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Monthly Archives: November 2011

O Christmas Tree

For two weeks,  Christmas music has made me weepy. Christmas is BY FAR my favorite time of the year. Why then is Jingle Bells reducing me to sniffles? One phone conversation with my brother detailing my family’s holiday activities clarified my weepy demeanor: Varun and I lack Christmas traditions. Because we have lived far away … Continue reading »

Categories: celebrations, Christmas, family, Holidays, life | 9 Comments

American Thanksgiving

Can I just say that the number of texts and Facebook wishes from my Canadian friends wishing me a Happy (American) Thanksgiving was lovely?! It was! This blog is a NAFTA dream come true. Anyway. Our thanksgiving celebrations were fantastic. Vasudha and I baked two pumpkin pies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and a delicious/amazing apple … Continue reading »

Categories: celebrations, confusion, dessert, family, food, life | 3 Comments

The Lasagna Challenge

Having gone to a Catholic high school, nearly everyone I knew had Irish or Italian roots. To me, that’s normal. So I suppose in my blogging, my Southern Pennsylvania culture doesn’t come up much. This, of course, is why God gave us sisters: for correction inspiration. Enter the Lasagna Challenge. After a conversation that included … Continue reading »

Categories: family, food, Italy | 8 Comments

Pre-Thanksgiving Thoughts

This weekend was crazy busy. Varun has been working over time and I have loads of schoolwork, but somehow we packed the weekend full of friends and other fun stuff. Yesterday, we went to an all day seminar by Hope for Orphans for families considering adoption. It was informative, gut-wrenching, exciting and inspiring. Then, last … Continue reading »

Categories: celebrations, Fall, family, food | 3 Comments


By Pie I mean Pie charts, not the good stuff. That will be featured next week, for American Thanksgiving, Canada Style. Last week my lovely friend Beth asked the following question,  If your brain were a pie chart, how much time do you spend thinking about _____? How does it compare to ten years ago? … Continue reading »

Categories: awkward, embarassing, hilarious, life | 5 Comments