Before I delay my first post after the marathon any further and face withdrawal symptoms like last year, here’s is listing some recent updates from our household:
-> Manatam’s Annual day is coming up tomorrow. They are not able to contain their excitement for even a passing moment and are going gung-ho about it all the time. We got a note from the class teacher to pay for the dress, which we promptly did (Though we had never bought any dress for them so far for that amount!!!) Just when I digested shelling out so much money for both their dressed, we received another note with a list of accessories to deck them up. I almost fainted looking at the list. I wondered if they were going to get my daughters married on the said day without my knowledge?? I swear I’m not over-reacting. Read it for yourself –
-> I had bought a packet of Urad Dal powder before our vacation to Kolkata, although now I don’t remember why exactly I did so. I had to use it up soon, I looked up recipes of Murukku or Chakli. It also meant inaugurating that muruku press that I had bought 5 years ago. On Sunday, the dough was made and I began to make them, Chaklis! They turned out pretty decent, crunchy, crispy, held proper shape. But I hadn’t checked the recipe for how many murukus that proportion would yield. So, the dough never seemed to get over, I made batches after batches, and it took almost 3 hours to complete the job at hand. Phew… and the mountain of Chaklis had to be distributed among neighbours, colleagues and nanny! All said and done, I’m happy that I was successful at my first attempt, wooohoo!
-> My neighbour friend AJ Mom added me to this amazing Facebook group called Fit Right In. They are a bunch of fitness enthusiasts, who encourage each other to eat right, workout and simply stay fit and healthy. Every month they have a challenge and members who are willing to commit can participate. I joined Feb Challenge, have been doing it daily along with some more exercises regularly. It feels so good. I feel lighter and more active. The fellow FRI-ites are so supportive and full of positive vibes.
Will post on how the Annual Day went. Till then, have a wonderful weekend all you lovely readers 🙂