Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Right as rain

It rained all day yesterday, and as weird at it sounds - that helped my mood. I love rain. Although it was cool and rainy, so it was a bit strange to be cool in the middle of August, but there it is. Your comments all helped immensely too. And as usual, just giving voice to my stress and frustration helped too.

My trip to India is soon! In less than a week, I'm hopping on a plane and going to be away from my family for the longest stretch of time EVER. The longest Aaron and I have been apart since we met over ten years ago was 4 nights. This is going to be 8 nights.... so that's a bit crazy. I also haven't had a long vacation since Christmas, so I know I need this time off. And it's going to really be time off, as I'll be alone, only responsible for myself and completely offline. The cost of being able to have my iPhone working in India seems not really worth the luxury.

I'm lucky in that I have Suzanne's brother to hang out with in New Delhi - he lives and teaches law there. So he will meet me at the airport and has already given me great advice for the trip. I arrive on Sunday night, and then I will do some sightseeing in New Delhi Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday is the wedding that I'm actually making the trip for. I went a little hog wild and bought 2 outfits so that I'll 'fit in' for the two day affair. The reception is Tuesday night, so I'm planning on wearing this:

I'm kind of nervous that I'm going to sweat like a pig, I've been told that the wedding hall doesn't have A/C but it does have fans. (Great. Fans. That'll help. Not.). Both of these outfits are silk. Lightweight... but still. So I'm thinking the darker one for the nighttime event where I think I'll be talking to more people. Maybe the pools of sweat won't show as much.

This is the original outfit I bought, before I realized that it was a two day affair. The wedding itself is the next morning at 7 AM - so I think it may be cooler then?

Who knows. At least I'll look pretty. It's kind of exciting to get to dress up like this - obviously I'd never wear a Salwar Kameez and anything with all this beading.... so that is exciting in itself. Plus, all the travel plans (I'm going to see the Taj Mahal!). I'm guessing this is going to be a big adventure, but probably exhausting too.


Sukey said...

Love the dresses! I was wondering what you had picked out. I loved being able to wear the clothing over there. There are still a few items I'll wear to work (just the tunic). I definately recommend bring a little fan - you know the cheap 99 cent ones you can buy at the dollar store. I cary one with me all the time (you never know if the AC on the T will be working). I find the smaller ones that are about 6 inches work best. They fold up so neatly you can tuck it into your bag. If I remember right - you will see a lot of people with fluttering hands - fanning themselves over there. Have fun and congrats on going technology free!

Heather said...

I read yesterday, and the only comment I had that wasn't 1000 words long was that your mom and my mom should have coffee. Sheesh. I so get it.

But, besides that; HOLY SMOKES YOU ARE GOING TO INDIA!! I can't wait to hear about your exotic adventures, and I think these outfits you have are beautiful. Please share lots of pictures when you return!

BigP's Heather said...

Those are gorgeous!!!

Have a great trip!

HereWeGoAJen said...

So pretty! I want one!

Carrie27 said...

Your trip is going to be amazing! I think it is also great that you won't have internet access for a little while as it will allow you to completely enjoy your sights.

The outfits rock, too!

Brandy said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to wear clothes like that. I mean, there is just such beauty and femininity in them. Hopefully the weather will be lovely and there won't be too much sweat pooling. He he. :-)

Deborah said...

Wow! Hope the trip is great.

I think Americans just don't know how to dress - all that black. Why can't we all wear bright colors and beading like that?

A New Beginning said...

I LOVE those dresses, especially the first one. Have a great trip.

Zephra said...

I love the clothes too. I have quite a few Kameezes that I wear around my husband's family and they are surprisingly comfortable. Pin your scarf to your shoulder so you will not be pulling around you all night. Enjoy the food.