**Last week was totally hectic – workwise. The fact that it’s over and the next week is here is still sinking in me. Work was at its peak, and is still so but I can atleast breathe now. Every day last week, I was desperate for the weekend to come soon.
**We had team lunch last week in a 5* restaurant – now this is my first time. I had a lot of expectations, and I was let down immensely. No, not even the live pizza, chaat and dessert counter made me feel better. If the food is only so and so, how can they charge a couple of thousands? Is it just for the ambience? *time to ponder*
**The loads and loads of diwali goodies sent by MIL are still safe in all dabbas and everytime I look at them, I feel so guilty not eating them. 🙄 I am unsure why am I not interested in eating such tasty stuff. So, S is doing the honors of finishing them off slowly.
**Of late, my foolproof idli batter formula (or so I thought) was giving me hard idlis – the ones you can play cricket with (ofcourse I am kidding :P). Partly it has to do with the fact that I was using shortcut of making the batter in mixer instead of the wet grinder. I had no option, but to alter my ways and find new formula – which I did over the weekend. The resulting idlis were soft, melt-in-the-mouth types. Am I glad or what?
**Have you people heard of vadacurry? It’s a specialty from Tamilnadu which is best had with idlis. During diwali, my MIL asked me to make it for all of them and it left me wondering. For a person who is an expert in all Tamilian delicacies, how can she not know how to prepare vadacurry? That apart, my vadacurry was a major hit and everyone liked it so much. I prepared it again yesterday and we both loved it. Will share the recipe soon. (I promise!)
**I love animated movies. Period. I still love watching cartoons too, infact have a couple of dvds of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. I don’t think I will ever outgrow this stuff. No, I don’t mind people making fun of me either.
**I and S watched Toy Story 1,2 and 3 back to back over the weekend. Did I like them? I loved them. Weekend movie time best spent! I am catching up on all the animated movies I have missed so far.
**We have started preparing popcorn at home. No I am not talking about ACTII popcorn which is readymade. I got my hands on dried maize and prepared pop-corn from scratch at home. I used olive oil instead of butter and my own masala concoctions. S then, pops them, transfers them to two bowls and then we have our movie popcorn 😀 Low calories as compared to store bought ones, and damn cheap too.
**Yesterday, I and S did something that we have been planning forever. We got up early and went for an early morning walk. I have never seen Bangalore this beautiful, ever. It was slightly drizzling and there were no vehicles or for that matter, people on the road. It was so fresh. I am planning to continue this every weekend. Sleep is too little to lose, when nature is this beautiful. For a change, S agreed with me on this 😉
**On a final thought, our TV was delivered back to us – unrepaired n all that, but they refunded 75% of our money. For the goofy people that they were, I am glad my TV came back in one piece. Above everything, I am gald S and I wouldn’t have to call them every hour. Atleast that stress is off us. Our Tv would be just be a keep-sake, from our friends for our wedding.