A dash of Pepper…

…with a splash of Mint

Yet another ‘I’m back’ post.

Posted by Pepper on November 24, 2014

Reappearing after a brief spell of silence seems to have become a common theme on this blog. This time, I have missed the blog sorely. And ofcourse, I’d like to believe I have been missed too. In my imaginary world, there is a large audience waiting desperately to hear from me. I see them whistling, clapping and cheering as I emerge. Amidst all that frenzied hooting, I approach the podium.. err, blog. And then I begin to speak. People hang on to every word of mine. The moment everybody has been waiting for has arrived. I am back!

You see why I love living in my imaginary world? Because reality sucks. Nobody seems to have missed me. I got no emails checking on me this time. Nobody seems to be desperate for my return. Hmph.. But we will ignore that, okay? We will instead focus on the few hundreds of people who visit this space religiously. Despite me posting nothing. They come here and leave empty handed (empty headed?), having found nothing new to read. So for all those awesome people who give my stats a constant boost, I am back. How can I continue disappointing you like that? I know. I am modest and humble. Thank you.

What kept me away? I believe I have mentioned that already. The month has been crazy. My cousin came down from Spain. She had gotten married to a Spanish boy and wanted to come to India to have an Indian wedding ceremony. She was visiting India after 17 years, so she knew almost nothing about the city or country in its current state.

They also wanted to have their honeymoon in India. The responsibility of planning their travel and the wedding ceremony fell on me entirely. I cribbed and whined. Because I was already very Β burdened with the BFF’s wedding planning. I don’t know how the days went by. I was coordinating with a travel agent for my cousins’s honeymoon arrangements, checking suitable venues for the wedding, planning the BFF’s Β bachelorette party, writing the script for her sangeet and dance party, talking to caterers, figuring out what to wear for all the upcoming occasions, whining about how busy life is, rehearsing my dance for the party, brain storming with the BFF’s sister, trying to come up with appropriate props for the Bollywood theme we had chosen for one of the parties, getting movie banners printed, having family dinners every other day with my cousin and her husband and so on and so forth.

I haven’t had a moment’s respite. No, it isn’t over yet. But a lot of events have been crossed out of my list. The cousin and her husband had a happy wedding ceremony. They enjoyed all the family gatherings and dinners. They loved their honeymoon. They have now returned to Spain. Phew. The BFF’s bachelorette party is done. The sangeet and dance party is done. I will write individual posts on them later, perhaps. What remains now is the mehendi party. And the haldi ceremony. And the wedding ceremony. And the reception. Okay, that does sound taxing. But the good news is that I have no more work! All the events that I had to plan and organise are done. Now I only have to show up for the rest of them. Okay, I am kidding. Knowing the BFF, I know I will be swamped with last minute chores for the remaining occasions too.

But, but! I am back. Despite the ongoing festivities. They will be over in a week. I intend writing here regularly. I have so much to say. Looks like the silence on the blog was just the calm before the storm. So beware! You are now going to be inundated with posts.


27 Responses to “Yet another ‘I’m back’ post.”

  1. *Hoot hoot!!* Would love to hear what you have to say πŸ˜€ You and your blog are definitely missed! πŸ™‚

  2. Good to see you back Pepper. Most the bloggers I follow has been silent and it gives me no motivation to come and write either .waiting to read more from you.

  3. Better keep the posts coming! πŸ˜€

  4. Whooooo…. That’s so much on your plate… Have fun at all those occasions πŸ™‚

  5. Bhavani said

    Yes Count me for increasing your stats ok??? I come here every single day to check:) Waiting waiting for posts from you…so write off soon….and a few pics of your gorgeus outfits?? to makeup for your absence;)

    Have fun at your BFF’s wedding…..


  6. Of course you were missed!! I am clapping and cheering just as you imagine:) What fun to plan the weddings and ceremonies..Hope you get to relax for the remaining ones. You know its been ages since I went to any wedding, I have missed so many due to the obviously not being able to fly down for them …and no one is going to schedule as per my vacation plans and visits. So this time, I am accompanying my folks to some random reception ..I only slightly know the bride. But I am still excited about an evening of dressing up and eating good wedding food…

  7. My Era said

    Great to be back to regularly read one of my all time favorite blogs, just when the landing post promises regular updates πŸ˜€
    Good to know all the events you’ve been responsible for went well πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful time in your BFF’s wedding!

  8. Shweta said

    No one’s complaining Pepper!!! We will be more than happy to hear from you! Bounce back on the blog soon! *waiting*

    And have a happy happy time attending all the functions!!!

  9. that sounds like a hell lot of activity, do share details about them soon πŸ™‚
    And welcome back πŸ™‚

  10. Smita said

    πŸ™‚ I too need to write a comeback post!!

    Welcome back πŸ™‚ u were missed!

  11. D said

    Ok..so I came here every day to check something new! Every time i saw..”how it ended”..i would return disappointed…:) glad you are back..:)

    • Pepper said

      Thank you for coming back! I know how disappointed I feel seeing the same title of the post too. People who use readers rarely visit blogs to check for updates. But I love the ones who dont a little more πŸ˜€

  12. I used to keep checking ur blog everyday before, but then i subscribed to it, so i now receive email notifications. When i see a new post notification, it invariably makes me smile! Welcome back, you were missed!

    I need to write a come back post (again). Waiting for the laziness to fade away.

  13. srividhya said

    Welcome back and waiting for your other posts… Between write about munnar trip too.. Love to hear about places close to my native. (I know I am selfish πŸ˜‰ )

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