A dash of Pepper…

…with a splash of Mint

I smile when..

Posted by Pepper on March 20, 2011

I peep into the bin. Yes, the garbage bin at home. Every time I happen to look in while discarding something, and I see potato skins, onion peels, empty milk cans, chocolate wrappers, used paper napkins and other miscellaneous rubbish, I have a big smile on my face. It tells me I have a warm, abundant and thriving home. Sometimes, watching the trash you have created can be so satisfying.

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I smile each time I see this offline message my mom sent me about a week ago. Needless to say, I’ve read it a million times already.

Mom

toΒ me

show detailsΒ Mar 12 (7 days ago)
These messages were sent while you were offline.
6:57 AM Mom: Oh my cutie pie! my lil baby! sugar and honey! when will you realize how liitle you are for me?

I realise it of course. I am my mama’s little girl. Knowing that is so wonderful.

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We played Holi! And this little American girl stole my heart. I smile every time I see her picture.

I try to get her for a pic, but she is too busy colouring herself pink.

And this is us, after we got back home. I am only thankful nobody arrested Β us as we drove back in this terrifying state.

Oh yeah.. Happy Holi!

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40 Responses to “I smile when..”

  1. scorpria said

    Happy Holi, PepperMint πŸ™‚
    And i absolutely love that msg from your mom!!

  2. Chatterbox said

    Happy Holi πŸ˜›

  3. bikram said

    A very happy holi to you. The colors show u had a great time.

  4. Happy Holi and wish you happier times ahead πŸ™‚

  5. Tanishka said

    Wish you a very happy holi pepper… those pics are soo colorful and cute…. πŸ™‚

  6. Chhavi said

    Happy Holi to you too ……. Yes an offline message sent by someone who cares does makes one smile…… And what can I say about the dustbin…. I have never really thought about it…… πŸ˜‰

  7. ajay said

    The kid is so cute and seems to be enjoying Holi a lot. πŸ˜€ Happy Holi to you too. πŸ™‚

  8. Seena said

    Its so nice to hear you guys celebrated Holi a very grand way.. I am surprised to see even Americans played Holi..That’s fantastic.

    Mom’s message is so sweet..I started realizing how mom’s feel after I had my daughter..

    • Pepper said

      Oh Americans love Holi. Or for that matter any Indian festival. Its all new and exotic for them :D..

      Having a baby of your own makes see you relate to such things I suppose πŸ™‚

  9. R's Mom said

    wow…loved this post…and you seriously will see me looking into my garbage bin and smiliing everyday πŸ™‚ what a wonderful way to look at garbage πŸ˜‰ lovely holi you had na…I am so coloured that I am still pink and red all over..the office watchman looked at me and said ‘Madam holi toh kal tha’ 😦

    • Pepper said

      Oh! But that is the real way of playing Holi na! πŸ™‚ I remember we’d always be fretting over the pink nails and ears we’d have to deal with in school..

  10. Pixie said

    Err… no comments on the garbage!! LOL!! πŸ˜› :mrgreen:
    But, yes.. the warm feeling one gets after realising we have a thriving and happy home is priceless! πŸ˜€

    And what lovely colours! πŸ˜€
    Happy Holi to you guys too! πŸ™‚

  11. Ashwathy said

    LOL!! Yes thank god nobody arrested u….otherwise we’d have another blog post to deal with on that!! πŸ˜€ :mrgreen:

    Happy belated Holi to u too!! πŸ™‚

  12. Swaram said

    Happy Holi and that smile – may it stay on u forever πŸ™‚

  13. SH said

    OMG…I too smile when I see the garbage..Esp when I was in UK, away from my family πŸ™‚ …

    Happy Holi…Belated!

  14. Deboshree said

    Looks like you had a super Holi. πŸ˜€
    And oh my, the kiddo is indeed a sweetheart. She looks lovely with all those colours.

  15. Fantastic those Holi Pics..wow, you guys seem to have had major fun! πŸ˜€

    That message form your mom – Sigh! πŸ™‚
    Moms are the Best-est!!! Enough said.

    Trash – Interesting thought there. But..noticed that you have the milk can along with the organic waste. Can I please request you to separate them into plastic container trash please? It takes very little effort, and the trash area generally has multiple bins for segregation.

    Don’t mind the extra request dear, just some things close to my heart πŸ™‚

    • Pepper said

      Lol.. I was wondering if somebody would notice that πŸ™‚ We actually do separate our plastics and other recyclables from the organic waste. But while disposing, I end up putting them in the same area :(.. Because our society has a rule – Any plastic put in the recyclable section has to be washed first. This really puts me off. Washing the empty milk cans just to dispose them, when there already is a lot of work. But I guess I should just give it a rinse and put it away separately. Will be more careful in future. Thanks AHK πŸ™‚

  16. dipali said

    Thanks for delurking at my place! Loved all your wedding posts:) And your take on rubbish! And the car you fell in love with- truly awesome!

  17. Hey Pepper,

    Just realized that I should have taken my extra points offline rather than putting here. Just remove the previous comment, if that helps.

    Love the post..keep smiling πŸ™‚

  18. Comfy said

    Aah holi, I had similar faces all around me. With some green, red, yellow, blue on me as well. Only Buzz wanted out which saved me from more gulaal and I was allowed to even wash my hands and face.

    Wishing you and Mint a wonderful Holi Pepper πŸ™‚

  19. priyaiyer said

    Aww such a cutie pie post. Loved all the tidbits. πŸ™‚

    Here’s wishing you both a (belated) happy Holi. If that pic of you two is any indication, you guys had loads of fun on Holi. πŸ™‚

  20. Oregano said

    i think blurring your faces was pointless, the colors seem to have made you unrecognizable anyway πŸ˜›

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