Home sweet home! After being away from the home for about a week, I felt happy to step back into my house. We went to Hyderabad to attend the marriage of my sister-in-law’s grandson. Two days flew away in the marriage hall. Though sumptuous food was available without even lifting a finger, I could not relish the food. Chatting with s-i-l and other relatives and friends was more pleasurable than eating variety of food. After the marriage function was over we left for our sister’s house who is also staying at Hyderabad. Both my s-i-l and my sister are good conversationalists. I am a patient listener. I spent nearly four days with my sister. She is staying with her eldest son and her other two sons also are in the same city. Hence one day we visited their houses also. All of them are very affectionate and tried to make us happy with their good hospitality and tried their level best to make our stay comfortable. Yet my mind was yearning to get back home :hide:as I missed my daily puja and my terrace garden. There was a nagging pain in my heart thinking about our puja Deities and I felt they also would feel my absence. As soon as I stepped into the house I opened the balcony door to see the condition of the betel and Tulsi plant. Whenever we go out of station we will keep a wet sponge and a bottle with holes filled with water in the pots. I saw the plants a bit withered. Immediately I watered the plants and to my great relief the plants looked fresh after two hours. We engaged our apartment servant to water the plants at the terrace, yet I feel the plants also like the ones who nurture them lovingly like pets and miss them. The next thing I did was to boil milk and offer it to the Deities after lighting the lamp. Wherever we go we have to return home where our heart lies. East or west home is the best!