Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Purple sky, too many and Akki

 - I found a promising sunny day from the purple east corner of the sky.

 - Bunny: "How many alphabets are in Hindi"
    Me: "56, may be."
   Bunny: "So many alphabets..."

   Me: "Yes, Indian languages are very rich ..", Bunny: "You once said Japanese have around 5K characters .. Looking at that I am happy, I have to learn less alphabets in Hindi."

- During bedtime, Akki assured me that he would drift into sleep eventually and encouraged me to go on about my business. I sobbed into his hair realizing how sensitive he was towards my pressing time schedule due to a short trip.


Monday, 15 August 2022

75th Independence day, shopping and papdi chat

 

- Woke up to a beautiful morning. Today India marked 75 years of Independence, we put up a flag a few days back and went out to view the flag hoisting in our neighbourhood.

- A trip to near  by market for errands(oven repair, kids clothes, socks and etc) and post lunch shopping with quick stops to buy a few gifts to our extended family as we will be visiting them sooner this week.

- At the end of the shopping, Honey and I indulged in buying baked goodies like Hyderabad famous Osmania biscuits, short cakes and pastries for kids. We both enjoyed a tea break with papdi chat. Ummm, biting into the papdi chat after a very long time made myself revisit my memories with friends. 


Sunday, 14 August 2022

Coffee in the balcony, Sunday market and improvised dinner

 - Having morning coffee with Honey in the balcony looking into the cloudy skies and wonderful breeze.

 - Bunny, Honey and I went to the Sunday market in our neighbourhood, we got some fresh fruits and then it started raining prompting the vendors to sell at lower prices. 

 - Planned for a homemade pizza night. I got the dough raised miraculously and other ingredients, however the oven stopped working after it was preheated. Luckily, I made some spaghetti and rice as side dishes which  became main dishes later. ;)

Friday, 12 August 2022

A hearty breakfast, fight and Rakhi

 - It's a school holiday on the account of Rakshabandhan today. Kids had their favorite chola bhatura for breakfast.

 - Both brothers had a fight and it went till throwing things at each other. They patched up sooner than I thought.

 - We had the ritual of tying Rakhi in the evening. We went out to a tiny carnival held in our neighborhood. Bunny went up to the bouncing castle where as Akki had a scoop of vanilla.

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Good news I, good news II and a rainbow

 - My little sis texted me that she booked her ticket to visit us in the last week of August for a month. It has been 6 yrs since we have been with her after she relocated half way across the world.

 - The university I applied to my masters came back with a positive decision. If all goes well, I will be starting in fall.

 - Honey spotted a rainbow in the east sky across our balcony. Kids and I spotted a faint second rainbow just above the first one. ;)

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

A day off, afternoon nap and butter cake

 - It was a day off for Akki, Bunny and myself. We had a lazy morning with some eggrolls as breakfast.

 - Stealing an afternoon nap for 1 hour after being down with cold entire day. I was in my best spirits after that.

 - I baked a butter cake with both vanilla and choco flavors following the recipe https://www.ruchikrandhap.com/butter-cake-simply-delicious/. I enjoyed mixing butter with all the ingredients and making a smooth cake. Kids loved it very much.

Monday, 8 August 2022

Meal plan, Bunny's shoes and brave Akki

 - I decided to create a weekly plan ahead of the week so that I can offload some of my mental load to search for menus for the never ending breakfast-lunch-dinner(sometimes evening snacks) cycle. I did my first meal plan for the current week.

- Bunny waited to receive his shoes personally in the evening by holding off his play hour with his brother. He was very content with his new shoes.

- Akki had a great fall and the skin on his left knee got scratched off. I offered him he could cry by cudding with me if it would make him feel better which he declined gently. Later he confessed that he wanted to cry but held it back as he thought he could handle it. 

Purple sky, too many and Akki

 - I found a promising sunny day from the purple east corner of the sky.  - Bunny: "How many alphabets are in Hindi"     Me: "...