Another weekend, another recap.  And this time around I have six things to share!

One — match day

Match day, the day where fourth year medical students learn where they matched for residency, was on Friday.  I so wish I could have been with my sister and parents when Aekta found out where she matched.  But we did the next best thing and FaceTimed so I could watch her open her letter.


…she matched in Chicago at her #1 choice!!!  Woo hoo!  Aekta’s rank list consisted of mostly Chicago programs, but because she also had two non-Chicago programs on her list, we were all a little nervous.  I could not be more proud of my little sissy!  She’s worked so hard to get to this point, and I know she’s going to be an amazing doctor!

Medical residency match day

Personally, it all feels real now.  I’m going to be living in the same city as my sister!   WOO HOO!

Two — celebratory date night

Vishnu and I wanted to celebrate Aekta matching so we headed to a local Thai restaurant for dinner.  And to be 100% honest, I also didn’t feel like cooking. Win, win!

I was in a sushi kind of mood so I ordered a couple of vegetarian rolls (tofu + avocado and sweet potato + avocado), and Vishnu ordered a Panang Curry with duck.  The food was good but not great, so we decided that this would be our last time dining here.

Thai food and sushi date night - St. Petersburg, FL

Three — highlights

After a lot of back and forth, I decided to highlight my hair again!  My colorist was awesome and did a great job.  We decided to go a little lighter this time while still keeping it natural.  She ended up using two different colors to give my hair some dimension.  I know coloring your hair isn’t the best thing, but it really is so much fun!  I love the new look!

Brown highlights in dark hair

I also ended up getting a little trim while I was there.  Nothing dramatic at all since I’m trying to grow out my hair for the wedding.  However, I’m 99% sure I’m going to chop it all off come June!

Four — wine and cheese night

Vishnu’s talked about doing a wine and cheese night for the past few weeks.  Well, his wish is my command!  I picked up some mozzarella (not typical for this kind of thing but I needed it for another dish as well), Gruyere, and Iberico cheese at Trader Joe’s.  We already had a few pieces of sourdough bread at home.  We also had a few avocados that needed to be used up pronto, so I suggested Vishnu make his famous Doc Guac.  And that, my friends, was dinner on Saturday night.

Wine and cheese night with guacamole and sourdough bread

Five — What Alice Forgot

I FINALLY finished What Alice Forgot…finally!  Like Liane Moriarty’s other books, this one was interesting and full of little twists and turns. However, it didn’t become a I-can’t-put-this-down kind of book until about 80% of the way through.  Even though it wasn’t my favorite read of all time, I still highly recommend it to anyone looking for an entertaining/fun book to add to their reading list.  You won’t be disappointed!

Six — getting ready for my work trip to Chicago

In Parita’s world, week long trips require a lot of pre-work.  Or maybe I create the work for myself.  Either way, I spent most of Sunday making my way through my to-do list.  I cleaned the apartment and got my workout out of the way before doing three loads of laundry, packing, painting my nails, and making Vishnu a week’s worth of lasagna.

And now I’m ready for Chicago!

Tell me about your weekend!

By Parita

11 thoughts on “Weekend Recap – Six Things”
  1. Ah a huge congrats to Aekta- how amazing to be living in the same city…and to also have 2 doctors in the family!! Thanks for the heads up about the Liane Moriarty books- I enjoyed her earlier books so will definitely keep this in mind! Your highlights are looking on point- perfect way to welcome spring :D!
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  2. Congratulations to your sister!!! I’m so happy that you both will be in the same city. I read What Alice Forgot and I thought it was cute, but definitely not a page turner. I was happy with how it finally ended 🙂

    1. Thanks!

      And agreed – so glad it ended the way it did! I almost didn’t want to finish it because I thought the ending was going disappoint me.

  3. Congrats to your sister, so fun you’ll live in the same city!! I love your highlights and that wine and cheese night looks right up my alley 🙂

    We took it easy Friday since Tom had a medical procedure on Saturday morning (it went well and now hopefully he’s on the mend!) and then I went over to a friend’s Saturday for delicious home-cooked Indian food and games. So much fun! Sunday we ran errands, had a delicious Laotian lunch and then watched The End of the Tour (so good) before crashing in bed. It was a great weekend!
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  4. yay for Aekta! I am sure she’s going to be an amazing doctor. I’m so happy you guys will be together in the same city soon. wine night sounds like a fun quick dinner. i had a chill weekend and went to a lovely Turkish place for lunch. that was the highlight of my weekend 🙂

  5. Congrats to your sister for getting Chicago! Pretty exciting that you two will be in the same city!! Love the new ‘do by the way. I think highlights look great on you! My weekend was pretty chill. I actually had a minor back injury on Saturday so that put me out of commission for most of the weekend and even on Monday from work 🙁 Feeling a lot better now. I did get to see my BIL and SIL though – they came over on Saturday and brought their puppy with them 🙂

    1. Thanks, Par! I’m excited to be a little closer to you too. Hopefully a meet up is in our near future!

      And how’s your back?!

      1. My back is all better, thank you for asking!! Taking 10 days off and not working out made me restless and made me a grouch, but I’m glad I gave myself the rest it needed to have! And YES. A meet up WILL happen when you’re all moved in and settled 🙂
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