The Day, Today

This has been a terribly happy busy Sunday! No, I was not cleaning and scrubbing my home. Thankfully, our home is ready for Diwali and everything in the home is now meeting my standards of cleanliness and orderliness.

We were busy this Sunday because of our friends. Yes, we decided to spend our evening with fun, food and firewater with my friends from MBA days. Incidentally, one is KG’s school mate. How amazing it is, that a friend studies with your husband in school and then he studies later with you for post graduation. And we discovered this only a few months ago. Another interesting thing about our friends is that 2 couples are happily married to their MBA sweethearts!! And that reminds me that 10 guys and girls from our MBA batch of 30, dated then and are now married to each other.

Once the plans for dinner were finalized in the morning, KG and I sat with our cookery books and decided on the recipes to try. Once we got our menu right, after a late breakfast, we went shopping. Came back home and brainstormed whether to rest first and then cook or vice versa. KG decided to cook first. So since 2.30 in the afternoon, we were in the kitchen.

When we have guests who are a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarians, the menu becomes pretty elaborate. With non-vegetarian guests, in the main course, a non-veg dish with salad (most prefer only onions), along with chapati and/or rice is a perfect meal. But with vegetarian friends, we prefer to cook a dal, 2 vegetable dishes (dry and gravy), curd/raita, salad, rice and chapati. And today we have a mix group, so imagine the number of dishes that have been cooked!! And since we are 8 adults and 3 kids, so imagine the quantities too!!Β  KG did 95% of the cooking and I assisted him with chopping, organizing, in short I was a perfect assistant to the master chef. We tasted the dishes and everything turned out just awesome.

Friends turned up at sharp 8 pm and it was an amazing evening. Laughter and anecdotes, memories and smiles, food and firewater, songs and all that jazz… it was a fun and a memorable evening.

How is it with certain friends that time stands still , even if you meet them after years, the bond, the friendship is still the same and you take it ahead from where you had left years ago


Friends like PB, SB, SR, NR, AT are like stars, you don’t always see them but you know they are always there and would add brightness to your world, always!

And partner like KG is my greatest blessing! πŸ™‚DSC_0384

A perfect happy day!

How was your Sunday?

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53 thoughts on “The Day, Today

  1. A very nice get together, with old friends, such moments are always cherished, remembered for a long time.
    And cooking together is sometimes so much fun, everything just clicks.
    I am glad that you both had a really good time with your friends.

  2. Meeting with college friends is always exciting and am glad you guys had a great evening. πŸ™‚ I checked your pics on FB and can imagine the fun you had. I am planning for something like that for my school classmates. I think it will be next year as I have to give them a long heads up to book their flights πŸ™‚

    • Oh yes, it was super fun! So much to catch up on, singing the same old songs… Glad you are planning to meet your friends too, Latha!! πŸ™‚ Happy planning and happy reunion too πŸ™‚

  3. How nice is this? Looking at the pictures I could feel the warmth you all share. Its nice to know that you have friends (so many) you bond with.

    And yes, don’t let go of KG he sure seems like a blessing!

    What I did on Sunday?? You don’t wanna know :/

    • Actually, we were a close (and big) group of friends during MBA days and we bonded real well even then and now though we were not in touch for nearly 20 yrs, the warmth and the bonding is just the same! So glad that we met again and now we all will keeping meeting and just have some pure happy fun πŸ™‚
      KG… God has been really kind! TOUCHWOOD πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      What were you doing last Sunday? Cleaning for Diwali or working on your new blog??

  4. so true..there are some fren..doesn’t matter after how many years you are meeting still pick them up where you left..Its happnd with me recently when I met 4 of my best college buddies after 12 years ..

  5. Oh I wish I could cook well and how I wish I had a husband who will take atleast little interest in what happens in kitchen…I had always dreamed of cooking dinner with husband and the real life one turned out to be so different…He can do dishes at max… Sigh !!!

  6. Get together with old friends always is a wonderful opportunity to be yourself…like what you were before you grew up and got too serious about life.

    I love them cause I can be silly and laugh so much…

    I feel you are lucky to have such good friends. Loved KG’s pose in the picture…

  7. “Friends are like stars, you don’t always see them but you know they are always there and would add brightness to your world, always!”

    I Agree Shilpa..!! You had lotta

  8. I love this type of gettogethers with few friends and lot to eat, chat and make merry.
    I agree there are a few friends with whom you don’t talk everyday, but everytime you catch up, it is as though you almost spoke everyday. Blessed are us who have such long lasting friends.

  9. Weekend with friends is always a great stress buster, must have been a great trip down the memory lane Shilpa… The perks of having a husband who enjoys cooking is you get to savor delicacies πŸ™‚

  10. My Sunday as u know was inspired by you as I had spent the day scrubbing & cleaning my kitchen!! SO much was the work that I carried it forward till yesterday πŸ™‚

    And what u said about stars & friends is so true re!!! There are some frenz whom u don’t need to speak frequently but whenever u speak to them u will surely resume like old times πŸ™‚

    Lovely bunch of photos there πŸ™‚

    • LOL πŸ˜€ So many have been inspired by my cleaning mania! πŸ˜€
      I cant stop admiring my clean home, I am forever looking at the refrigerator or the clean chimney or the sparkling taps… do you do the same too?? πŸ˜€
      Thanks Smita πŸ™‚

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