearly at 11 on his birthday party. With that, the subsequent nights till Deepavali eve, I rock him in my hands for at least an hour. Nice huh! Did I mention I was down with flu the day after his party?

Slept at about 2.20am and woke up at about 6.30am. Made my yennai palagaram which happens to be kesari. Ghee… yennai…duh!

Found the Deepavali decor on the floor. The cello tape was not strong enough. So, placed those two aside after the attempt to stick back on the wall was futile. Took out a kodam to place my colourful fresh flowers. Maa elai was up at 2am. Thankfully, that was one task done in advance. The only two disappointments were that I could not do a kolam and lit up vilakkus. It’s definitely in the next year Deepavali to do list.

Breakfast and lunch was at IL’s place. Shortly after lunch left for parents place.

Was back home by 9pm.

For a change, went to both the Little India in Klang and Brickfields. It sure brought on the festive mood even more.

Happy Deepavali!

2006 Deepavali
2007 Deepavali