October 28, 2008
A lot of you would be home today as well, enjoying the Diwali weekend. I had only Monday off and no scope to take off today since I have a client meeting this afternoon. Anush and Navy have an off today.
It was a sickly but delightful weekend. All ( My mother/ Anushka/ Navy/ ILs) except self and my Appa were unwell with the cough/ flu. It had rained heavily on Friday. So heavily that I could not make it to the mandatory Grand Sweets.
But we had a great time together, lighting the diyas hand painted by Anush, doing rangoli with coloured rock salt, bursting noiseless crackers, in limited number ( controlled pollution? ) learning names of the various fireworks, eating sweets and so on.
Anush got a paavadai( what else) and jumkhas from her paternal and maternal grandparents respectively. Once they left she was quizzing as to why thaatha paati could to stay on. Indeed, why cant they? Apu and her hubby had come over and she remains unchanged by marriage.
The warmth of a friendship that had endured despite laziness in upkeep and the physical distance is indeed wonderful. Anush felt very comfortable with the couple and was talking about them for a while later. I think Apu won herself a fan!