Hello hello! Happy Monday! I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend. We sure did – I feel like we packed a lot into 2.5 days.
After getting home with the kids in the afternoon, we spent time lounging around and playing.
Vishnu was off from work, so that meant I could pull together a slightly more involved dinner. I made cauliflower parm (similar to this recipe but with cauliflower instead) and noodles (plain for the kids and edamame for me and Vishnu). Such a delicious and filling meal if I do say so myself!
I can’t remember what we did after the kids went to bed. Ha! I think we sat on the couch and talked. Honestly don’t remember! I know I didn’t want to stay up too late because we were driving to my in laws house the next morning.
We woke up, ate breakfast, and headed out on a roadtrip to hang out with Vishnu’s fam! His brother and SIL were also there so it was doubly fun. We literally ate, hung out, and ate some more. My dream!
I call this a roadtrip because it took us about an hour to get there and 1.5 hours to get back.
We hadn’t been to my in laws place since last August, so I’m glad we made it a point to go and stay the whole day. I know they really appreciated the time with all of us, especially the kids!
I also just want to share that I truly love Vishnu’s family. They are just good peeps. His parents honestly have no expectations of us. And that just makes things so easy. We laugh (this time at my FIL’s expense!) and have a good time and that’s that. It’s always so easy!
We got home just in time to put the kids to bed, and then I fell asleep on the couch for three hours. Vishnu tried to get me up, but I was not into that idea. I did, however, deeply regret not just going to bed in bed and getting good quality sleep. A lesson to remember I suppose!
We didn’t have too much going on Sunday until after lunch, so it was a lazy morning in the best of ways.
After lunch, Kaiden and I headed out to our annual Holi event, which was an absolute blast. This is something I co-planned with four friends (two of them were the leads and did the majority of the work). It was bitterly cold outside, but the kids were troopers and so were the parents who brought them. Everyone had a good time it seems, cold weather and all. We had food, activities, and lots of color. We may have looked like trolls by the end of it, but it was amazing to see our kids take part in a fun cultural event and actually be excited about it.
The rest of the evening included an odds and ends dinner, bed time shenanigans and planning for the week ahead.
I try my best to set aside time every Sunday evening to look through my calendar, make sure both Vishnu and I know what’s coming up, list out tasks, projects and work I need to get done, prioritize said list, etc. I take five minutes and do something similar every night as well. This way I know exactly where I need to be at what time and what the important things are that need doing.
Anyways, just a little tangent on how I try to keep it together. Key word – try!
Have a good week!