This weekend included both a high and a low.  The high was (and still is because they leave tomorrow) that my parents drove down to spend the weekend with us!  The low was (and unfortunately still is) that Vishnu caught some kind of respiratory infection at work and was super sick.  He’s on antibiotics now, so we’re hoping he’s on the up and up very soon.

With that being said, here’s what our days looked like…


I stopped working around 5:15, and by that time, Vishnu was home and sleeping/watching TV on the couch.  Sluggish doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt, so I went to the gym for 45 minutes.  Nothing like a kettlebell workout to get you going!

After showering, I asked Vishnu what he wanted for dinner.  By this time, he really wasn’t looking/sounding too great.  I can always tell by the way his eyes look – they were getting smaller and redder by the minute.  I decided to make him a grilled cheese and side of sweet potato fries, and I ended up having leftover zucchini noodles (with sauce/veggies/cheese).  We watched the latest episode of How to Get Away with Murder and pretty much called it a night after that.


Vishnu wasn’t feeling any better on Saturday morning, so while he slept in, I started my day at 7:30.  I meal planned for the week, went to Trader Joe’s, made Brittany’s no bake brownies, cleaned the apartment, and went for a long run/mostly walk.

Raw brownies by A Healthy Slice of Life

Beautiful day in St. Petersburg Florida

My poor boo was still not feeling better, so he pretty much zonked out on the couch until my parents arrived.

Mom and dad visit St Petersburg Florida

I know I’ve seen my parents quite a bit over the last few months, but it’s been a while since the four of us have had a chance to hang out.  We drank chai, talked, and hung out for a bit before it was time to make dinner…semi-homemade pizzas!

Homemade pizza

The next time around I’ll be sure to document how I make pizza at home because the overall consensus was very positive.  All three pies were delicious winners!

We ended the night with Everest, a movie based on real life events about a team of climbers who in 1996 come face to face with a deadly storm and near impossible odds of survival.  The cinematography is incredible, and the story is, as you can imagine, quite gripping.


Sunday was a pretty chill day.  Aside from an almost two hour walk with my parents, we honestly didn’t do too much.  Our original plan was to drive up to Tarpon Springs for dinner, but because Vishnu wasn’t feeling too hot, we decided to postpone that outing to next weekend.  Instead, dinner was a Parita creation – a warm salad with veggies, quinoa, lentils, almonds, crasins, and an ACV/mustard/honey dressing.

I was pretty exhausted by the end of the day, so I headed to bed earlier than normal.  Vishnu may have stayed home from work, and my parents may have the day off, but I have to work!

And that’s a wrap…have a great Monday!

By Parita

13 thoughts on “Weekend Recap – Special Visitors”
  1. Ah hope Vishnu is feeling better! Looks like you had a fun weekend with your parents- looking forward to that pizza recipe…looks delish!! I love Everest and completely agree about the cinematography – you can only imagine what it was like seeing it at the cinema!
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    1. He’s getting better…thanks!

      And this weather. LOVE IT! I wish I could bottle it up and take it with me everywhere I go!

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