100 Happy Days: Day 37

A cousin did her arangetaram or “gejje pooje” on saturday. She has been practicing for the past 7 months despite a high stress job. She has always been dedicated to fitness and she is the one who put the “Fit by 40” thought in my head. Since we couls not go for the performance, I sent her this painting for which she has sent a ❀ Made me a happy person today.


100 Happy Days: Day 27Β 

Finishing a good book by Susan Mallery and going to a neighbour’s house who is from such a different background by religion, country, growing up and then finding out ( a revelation) that our cultures are so similar over Turkish tea. 

There is always something new to learn and sometimes I feel blessed that I get to meet so many new people, learn so much, make acquaintance. Who knew even 10years ago that life would throw open so many small windows to this large, beautiful world?  

100 Happy Days: Day 19

Today was the DeepavaLi function of the local Indian community here. We decided to go and meet new people. It gave me a chance to dress up a little-I hardly get out of the house and am mostly in PJs. These days it’s fleece PJs πŸ˜›Β  (Let’s not talk about those love handles and exercise etc etc; OK? This is happy thoughts only)

I asked husband to take a couple of pics so I could share with my parents and I liked one, so changed my whatsapp profile as well. Husband saw it and said that I looked good! πŸ˜€ Double joy – for the fact that he clicked a good picture and also complimented me! hehehe.

The rest of the day was just bleh. We watched Ghazi Attack movie and just lazed around just like a typical sunday should be πŸ™‚ I’m already looking forward to the Thanksgiving weekend with family in NC and have begun the mental packing.

So, all you US people, have you made your thanksgiving shopping list, yet?! Tell me if you think something is a “Great deal” or a “must have” – I might just want to add it to me list! Tell me quick! πŸ™‚




100 Happy Days: Day 17

Here it is, my happiness for today.Β  Looks totally amateur and I’m hoping that the next one turns out better. Took me 5 school days and a lot of telling myself that I should complete it, no matter how horrible its going to turn out to be…

The husband calls it sad eyed Ganesha but my one and only fan in the house, obviously liked it. He is now out to replicate Ganesha drawing on all available white papers πŸ™‚


This, is exactly what I would call, heights of joblessness πŸ˜›


100 Happy Days: Day 16

One thing about writing these happy days every day is doing, is definitely making me think about all the smiles I got that day. For example, I can think of 3 things that made me simply happy.

a. While getting ready for school , we were talking about kids not having both their mom and dad live with them, or a kid in his class who stays with her grandparents because her parents are in the military etc; At the end, he says, my home will be where ever you are amma. Being with you makes me happy πŸ™‚Β  It was so heartfelt and sincere because he was feeling sad about all those kids who do not stay with their mommies.Β Is there an emoticon that shows me flying away in the sky?

b. He got a 9 on 12 on his smiley chart today which gave him TV access. Good, because we both watched the first half of Moana (yet again) and were laughing out loud (yet again) πŸ™‚

c. I stepped out today after being cooped in the house since we returned from NH on sunday. That too, because the boy insisted that he wanted to take a soft toy to school tomorrow because everyone else is getting theirs. We picked up a dinosaur soft toy and then the husband decided to leave me there to buy milk and other boring stuff while he took Sam to class. A blessing in disguise πŸ™‚ I got the chance to leisurely browse through every isle of the Christmas shop. I love this season of joy. The lights, the decorations and the colors – sometimes it could be repeat too but it always makes me smile and I enjoy this browsing.Β  I have already bought more than 100$ worth of Christmas toys for my Gombe habba next year – it was on my to-do list for a long time. πŸ˜€


Weather Update – 3

This place has made me crazy about weather and watching it change. I have already written 2 posts on this and the last one was this: Β https://wordpress.com/post/lifeslittletwists.wordpress.com/3720

I see the yellow flowers all blossomed near numerous ponds around. Β For the past couple of weeks we have been having major thunderstorms lasting days and rivers and ponds overflowing. On sunny days it does not get dark until nearly 9pm but when there are thunderstorms, it gets so dark by 4pm that we need to switch on lights inside the house like how we do in peak winter.

A couple of pictures to keep this place in memories:





Here are a



Weather update – continued

Hello,hello! Here is a new week. I have a weekend post to do, but I will come back to it later during the day. But what makes me happy when I wake up in the morning, are the pink sky and the blooming trees and the fresh green grass. It seems to be an instant mood uplifter, I somehow feel that I accomplish more during a nice bright day than a gloomy, cloudy one! Is it just me, or does it happen to you too?

I wrote a post for the Jan blogathon on the weather and how I watch that one road:


and this is how it looks now:


Here is another view from the room: (yeah, ignore the edges) 20170420_102402