Sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan.  Sometimes life throws curveballs.

This past week/weekend was the perfect example of this.

As I mentioned several times, this past weekend was my friend Monica’s wedding.  I flew to Augusta a little early to spend time with my sister, and Vishnu was supposed to fly in on Friday for the wedding.

Well, that didn’t happen.  I ended up flying back to Miami earlier than planned.

I don’t want to go into specifics (I hate vague blogging as much as the next person so I’m really sorry!), but everything is fine now.  And for that we are so grateful.

I am also so thankful for the gift of health, family, friends, and love.

I’ve said it a million time before, but it’s so important to maintain perspective in life.  Most of the day to day things that weigh us down mentally/physically are not as heavy as they seem.  If your health is in tact and your surrounded by a few awesome people who have your back, you’re doing ok.  My new life motto!

While Thursday-Sunday didn’t go according to plan, the rest of my time in Augusta was so much fun.  My sister is one of my favorite (and so many other people’s favorite) person in the world.  She’s extremely witty/funny, outgoing, and just plain cute.  In light of recent events, I’m so glad we got to spend quality time together.  Aek is definitely one of my awesome peeps!

Here are a few snapshots/stories from the earlier part of the week.

Morning oatmeal
Slightly cooler weather brought an oatmeal craving with it.  This was my breakfast almost every morning. YUM!

Dinner with NS
My friends Naveen and Shaylee invited us over for dinner.  Naveen made us some amazing Thai food that we enjoyed over great conversation and lots (and lots) of laughs!

Kinki Sushi 1
Kinki Sushi 2
Aek, her friend Lori, and I went to Kinki Sushi for dinner one night.  Truth be told, I wasn’t expecting much, but both of the veggie rolls we ordered were flavorful and delicious.  Just goes to show that you shouldn’t judge a restaurant by the strip mall it’s a part of!

Bees Knees 1
Bees Knees 2
And finally, we had dinner at Bee’s Knees, my sister’s favorite Augusta restaurant.  I decided to go with her Smoked Gouda Nachos recommendation for my entree.  They were so good!  So much cheesy goodness in every bite.  I also ordered a Spicy Ginger Ale to wash everything down.  It was an interesting drink with a slightly spicy kick at the end of every sip.

Did I mention my sister shares my love for good food?  Haha.  Such a great few days filled with lots of great food, way too much laughter, and lots of sister bonding time!

And even though we couldn’t be at Monica and Amit’s wedding physically that didn’t stop me from following along on Facebook and Instagram.  Every event looked like so much fun, and more importantly, Monica and Amit were both glowing!  Vishnu and I were so sad to have missed it but were definitely there in spirit.  Congratulations, Monica and Amit!

Have a great Monday!

By Parita

16 thoughts on “The Weekend That Didn’t Go According to Plan”
    1. Thanks! Everything is fine now 🙂

      And lots of people tell us we look like twins…except she’s 7 years younger than me! 🙂

  1. I am so glad everyone is well, and most of all that your spirit is intact. It must have been very stressful to have something come up serious enough to derail your plans but you are able to look back on it so positively – that is impressive!

    And I am dying for those chocolate peanut butter oats! If I hadn’t meal prepped for the week already I would be having that tomorrow!
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