It feels heavenly…

…when love arrives on a weekend at your doorstep from across the state borders in the form of a carton through courier containing your favourite snack items, home-made pulikaachal, tomato thokku and other knick-knacks, courtesy your mom (God bless her!). Kind of reminds you of the character of Ashima in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake, and removes a little bit of the stress of following a mundane, hectic routine every day.

It feels all the more heavenly when, after receiving the aforesaid parcel, you get to browse through your favourite bookstore (Read: Landmark) to your heart’s content after AGES, take in the wonderful sights and sounds, and SPLURGE on to-reads-in-the-time-to-come. This, followed by a ridiculously nonsensical conversation with the better half over a delicious lunch at a cosy restaurant.This, followed by calls, SMSes and mails from great friends for Friendships Day!

That’ll keep me happy for the whole of this week! πŸ™‚

PS –Β  What I splurged on:

  • Dedication by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus Atria
  • Songs of The Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
  • The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
  • This Year It’ll Be Different: And other stories by Maeve Binchy

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Song for the occasion: (something that has caught the better half’s fancy of late, which I couldn’t stand initially though I couldn’t understand much of it, and which I have come to enjoy now, on account of being constantly subjected to it by the spouse πŸ˜› )

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9 responses to “It feels heavenly…

  1. Looks like someone had a lovely laid back weekend involving love, lunch and Landmark πŸ™‚ …have an equally lovely week Priya…and enjoy the treasures you picked up at Landmark, when you read them…

  2. wow!!! That sounds blissful!!!!

    Today only we finalized a plan to visit my parents and I can not tell you what all I am planning to eat. Dieting gets thrown out of the window πŸ˜‰

    BTW Friendships Day πŸ™‚

  3. awww! That’s such a sweet mom πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    I was at my parent’s place last week, I can’t tell u how much luggage I had when I returned πŸ˜€

    And that’s an impressive list of books. Let me know about the Maeve Binchy’s book… I need to get one really!

  4. priyaiyer

    @anupama

    yes, the weekend was lovely, alright! thanks for the wishes! πŸ™‚

    @me

    thanks! i sure will! πŸ™‚

    @smita

    hey! welcome here! happy friendships day to you too! πŸ™‚
    i know how it is with parents if u are staying away from them! πŸ™‚

    @veens

    yep, that was sweet of her. πŸ™‚ i know… i m dying to visit a’bad and bring back loads of luggage. πŸ˜›
    hope i enjoy the books. hav started on the maeve binchy one. will let u know soon, hopefully! πŸ™‚

  5. Awwww… Cute… πŸ™‚ Glad bout it ladyy.. Really .. πŸ™‚ Ensoi madi!

  6. priyaiyer

    @aparna

    thanks a lot, girl! πŸ™‚

  7. Manmeet & Ruchi

    Hi,

    we were just wondering wat id TOMATO THOKKU???

    is it….

    tomato khake thukna
    tomato se kisi ko thokna

    pl xplain:)

  8. priyaiyer

    hi silly girls,

    i’ll explain to you in detail when i am there for Diwali… yes, i am comingggggggggg… YAYYYYY!!!

    As of now, read this:
    http://www.onamfestival.org/tomato-thokku.html

    Thanks for that sillly comment. It brought a smile to my face! πŸ™‚

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