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It’s been a tough year

by Kiran on November 28, 2011 · 19 comments

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… but I am thankful for:

OUR FAMILIES, FRIENDS, READERS AND BLOG FOLLOWERS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD :D

And most importantly, the ability to make a living and have food on table. Each day.

I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving, saying prayers, passed around yummy delights and spent catching up with the family :)

My blog is where I try to divulge a lot about our life. But sometimes it’s difficult especially during the time when we had a lot going on with our green card applications. Throw in the fact that I have the Husband coworker’s reading this blog while he is seriously contemplating of resigning and joining a new firm.

We got our green card. So that’s a huge relief!!

And that definitely gave us the urge to look for other opportunities that includes a chance to relocate somewhere out of Orlando. Getting a green card was our ticket to freedom. Literally :)

That happened 2 weeks ago.

We were seriously contemplating of moving to Atlanta, Georgia. Hence the recent road trip. We arrived, Husband aced the interview and we went house & apartment hunting. Yes, it was that serious.

We returned to Orlando and started contemplating the job offers and reasons to relocate. That’s when it hit us. The reality is, we are not ready to move out of Orlando just yet. And why’s that?

  • Orlando has been our home, away from home. This is where we bought our first home, together.
  • We made many great friends and it’s so hard to part with them.
  • We’ve discovered that owning a home makes it a lot more difficult to move out of state, especially with the current economical turmoil.
  • Theme parks! Silly reasoning, but it works ;)

There would be many more logical reasoning, but we are pushing everything aside because its THAT time of the year where we focus our energy by stuffing ourselves completely silly. I love Holiday season here in the States. Had we not move to the United States, never in a million years we would have celebrated Halloween, Thanksgiving and now Christmas.

Our official Holidays Comforts may be boring to some, but we are sincerely blessed :)

  • A small donation goes a long way — we love helping the poor and needy during the holiday season.
  • Sipping a good mug of holiday coffee, while still lazing in a robe and holiday slippers.
  • Load’s of baking :D
  • Road-trippin’ during holiday’s are the best!
  • Holiday oats is a must in this household.
  • Thrift shopping is highly recommended.
  • Feel good comfort soup are no longer just for the ailments.
  • Watching endless holiday movies. Some of our favorites: The Holiday, Home Alone, A Christmas Carol, Muppet, A Christmas Story, anything and everything Santa related. And Bruce Willis.

Die Hard and it’s sequels are on my watch list, pretty much all year round.

Can you tell I am a DIE HARD movie fan? What are your Holiday comforts and favorite holiday movies?

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1 carolinaheartstrings November 28, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Nice post. Thanks for sharing with your blog followers. I love the holiday road tripping too!!!! Come visit us pumpkin fried rice today. Be sure to stop by on Friday and register for a party dress from The Shabby Apple. Great giveaway!

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2 Kiran December 1, 2011 at 2:13 PM

CHS,
Thanks for the giveaway info :)

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3 Destination Infinity November 29, 2011 at 12:41 AM

An ideal holiday for me is to sleep for half a day and read a nice book for the remaining half. I like visiting new places, writing about them and clicking them off, but I don’t like the traveling part – It makes me tired! I wish all the tourist spots were located around one km of my house! :)

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4 Kiran December 1, 2011 at 3:20 PM

DI,
You don’t like travelling? Are you kidding? The idea of travelling is to venture further away from your home, not around it :D

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5 Bikram November 29, 2011 at 4:43 AM

Holidays are always welcome I need one and that too a long one.. But i want to go to a place where I dont know anyone … :)

congrats on the green card …

and Die hard is definitely on the list for christmas it will be on a few Tele channels for sure and ofcourse Escape to victory or the great escape :)

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6 Kiran December 1, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Bikram,
Thanks for the congratulation — it’s been a long wait, but so worth it!
I concur with you about travelling to unknown places, where you can unwind without any disturbance.

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7 Aakash @ Love poems November 29, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Beautiful post, Kiran.
Congrats on you getting the Green Card for States. It’s hard to move out to a new place especially when he have spent so many years with our kith and kins. We accommodate ourselves so much that it becomes a bit hard and depressing to shift to some other place. A bit late I guess but Happy Thanksgiving :)
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8 Kiran December 1, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Aakash,
Thanks so much for the wonderful comment, my dear friend :)
Adaptability is key if you have to move away from the family and comfort zone. I think we all need to adapt to “changes”. It would definitely make life easier :)

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9 Gayatri November 30, 2011 at 9:36 PM

I don’t enjoy the holiday season all that much because we’re away from family and it gets a bit too cold for my liking.

However, I make the most of it by going on vacation (our anniversary is in Dec) and indulging in a lot of good food & drink. I also make plans for the following year. It gives me something to look forward to.

Good to know you made it through this year and congratulations on all the good things that happened in the past 12 months :) :)
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10 Kiran December 1, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Gayatri,
I concur to your sentiments — but we have to do what is necessary and adaptability is key when afar. Congrats on your anniversary. Have fun, eat lots and drink merry on our behalf :D

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11 Katherine Martinelli December 1, 2011 at 4:26 AM

Congrats on getting your green card!!! That must be a huge relief. Moving is a difficult decision, I can see why you are torn! Best of luck with everything. I also love A Christmas Story, and the old Miracle on 34th St, and It’s a Wonderful Life! And the smell of Christmas trees…
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12 Kiran December 1, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Katherine,
Thanks a lot, sweetie — it’s a huge relief that our green card process is finally over! We are staying put at the moment. It’s difficult to move away from a place we call home. Love it so much here in Orlando :)

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13 Priyanka December 1, 2011 at 5:54 AM

I am sorry about the rough time you guys had to go through the last few months, but the good thing is that it all paid off well in the end! Congrats!!!

I love the holiday season, although there is an element missing i.e. family, but still we have learned to adjust. I just love having the time off, going on a nice vacation, spending time with the husband and just the holiday spirit in general.

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14 Kiran December 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Priyanka,
Ooh, dear you don’t have to be sorry — I am glad we have crossed a lot in our long list of overdue lifelong plans. Thanks a lot for your support :) It’s difficult not having family at disposal all the time. Holidays can be a great excuse by adding the element of “surprising your loved ones” with a visit :D HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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15 Harsha December 7, 2011 at 6:48 AM

Congratulations for getting the Green Card. :) I know, road trips are the best! I loved the first capture. :)
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16 Kiran January 3, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Harsha,
Thanks sweetie — so sorry, somehow I missed this comment :)

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17 Tanvi December 26, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Congrats on all the wonderful things that happened in 2011. Here’s to a even better new year! :)

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18 Kiran January 3, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Tanvi,
Thanks sweetie — we wish the same for you & the Husband :)

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