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Hi, everybody!

So I went with my little brother to India and, as usual, was rampantly, grossly sick the entire time. Traveling - particularly to India - just does not agree with me. SOP is that going to India involves staying with various family members and doing very little sightseeing (we ourselves, as the American babies, become the sight for our family to see). So I don't have a lot of pictures to share because they're mostly of family. We did time our trip to be there during Diwali, which we've never managed before, though we were in Bangalore for most of it, and Bangalore experienced torrential rains; it looks like Mumbai would have been the place to be, if the after-the-fact lights we saw and the consistent noise of crackers going off were any indication. We did a one-day trip to Mysore, which was the extent of our touristy stuff, but even that was mostly about family connections. On the plus side, everyone was so worried about my health that there was a conspicuous lack of "why aren't you married!?!" happening. Small mercies. Perhaps my last strategy, which was to tell them earnestly that I hoped to live and die as a single woman was effective.

So here's the only picture I'm up for sharing - it's me with jasmine in my hair. (There are some experiences that are so lovely and fundamental that I can't imagine myself without having had them, and wearing jasmine in my hair and smelling that clean, fresh, sweet scent with every movement is one of them. I wish it for all of you.)

Anyway, I'm back now, still sick from the trip and sick in a whole new way from being back (it looks like I might have caught something respiratory from my office-mate). Hopefully I won't have to go back any time soon - maybe the family can come visit me here instead.

Enough about that - how are all of you?

ps - grrrr, Yuletide. SO MUCH I want to write, so hard to stay awake and actually get it done!

This same entry also appears on Dreamwidth, at http://innie-darling.dreamwidth.org/455904.html.

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Ooh, my, what a lovely ornament! Are the salmon-colored flowers added in and also jasmine, or something else?

So sorry traveling = being ill. That is no fun!

Welcome home, though.
*sends wellness vibes*

The orange flowers are something else, but I don't know the English name for them. I don't think I've ever seen a string of jasmine flowers without them.

Thanks for the vibes! Are you over your bad cold?


I am...sort of over? But not really? Still coughing like crazy and feeling less then peppy. It's annoying.

You have *such* beautiful hair. :)

That does sound incredibly annoying - sorry to hear that.

Ha, thanks! All I can see when I look at that picture is the rat's nest my hair turns into when I've been sitting by an open train window for four hours!

Awww, I'm sorry you spent your whole trip sick (and are still sick!). That is no way to fend off the marriage talk. *g* Hope you feel better very very soon!

Ha! I will not deny the strategic value of my illness!

I'm so sorry you were so sick!

I love the photo—that looks beautiful. We have jasmine around here, but I've never seen people wear it in their hair.

I hope you recover quickly!

(I have a cold, but it's just a cold, and I hope I'm on the recovery side of it.)

Thanks! Those strings of flowers are pretty commonplace in India - that one came from a guy who walked up to our window when our train to Mysore was stopped somewhere, and only cost a few pennies.

I hope your cold goes away soon!

As everyone else has sad, I'm sorry you were ill for your holiday.

The photo is great - and no wonder it's an experience you treasure.

Thanks, sugar! It's one of the things that always makes me glad to be in India.

Beautiful! I'm sorry you were sick though.

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