Our eid was on monday.
So....as always, my eid is pretty simple and I've always seen it as a day of rest after a hectic month. Now, this year's Ramadan wasn't so hectic but lets maintain traditions
Throughout Ramadan I pretty much slept late or stayed up the whole night and that kinda messed with my internal clock. I couldn't sleep the night before eid, just kept turning and tossing in bed. At 3AM, my sister(the other one, not the water warrior) started a racket in the house and so I couldn't even lie in bed. I got up, locked a room and prayed tahajjud and when the racket died down a little, I readied my clothes etc. I was hoping to have another water war with my sister but she had already woken up
Me and my brother had planned to go to the same place for eid salah that we had gone to last year. I believe that's the only place in Hyderabad where everything is finished off early, by 7:30AM. But then, being Hyderabadis we did manage to squeeze in a delay and therefore had to go to our local masjid where it was at 9AM. We returned home and by then mum had set up a feast - biryani and sheerkhurma. Then I slept like a log till Zuhr. After Zuhr, daddy dearest had called(today was officially his last day at work) and we spoke to him for over an hour, and being dad, it was mostly about my grad school applications, my brother's admission to college etc etc - no mushy stuff lol
After that, much to the frustration of my sisters, I spent a while lazing around while chatting with a friend and then we went to visit our dadi(paternal grandma). Now, she's probably one of the very few women I enjoy being with, and although she's 90 years old, mashallah she's really lively and real fun to be around. I was hoping we would be able to meet our cousins too but they had gone for a movie.
After returning home, I prayed Asr and went back to sleep until Maghrib and then till Isha. Then I watched Masterchef Australia(yea we get to see it after its finished), had dinner and now here I am, typing away, calling my brother every half hour to check whether he's alive in whatever corner of the city he went to with his friends(coz its late and mum can't sleep until he's safely home), listening to mum humming something, thinking about what to do tomorrow and looking forward to a good night's sleep.