Last weekend, we visited one of my Rakhi brother’s(A’s) place. I had bought a Rakhi for him, but couldn’t visit their place on Raksha Bandhan as it was on a week day. So, S and I planned to visit on the weekend.
We reached their place in the evening. For sometime, we spent chatting and watching television as his wife(Sw) and kid had gone to attend a birthday party in the colony. I met his mother-in-law after a long time. You know, a day before or on the same day in the morning, I had thought about her. I remember telling S how nice a lady she is and it is always a pleasure to meet her. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw her at A’s place 🙂
After sometime, Sw returned with the kid and soon after that one more couple joined in. It was A’s friend and his wife. We performed the ritual of tying the Rakhi and having sweets 😉 And then we chatted and chatted for a long time. S and I then realized that we ought to leave as we were getting late, but Sw didn’t allow us. She wanted us to have dinner and then leave. So, we continued chatting and playing with the kid until it was dinner time.
The dinner was good. Sw had made Puranpoli, puri, Avarekai sabzi and rice. S liked the Puranpolis. In my home-town, Puranpolis are often prepared during festivals. S had them last when we visited home and mom made them. After having so much food, we got to know that the dinner wasn’t over yet. Sw had prepared some cute-looking cup-cakes as a dessert. She had prepared them with a lot of patience and dedication. The icing on the cakes was done very nicely. We enjoyed the cake too.
After dinner, we again chatted for a while. When we realized it was quite late, I hinted S that it’s time to leave. We bade goodbye and left from there. We had a nice time at their place. When we reached home, we were too tired to do anything else. We slept off soon. These simple celebrations keep us going, don’t they? S and I love celebrating and we keep finding reasons for celebration 😉