Today, 4:55 AM:-
I had kept dal for sambhar in a chotu cooker. Cooker gets all tensed,tension builds up in its small 1 litre capacity head and it decides to release the pressure by opening the safety valve.
whoooshhh.. All my dal goes straight to the ceiling. I run and wake up baj (tadat tadaaaaa..introducing BAJ- my husbandu). First he thinks that I got hurt. He wakes up in a hurry and then I tell him ” I am ok dear, just the ceiling of our brand new house ..”
He comes and checks the kitchen and looks at my super sad face.
Baj: Arey,don’t worry. Are you scared?
Me: No No (sad tone)
Baj: (Thinks for a sec) Its not your fault.It happens. My mom has done it so many times.Its just this..this cooker is not good. Don’t use it. Use the bigger one. This cooker’s gasket is gone I think.
Me: (I just nod my head and look up at the ceiling)
Baj: Oh. There are few places in our house that needs a re-paint.We can pay little extra and ask him to paint this area too, silly.Your safety is more important. Don’t bend your head forward while cooking.
Me: Ok (still in a sad tone)
Baj. Are you scared? I can stay awake. What is left now?
Me: No NO. I am not scared. You go to sleep. Just sambhar I have to make and idli.Thats all.
Baj: OK. Idli does not need cooker weight. So it is safe. Don’t worry. Are you scared ? I will stay awake.
Me: NO No No.Go to sleep. I am ok.
Baj. Will you wake me up if you are scared or something?
Me: Sure! 🙂
Amma calls at 7 AM:-
I explain my cooking adventure.Before even I finish, she says “Its not at all your fault.Its the cooker. Its a bad cooker.Don’t use it. OK?”
My mind voice 1:- Great! Monday morning, cooker spits everything on the ceiling. Great start for the week!!
Mind Voice 2:- Ejooj me , Idiot! Din’t you learn in school that a week starts with a SUNDAY and Not with a MONDAY!!!. You had an awesome sunday ,your week will be great!
Mind Voice 1:- Oh yes! You are right ! 😀 😀
With an awesome husband, a wonderful mom and a (rarely) beautiful mind around, its going to be a good week!! You too have a goooood week!! 😀