Post the high energies and outings of the weekend, its time for a Lazy Monday. I get up, rub my eyes, have my mandatory tea and am thinking of what do I write about. Normally, my weekends are for catching up on blogs and my posts. But, the hectic week Monday to Friday, left me completely deflated. I could just barely go through the motions over the weekend. With Diwali approaching next week, this week will be hectic, but with a different set of activities and it will be fun. First is to get the lights up. A trip to the market to pick out a lantern with my son. Then some electrical wire manipulations by the husband, will get it set up. There is so much festivity in the air, its infectious. Like yesterday, almost all shops are having fairy lights strung up. The supermarkets have gone crazy with their offerings. It’s hard to keep away from the marketing overdose and very difficult to keep my head above it all. I have pushed them all to the next weekend. I need to stock up on my energies, patience and bargaining skills.
However, there is one thing I am sure of. I will not purchase the lights, diyas, sweets, rangoli colors, rangoli designs et al. from a supermarket or a mall. Instead, the plan is to buy from the local shops and the street vendors. And of course, to buy less crackers, preferably noiseless ones.
How have you been preparing for Diwali?