How’s life? How’s everything going? Hope all is well!
Ok, ok, enough with all the formalities. I’m super excited because I am going HOME (Atlanta) tomorrow!!! Woot woot! The last time I was home was at the end of December through early January. The last time I saw my dad was over Thanksgiving (he was in India when I went home). I saw my mom last at the end of December. I saw my sister last on New Year’s day right before she left for school (she’s a junior at Northwestern). And last but not least, I saw Vishnu last when he came out to Tucson for a visit in mid-January. It’s been SO long since I’ve seen all my favorite people! I’ve decided that it’s not ok to go so long without seeing your loved ones. As a result of this epiphany, I’m going to try to make trips back home more often. I’m also going to make more of an effort to visit my friends because I love them too.
Another reason I’m excited…
You can just ignore the rain on Saturday because it always rains in Atlanta. And anyways, a high of 79 compared to a high of 38 in Boston is a win in my eyes any day!
Another reason I’m super excited to go home is because my mom has already planned our menu for the week. I know everyone thinks their mom is the BEST cook EVER, but believe me when I say, “My mom really is the BEST cook EVER.” She can pretty much take any combination of ingredients and create a masterpiece. I know that enchiladas, dosa (thin Indian pancakes stuffed with a spicy potato mixture), and falafels are on the list. Overeating here I come!
Oh, and at the end of December, my mom joined my dad in India and had the opportunity to do lots and lots of shopping! I can’t wait to see all the goodies she brought back for me and my sister! Don’t you worry, I will be dedicating an entire post to all of my new outfits, saris, and jewelry.
I am also excited to hang out with my sister. I expect a lot of laughing, talking, some
arguing debating, and running! I don’t think I’ve mentioned this on here yet, but we are going to be running the Providence Rock n’ Roll half marathon together in August! This will be my second half and her first. Super excited! Neither of us has signed up yet because we want to do it together. Cue the awwwws. I’ll post more about this in a couple of weeks.
A visit home would not be complete without a couple of Bollywood movie nights! In case you’re wondering, Bollywood is the Indian version of Hollywood. My dad is the biggest Bollywood fanatic EVER. He knows everything about the industry, movies, and actors. I wish there was a game show based on Bollywood and it’s movies because there is no doubt in my mind that my dad would win. Look forward to a post on Bollywood in the near future as well. If you like singing, dancing, and lots of drama for your mama, you’ll love Bollywood movies.
And finally, I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with this guy…
Vishnu and I have been doing long distance for almost 3 years now (and we’ve been dating for almost 6), so I really cherish any time I can spend with him. He’s picking me up at the airport tomorrow, and I told him to get ready because as soon as I see him, I plan on launching an attack. And I really don’t care that the airport is a public place!
Well, off to bed I go! I plan on getting to work super early tomorrow, and I want to squeeze in a quick run beforehand. Have a great night!