Thursday, March 24, 2011

Who decides the Fate of a Lunch Box/Tiffin

Thursday march 24th 2011, 5:45 A.M : he's missing from the bed, looks like lights are on in the living room, quick check he's siting in front of computer table with PC open (that project is going on since past weekend as he's trying to fix it b'coz it's working very slow...one reason for me missing from the blog world) and Laptop is also on.....quick & small conversation & he says "Honey go sleep".

1&1/2 hours Later, 7:15 A.M to be exact : I jump out of the bed & complaint to him why didn't U woke me up....I get the answer back "relax honey". I start my fast action mode, quickly took some veggies out of the fridge, put water to boil, pasta came out, not very juicy tomatoes in the fridge so out came jar of pasta sauce. Breakfast is also getting ready in the mean time, thank god I steamed the dhoklas yesterday night so only have to season(tadka) them. With all the multitasking going on I sneak out of the kitchen to freshen up quickly & Kiddo#1 is also getting ready for school.

40 minutes Later, 7:55 A.M to be exact : Dear daughter enter the kitchen, looking at the school lunch menu on the fridge......
      She : What's for Lunch?????
      me : Veggie Pasta.
      She : Can I buy today???
      me : rolling my eyes, grinding my teeth's, making sure no body sees....O.K.(it's been 2 months into new school & this is only second time she liked anything on the menu so I didn't wanted to say no & upset her)......So my menu planner mind quickly adjusted the today's menu.....after school snack  Pasta and not baked potato.

25 minutes Later, 8:20 A.M to be exact : On & off he's still mainly in front of computer. I serve breakfast to kiddo & talk between Dad & Daughter starts. He's trying to explain her few things pointing at computer showing her things on the screen & she's trying to explain him back what ever equal level stuff she knows about the NOT SO SAME but SIMILAR topic.

10 minutes Later, 8:30 A.M to be exact :
      me to him : Honey should I pack your Lunch or not.....
      he to me : U tell me what do I do.....I go or work from home....
      me to him : totally your decision

11 minutes Later, 8:41 to be exact :
     me : stop discussing anything, only 4 minutes are left for kiddo to move out of the house & at least 1/4 of the breakfast is still there in the plate, she still need to put her shoes & jacket. He quickly sneaked out of the dining area.

5 minutes Later, 8:46 to be exact : we rushed out of the house but thank god today bus is also late by at least 5 minutes or so.

Time is not important any more for the rest of the day as Kiddo catched her bus. I came back from the bus stop he's like O.K & turning the laptop off....went in to get ready....I pack his lunch, quick clean up of the kitchen, serve him breakfast, some dhoklas & little bit of pasta for my breakfast......lil'one is about to wake up.....and after few minutes he's turning Laptop again but this time it's office one & not the personnel......now I'm guessing is he gonna mail that he'll be late for the morning meeting or is working from home.....no questions asked......another 5 minute he did the mail, came out in T-shirt & announced everybody is working from home......it's not raining today yesterday it was....it did snow a little bit in the dark hours of morning but no accumulation, car sure gonna need 2 minutes of clean up at the most but that's not a very strong reason for everyone to work from home.....Can U guys guess...when I say all his co-workers that basically means the ones who grew up in India, are working from home.....some of them actually played safe as on Wednesday only they announced that tomorrow that is Thursday they will be working from home, rest of them thought they will be strong enough to come to the office but I guess it's difficult the fate of all these was decided by the coin which was tossed and Australian Captain decided to go for batting first which means India will be playing during the office hours here in USA....so that's when people decided to work from home.

Yes!!! it's the cricket fever.....no more suspense, no talking is going on inside the house lil'one is enjoying her tea time with Dad, Dad has turned dining table to his office with his office laptop on it and with INDIA Vs AUSTRALIA match playing live on his personnel laptop. Mommy is writing this post on Kiddo's notebook, our PC is still going under surgery. And yes all this time he was watching match and when Kiddo was doing her breakfast regardless of she might miss her bus he was in total mood of explaining her all about the cricket sport.....that's how much INDIANS LOVE CRICKET.....it's like a religion, people can do anything for it.....today's match is special not only because it's being played in India, also because Pakistan has already won another quarter final, and  I don't want to touch that topic.

This is first time he has done something like this....I guess when U have option of working from home and INDIA is playing for WORLD CUP then why not. So, no matter what U do everything have it's own fate.....Kiddo decided that she wanted to buy lunch so her share of pasta stayed in the pot....he decided to work from home so his packed lunchbox/tiffin is still sitting on the kitchen counter top and as for me with all these changed plans I see a shopping trip in my very near future....to be exact today's afternoon whenever the lil'one goes for a nap, it's easy to baby sit a sleeping baby for an hour or two.

Thanks to U guys for spending your precious time on a food blog for reading not so foodie story and there is no recipe even in today's post. But if anyone is interested in checking our breakfast today, U can click on dhoklas here & for the pasta who's fate was to be eaten from the plate and not from the lunch box click here.

I'm posting after a month, reason being my computer running very slow, my lil'one thinks mommy on the computer means it's her T.V time, so I have to stay away from computer in the day time and when she sleeps I'm trying to complete few unfinished craft projects and to top everything we have some unwanted guests who looks like gonna stay here forever.....my house is invaded by ants. That's a complaint now but atleast thank god they are the black ones & not the red ones who bites U. One more reason was blogging block and for that I have to thanks CRICKET if it wasn't for that I wouldn't have been writing this post. I guess this is first time I have written such a quick post. I'm sure those who don't know about cricket mainly my readers from North America (as rest of the world plays this sport) now knows how powerful this sport is.

quick info : Australian team has set the target of 261 runs for India to win and as I'm about to post this post looks like India is about to win, they need 16 more runs in 5 more overs, 5 wickets down....it's win...wohhoooo..................

11 comments:

Prathibha said...

Loved reading ur post.....and yeah cricket is an amazing sport,especially for Indians..:)

Rita said...

Somebody had a busy time; I am having slow internet problems here too; grrr.
Rita

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Lovely post dear..

Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Priya said...

Proud to be an Indian, we won the match, waiting to meet that Pakis now..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Great Post dear. Should I say a marvelous multi tasker you are. Yahoo! India won the match . One down two more to go.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

sangeeta said...

You know i hate cricket but yes , some of the matches get interesting even for me so i check in the scores ...even a cricket hater ( i turned a crick hater later in life :) )...

I can understand ... cricket is an excuse for so many things here too...

? said...

:-D!

Srivalli said...

That's such an interesting post you actually brought the whole scene in front of us..the cricket crazy nation that we are..this is normal I guess..:))

Spice said...

Thanks Prathibha, yes cricket is amazing no doubt about that.

Yes Rita it was busy morning, slow computer is really irritating to me.....

Thanks Sanyukta...

Thanks Priya.....Wed. match is going to be the tough one, we all know...


Thanks Deepa, but I think all the ladies are good multitasker.....& yes We won....

Spice said...

Sangeeta, me too not a big fan of cricket but where & who makes the big diff....If it's in India & Indian team is playing....I like to check now & then but for coming wed. match I'm gonna see that...
btw did U see Hatrick movie, if not then must see....

thanks ?

thanks Srivalli, I'm sure there must have been similar situations in most of the Indian households on the match day....I'm already asking about wed. & he's not sying anything yet...-)

Srivalli said...

hahaha..lot of plans are underway for the wed match..:)..I am not sure how many of my team members will report to work. We don't have the work from home concept, so I might work with a skeleton team..do update what your husband does..it will be fun I am sure..