A dash of Pepper…

…with a splash of Mint


Posted by Pepper on January 3, 2015

I almost never make New Year resolutions. They’re not meant for people like me. I lack the determination to reach any targets or goals I set for myself. I wish I cared enough, but the truth is, very few things matter to me. Anyway, so I am going to create a small wish list for 2015. They’re not resolutions. They’re not hard set goals. They’re only things I wish for. And if you notice, this list only contains wishes that are attainable.

1) I wish to focus more on fitness. I know, this one is really common. But what most of us do to our bodies is quite appalling, to say the least. We need to care more. We need to take this up sincerely. My foremost wish for 2015 is to be more conscious of my health. To eat right and devote time to regular exercise. Most importantly, I need to train myself to *keep at it* instead of allowing it to be only a passing phase.

2) I wish to finish setting up our house. By setting up, I mean buying the basics. That’s all. No frills. With our non existent budget, we’re unable to buy even basic things at one go. We’ve been phasing out our purchases. The slow pace has been annoying me. I hope this year we manage to buy all the essentials. I’ve been wanting to get this out of the way for a long time.

3) I wish to go for atleast 3 holidays in this year. That isn’t too much to wish for, is it? They can be local destinations. I just want to travel and explore some new places. 3 sounds like a good number.

4) I am too embarrassed to say this, but never mind, here we go. I wish to start waxing my legs. Now get over the shock already. It is really not my fault. I switched from waxing to shaving my legs when I moved out of India many years ago. There was no way I could afford to go to a salon to get waxed in foreign lands. I did wax my own arms at home, but the lazy me was very happy using the razor on my legs. I had no complains, other than the times when Mint ran his hands up my legs, which is when I would say, ‘Not like that baby, run your hands the other way. Up to down only, okay?’ And it was all good.

I moved back to India and started feeling jealous of all the smooth and creamy legs around me. I decided to ditch the razor and go back to waxing, but what do you know? Just a few rips of the wax strip and I was howling in pain. You see, shaving pretty much screws you up. Ripping out the coarse hair was killing me. So I went back to shaving and have stayed here ever since. Every time I try convincing myself to give waxing a shot, the painful reminders of the stubborn razor treated hair being ripped out begin to haunt me. I really hope to overcome this fear and go back to waxing for good.

5) I wish to bake a good cake. You see, I have never baked in my life. Okay, strike that out, because that would mean overlooking my one lousy attempt. I wish to be able to bake a good, soft, moist, spongy, awesome cake. Maybe a coffee cake or something? That sounds fairly easy. I’ve been searching for recipes for a while. This one should be doable. I hope.

6) I wish to find and assign more time to playing board games. Both Mint and I love board games. We’ve had a lot of fun together. Settlers of Catan, Thurn and Taxis, Puerto Rico, Pandemic are some of the games we want to spend more time playing. Each one of them is amazing. They make you think. They make you plan. They let you enter a new world. Let’s hope we have a ‘playful’ year ahead.

7) This last wish of mine is going to be kept secret. I am not superstitious like that. Just that, this one is really dear to me and I feel like snuggling and cuddling the idea all by myself. PS – I feel compelled to add this here. I am not pregnant, so no thinking in that direction, okay?

Phew. The time is 11.54 pm. I made it.


32 Responses to “Wishlist”

  1. I like your wishlist! If you want a simple chocolate cake recipe i can send you the link

    And hell i am curious about the last one. But i feel i know! Though i might totally be barking up the wrong tree

  2. So get you on the waxing. I sometimes can’t believe I regularly got waxed as a teenager in India. How?Why? Shaving is here to stay for me. 3 vacations sounds about the perfect number , Pepper!!Will add it to my mental wish list.

  3. Shweta said

    For waxing you can use chocolate wax.. Its less hot and the pain is lesser… I wont say it will vanish completely but still… There are many flavors available but white chocolate is the best u can try green apple too…
    I don’t know how it works but it was effective for me… I have very thin skin n everytime I used to get waxing it used to leave burn marks which would fade in weeks n by that time it was time for another round…

    Hope it works for you too..
    N all the best for wishlist … Happy New Year… šŸ˜Š

    • Pepper said

      White chocolate? Green apple? It sounded like you were reading things from a dessert menu. Lol. Yes, have heard of chocolate wax but didn’t think it really was much different. Will try it though. Thanks for telling me it works. And happy new year!

  4. Seema said

    I prefer to call it wishlist too as resolutions sound like dangling swords and I don’t like the idea at all.

    I was used to do waxing in India, now I am using an epilator but I hate to do it myself. I wish someone did it for me.

    Hey, I can give you the recipe of Zebra cake, it’s very easy to make (one of my nieces makes it often now) and gives an impression that you must have spent a great deal of your time making it and it always comes out well. Let me know if you would like to give it a try.

    • Pepper said

      Isn’t epilator extremely painful?
      Please, please give me the zebra cake recipe. It sounds like it is exactly what I want and love..

      • Seema said

        Epilator is not very painful. For that matter, I never felt waxing painful too šŸ˜› My tolerance level must be high, hehe

        Here’s the recipe: https://amchibong.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/zebra-cake/

        Do let me know once you try it. Will wait to hear back. All the best šŸ™‚

        • Pepper said

          I haven’t tried epilator, have only heard by some that it is painful and annoying. Waxing isn’t all that painful. I was very comfortable getting waxed and never really complained about it being painful. But waxing after shaving has been another story for me. šŸ˜

          Thanks so much! I can’t wait to try this one.. Will surely let you know how it turned out.. šŸ™‚

  5. Your resolutions are so simple, so practical, and so ‘you’. Good luck with them! šŸ™‚

  6. Bikramjit said

    err Which direction… šŸ™‚

    I have not heard the names of the board games mentioned.. I am so out of touch … Oh boy.

    3 holidaysssss WOWOW.. all the best and here’s wishing you get to do all that you wish for ..

  7. Loove the list. It’s practical n guess, need to do same. I’m setting to pay impending debts, be ego less and plan for holiday.

  8. Hmmm now what is that one wish…im thinking and im thinking šŸ˜‰

  9. My brain DID go in the pregnancy direction! Haha!
    I love settlers of catan. Have spent so many game thursdays with my labmates playing settlers.
    Btw, i have never used razor on legs. I dont do anything to my arms. But now i have switched to epilators and waxing once in a while rather than waxing all the time. It is quicker, cleaner, easier.

  10. Ooh… I meant i dont do anything to my arms. All that jhol-majhol is for legs only!

  11. Pepper! All doable stuff I am sure you will, so all the best šŸ™‚
    Fitness is a common goal, and holidays are my life support. I had stopped waxing too, but now I am all about it because the effect lasts so much longer! Plus, I am in shorts/skirts all the time now that I am much older šŸ˜ (Don’t ask).
    I want to make a list but I am so scared writing it will jinx it šŸ˜¦

  12. good luck on your list! šŸ™‚

  13. Shweta said

    I had one such list prepared for 2014… That reminds me to take an account of the wishes I fulfilled and review the ones I did not… Only I am too worn out to muster up a post!

    Wish u luck with your wishes, though!

  14. srividhya said

    Good luck with your wishes. May all of them come true. As advices are free here is mine šŸ˜‰ Try some in-grown hair serum. It does help a lot. I alternate between waxing and razor and with this serum its helping me a lot.

    • Pepper said

      What is this in-grown hair serum? Where do you apply it? How does it work? I am willing to get ANYTHING that will help me get back to waxing. Let me look it up right now. Thank you so very much!

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