After Kalpana's sudden decision to feed us rotten paneer and then the equally sudden but happier decision of quitting, things had returned to normal. We were all nicely holied out in this house. Total calorie count had touched five million over the course of the festival. Billion. Gujhiyas and besan ke laddoo had been polished off. I had made my customary phone call to Mom to get her recipe for her absolutely divine phirni and even though made by me, it had turned out well, hallelujah or shukr hai bhagwaan ka. (Unnatural modesty = your cue for showering compliments) Pooja was done (many jokes erupt in my mind at this but none of them in good taste). In fact, here you go, some Holi pictures because they are nice and colourful. And because they are worth a thousand words.
Do you have any idea how long it takes to write a thousand words? Almost as long as taking pictures, finding the cable to transfer them to laptop, swatting away a child that is bent upon decoding every last mystery that the computer holds within its magical body and uploading them to Blogger and then waiting for it to oblige.
Anyway, just when I thought we were done with our share of domestic disasters, Pramod went and banged the car yesterday. Poor car. All smashed up. It's so bad that it will be out of action for a couple of weeks at least. Since men treat cars as humans (validated by research done by yours truly) , I believe M wanted to take it to the hospital rather than the repair shop. Anyway, I really shouldn't make fun of M given how shattered he really is about the car. So let's move on to happier topics.
My Spanish class! I started today. It was great to be in a classroom again. The last time I was in one was for my (utterly useless as it turned out) Lamaze sessions. But this is great. For one thing, I am really relieved that the class does not comprise only PYTs. There are all sorts of people and I am quite looking forward to this. Very soon, I will be singing along Santana because that after all was the only reason I signed up in the first place. We did the Spanish alphabet today. Now the Spanish alphabet is really competitive. In fact, it beats the pants off the English one because it has three extra characters. I think Iike it already. More stories as they happen of course. You've been warned.
Poor car though.