In Onam finery, waiting for guests to arrive. Our guests included the chaiwallah (a young debonair chap from Kerala who had to give up his studies when his father passed away to take care of his mother and sister) at V's office, our building watchman and the kids' favorite Saji uncle and family. So the Onam sadya went on from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. since our main guests came late. Thanks to the maid, we had a great sadya complete with payar payasam. The kids and me had the day off but V, whose birthday fell on Thiruvonam day this year, had to attend office.Double celebrations anyway.