Upcycling Goals

Right now, me and Nelli are discussing our plans to move in together in 6 months.  It’s really exciting to discuss our future plans.  So you may be asking..ok so why is there a picture of a dresser?  Well, 1.) I’ve posted every picture of us 2.) it does tell a story.

I bought this dresser my senior year of college at goodwill for 100 bucks.  It was high quality yellow wood with gold handles.  I liked how deep the drawers were.  Fast forward to the end of college and I had to put all of my things in storage to begin my whirl wind rotation program.  Then I had to come back to Chicago to move all my things into my new apartment.  I got my dresser and all the handles had been broken off and the wood was damaged.  I thought it would be a great idea to fix it up per my pinterest research which you now see above.  I painted the dresser in my patio where the movers had left it, never thinking of how I could get it back inside.  That’s where Nelli came in.  I texted all my guy friends and asked if they could move it and he was the only one who came.

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Visa Woes Pt 2 – Missing my hubby

I miss Nelli so much…it’s been exacty 18 days since I’ve seen Nelli.  It seems like such a small number but it felt like an eternity.  I remember when Nelli would be away on the weekends doing his marathons and that was painful but his absence now feels unbearable. ok, I know I’m sounding dramatic, I’m doing fine lol.  It still sucks.  December was so quiet without him and the slow pace of work didn’t help either. It’s funny because everytime he was away on the weekends I would go back to my apartment but I can’t do that anymore and I just sleep at Nelli’s.  Nelli teases me because I call my apartment a storage unit but it’s true…it doesn’t feel like home anymore.  I didn’t realize that being with Nelli is such an integral part of my life…Luckily, we talk on the phone every day and we recently got google hangouts to work so video chatting makes it a lot easier.  It’s cool to hear Nelli’s stories about his family, the numerous events he goes to, and the food.   Currently, I’m back in San Antonio so the presence of my family really helps too.   I had a few bouts of sadness/agitation but I’m just trying to stay positive and Nelli is doing a good job of calming my insecurties and doubts.  I know that when he comes back our relationship will be so much stronger.

Visa Woes Pt 1 – Sweet Surprises

I had a very eventful day. The past weekend I went to Austin for my brothers graduation and had to leave Monday morning. I woke up at 430 am to catch my flight that was delayed an hour. I had to switch flights because I missed my connection and finally arrived to work at 1pm. Work was absolutely crazy with so much to catch up on that I didn’t leave work till 7pm. I was exhausted, my head hurt, and I was dreading coming home to an empty house because Nelli would already be in India to work on his visa issues. I came into the door and saw the above on the table. I loved the message in the card. I am so lucky to have Nelli in my life. He is so good to me. He is everything I want and more. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming because I am truly living in a fairy tale. I love him so much ❤

Highway 1

Monterrey and big sur road trip during thanksgiving 2013. We were originally planning on going to Tahoe but Nelli needed to plan for going back to India. We decided to go on a road trip along highway 1 since that’s something I’ve always wanted to do. We headed out really late due to me…so not a morning person…so we weren’t able to go hiking but the views were beautiful cause it was right before sunset. Highway one is right next to the ocean so anytime we saw a cool view we just pulled to the side of the road. We saw the Bixby bridge too which is apparently in a lot of Cali tourism ads. Once it got dark we turned the car around and headed home. Perfect day.

Monterrey Trip

This was the first half of our thanksgiving weekend. We drove to Downtown Monterrey at this winery with an amazing view of the ocean. I even saw a few otters! That was exciting. I also saw a few people kayaking. One of these days I’ll convince Nelli to do that! We ate lunch at the winery and walked around the streets. It looked similar to fishermans wharf. We were very close to the famous Monterrey aquarium but we decided to save that for another day.

Vegan Thanksgiving

First thanksgiving dinner together!  We scoured every recipe on vegan websites and went to Sprouts to pick up a boatload of ingredients the day of.  We had a four course meal which took approximately 5 hours to make.  Thank god we started early.  The courses were butternut squash with cranberry pear wild rice stuffing, maple and tarragon sweet potatoes, kale and black blean salad (Nelli made), falafel with eggplant humus (Nelli made) and vegan pumpkin pie.  Everything was extremely tasty 😀

Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun Song ft. Deepika Padukone & Ranveer Singh – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela – YouTube

 

Another favorite Bollywood song :D. We saw ram leela at the movies…my second Bollywood film in the theater. We got there 2 hours early smh and there wasn’t even a crowd. The movie was great.

Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun Song ft. Deepika Padukone & Ranveer Singh – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela – YouTube