It’s past 10:30 at night and we just returned from dinner at a friend’s place. Lots of yummy food we gorged on with nonstop chatter and laughter.
This weekend was super busy with Daughter’s back to back rehearsals, Saturday night birthday party and Sunday dinner. The next few weekends look crazy as well. But at least the next weekend is going to be a long one … so hopefully it’ll be good. And if we’re blessed with some inches of snow over the weekend, things might be a little slow… so for once I’m keeping my fingers crossed for snow ❄️ ☃️.
I hope you guys had a good weekend and ready to start the week fresh !! Talk to you tomorrow… Gnite 😴
Remember last weekend I was talking about Saturday being a totally free day for us??!! Guess what, everything changed after a few hours of typing that post… life I say !!
I got a text from Daughter’s piano teacher that she got a new day job and that kind of threw all her schedules off. And after going back and forth we decided the only time that’s working for both of us is Saturday mornings!! So there you have it … the plans for Saturday mornings got made for us.
I still tried to be cheerful and thought it’s just one class in the morning and since she comes home to teach, it’ll be a good excuse to get up early and get things done in the morning. After that we had the whole day to sit back!!But do my plans ever work 😩
Later in the week I got a message from another activity group. She’s participating in a Bengali cultural program for the upcoming Saraswati puja. Generally for this event they practice for 2-3 hours on Sundays but with the date getting closer they’ve decided to practice on Saturdays as well for another 2-3 hours in the afternoon. But the only good thing is this’ll be over by the second week of February. Till then farewell to my Saturday afternoons.
Hope you guys are having a relaxing weekend!!
After the back to back holiday parties, this quiet weekend is bliss. Not having to worry about what to wear and staying in my pjs feel so good. To top it off the incessant pitter-patter of the rains make me so happy.
This morning we woke up super late. Called up both homes while making and eating breakfast. After that was done, hubby sat with Daughter doing Maths while I went my merry way making our lunch and getting on with the never ending kitchen chores.
Rest of the day was pretty stress free and mundane. Every body was relaxed and happy that we didn’t have to leave the house. That’s another thing I love about Saturdays, that Daughter doesn’t have any activities. And as long as possible, I’ll try to keep at least Saturday or Sunday free !! Not sure how long that’ll be possible but for now we’re happy with how things are.
Now it’s almost dinner time and we’re having a family Jenga night. The game is getting interesting as I type and I can’t wait to get back to it !! Leaving you guys with the pic of our tower 😀😀 and it’s my turn next !! So off I go👋👋
Conjoined at the hip for the last 17 years !! Yes that’s how the hubby and I are described. We have almost always been together. Luckily his last job didn’t require a lot of travel. And to top it off he’s been working from home a lot these past two years. So everything was perfect in our small world. While I heard a lot of complaints from friends whose husbands work from home, I loved it. Yes there were moments when I needed the space but all in all the arrangement worked great for us.
Even though he was always at his desk in his office, I would sit by on the chaise next to him and drink coffee without really talking. There were moments when I could just go and hug him. So when he landed his dream job, we knew things would not be the same. Actually saying ‘not be the same’ is underrating it…. let’s say things would change drastically!!
From early on we had decided that he would move first because we didn’t want Daughter to move in the middle of the year. And I also wanted to sell this house before we made the final move in summer. While planning about the stuff and taking the responsibilities I was all for it, but living it is a different ball game all together.
It’s just been 5 days since he’s left and Daughter and I are also visiting him next week but I still feel like it’s been an eternity. I miss him constantly and I’ve been dreading the weekend. The only good part is that Daughter will be home. The next two months are going to be extremely difficult.
Tomorrow I’ve planned on taking Daughter out to the mall. I’ll spend some time spoiling her with some shopping. She loves Justice and Claire’s. So that’s where we will be heading. And then we’ll go to lunch. Because this not-so-little Daddy’s Princess is not used to being without her daddy either. And I must say she’s being a trooper. It’s amazing how much responsible she’s become just because she knows that I’m by myself. I couldn’t be more proud!!
So on that happy note I’ll sign off. Hope you guys have a good weekend!!
