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!
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.
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!
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.
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!