Well, now i look forward to christmas.. recently i have taken to decorating a christmas tree and kind of celebrating christmas.. a small desk tree kind of a thing..but cute nevertheless.. earlier (by earlier i mean before marriage.. its funny how everything becomes "before marriage" and "after marriage") we never used to do it.. nobody around us did it.. christmas just used to be another holiday.. in our school (convent), there used to be a mass and all which we used to attend but nothing further than that!! We never did anythign on our own.. maybe because i didnt really have any christian friends!!
It was in college that i was first invited over to a christmas lunch.. which was great fun.. there was achristmas tree and we also played secret santa.. the budget was specified as 30 Rs or 40 Rs.. we could not exceed that amount.. we had loads of fun that day...
And now post marriage, i not only bought a small tree and the decorations.. a star etc, but also bought my husband a christmas present and went to Mount Mary church in Bandra.. that was spectacular.. the entire road had been lit up!!!
So Christmas now has become interesting!!! I would love to travel to some European destination just to witness the christmas celebration!!
Today at work we were talking about how cool it is that all of western countries are on leave for a good 10 days this time of the year due to christmas.. we were envious at first.. this 10 day break to look forward too etc.. but then i felt, what after the 10 days get over.. then i will be thoroughly depressed.. at least here we get 12 days spread throughout the year!!
So BTW, diwali was nice.. wore a sari to increase festiveness!!! Lit diyas all around the house!! Evrything was great except.. we ordered chinese for lunch (for the want of options) and Pizza for dinner!!!