Today the hubby and I had a lot of running around to do. So we started our day with dropping the Daughter to school and going out for coffee. It’s a newly opened cafe. We shared a blueberry muffin and a cinnamon scone between both of us. Then we ran our errands and took care of all the stuff that needed attention. We had originally planned to have lunch out but then decided against it. So came back and ate some leftover.
Afternoon hubby and I spent some quality time together without Daughter. It felt good to have him all to myself after a long time. Even though we spent the day taking care of some work, but it felt good to do it together. I always feel a sense of security and comfort when I hold his hand. It’s going to be 17 years of marital bliss in a couple of months but he still gives me the butterflies.
We went to the mall for a little bit once Daughter came home from school. Now we’ve ordered some Chinese and are planning to do what we do most weekends. If you guys have been reading me for a while, you’ll know what it is !! Cmon guess….. scroll down for the answer!!
You give up…. its family board game/card game/uno time …. so if you have any of those answers you are right 🍫🎁🏆
Made these coconut filled sweet crepes (patishapta in Bengali) for the hubby today. He loves these and I’ve been wanting to make them for quite a while. Ultimately I managed it today. Needless to say my man was happy and I was especially thrilled since the picky eater Daughter gave me her nod of approval too.
Tomorrow is a big day at our home. We’ll be having Saraswati puja. So I plan to do an early dinner tonight after which the kitchen needs to be cleaned really good. Tomorrow will be a busy day for me as I will be making the bhog.
I feel like I’m coming down with something as I’m feeling extremely tired. Hopefully whatever it is can wait till Tuesday. I can’t afford to be sick tomorrow.
Will sign off now and catch you guys tomorrow!!
- Woke up to a beautiful day promising sunshine.
- Went out to the city and took advantage of the good weather.
- Walked the street and did a lot of window shopping.
- Ate lunch at our favorite Thai place.
- Brought home some delicious desserts from a local bakery.
- Spent the day carefree and happy.
- Now sitting with my favorite drink and chatting with my two favorite people.
Will come back and chat more tomorrow!!
Greetings for which ever festival you’re celebrating today. May you all be blessed with good health, happiness, peace and prosperity !!
We Bengali’s celebrate Makar Sankranti by making loads of sweet delicacies. But the last few years I haven’t made all the festive goodies since it’s another sugar indulgence. So I just made our regular Sunday lunch. As for the dessert, we just drooled over the Facebook and WhatsApp pics. So unfair, I tell you. If those images were not enough then came a memory wave when the hubby and I were telling our childhood stories to Daughter. I could almost smell my dida’s(maternal grandmother) kitchen. Simple sweets that she made for all of us. How she would fry the hot malpuas and we would finish them in no time. How the dining table would have so many different varieties of sweets. Friends and family would visit just to taste the heavenly sweets. Precious memories, sweeter than those sugar laden sweets.
After the torture of memories and pictures, I gave up on the sugar resistance. Made some kheer to save my soul. I’ve decided from next year I’ll make some of our traditional sweets. Not so much for tradition but looking at pics and not having any to treat yourself is pure torture.
Tomorrow Daughter has a holiday but not so much luck for the hubby. But that means I can sleep an extra hour 💃🏻💃🏻. Now off I go to join the clan in a game of our favorite Ludo. Will talk to you all tomorrow.
Today was a perfect family day. It started with Daughter getting in our bed early in the morning and ever since we’ve been having some unadulterated family time. Lately the hubby and I’ve been stressed a lot. Today we decided to keep all our worries at bay and just relax.
After a long time we cooked together, listened to music and played uno. We laughed loud and hard. The worries are still there. But for today we decided to rest our minds from those endless thoughts. Tomorrow too we’ll let ourselves relax. Enjoy these precious moments. Make some memories.
I’m sure life will throw us another curve ball once we get over this one but if we let them consume us then we’ll miss out these precious moments. So on that note, we’ve decided to hold off our worries for another great day tomorrow!!
Thunderstorm!! The rain is pounding hard. I can see lightening not so far away. Masala tea is bubbling in the background. The pressure cooker’s whistle announces that the mutton curry for dinner is done. It’s a perfect start for a snowed in weekend. I don’t think, there are chances of venturing out for at least another day which means loads of family time. Hopefully it will be a nice relaxing fun weekend. What are your plans ??