I didn’t expect our¬†milk and cookies date last month to be such a hit, especially given that I did most of the talking! ūüôā ¬†However, a few of you shared how¬†you enjoyed hearing my random thoughts + life updates. ¬†I invite you to join me once again for some fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies and almond milk (or whatever beverage you prefer).

If we were having milk and cookies

If we were having milk and cookies…

First things first, I’d give you a hug and say thanks for joining me again! ¬†I really do¬†look forward to our random little chats.

After settling in,¬†we’d talk about upcoming travel plans. ¬†I’d tell you that I’m flying to Chicago for a meeting next week and how I’m excited to see my coworkers…and to eat some delicious Chicago food! ¬†I have my sister’s bachelorette party in Austin the following week, so we’d chat about that and all the fun stuff we have planned. ¬†Aside from celebrating my sister and her upcoming wedding, I’m really looking forward to Torchy’s Tacos! Hands down the best tacos I’ve ever had! ¬†I’d then share how most of April will be spent in St. Pete minus the house hunting trip we have planned at the very end of the month. ¬†I’m thankful Vishnu’s schedule allows him to join me on that one! ¬†That would bring us to May, which is all about my sister’s graduation from medical school and her wedding. ¬†Of course, June brings with it the wedding itself and our big move to Chicago. ¬†And that’s where my calendar stops at the moment. ¬†The second half of the year is officially on hold until we are settled in Chicago. ¬†Phew!

After discussing your travel/vacation plans, we’d then talk about transitions and how unexpectedly hard this one is going to be for me. ¬†Don’t get me wrong, I’m SO excited about Chicago and being closer to my sister, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to miss Florida. ¬†It’s pretty much been my home since November 2011! ¬†The weather, the water, the palm trees – I’m going to miss it all!

We’d then move on to the topic of television. ¬†I’ve been totally sucked into every single one of my favorite shows – The Bachelor, New Girl, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico, and House of Cards. ¬†Each and every one of these shows has been on point this season. ¬†LOVE! ¬†You’d tell me how you’re excited about Game of Thrones, much like Vishnu, and I’d stare at you with a blank look on my face. ¬†Ha!

The topic of exercise would come up next because summer is upon us. ¬†Personally, I’ve been trying to focus on strength training. ¬†In fact, I did this workout on Monday and am still sore. ¬†Running has been a bit harder. ¬†It’s too dark in the mornings for outdoor runs, and for some reason when I get on the treadmill, my ankle starts to hurt a little. ¬†It’s all good though. ¬†I’m just thankful my back doesn’t hurt anymore.

Even though I’m not a fashionista or a beauty expert, we’d talk a lot about shoes and skincare. ¬†I’ve been eyeing these Tommy Hilfiger flats for a week or so now and just haven’t hit the purchase button yet. ¬†They’re supposed to be super comfortable, and I think they’re cute (Vishnu disagrees!). Thoughts?

And in terms of skincare, I’d share how I’m OBSESSED with grapeseed oil¬†as both¬†a makeup remover and a facial moisturizer. I’ll share more soon, but I’m honestly a little shocked by how well it’s working on my skin.

You’d have to run at this point, so¬†we’d wrap up our date by talking about chocolate. ¬†I’d share that I made my chocolate chip banana bread last week and how it was gone in about 36 hours! ¬†I also made this chocolate chip coconut flour banana bread over the weekend and shared some with Jayesh and Ankita. ¬†We all agreed that it was delicious for being Paleo, but to be honest, both Vishnu and I prefer the real deal! ¬†I’m going to make these chocolate chip oatmeal PB cookies before Sunday and promise to¬†let you know how they turn out. ¬†And of course, you’d share your favorite sweet treat recipes with me!

With that, we’d hug and part ways…until next month of course!

So tell me, what’s going on in your life right now? ¬†Also, what’s your favorite type of cookie?!

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By Parita

14 thoughts on “A Milk and Cookies Date [2]”
  1. Wow! That’s amazing planning and an action packed few months coming up for you, I would say.
    I would then share with you that I do not have any travel planned in the upcoming months. Just heads down busy with kids and work. Looking forward to starting to walk outside soon!! Really missed that in winter. I did bake zucchini muffins recently and was pleased so much so that I had to ‘fight’ with the kids to get a few extra.
    I love spring and summer and it energizes me! Looking forward to fun times!
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  2. I think these posts are fun, so please do keep them coming each month! If we were having almond milk and cookies I’d tell you that I’m super excited for my vacation in Vermont that’s coming up in April! My favorite type of cookie is hard to crack down: chocolate chip, linzer cookies with raspberry jam. Either way, it has to be soft and chewy ooey-gooey!

    1. I really enjoy writing them too! Vermont will be so fun, especially in April!

      And yes, ooey-gooey is a must!

  3. Love these! I can’t believe it’s almost time for you guys to go to Chicago already. Time flies!
    I’m excited for a trip to Oklahoma next week and meeting my bestie’s new baby in April. We don’t have anymore travel planned until late May (maybe) so it’s going to be all about living it up in DC as the weather gets nicer!
    It’s weird, I’m not a big cookie person (not that I won’t eat them if they’re available). That said, I like oatmeal chocolate chip and those giant toffee chip ones at Panera the best ūüôā
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    1. Spring in DC is so fun! Enjoy!

      And oatmeal PB chocolate chip cookies are so good! I’ll have to check out the toffee chip cookie the next time I’m at Panera.

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