100 Happy Days 2017 · USA

Day 22 – Strangers

Today was an ordinary day.. I cooked, called amma, cleaned, washed and took bath. I have guests coming over tomorrow. I had to prepare the batter for appam and soak rajma for tomorrow’s lunch. Post lunch, I stepped out to check the deals at Tuesday Morning and the recently opened D&B Supply. I picked up… Continue reading Day 22 – Strangers

100 Happy Days 2017 · Celebrations · USA

Day 18 – Holiday Parade

Today was the holiday parade in our downtown. Had so much fun looking at the celebration of “A storybook Christmas”. I also got a lot of candies. Great start to the holiday season Post parade, I visited the Wintry market. It was sooo crowded that I couldn’t say anything beyond people. It was poorly organized… Continue reading Day 18 – Holiday Parade

100 Happy Days 2017 · Nature · USA

Day 16 – A bright and sunny day

After days of chilly, windy, rainy days, the sun came out today. Thankful for the bright and sunny day for these are the last few days of autumn. The winter is almost here and snow is in prediction quite soon. I could step out and take a stroll after ages followed by a long conversation… Continue reading Day 16 – A bright and sunny day

100 Happy Days 2017 · Me and Jay times · USA

Day 14 – Getting a DL – the beginning (again)

Last year when I went for the written test for learners’ license, I failed the vision test 😌😌 and they threw me out even before the written test. Though I can read without glasses, I wasn’t able to read then. Then I had to get the doctor’s certification about my vision. After ages we took… Continue reading Day 14 – Getting a DL – the beginning (again)

100 Happy Days 2017 · Celebrations · USA

Day 12 – India Nite

We had our annual get together, India Nite 2017 yesterday. Had a gala time with music, dance and good food. It was my first time as last year we couldn’t make it. Had a great time. Saw a live performance of Bharathanatyam after my school days. And the highlight is hubby was with me during… Continue reading Day 12 – India Nite

100 Happy Days 2017 · Cooking · Me and Jay times · USA

Day 10 – Hubby comes home for lunch

Though hubby’s office is just 15 mints drive away, he carries his lunchbox. Many people from this apartment comes home for lunch from the same office. But this guy just wana avoid the extra commute. Only on special occasions like Onam or Vishu does he come home for lunch to indulge in the sadhya. Yesterday evening,… Continue reading Day 10 – Hubby comes home for lunch

100 Happy Days 2017 · Me and Jay times · USA

Day 9 – Being stupid

Driving back from LA on a summer evening, while we knew that it should ideally take us to I-5 North to San Francisco, we noticed that our GPS is acting weirdly directing us through little streets and residential area. We followed her blindly for 20 minutes or so and then switched to Google Maps on my… Continue reading Day 9 – Being stupid

100 Happy Days 2017 · Celebrations · Friends · USA

Day 8 – Watching movies with friends

Watching Indian movies in big screen is something we miss after moving to this place. We used to watch all Malayalam movies and most of the Tamil and Hindi movies when we were in California. Though it is just the two of us most of the time, we occasionally go with friends for English and… Continue reading Day 8 – Watching movies with friends

100 Happy Days 2017 · Amma n Achan · USA

Day 7 – Parents’ visit

In 2010 or so, I somehow landed on Preeti Shenoy‘s blog. Her blog was called Just a mother of two then. I instantly liked her simple style of presentation and started following her posts. Not just her posts, I read her interviews, her newspaper columns and everything about her on Google. I came across the… Continue reading Day 7 – Parents’ visit

100 Happy Days 2017 · Cooking · USA

Day 5 – Trying new dishes

Hubby has been craving for malpuas ever since Diwali.. It is one of his favorites from childhood.. I have never had them.. Looking at the recipes, I knew I cannot tolerate that level of sweetness. Putting an end to the procrastination, I picked up the easiest recipe and tried it today. Hubby was impressed.. And… Continue reading Day 5 – Trying new dishes

100 Happy Days 2017 · Hobbies and interests · USA

Day 3 – Kitchen garden

I have a picture of balcony with lot of plants whenever I think of having our own apartment some day. I always wanted to have a kitchen garden. This is our first house with a patio. That too, it gets good amount of sunlight throughout the day. When I moved in here, it was early autumn.… Continue reading Day 3 – Kitchen garden

100 Happy Days 2017 · Sports, Games, Activities, Adventures · USA

Day 2 – Watching a game live

We went to see a live game yesterday night. I have never been to a pro game. That too ice hockey!! I didn’t even know that it is a thing until Jay brought home the tickets last week. We went without knowing much about the game. It was really exciting. There is nothing quite like being… Continue reading Day 2 – Watching a game live

100 Happy Days 2017 · Celebrations · USA

Day 1 – Halloween hopping

Maya has thrown in a 100 happy days challenge.. I have been thinking of posting something for some days now, but never happened. When I saw her post, I thought this is the perfect opportunity to dust off my blog.. Well.. Not really.. Cos’ it is Halloween and dust and cobwebs are just part of… Continue reading Day 1 – Halloween hopping