Hello folks – and Happy Thursday :) I didn’t think I would make it to this weeks TTT, but the kids are asleep, it is quiet and I can actually hear myself think. Aaaah. Bliss.
I have some TTT catching up to do and this week it’s all about birthdays – mine specifically :) I know, three things, all about me, pretty narcissistic!
Thing One: Wicked
I remember being in college and walking around New York looking at the big signs for the musical Wicked and feeling like it was so out of reach. My college student self couldn’t imagine a world in which I could afford to watch it. Many many years later (yes yes I am old now), my husband surprised me by getting tickets to see it as a birthday present and it was AMAZING. We have seen several of the big name shows, but this was hands down my favourite. Also a huge plus – actually spending some time with him without the kids (who I love very much, but y’know).
Thing Two: Friends
I am not sure how it started, but in our circle of friends we make it a point to get together and celebrate each others birthdays usually without kids or spouses. As you can imagine there is a lot of laughter and given that we’re all desi it does get a little loud some times, but I am so profoundly grateful for it. I am an immigrant and it took me a long time to settle here. Moving from the city to the ‘burbs added another element of disruption to my life, but now when I look at the friends I have made and the joy that they bring I would not have it any other way.
They also have excellent taste in cakes, but that’s just an added bonus ;)
Thing Three: Cookbooks
We’ve talked about my cookbook collection before and thanks to my friends I have two new additions to my shelves. Cannot wait to make and share things from here with you!
Thanks for putting up with my birthday babble this week and for coming by when you do. It is simultaneously humbling and uplifting and makes me happy in a way that I cannot adequately describe. Please go visit the lovely ladies that host this get together at Pink Chai Living, The Write Balance, and Love Laugh Mirch.
To those of you celebrating it I wish you a very Happy Diwali :)