For the past couple of days, this is all I can think of. The V’s are coming! V and V are my cousin and her daughter and they are visiting us for a week. After a longest time I will be having company at home that involves (hopefully) a lot of arratai sessions and general catching up. Considering we grew up together she has a special place in my heart.
So, while I eagerly waited for today to come, the past two days has seen a lot of activity around the home. Cleaning, dusting and generally getting the guest room ready. Right till K and I left for work this morning we had something or the other to do. All this brought back loads of memories from the past. Waiting for cousins to come home for vacation. Waiting to hear the sound of auto at the door. The clicking of the door latch and the eager welcomes from both sides. Running off to show new clothes, accessories and more. Catching up on school, secrets and the non stop chat sessions.
Visits from family invariably meant “bakshanam” in our home. Either mom making it in honor of the people visiting or the guest bringing some specially for us. If they came from Coimbatore it was A1 chips and if from Trichy it was “dood peda”. Both of which I loved immensely. As I mulled baking a cake or making some sweet today morning, I decided against it and put it away for later. I couldn’t help realizing how little we change and how much we change.
Life is sweet!