You guys, I took zero [blog worthy] photos this weekend.  Whoops!

That’s never stopped me from sharing before, so here’s a quick update on how our photoless weekend unfolded…

After finishing up with work on Friday, I adulted.  I paid bills, checked bank accounts, filed paperwork and rechecked all of our auto pay accounts. And then we fell asleep watching TV at 9:30 pm.  I really dislike adulting.

Saturday was a bit more exciting.  My coworker and good friend Thea came over around lunchtime.  After eating lunch and chatting with Vishnu, Thea and I walked down to Michigan Avenue for a few hours of shopping.  The weather was absolutely perfect, there were a few good sales, and the crowd wasn’t too annoying.

Since our evening plans with our other coworkers were cancelled, I asked my sister if she wanted to get together at our place for dinner and drinks. Before I knew it, our place was filled with people.  And I loved it!  I’m really looking forward to playing hostess.  It’s amazing what a little more space can do!

Sunday was truly a day of rest.  After Thea left, I cleaned up, did a quick Barre3 online workout, showered, and ran a few errands.  When I got home, the exhaustion hit me.  6.5 hours of sleep will do that to you!  An hour and quick nap later, I was ready to make dinner.  The creative juices were apparently running because I made up a delicious and simple version of Pad Thai with spiralized veggies on the spot.  AND it was Vishnu approved!

That, in a nutshell, was our photoless weekend!

Get to Know Me

Jen recently shared a ‘Get to Know Me’ type survey on her blog.  I love it when bloggers share random facts/stories about themselves so of course I really enjoyed this post.  So much so that I’m stealing a few of the questions and answering them for myself…

What brings you the greatest joy?  Nothing brings me more joy than sharing a good meal and good conversation with good people.

What is on your nightstand?  Well, I don’t currently have a nightstand (we’re working on it!).  However, when I did have one, it was home to an alarm clock, a lamp, and my Kindle.

Do you have a secret talent?  Not sure if this counts as a secret talent, but I feel like my intuition is pretty on point .  More often than not, I’m able to pick up on things before they’re revealed, especially when it comes to my inner circle of people.  I think I get this ‘trait’ from my mom.

What should everyone try at least once in their life?  International travel.  This should absolutely be on everyone’s bucket list.

What makes you laugh?  When it comes to regular, everyday laughter, Vishnu definitely knows how to make me laugh.  And it’s not always intentional!

What is on your bucket list?  Travelling as much as possible.

How did you make your first dollar?  I worked at my uncle’s Baskin Robbins the summer before my freshman year of high school.  That was one delicious and sugary summer!

What is on your kitchen counter?  My Blendtec, a toaster, and a set of kitchen knives.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?  I’m an extroverted introvert.  My bubbly/goofy (and sometimes outgoing) personality is what people probably think of when they see me, but what they may not know is that I crave alone time and silence, especially after being social.  This is likely why I don’t like making Sunday plans.

Happy Monday, friends!

Your turn – what is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

By Parita

8 thoughts on “A Photoless Weekend + Get to Know Me”
  1. Sounds like a super fun weekend! I hate cleaning my house for a party, but I LOVE hosting a party. It’s so fun to plan, decorate, figure out a menu, theme, etc. I love it 🙂 Especially when people have fun and say they are having fun! People always seem to get surprised when they find out I wasn’t born here in the States, and I didn’t become a citizen until I was 15!

    1. Yes, the cleaning part is no fun! Esp post-party cleaning.

      And that’s super interesting! From what I know about you, I would never have guess that!

  2. I love that you listed ‘International travel’ as something everyone should experience once in their life. I truly believe that travel is the one thing we spend money on in life which actually ends up making us richer. We are so blessed to able to travel as much as we have- I often take it for granted that this luxury is not something everyone has access to.
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  3. I think I too and an extroverted introvert. After this past month, there’s a part of me that wants to hole up by myself and avoid socialization. Not because I don’t like it, it just overstimulates me at times. But once I get out there and do something, I’m always happy I did. Your weekend sounds wonderful!
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    1. I definitely feel overstimulated at times! But you’re right, it just take a little push, and then I’m ok!

    1. My sister traveled around Asia before getting married, and I was so proud of her for making time for that before “settling down!” The perspective you gain when experience different cultures, foods, people, etc. is just so invaluable.

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