Thursday, December 18, 2008

What's on my fridge?



"What's on your fridge?" asked Preeti, who is just a mother of two. :)


'A few somethings", i wish i could have answered, few being the keyword here, but ...take a peek

My fridge surface continually changes. In Delhi it looked a whole different than it does now. Besides, the arrangement keeps varying. My boys keep moving it all over the fridge surface.

There are 15 magnets, out of which a few are of places we have visited together, the rest are put there by G. So much for this place being just my very own.



Most of them have a tale to tell. Some have been with us for ages. The Singapore one was picked up by my eldest boy on our first visit here...it brings back lovely memories of our first trip abroad with the children.





That's the family at the beach and the other was taken with two orangutans in Pattaya. I was quite happy with my resident monkeys and really didn't want these two lesser additions but of course who listens to moms any more?



The picture of the baby is a favorite one...It is of Swaraj when he was @ 4mths. I just LOVE that pic...







There are two tiny Garfield ones (in pink and blue) added here courtesy my boys. i also see a Spider man one very ingeniously taped onto a magnet making its way here. And of course two animal magnets courtesy the zoological park here.



The black magnet with a pouch, has something very important - the white paper consists of lunch and dinner menus for the whole week that G managed the boys when I was in Bangalore - It was mainly followed to the T, even to the no of cookies put in the snack box, barring a call I got from the boys on a paratha dinner day, begging for Maggi noodles. :)


The resident environmentalist (my elder boy) has added his two magnets (the ones in white at the bottom)from the NEA (national environmental agency) . One of them bears the words "Turn me on, FAN my ego' ! (i'm glad that it has a pic of the fan, otherwise we would be giving people ideas, wouldn't we...*wink)


The Santa Claus has been clipped on by my lil one...


And yes, the blue/white background is an old project chart done by Swaraj...Most apartments in Singapore come furnished with basic electrical appliances and amenities (the air con, the washing machine etc). Since the fridge is not my own, that paper is supposed to prevent the magnets from scratching the fridge surface. (That's why it ends up looking neater too)




So what's on my fridge? Mostly fun memories, the current and the old, jostling for space there!




And what story does your fridge tell?

Abha, pink dogwood, ugich, Joy, preethi, rayshma, actually everyone who wants to...its showtime :)

18 comments:

Guruprasad said...

hey, i went and checked what was on our fridge door... not much actually... mostly notices from school... and a few magnets holding them up! :P

Ps said...

Wow!! Just my kinda fridge!! Turn me on FAN my ego was too good!! :)
So is the baby pic.
Thanks for doing it Suma!
Cheers
Preeti

Prats said...

Thats one cute lil fridge door.....lots of memories and many more smiles...
I've got to do this one too....and maybe this week I should get to it...

Rambler said...

hey this was cool..memories on fridge..
If I were to do this..all you could find on my fridge is the unwiped dirt from ages :D

Joy said...

Beautiful! I love your fridge. You went to San Diego? That's where I am flying today afternoon to visit my bro. Will do the post once I am back. You take care. Enjoy your holidays and have a wonderful 2009!

rm said...

so much and still looks neat.
MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Gazal said...

looks like a large memeory clipboard...

am sure it makes you ponder and smile everytime you are about to open or close the fridge...

my fridge is a clean slate...and inside the fridge its a mess

Suma said...

@GP::
:))


@Ps..

that's my fav environmental friendly message ;)
I had fun doing it, it also shows me that my fridge space is CROWDED...

Suma said...

Prats::
waiting to see yours..tho i have a faint idea :)


rambler::

I can very well imagine that!

Suma said...

JOY::
I've not yet set foot in the US of A...but the ones who have are hell bent on giving me keepsakes :)
have a great time in san diego!


rm::
neat? hey thanks...it looks so cluttered to me...


gazal::
actually it does make me smile everytime i look at that baby pic...and i guess its become everyone's fav stick board... I keep finding something new there...

Sumana said...

Hmm nice one. I always wonder why the DH has this habit of HAVE TO PICK up memoirs from each trip. I do pick up also, but if he forgets in any of the places, he feels miserable. But now i sometimes stare at the fridge and go back to those beautiful memories.

rayshma said...

there're a few random fridge magnets on my fridge. very boring. :(
u know.. i could visualize "turn me on, FAN my ego" as ur FB status mesg! ;)
HAHAHAHHAHAA!!! :D

Suma said...

Sumana::
yeah, i know exactly what you mean it is a storehouse of memories...:)


rayshma::
I KNEW you would latch onto that...but isn't that a great message? :)

hopefully there has been a lot of fanning the ego at u're end, now that ure back HOME finally!! ;)

HAHAHAHA!!!


:D

keiths ramblings said...

My fridge is covered with cards and letters and things which I have received by snail mail from fellow bloggers. But yours is so colourful and filled with happy memories.

Santa is due in a few hours. I wonder what I'll get this year? Seasons greetings.

ceedy said...

Cool fridge....and memories

Here where people have different work hours etc...the fridge is also used as a means to communicate between different family members....

Deepali said...

Our fridges have no magnets anymore. I remember when they did though (at least before they all disappeared). Use to hate those things. They would fall off or make scratches or would have to be cleaned every now and then and I would keep telling mom how ridiculous all of them were as they had zero functional value (none of them had emotional value either - most magnets were purchased by someone else and sent to us or brought on a trip but would be vegetables or fruits or something silly).

I don't think I would ever have fridge magnets (unless they were functional of course).

Mama - Mia said...

wow!! this is so so cool!! i LOVE your fridge! its very cool! no environmental pun intended! :p

mine isnt half as nice esp now that Cubby wants to pull everything down! but i shall defi do this one!

cheers!

abha

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