Tuesday, March 18, 2008


...is spelt c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e.

Preferably dark, and slightly bitter. It's the answer to all my blues.

That completes this happiness tag from Swati. But having sat on this tag for I don't know how long, I think I should put down some more things that make me happy:

- a good book.

- catching up with an old friend.

- freshly fried sardines. (Stinkily divine!)

- Picking Moppet up from school and watching her face light up when she sees me.

- a well administered foot massage.

- an unexpected, unsolicited kiss from Moppet.

- an unexpected, unsolicited kiss from the husband.

- Saturdays, at home, just the three of us.

It's funny - if I had made this list 5, or even 3 years ago, it would have been so different. There would probably be only a couple of things in common. It seems that in my old age, I'm getting easier and easier to please, although I suspect the husband might not quite agree :-)

Tag's open to anyone who'd like to take it up.


Anonymous said...

chocolate= happiness
i so agree to you there..
im taking up this tag... i have nothing better to do in life, you see!

Sue said...

Can't I just call you MMM? Moppet and Munch's Mom? Your hair's not so much candyfloss as it Maggie Noodles...

(Hey, noodles are easier to comb, y'know?)

I would love a pedicure now. Your tag reminded me. :(

Anonymous said...

i am with sue here!! MMM is certainly better than candy floss!! and i am waiting to hear the story about the pink hair you once had!

noon said...

grrrr! I had to click on candy floss in someone's blog - oh yeah MM's I think to come here! Who is this candyfloss?!!
MMM - that's how I am going to think of you from now on!

Candyfloss said...

Mandira: Oh do! It's a nice feel-good post to do.

Sue: MMM is my dad, so there's no way I'm going with that. And when I tell you that my shortlist had candidates such as 3M and Eminemma(!), you will begin to appreciate why I went with Candyfloss :-)

I was actually called Maggie by some folks back in school/jr college for a while. If my hubs really makes a big stink about Candyfloss - he really, really hates it - I may just go with that...

Candyfloss said...

Poor Noonie. It'll take some getting used to :-) But don't give up hope... the husband's grumbling may get to me yet!

Sue said...

I like the sound of Eminemma... I was so kicked when The Bhablet liked Eminen=m. :D

Let me tecah you a little Bengali here:

Magi (pronounced 'maagi') is slang for woman. Disrespectful slang, but very common in villages. Baba calls me magi.

Nor (pronounced 'nawr') means man.

An uncle of mine once pointed out that our two packet soups were a good couple -- Knorr and Maggie.

>Swati said...

Choclate would have been there 5 years back also ..right :D

Suki said...

Eminemma! Eminemma! I love that!
I like it way better than Candyfloss!

And yeah.. happiness is so totally dark chocolate. :drools all over keyboard:

karmickids said...

so true. we get easier to please in our dotage. In every sphere, lol.

Love that one about Moppets face lighting up when she sees you when you pick her up.

The brat looks at me like the evil mamma come to tear him away vilely from his friends and beloved teacher.

Mystic Margarita said...

Loved your list - all these little things make life worth living, don't they? I agree with the rest - Candyfloss, though a funky name, somehow does not suit you. How about a rechirstening, eh? :)

K 3 said...

Nice list! BTW, what is Moppet's reaction to have her mom be known as Candyfloss?

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Saturdays at home ... lazing around doing nothing ... isn't that divine!

Mona said...

hey you!
i've been so upset that i can't access blogger blogs from work anymore so i haven't been able to comment.
i agree with you though that as we grow older we're easier to please. i have to do this one too. sigh, many, many tags to do.

mnamma said...

Very nice list M's M :) And do tell about your 'once upon a time' pink hair :) would love to hear about that.

Homecooked said...

Oooh...chocolate!! I knew that would be in your list cos of your brownies post :)

Manjari said...

Very nice blog.. And a nice list too. I would like to take this tag...