Posted On Sunday, August 05, 2012 at 09:06:51 AM
Vibhawari Deshpande finds her peace and solace in mundane activities. She doesn’t mind admitting there’s nothing exciting or ‘out of the world’ about her off day. In an age where giving a ‘spin’ to everything has become a norm, Vibhawari revels in conventionalityand basically ‘doing nothing’ till the sun goes down.
My life is not run by a fixed routine. Everyday could be a working day as well as a holiday. The only reason a weekend is dear to me is that my daughter Radha has holidays for school. I find this time extremely precious, as I believe spending time with loved ones is the best form of rejuvenation.
I love to sleep in but I hardly get to do that as I’ve to wake up early the entire week to drop Radha to school.
So on weekends, I make the most of the opportunity and only wake up when the lull is piqued to the maximum and I know I can’t lie in bed any longer.
When I’m finally up, I spend a lazy morning with a cup of piping hot coffee, some delicious breakfast of pattice and omelettes and lounging in front of the TV. Time flies when my husband Hrishi and I indulge in long, unending conversations.
Hrishi and I are both huge movie buffs, we cannot get enough of world cinema. Snuggling up cosily on the couch and watching a film — could there be a better, simpler stressbuster? Back in the day, we used to hit the theaters on a holiday and do a movie marathon but after my daughter was born, it has become a rarity.
But we make up for it by catching on every single movie at home. Sometimes, we also make a personal theatre for Radha at home and watch animations, munching on popcorn dripping with butter.
Now, as she is growing up, I plan to map out our holidays a little differently — may be take her out on small, informative trips, educational outings to planetariums or museums or adventure trails. I want to take efforts to expose her to nature.
I’m a big-time foodie — eating is a passion. I love to explore flavours and preparations. So on a holiday, Rishi and I take off in search of a new restaurant to try out some cuisine different than usual.
Hrishi himself is an enthusiastic and experimental cook and sometimes he cooks up a lovely lunch for me and Radha — I enjoy those times thoroughly! The rest of the afternoon is usually spent finishing off pending chores over the week. I help Radha finish her homework, and an afternoon siesta is also something I look forward to.
I have an intimate friend circle which is no less than family for me. We try our best to spend the weekend or holidays with them, even if it is just meeting over early supper.
Be it catching up on the goings-on in life, indulging in some spicy debates, taking each other’s case, laughing till our sides ache — all our ideas of enjoyment, joy and rejuvenation are closely connected with these near and dear ones.