Oct 25, 2007

Its Deepavali Time Folks

2 weeks to go. Its that time of the year again

>> when you have to start cleaning the place called your home, which some others may mistake to be a stable. Some of you might even think of painting the walls which have been hitherto used as a canvas by your children. Some of you need to change the drapes and curtains which have been used as a hand towel by your maid. Then excavation to be done on the layers of dust accumulated on everything around. The family of spiders that spins so many cobwebs for you needs to be told to shift elsewhere. Phew!!! lots to do!
>> when you need to start planning on the sweets, the farsans and the crispies to make to delight your family and your friends. Especially your MIL and your neighbor (its surprising how they both can be made as part of the same group at times) should not be in a position to find any fault or brag that their tidbits are better. Of course, these days there is the option to order for them too. So, maybe you can do that and claim that you have made it.
>> when you need to plan your budget. After all, you need to pay Diwali bonus to your maid, your driver, your milkman, your dhobi, your watchman, your cablewala, your liftman, your child’s school-bus driver, your office boy, your associations, your what nots and the list goes on.
>> when you start wishing you had learnt tailoring. You have bought your saree one month in advance and yet not a single tailor is agreeing to give it on time. You are just short of falling on your knees and paying anything he charges but … you propose and tailor disposes!

But still at the end of it all, comes the light - the festival to perk up the mood, the festival that many of us look forward to. I do wish we do not use too many crackers and pollute the air. I do wish that when I buy something new, I can buy some for people who cannot afford it. I wish I can spread smiles.

Lots to do. Time to pull up my socks.


Just Like That October 25, 2007 at 8:02 PM  

:-) the quintessential you! Am reminded SO MUCH of another place, you know where...:-D the spider here reminds me of the roaches there.
Am coming, remember... keep a clean pair of chappals, just in case.. LOL *hugs*

Usha October 26, 2007 at 7:12 PM  

:) Have a happy run-up to deepavali and all the best on the blouse and sweets. So what is special this year?

Anjali Nandan October 30, 2007 at 4:09 PM  

I enjoyed reading this write up. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Have a great Diwali.

Peridot October 30, 2007 at 9:59 PM  

Reminds me of a picture I have of my mom going ballastic with cleaning during diwali..I'll post it on my blog, its funny. What is your email id?..Im sending blog invites to those who I know visit my space... :-)

WhatsInAName October 31, 2007 at 5:45 PM  

JLT :)
LOL... You got me there, sweets. I run away from all insects. I keep lots of chappals ready. Be here soon :D

Usha :)
Not decided whats special. I guess it will be the same old ribbon pakoda and mixture... mysore pak and tenga barfi :)

Dame :0
Yes Yes Yes. :)

Anjali :)
Thank you and heres wishing you a very happy Deepavali too.

Peridot :)
My ID is my_crazyid@yahoo.com
I tried accessing your blog. Its blocked?

WhatsInAName October 31, 2007 at 6:08 PM  

BTW, Happy deepavali to all of you :) incase I am not able to post something before that!

~nm November 3, 2007 at 3:34 PM  

yes..thats a typical reminder of Diwali! A sweet nostalgic reminder. Spring cleaning, sweets preparation and all that!

Its a passe now in most of the places to prepare any sweets at home. Sigh...

Every year I would buy gifts for all and this year with our pockets a lil empty with me not having a job, I'm just so stuck as to what to buy which looks good and is not too heavy on the budget too. Sigh...Sigh...

ddmom November 4, 2007 at 10:23 AM  

You are funny.. - home=stable, painting=canvas.. too good!
Happy Deepavali!

Parul November 4, 2007 at 10:16 PM  

and is the time when you wish you had another refrigerator so that you could store all the sweets you get and not have to pass them on:)

Thinking aloud November 6, 2007 at 11:43 AM  

nice post...hope u managed everything on time :)

a happy Diwali to you too...

Poppins November 6, 2007 at 2:30 PM  

LOL how true ! Happy Diwali !

Fuzzylogic November 6, 2007 at 8:11 PM  

LOL!I just got a flashback of the times when mom would run around in the very same frenzy during diwali. Diwali makes me all nostalgic.
Here's wishing you and your family a wonderful and happy Diwali!

Lavs November 7, 2007 at 12:07 PM  

Wish you and your family a very Happy & Prosperous Diwali.

WhatsInAName November 7, 2007 at 1:03 PM  

NM, DDMom, Parul, Thinking Aloud, Poppins mom, Fuzzy, Lavs :)
Thanks for all your wishes! I did manage to make 3 sweets and some ribbon pakoda. I am making chakli in the evening today. Safai almost done. Washed curtains and covers etc.
Heres wishing you all a Very Happy Diwali. May the festival of lights, light up all your days!

Just Like That November 8, 2007 at 1:23 PM  

Hap Hap HAPPPPPPY Diwali to you girl! And to the small girlies and the big man too.:-D *Beeeeg Hugggg*

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