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Seeing your idli batter rise up beautifully…

LHB and I mark the batter dabba to check and measure how much it rises after fermentation process.

I don’t know why we use permanent marker. Who cares? Those lines in the dabba reminds me of our experiment 🙂

Green line – Right after I grind 4 cups of rice

From bottom :
1st black line – Right after I grind 6 cups of rice

2nd black line – This time 6 cups of rice gave me that much of batter (more than usual. I wonder how?). May be I finally got the right time and consistency! Phew!

3rd black line – After the batter fermented that too in overnight. Its a medical miracle you know! Usually it takes me more than 1 whole day to ferment.

I left it out for another half a day and that’s the top of the batter you see. Didn’t mark it though!

Ladies and gentlemen -This is true happiness. I can see those who grind idli batter at home nod their head heavily with me (especially those who live in cold weather)

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Happiness is

Seeing this as first thing in the morning. Prachee and my post next to each other as planned in WP reader 😃😊😀 Do any of you guys see this too???

Miracle of miracles – Day 79/28

Few months ago, a miracle happened on a rainy morning. Adi missed her school bus, LHB left late than usual plus we had to drop Adi before dropping LHB at his school yet both of them made it to school on time and M got the train he was supposed to take. What do you call this as? Miracle of miracles? That is how I would call it.

As the four of us were leaving home me being me kept repeating that at least one of the two will end up getting a late pass today. We decided it to be the boy and headed towards Adi’s school. It was 8:15am when we were few blocks away from Adi’s school and the door closes at 8:20am for her. Just then, M asked me to take a right turn that takes us to the beginning of a shortcut to Adi’s school by walk. They both got down, began to walk run towards the school while I took a U-turn and headed towards LHB’s school.

We reached his school few nanoseconds before the door closes and he made it in. In the meanwhile, on the other side of this small town a father dropped his daughter at a safe distance from school ensuring she has enough time to make through the doors without getting late pass, turned around, ran back to the nearest bus stop, took the next bus to the train station and got into the train he planned to take.

An out of the blue sudden change of plan that worked out well for all of us. Otherwise, the routine would have been to drop Adi at her school, then LHB and then M at the train station. With this plan, only Adi would have made it on time.

I came back home, poured myself a hot chai and settled in the couch to start my day of working from home!

We did this just that one day, only one day when all our stars lined up in a perfect straight line!

Again, what do you call this as? Exactly! Miracle of miracles!!!

Ginger bread man – Day 62/11

At LHB school, they played a game in December where the kids made gingerbread man and the teacher hid it in closet telling the kids that he disappeared and went to visit places.

She requested parents to ask their friends and family from different state/country to send letters to school saying they spotted the gingerbread man near their place and explain the details.

It’s an interactive and fun way to learn about other states and countries. Did I tell you already that I love this school? It plays a major role to the wholistic progress LHB has made in last two years of course in his own pace.

See what his cousins from the other side of this country sent for him. He is one of the first to receive the letter. I loved the detail about the bridge.

LHB now talks about Mexico, China, Golden gate bridge and Florida. He wants to go to Mexico. Hope he takes me along too preferably to a beach town 😎