Thursday, July 30, 2009

Watching Movies


When we were in India we enjoyed going to theatres and watching movies, but after moving to US we hardly got time to go out for movies. Yesterday my hubby and I were talking about days when we used to go to theater to watch movies, bought big bags of popcorn and cans of coke. After movies we used to dine in a nice hotel. It was all so good.

We decided that we should watch movies here too. Now we are settled and know about almost everything worth knowing. The only problem here is we miss our Indian food.
We go out and dine, but we actually are just compromising with food and not enjoying.

It's okay, may be we will start enjoying after some more years.

We are thinking of going to a movie this weekend. Let's see if our plans work or not.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Entrecard Advertisers


Starting from today, I have decided to post the links of my dear advertisers for next three days. I want to do this to thank them for their interest in my blog.

So my Advertisers for July 29, July 30 and July 31 are:

July 29 Wednesday HiTechno Corner

July 30, Thursday Visit Mexico

July 31, Friday Shopping

Thanks for advertising on my blog.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I love cats


I like cats. I want to keep pets but I have a problem. Who will take care of them when I will go to India. I was reminded of my desire to keep a cat when I took care of our friend's cat as he had gone to Washington for some kind of training.

So, I can just look at them but can't keep them as pets. Pets need lot of care and attention. I am ready for that but still I can't keep them as we go to India for 30-40 days.

It's okay..

Monday, July 27, 2009

Oh no ! We are Late !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


How are you all? How was your weekend? I hope it was good and you all enjoyed it.
My weekend was good till Sunday afternoon. My hubby and I decided to go to Flagstaff ( it is 80 miles from our place). We had to buy our favorite Indian Rice (Royal Basmati Rice) from Sam's Club and some other stuff. We have tried varieties of rice but we love our Indian Rice.

We left our home for Flagstaff at 4:00 p.m. and reached there at 5:30 p.m. We thought we will go to Sam's club in the end. So we went to Farmer's market and spent a lot of time there and then we went to Wal-mart and bought stuff there and then around 6:45 p.m. we decided to go for dinner and then Sam's club after dinner. Then I checked my Sam's club card to see till what time it is open and I was upset and frustrated to see that it was open till 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. We were assuming that it remains open till 8:30 p.m. but we forgot that it was Sunday. We figured out that it was after 7-8 months we had gone to Flagstaff on a Sunday. We mostly go on Saturdays.

So, our whole purpose of going there was defeated. I was so upset. I had no rice left at home, so we bought the long grain rice from a store. We had dinner at Pizza hut and then we came back home.

Moral of the story: check the timings of store where you want to go beforehand.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mint Chutney recipe

Mint chutney

1. Bunch of mint leaves
2. one Roma tomato
3. one green chilli cut into pieces
4. 1/2 medium onion cut into pieces
5. one tsp tamarind paste
6. Salt to taste


Put all the ingredients into a blender and make the paste by mixing little amount of water.

Chutney is ready to serve.

This chutney is delicious, I made it yesterday and liked it too much. You can skip the chilli if you don't eat spicy food.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Win 500 Entrecard Credits !

Hi Friends,

I am holding my first contest. The winners will be given 500 EC's. There will be two winners and both will receive 500 ec's.

Rules of the contest are:

1) Write a post about this contest in your blog.
2) Provide a link to this contest post in your post.
3) Leave me a comment that you are participating.

The contest will run for one week,from 23 July'09 to 30 July'09.

Winners will be chosen by

Names of the winners will be announced on August 1, 2009.

All the best!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

What a hair-cut !!!!!!!!!


Today I was very upset. Do you want to know why? Okay, I will tell you. It was because of a hair-cut, no not mine but my husband's hair-cut. In the morning while I was busy doing some work , my husband went to have a hair-cut. He returned after an hour, but when I saw him I was upset. He had got his hair cut very small half inches in length.

I was really sad as he was looking like a stranger to me. He said that it was not his fault he was not able to think what an half inch hair would be. Sometimes this happens as we are new here and are not well acquainted with the styles and measurements here.

Well, after few hours I got used to seeing him like that and tried to cheer myself up. I didn't want him to feel guilty and sad.

It's okay. It's all a part of life.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

No time Left


Summer vacations are going to be over soon. My hubby was really dull yesterday as he felt soon it will be time to go to work again, getting up early in the morning is very difficult for him. He hates it.

I told him still you have 15 days left, just enjoy your holidays and worry about work later. Worrying doesn't makes things easier, so why worry.

I think he bought my argument as he is cheerful now.

Okay, will write soon.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Missing our families


As the days are passing by, we are missing our families more and more. It's one year since we visited them. They are so far away in India. We decided not to go to India this summer because of economic conditions. Tickets are so expensive, you need $4000.00 (approx) for two people. Then in India we need to take domestic flight from Delhi to our place. It's all money and money.

We make decisions from our mind, but our heart has to suffer, so I am missing my mom, my dad, and my in-laws. We talk to them frequently, but I want to see them, laugh with them, cook for them, and travel to some places with them.

I know I am being emotional but this is how I am.

Okay, will write again soon.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I got it !!!!!!!!!!!


Today I received my prize of the contest which I won few days ago, I was waiting for it but didn't know when it will come.

