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Cooker goes whoooshhhh

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, Β 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 ? Β 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! πŸ™‚

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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?”

I smile.

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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 ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

 

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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!! πŸ˜€

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The wedding shopping and the Nilam effect

The biggest part of wedding shopping is – buying silk sarees! There will be some 8 best shops to buy silk in your city, and each shop will confuse you with some 80 varieties of silk and then they will have some 800 sarees and on top of it there will be 8000 people standing in the shop . All you have to do is select 4-5 sarees -one for each event during the wedding. You will search for an hour , some you will reject for color, some for its design and some will be rejected by your relatives and few good sarees will have black zari- so automatic rejection. Finally when you get hold of one beautiful saree, you will be holding one end of it and when you are about to flash a victorious smile ,someone will snatch the other end of saree and directly goto the billing counter ,pay for it and take it home . All these will happen before you realize that the saree is not in your hand anymore.

Best part is, you will buy sarees for 8k, 10k, 15k and won’t even wear it for full 15 mins. Then permanently it will go and sleep in the cupboard for years.One day it will come out , see some sun shine and then will go back to hibernation again. Atleast this is what I have seen in my cousins’ wedding.

I finished my wedding sarees shopping in 1 hour. I went to 1 shop and saw only 9-10 sarees. The shop was great and I liked 6 sarees out of 10. It was just a lucky day. πŸ˜€

Saree shopping was the only shopping I did for my wedding.Rest all were taken care of by amma πŸ˜€

Chennai had an awesome weather, almost the whole november was nice.

I gave my blouses for stitching in october, thanks to my cousin I found an awesome tailor. After few days the trial blouse came,it was perfect. IN a month all the blouses were ready but when I tried they were all tight. 1 week for wedding and blouses are tight!! And it was diwali time.During diwali, the tailors are the most busy people on earth. There is no chance of me losing weight in a week that too with a wedding – no way πŸ˜›

But amma found a mobile tailor ( chennai is too good I say) at our street and gave all the blouses. In an hour, they were all ready again. I was happy and then the nilam cyclone came. My amma got fever first.she had 103 degree for 2Β  days. When she got up ,it was my turn. I had 102 when I got my facial and mehendi done. Amma was worried about applying henna when I had fever. So I went to the hospital in the morning, had two injection and then had mehendi. Thinking about it now, sounds funny.

On the wedding day, I wore my blouse – one by one.Every single blouse was loose . The Nilam Effect!!!Β  πŸ˜€