What do you call a period when you do nothing apart from eat, sleep, watch the idiot box to your heart’s content, read books and in the meantime, laze whenever you want?
I call it heaven.
My parents home was my heaven during the past week. It had been 7 months since I visited my ‘maayka’ and I was desperately longing for a holiday from the never-ending home-office-home routine, coupled with the unending stream of relatives / visitors due to the school vacations where the kids and their moms both needed yours truly’s company. Nagging Zack for a mini-vacation for even 2 days was also useless, since he was dumped with work from his boss. Thankfully, my stars thought that I deserved a break and I landed myself up a week’s holiday.
What did I do over there?
Ate mangoes to till my stomach threatened to throw up. All the food which I missed here was devoured the instant it landed on my plate. The one thing I noticed after eating there was my metabolism rate shot up like anything. At dinner at 9 I eat till I can take it no more. At 5 in the morning, I am hungry again 😛
I read a book after a long time. The Immortals of Meluha – fully recommended if you are free for a long stretch of time. I could not keep myself from bookmarking any single page. Each chapter was a page turner. Am waiting to lay my hands on the next in this trilogy.
Being true to her word, ma did not give me even a single house-hold work. I thought she was joking but was overwhelmed seeing the way ma and pa were treating me. I could define the term- lazy bone if someone had visited me. It was such a contrast from my in-laws place where I hardly get to rest that I was seriously unwilling to pack my bags for my departure to my ‘sasuraal’.
My return flight journey was very eventful. At least for me it was 😉
- I was first in the queue who lined up for boarding the flight.
- We were supposed to pass through the aero-bridge to take our seats. I was midway when I was asked to stop due to some last minute cleaning. So behind me stood a line full of people patiently thinking what had happened suddenly 😀
- I was assigned a window seat. But the 2 seats besides me were empty throughout the journey. The rest of the aircraft was full 😛
Zack was on his own during this week since the rest of the family had gone to Chennai for a function. The day before I left my parents to fly down here, I asked what he had for dinner.
Maggi soupy noodles.
No wonder I always thought he brags about his cooking skills 😀
Its back to the grind now. Strangely, it feels bliss 🙂