Sunday, October 24, 2010

I'm waiting

Now I know what I have been missing for the past nine years:
(in no particular order)
  • Deciding what fireworks to order.
  • Planning for the arrival of guests.
  • Happily braving the crowds to get new clothes shopping done.
  • Visiting sweet shops buzzing with activity, busy handling advance orders.
  • Seeing offers on sugar, ghee and other such groceries so that the ladies of the house can get a head-start on the sweets and snacks prepartion.
  • Reading newspapers filled with pages and pages of special offers.
  • Navigating through temporary platform shops selling mud lamps.
  • Watching TV inundated with ads hawking everything from sarees and veshtis to discounts for refrigerators and TVs.
  • Feeling the festive spirit all around, Indian style!
Yes, Deepavali is fast approaching! I can barely wait! So much so, I am even eagerly waiting to get up at 4.00am to have the traditional oil bath. Really.

Yes, it feels great to be home for Deepavali!


Anita said...

Good Lord. don't wake up at 4. That will set a bad precedent the rest of us may have to end up following.

The shopping sounds like fun!

Archana said...

Sindu - see, we all did manage it quite well!