I had gooseflesh when I realized that the topic I was gonna write about was directly related to my blog-name. And then the second spout when I realized that it was exactly a year since I started blogging (well, almost… it’s June 21st to be exact) Freakish?! 😀
Anyway, moving on… have any of you had this sensation where there’s this spurt of joy, pride and a sense of accomplishment all at once in your heart? This was what I felt after my first week of rangoli-duty at my new home 😀 Well, it’s not a duty per-se; I just chose to take over that chore from m-i-l. Now, it’s not that I am an expert in this area, but I’m not a novice either. At home, since we lived on the first floor, this task would rarely fall upon us; my aunt who lived downstairs would invariably end up doing it. It was only on the special occasions like festivals that I and my sis would get down to the task of decorating our courtyard with intricate rangoli designs. But these being big and complicated would warrant a dekko into the now-dog-eared design books.
Coming to the point, the first day I stood with the bowl of fine rangoli powder in hand, I tried recollecting how many small-everyday-kinda designs I knew… sadly I could only think of two! Though a tad worried I thought ‘kal ki kal dekhenge’… post 2 days… forehead still creased… voila! I remembered one more…and one more for the next day. This way, a week went by without me having to repeat a pattern. Boy! Was I thrilled… that’s exactly the feeling I was talking about.
Now, having got hold of more designs from my sis, I’m all the more excited and can’t wait to try them out! 😀 In-fact I was a trifle miffed when I saw my m-i-l with the rangoli bowl today morning… lol!!