Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TTFN

Or as we say in India "Ta Ta for now" TTFN - ....meaning bye for a few days!




Am off tomorrow to the US for 5 weeks......visiting Seattle. Atlanta and DC...with a few side trips to Nashville, Connecticut and New York City thrown in for good measure!


A lot of fun things happening on this trip:


I get to reunite with my best Seattle buddies, as well as a go for a Diwali party at my friend Leena's place. Leena started this Diwali party tradition sometime in the late 90's....it started out with a small gang of 4 to 5 families, then became 7 to 8, then more, and the last time I attended in 2005, it up up to 15 families. I hear it had swelled to 25 plus and is the happening party for Diwali. Her house is lovely, the food is fantastic, the drinks unending, but more than anything we all look forward to the riotous game of Teen Patti (the Indian version of Texas hold-em) we play after dinner. The monies we play with are pennies and nickels, but you'd think we were playing with millions of dollars the way things heat up!!!!Finally after 6 years I get to go back and re-participate!
Another exciting thing is, if things go as planned,  I get to meet 6 blogger friends. Anu of MDC in Seattle, Anpu in Atlanta, Sudha of TDE, also in Atlanta, and Divya of SHP in New York City, plus....2 food blogger friends - Richa of Hobbyandmore and Vaishali from this blog! So its a bloggievaganza!


My mom and dad will be here holding the fort....and looking after my 2 canine babies who adore her! My 90 year old grandma from Chennai will also be hanging out here...so yes, my mom will have her hands full. 


My travel blog will once again get resurrected...so do drop by and check out what's happening there!


So until then.....


If I find anything design worthy or Saffron and Silk post worthy, I'll post. If not, some inspiring quotes like this....just to keep things going!



10 comments:

Shalini said...

Wow, that's quite a trip! Have fun with all the blog meet ups!

GB said...

Have a great time, K! and best of luck for you know what...........


xo,
G

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Excellent trip planned.have a blast,enjoy your time and happy diwali to you and your family.
love lakshmi

Komali Nunna said...

Aren't you coming to CA to meet with me?

Rupa said...

Welcome to the US of A! Have a great trip and enjoy what's left of the fall weather. Happy Deepawali to you.

Bhargavi said...

de-lurking here after a long time ;-).. Have a wonderful trip !

Aathira said...

Have a safe and fun trip...

Anpu said...

looking fwd to seein you, Raga, and family. Also Sudha and hubby...will be fun...:-)

Anonymous said...

No posts on the travel blog yet :(

Sound Horn Please said...

Welcome to the US K! Can't wait to see you- FINALLY :)

And HAPPY Diwali!