Yes, I received my copy of Sarah Strohmeyer’s new novel, THE PENNY PINCHER’S CLUB. I am really happy, the book was delivered by Fedex people today at 5:30 p.m.

I want to thank Frugal housewife for having this contest and choosing me as one of the two winners.

Monday, July 13, 2009

It's getting hotter


I live in Arizona and the temperatures are going higher and higher. It's really hot.
Yesterday was the hottest day of the year according to the weather people.

It's really difficult to go out in noon. So, we have decided to finish any shopping or other work in mornings and evenings and to stay in our home during the day.

I watched on television that in such heat
1) We should protect our skin with sunscreen.
2) Wear loose clothes.
3) Drink lot of water. Stay hydrated.

So, I would advise all people to follow the precautions and be safe.

Okay, take care.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cooking Experiments


I keep on trying to learn new recipes and making them and I call them my cooking experiments. I really want to be able to cook a lot of things and be good at it.
I am thankful to my husband who is very patient with my experiments and he is a good critic of my cooking. Whenever I make something good, he appreciates it and if something is not good he tells me that it's not good but still it's good that I am trying.

I have learnt lot of recipes by my experimenting and even have mastered a lot, so I think my experiments will keep on going.

I decide what I have to learn and then search the recipe from 3-4 websites and then make my own recipe. I am thinking of blogging about the recipes which I master, so that I don't forget them and others can learn from them.

Okay, will write again soon.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Spending the holidays at home


This Summer we are spending our holidays at home, we are not going anywhere just spending time with each other. Good thing is that we are not getting bored, we have our new TV to keep us entertained. We go for evening walks together and from today we have decided to go for morning walks too.

We are just living the way we want it, we get up at whatever time we want and sleep late, spend hours watching movies and hours talking to each other.

We are content and think that these holidays are going very fast. Soon, they will be over.

okay, will write again soon.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Grilled Chicken

Yesterday my hubby and I tried the KFC's Grilled chicken for the first time. I had seen so many advertisements about KFC starting it's grilled chicken so I was much enthusiastic about trying it.

We went to KFC and ordered the 6 pieces of Grilled chicken, it was delicious and we both liked it, and it's a healthier option than the fried chicken.

I think now we will be going there often.

If you have not tried it till now, go ahead and try, I think you will like it.

Okay !!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I am the Winner


I am really thrilled today, I was chosen as one of the winners by The Frugal Housewife in her contest. If you don't believe me, check out this link.

I will be getting the copy of Sarah Strohmeyer’s new novel, THE PENNY PINCHER’S CLUB.

I am waiting eagerly for my book.

I will tell you how it is after I receive it and I am finished reading it.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Italian Food


When we came to US, we didn't know where to go to eat out. We were new to all other cuisines except Indian and Chinese. We went to Indian restaurants and Chinese restaurants, but Chinese food in US is quite different from the food found in India. In India its the Indianised version of Chinese so most people call it Indo-Chinese food.

So, we had to adjust to the US version of Chinese food, which is also good. When we went to California last winter to my brother's home, we were introduced to Italian Food by him, he took us to Olive Garden Restaurant which is an Italian restaurant, and we liked the food and place both, especially the Garden salad provided by them along with the entrees.

We came back to our Arizona and tried the same restaurant Olive Garden at Flagstaff. We liked it and since then we are hooked to that restaurant, I especially go for the salad. It's delicious, I love it. Whenever we go there we eat the breadsticks and Garden salad and get our entrees packed in a box to take out.

So, now we are open to one more cuisine and let's see when we will gather courage to try another new cuisine.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

We are watching now


Did I tell you about my TV. I am sorry I just forgot to write about it. We bought a brand new Sony Bravia (KDL 52v5100) 52" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV on 16th June. We ordered from and it was delivered on 22nd June, that is less than a week. It was delivered on time and was in good condition.

Then the next problem was whether to take service of DirecTV or Dish network. After much thinking and research we opted for DirecTV.We ordered it online from the day after Father's Day and our installation was scheduled for 2nd July at 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The person from DirecTV came exactly at 4:00 p.m. and fixed the receiver and the antenna in one hour.

So, now my television is working and we are loving it. Atleast now we will be aware of what is happening around us. Television is really a great source of information and entertainment.

Friday, July 3, 2009



We went to Fredonia,AZ this wednesday. This trip was for business purpose not pleasure, but we enjoyed our journey.

Fredonia is 140 miles from our place. It took us two and half hours to reach there. Our way was through the Kaibab forest. It was such a scenic place, we admired the beauty of the place. As I told it was a business trip, so I didn't take the camera with me so I can't show you any pictures.

We enjoyed our journey and returned back the same day.

It was a really reviving trip for us.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Penny Pincher


The Frugal housewife has announced her first giveaway and the winners will get bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer’s new novel, THE PENNY PINCHER’S CLUB, which is being released tomorrow, July 2, 2009. There will be 2 winners.

Remember the contest ends on July 5th 2009 at 11:59 p.m.
The winners will be chosen by’s Random Number Generator.

Rules are simple:

1. Add your link to the Mr. Linky list on her site.

2. Mention this giveaway on your blog.

3. Leave a comment on her post with the link to the comment.

So hurry up, if you want to read a good novel.