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!! 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! 🙂
A perfect happy day!
How was your Sunday?
Linking this post to the Ultimate Blog Challenge and October’s NaBloPoMo.
October 21, 2013 4:37 am|
It is 4 in the afternoon. I am hungry. Did I do MBA with you?
October 22, 2013 11:32 pm|
October 21, 2013 5:49 am|
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.
October 23, 2013 10:45 am|
It was a fun evening and a very happy day! Glad that everybody had a great time! 🙂
October 21, 2013 6:35 am|
That’s nice. I met my school friend in Las Vegas this year after 18 yrs and it was fabulous meeting her! 🙂
The pics are lovely!
October 23, 2013 10:47 am|
Wow! 18 yrs… how cool is that!! Thanks Pixie 🙂
October 21, 2013 7:43 am|
Meeting with college friends is always exciting and am glad you guys had a great evening. 🙂 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 🙂
October 23, 2013 10:52 am|
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!! 🙂 Happy planning and happy reunion too 🙂
October 21, 2013 8:20 am|
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 :/
October 23, 2013 11:02 am|
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 🙂
KG… God has been really kind! TOUCHWOOD 🙂 🙂
What were you doing last Sunday? Cleaning for Diwali or working on your new blog??
October 21, 2013 8:54 am|
What a lovely read, Shilpa! I am in touch with many of my school mates and bask in the happiness often! 🙂
October 23, 2013 11:07 am|
Thanks Vidya! I know the feeling, as they say, the most valuable antiques are dear old friends… glad that we have them in our lives 🙂
October 21, 2013 9:03 am|
Maybe I should have gone ahead and done that MBA. It would have been useful for dinner party invitations, later on 🙂
October 23, 2013 11:09 am|
LOL 😀 Why, you can do the same with your grad/PG and even school friends!!
October 21, 2013 9:35 am|
Such a great way to spend Sunday!! It’s amazing to have friends who are always there.. ..:) 🙂
October 23, 2013 11:10 am|
October 21, 2013 9:39 am|
so true..there are some fren..doesn’t matter after how many years you are meeting them..you still pick them up where you left..Its happnd with me recently when I met 4 of my best college buddies after 12 years ..
October 23, 2013 11:12 am|
I can imagine the fun you must have had meeting your old buddies!! 🙂
October 21, 2013 9:45 am|
Yes, I dig gettogether with my batchmates — MBA, grad school, college, school. There is something so spectacular about that!
October 23, 2013 11:18 am|
True… old friends + good times = amazing memories 🙂
October 21, 2013 10:19 am|
School and college buddies are the best! Glad you had such a great day!
October 23, 2013 11:27 am|
Oh yes, there’s something so wonderful and beautiful about old friends! 🙂
October 21, 2013 10:44 am|
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 !!!
October 23, 2013 11:29 am|
Oh! I know what you mean, Elizabeth! But you must be glad that he at least does dishes… there are so many who don’t help at all at home! 😛
October 21, 2013 11:43 am|
Shilpa this a very sweet post. All your tired nerves, after Diwali cleaning must be relaxed with party. A paty with school and college friends is always enjoyable.
October 23, 2013 11:31 am|
You are bang on, Ma’am! All the tiredness vanished after meeting such lovely friends 🙂
October 21, 2013 12:36 pm|
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…
October 23, 2013 11:37 am|
You are absolutely right, V… there is so much to talk, share and laughter is unlimited!! Thanks and glad that we have such lovely friends 🙂
October 21, 2013 2:22 pm|
“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 fun..eh?
October 23, 2013 11:38 am|
Yes we had loads of fun! 🙂 Thks Aakanksha 🙂
October 21, 2013 2:23 pm|
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.
October 23, 2013 11:43 am|
True, with some friends, time and distance does not matter. Glad that we have such friends in our lives, Asha 🙂
October 21, 2013 5:17 pm|
Photographs tell me you had a great time. 🙂 My Sunday was pretty lazy. 😀
October 23, 2013 11:43 am|
We sure had a great time!
Sundays should be usually lazy ones 😀
October 21, 2013 5:52 pm|
That must have been such a fun gathering with friends who go back that long! So precious!
October 23, 2013 11:44 am|
Oh yes!!! 🙂
October 21, 2013 7:32 pm|
Yap,it’s such a pleasure meeting one’s old friends.
October 23, 2013 11:46 am|
Absolutely!! Cant wait to meet them again 🙂
October 21, 2013 9:08 pm|
Great that you had fun, but you passed on your cleaning dusting ordeal to me…I did that all Saturday.
October 23, 2013 11:47 am|
LOL 😀 I am sure you are loving your home more now!! 😀
October 22, 2013 5:28 am|
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 🙂
October 23, 2013 11:49 am|
Yes, overall a fantabulous weekend which had all the ingredients of a blockbuster day 🙂
October 22, 2013 4:18 pm|
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 🙂
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 🙂
Lovely bunch of photos there 🙂
October 23, 2013 11:56 am|
LOL 😀 So many have been inspired by my cleaning mania! 😀
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?? 😀
Thanks Smita 🙂
October 22, 2013 5:55 pm|
Great way to spend a Sunday. We don’t meet our friends often enough. We are so caught up with so much other stuff :-(.
October 23, 2013 11:58 am|
It was the same with us too, earlier, but now we do take time to meet friends! And am glad that our friends feel the same too 🙂
October 22, 2013 6:47 pm|
Must have been a great time with friends! I miss all that fun here, although we invite friends, they are mostly colleagues, and none from school or college days!
October 23, 2013 12:00 pm|
I know, but then you are in a foreign land! Enjoy with colleagues there and when you are back here, you can catch up with old buddies too 🙂
October 22, 2013 8:27 pm|
What a lovely group of people. Looks like you had a great day and made tons of memories ♥
October 23, 2013 12:01 pm|
Oh yes, it was a fabulous evening! 🙂
October 22, 2013 10:23 pm|
Meeting old friends is an awesome feeling and I too am in touch with my childhood friends.
October 23, 2013 12:02 pm|
That’s so cool, Kalpana 🙂
October 24, 2013 10:26 pm|
This seems like a fun gathering 🙂 All of you seemed to be in a great mood!!