Back in Mumbai7:46 PM
If you don't follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have missed it. But I have been away since the 19th and just came back yesterday. Where? Lucknow, where we celebrated Diwali with DH's family.
I meant to blog and let you know I would be away before leaving, but between parents teacher meeting, Ishita deciding to catch a viral fever just before leaving, packing and all...I just didn't have the energy to devote to the idea of writing something...anything.
We caught an early flight to Delhi on the 19th, and stayed with my BIL and his family for two days, then did a quick trip and overnight stay at a friend's place in Gurgaon before catching yet another really early flight to Lucknow on the 22nd. We then stayed there seven days during which we just got caught in a merry whirlwind of festivities, games of teen patti (a gambling card game commonly played during the Diwali period), steadily flow of relatives visits, and even steadier flow of food, sweets and chaats.
I did keep with the tradition of making a rangoli in my in-laws house for Diwali (pictures to come later). We took Ishita to the Bara Immambara, and did go to the bhulbulaya, where they ignored the fact I am a PIO and still charged me the foreigner price. And before you know it it was time to go back to Mumbai. Yet another early flight...but preceded by just two hours of sleep due to a bout of insomnia.
Insomnia probably induced by a heavy stomach full of Chole Puri, insomnia fuelled by Ishita talking in her sleep while clearly practicing karate or kick boxing at the same time. Insomnia that had me snippy, and zombie like the whole morning, and beyond caffeine repair. Insomnia that left me exhausted, and vomiting a mere few hours after reaching our home and slightly feverish all of today. My lack of sleep made my digestive tract sluggish and possibly brought my immunity down as well. But I am back and on the mend. Facing another 10 days of school holidays, and needing a few days to re-energise my introverted self.
Because, as fun as this trip has been, it was 10 days of not much solicitude, and way too much socialising. Those of you who are extroverts will not understand, but if you are like me an introvert, you understand how draining it was as well.
Meanwhile, the horrid weather we left on the 19th seem to have yielded way to much more pleasant days to come in Mumbai, still a bit hot, but less humid already. Which is really great considering I was dreading getting hit by the city's usual ickiness after spending 10 days in the super awesome Fall like weather Delhi and Lucknow are experiencing right now.
I have a lot of pictures I'll be able to use in future blog posts to upload to my computer. But today I only had the energy to finish unpacking between naps and my focus on getting better health wise.
Those who celebrated, how did you spend your Diwali?