Thursday, November 8, 2007

Happy Diwali

I am in the weeds. Diwali is knocking loudly on the door and I am so behind everything. Last night BigGeek went down to our crawl space after dinner and got out the holiday lights. I strung lights on our hedge while BigGeek strung icicle lights on our eaves and then he connected all the wires and the timer and everything else. Chip kept saying he wanted to stay out for the night and not come home and to prove he meant it, got his truck and tried to ride it on the very, very dark and cold street. Do this boy know no fear? He got a time out for that and while being timed out, he found a few gold fish crackers in our camp chairs and ate them. So he got a time out within a timeout for doing that and he was not pleased. So he grabbed the bottle of concentrated car wash and poured it into the candle that had lit my Halloween pumpkin a few days ago. After sniffing his breath to make sure he hadn’t had a swig of the blue soap, he got a swat on the bottom and was taken inside to be put to bed. It was too late to make (baked) karanjis and chivda for today, so we had to contend with (baked) chakli and walnut-date laddoos this morning.

I had planned a nice foodie picture - all the fat-free Diwali goodies and a lamp and everything, but I guess that has to wait until the weekend and I hope we don’t gobble up the goodies by then. Add to the goodies chore is the fact I haven’t shopped at all for Diwali. I ordered some lacing beads and a doctor playset for Chip for Diwali but yet have to get something for all our friends and their kids who total to many, many people. And asking BigGeek for ideas does not help. He always gives me a “Oh. You will think of something. You always do.” Does he know how much work that is? Does he know? Does he? And I haven’t got anything for BigGeek. And he hasn’t gotten anything for me. Yet. BigGeek has always been exceptionally good at every Diwali (the Padwa) gifts. It has always been a very tasteful piece of jewelry. Always a wonderful surprise. But there is only so much jewelry you can buy and he hasn’t asked me what I want. Yet. (Is a knee length Burberry trench a bit much? I threw the word at him this morning and was met with a grunt) He has tried to get away this year saying his blood work (which came back nice) was a Diwali gift, but I ain’t buying it. So this is our Diwali update. Hope you all and all your loved ones are enjoying this delightful holiday. Happy Diwali and have a fanatabulous New Year.

16 comments:

Fuzzylogic said...

First of all glad to hear Big Geek's blood work has come back nice. Secondly fat free Diwali goodies?that's it, I'm coming right over:)
Poor chip seems to be on a defiant spree this week but glad that car wash didn't end up inside him!that was scary.
And ahem. fishing for a burberry trench eh?It's soo divine and very classy indeed. I myself have been trying to get my dirty hands on it for sometime now with no luck. So incase you do manage to get it be sure to guard it well,I just might steal it from you Mwahaha!
Hope you have a wonderful and fantastic Diwali!

Sujatha said...

Great news about the bloodwork. :)

And happy Diwali to you too. Snow (flurries) in the forecast today. Good timing, no? Freezing our butts off during Diwali. :) Also, hats off to spunky Chip. Persistence is a virtue.

Usha said...

The good news re BG's bloodwork should make this diwali extra special - gifts or no gifts.
And please give me the recipes of those fat-free goodies - i so desperately need to lose some weight.
A very happy diwali to you and yours.

DotMom said...

fuzzy: you a burberry girl too fuzzy? sigh why can't we be billionares and buy all the burberry in the world. I am think I am going to have to settle for a fake :(

sujatha: yeah.. I think we skipped fall this year. we didn't get any last night though? did you?

usha: they are fat free, but not low cal... but they are heart healthy :)

Tharini said...

Would you be so kind as to post/share some of those amazing recipes pls? :)

Kodi's Mom said...

happy deepavali! and this post is full of great news - blood work normal, fat free goodies. (the gift giving to all - is that something you invented or a tradition you're carrying on? we exchange only cash gifts among family and Padwa is huge for us too!)
but best of all was Chip's naughtiness! timeout within a timeout - LOL! only you can pull off such a thing!

DotMom said...

tharini: sure! they are all quite ad-hoc though!

kodi's mom: well.. I suppose traditionally womenfolk don't dole out gifts to their husbands. But hey, who doesn't like gifts. As to gifting friends, I do it once a year. If we are in town for Diwali, we do it then, else we do it over Christmas. Friends = Family here.

Parul said...

short comment - just wanted to quickly stop by and say happy diwali!

Rohini said...

Happy Diwali. And the blood work is a great gift no? But I would still hold out for the Burberry trench coat ;)

Preethi said...

Happy Diwali... Chip seems to be a handful.. loved the car wash in the candle... :) And fat free goodies?? Goody!!!

dipali said...

Sounds great-the god blood report and the naughty son! Hope you all had a wonderful Diwali.

Orchid said...

Hey domom, I am a li'l late..but hope you all had a wonderful Diwali. Glad to hear about the blood work. And girl you go get that trench, now! ...and timeout within timeout, that is priceless!

Sue said...

Same to you, same to you. Good to hear about the report. And since Chip ain't a kid of mine, great to hear about the mischief he has been getting into!

DotMom said...

parul: hope you had a wonderful one too!

rohini: hahaha. spoken like a true friend :)

preethi: yeah, he is, takes after the father!

dipali: thanks dipali.

orchid: thanks orchid!

sue: sue, just you wait until bhablet steps into his terrible twos!

choxbox said...

hope you had a great diwali.

I love Lucy said...

Hey Dotmom..a tad late but hope you had a good Diwali!Oh I am so looking for a nice sexy-looking woolen knee length coat too...but I guess I shall just settle for something from Burlington.*sigh*