Thankfully today too I don’t have to think about what to write, I’ll write about how my birthday was 🙂
-Zini refused to believe that it was mumma’s b’day!! She only wished me when her friend wished me!!
– The day started with lots of phone calls. My parents, my brother, my masi, my friends, hubby’s aunts, my friends from previous jobs all called up!! I really don’t know what good I’ve done to get such great people in my life while I always forget everybody’s birthday..Yeah my peanut sized memory and all..
-After contemplating a lot, I finally decided to make vedhami!! And it was awesome, I dare say almost like mom made vedhamis!! Though I made less than half of what mom used to make, it took almost an hour of strictly continuous stirring to get the stuffing ready!! How mom did it for more than two hours just to make me happy is beyond me!! And we are not even talking about violent nature of this batter when heated!! Tomorrow will be the recipe post 😉
– All your wishes made my day!! My social media pages and groups were filled with birthday wishes!!! Every time I receive a wish I am truly touched!! Thanks again!!
– In the evening hubby came home with a cake, which he tried in vain to hide. My friends to came home to wish me and we had a yummy cake cutting.
– For dinner we went out to Yellow Chili, the starters were great, everything else was ok..
We had quite a celebration 🙂
Thankfully today I don’t have to think about what to write!! Today is my birthday and I’ll write about it 🙂 Yes we are accepting wishes and gifts today 🙂
At my parents’ place birthdays have set rituals about them!! On birthdays, Shiro will be made in the morning. And any other sweet that the birthday girl/boy favored. On my birthday it was always Vedhami and Batakavada or patra!! Yeah the most important part of the birthday celebration was food!! And a new dress too!! Wearing a new dress too was part of birthday ritual!!
And in the evening, we would have friends over for celebration. Chips, cake and gulab jamn were the fixed part of the menu!! And we had Bhaji pao or chana puri as the main course!! Sometime Idli Sambar too featured on the menu!! Birthdays were very exciting days!! A lot wishes (& gifts) from everybody!! A license to act as a brat (nobody scolds you on your birthday 😉 ) and all the special treatment!! Ah, such joys!!
When hubby and I started dating, birthdays meant mushy cards and mushier gifts, I still have some of those gifts and all the cards with me!!
We also celebrated birthdays in office with cake, card and gift!! And of course I could leave for home early on that day!!
Did I say I love birthday?
But this time, the birthday is a little different!! I suddenly feel all grown up (No, I am not turning 30 this year). The day is just like any other day with regular chores!! And I don’t feel the need to do anything different!!
Probably I should make vedhami today…
So what is your birthday ritual like?