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Happy Thanksgiving

To all of my Canadian blog family, I hope you are enjoying a beautiful thanksgiving long weekend surrounded by loved ones.

I’ve decided not to celebrate this year with an extravagant dinner, instead I’m working hard to make positive changes. Maybe that’s what I’m thankful for this year; the strength to realize change was necessary and the courage to finally make it happen (details coming soon).

Enjoy your loved ones and be thankful for having another day.


Quick Update Plus Diwali and Thanksgiving Pictures 

Monday was the last day of my clinical. It’s been an exhausting part of my studies but I’m finished. The next portion is less physically straining and allowing more interactions with the residents. 

During my community work; which began on Tuesday, I have been assisting staff with feeding, doing activities and walking with the residents. This is a very good chance to get to know the residents and learn their experiences. Although, it’s a much slower paced part of my education, I am enjoy it. 

I completely forgot to upload photos of thanksgiving and Diwali and so decided to include them in this post. Thanksgiving was fantastic and dinner turned into lunch due to a miscommunication between my husband and I. Nevertheless, lunch was enjoyed by all and we were so full afterwards, that everyone decided to nap right after. Here are some pictures of Thanksgiving lunch:

Lamb chops with pasta, scalloped potatoes and stuffing
My Thanksgiving dining table
French vanilla custard cake
Puff pastry fruit and chocolate tea snacks
Egg, spinach and cheese puffs for breakfast
Garlic pull-apart cheesy bread

As for Diwali, my darling husband surprised me and Nid by showing up earlier than expected. Nid and I were just getting dressed and beginning to light candles and diyas when he burst through the front door. I have to say I was overjoyed because I felt terrible that we were celebrating without him. 

Later that evening, when all of us were dressed and ready to pray, my brother joined us and stayed for the prayer and dinner. Nid completely adores my brother and was overwhelmed with excitement. Here are some of the pictures of our Diwali prayer and lighting of the diyas: 

Rangoli made with chalk and turmeric

Happy Thanksgiving 

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers. I hope you’re celebrating your long-weekend with tons of family and friends. 

This year, I am thankful for my family and few immediate friends; for the support they’ve given me during my time to further educate myself. Especially, thankful for my husband, who has taken on the full responsibility of supporting us financially and working the long hours. He’s been my strength and has encouraged me to keep pushing when I wanted to give up. He’s praised me for all my successes during exams and assignments and boosted my confidence when I needed the push. He doesn’t know it, but I love him to the moon and back and am so thankful he’s by my side.

I will be celebrating my Thanksgiving with my little munchkin and hubby and maybe a relative or friend. I’m really looking forward to Thanksgiving lunch. I’ve veered against doing dinner this year because of my placement schedule and having to work the next day. Nevertheless, I am excited to be making the feast and have an amazing menu planned.

I’ve decided to start with a light caeser salad and a three cheese pull-apart garlic bread. For the main course, I’ve chosen rosemary and thyme lamb chops with a garlic and rosemary sauce. For the sides, we’ll have garlic scalloped potatoes, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, steamed asparagus and carrots. And for the grand finale, a white chocolate, raspberry swirl cake and vanilla bean ice cream. 

I’ll take pictures of my table and of all the dishes before everyone gets to it and I’ll share some recipes later this week. 

Have a blessed thanksgiving and enjoy your time off with your family and friends. 

Xoxo ~ Tamana

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers that are celebrating. I wish you and your families love and happiness.

I am celebrating thanksgiving with my darling husband, Ni, close friend and parents. No one besides me and our friend, Hari enjoy turkey. So, I’m putting together a non-traditional dinner for all of us to enjoy. Baked chicken, stuffing, veggies, bread and drinks. I’m still not better, so D has promised to help me cook and tidy up our home. It totally sucks that I’m still sick. But I’m thankful for a caring and helpful husband.

I’m also thankful for a daughter that is truly a sweetheart. I never though I’d like a child, let alone love them. But I do and she’s such a good little girl. She’s smart and funny and a quick learner. I’m so thankful I didn’t get one of those whiny little brats as a daughter. Lol.

I’m also thankful for my job and employer. As much as the job sucks at times, it’s still a good company to work for and I’m glad I’ve spent the past six years of my life working there. I’ve made many friends and connections and learnt so much from so many people.

Lastly, I’m thankful for my parents. Although, they drive me absolutely insane at times, I’m still thankful that they are close-by and a part of our lives, especially now that I’m a mom, the help with Ni is so greatly appreciated.

What are you thankful for? Share your thoughts with me!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers. I hope you’re all enjoying your long-weekend with family, friends and good food.

This year, D and I have decided not to hold a thanksgiving dinner at our place due to my health not being the greatest. However, we’ll be holding a Christmas dinner later this year to make up for it. Plus, by that time our little princess will have arrived and it will be a great opportunity for us to introduce her to our loved ones.

But I would like to say, that today and always, I am thankful for D, my best friend, my husband, the love of my life and my support and partner in crime. I’m thankful that he came in to my life two and a half years ago and flipped my world upside-down. I’m thankful that we got married and are now expecting our first child.

I’m also thankful for my mom, who has been a great support throughout my life. Without her, I just don’t know where I’d be. I’m thankful mostly for here these days because he has helped D and I with many of the necessities we need for our princess. Plus, has provided so much guidance and support.

I’m also thankful for my sister-in-law, she’s been my support throughout this pregnancy like no one else has. With all the illnesses and pains, she continuously cooked dinners for D and I while I could barely stand the smell of food. Plus, due to the experience of having three children of her own, she’s been a huge knowledge-base for me and all my worries and questions. Along with her, a colleague turned friend, Ang, has also been a great source for information and support throughout the pregnancy, always reassuring me that I’ll get through this and any obstacle or pain that comes my way.

I’m also thankful for a great boss turned close-friend, Cat. She’s tolerated and supported me throughout the past few months even when I couldn’t handle it all myself. She’s been like a big sister watching over me, spoiling me with treats and crazy lunches. She’s been my comfort away from D and has never asked for anything in return.

Although, there are so many more people and things that I am thankful for today, I wanted to call-out these few so that hopefully one day if any of them read this post, they all know how absolutely thankful I am for having them in my life.

Lastly, I’m thankful for all of you, my readers for putting up with all my ups and downs and inconsistencies of posting irregularly. Without all of you keeping my blog alive by checking back over time to see whether I had finally posted something or not, I probably would have just faded away into the cyber never-never land.

Thank you all for keeping me alive here!!! I hope you enjoy your thanksgiving and are filled with all the love and happiness the world has to offer as I am!

Xoxox ~ Tamana

Happy Thanksgiving From Across The Border

I just wanted to write a quick note to my friends across the border.

I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoys this time surrounded by family, friends and loved ones. I hope you gather together to remember all the things you are thankful to have today.

Happy Thanksgiving from your Canadian friends! 🙂