Mental Health Post: Things I Am Looking Forward To This Month

I’m gonna make myself feel better and hopefully you feel better by listing out nice things that will happen. And you can make me feel better and you feel better by listing out nice things you get to do in the near future.

Ludo is finally releasing on Netflix! So excited about this, ARK looks hot, Abhishek has a good role, and Sanya continues to defeat me with charm.

Ludo First Look: Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao collaborate with Anurag  Basu for their next film; Read Deets | PINKVILLA

I ordered a new version of Trivial Pursuit to play with my parents, so it will finally be a level playing field instead of them winning just because they know all that weird out of date trivia.

100 Trivial Pursuit Cards - Genus
These are baby boomer questions! No one else would no them! It’s NOT FAIR!

Netflix is releasing a TON of new holiday movies! And I love new holiday movies, rom-coms and “kid unites parents” and all the rest of them.

Operation Christmas Drop (2020) - IMDb
Also, whatever this is!

My parents ordered a fancy “Thanksgiving in a box” deal, it arrives in the morning and then we just heat and serve. I am very excited about a tasty Thanksgiving meal that I do not have to cook myself at all!

Cornbread-Andouille Stuffing Recipe | Food Network Kitchen | Food Network
We’re getting cornbread and andouille stuffing. I don’t even know what that IS!

Once the purple dye finishes wearing out of my hair, I get to pick a new color and re-dye it. Keracolor Clenditioner Color Depositing Conditioner Colorwash,  Light Pink, 12 fl oz: Premium Beauty
Any color I want!

No matter what, these things will happen, I can plan for them and think about them. What can you think about in the next month? Are you buying new furniture, taking your kids on vacation, some other movie releasing?


11 thoughts on “Mental Health Post: Things I Am Looking Forward To This Month

  1. My sister is moving across the country to my state. She isn’t moving close, but she will be close to my parents. She is moving in 4 days.

    Kajol’s netflix movie might come out next month, you never know, maybe?

    I get to cook my own thanksgiving dinner for the first time, and I’m looking forward to it. My side of the family has 101 traditions that go with every holiday. So much so that brothers & sister-in-laws always make fun of us for it. (But not my Spouse, he appreciates them) Anyway, we can’t spend the holidays with family, it is too dangerous with my husband teaching in the schools, although his current illness is NOT COVID thank goodness. I’m actually looking forward to my family creating some of our own traditions, or molding the ones I grew up with into something of our own. This year on Thanksgiving, instead of taking a short perfunctory walk, we can go on a REAL HIKE, maybe with friends, and drink wine and sparkling apple cider by a mountain lake as we break bread and talk about what we’re thankful for. I will miss the family, but still I’m looking forward to a less chaotic holiday season.

    There is a slight chance of SNOW this weekend (it was 76 degrees today). If there is any snow or rain it means the dirt biking near our house becomes that much more fun as it is easier to go uphill on damp dirt vs. soft dirt that hasn’t seen water since May. I know that seems like a weird thing to be excited about, but it means I can go on bike rides with my kids again.

    After thanksgiving, I get to put up the Christmas decorations, including the creche in which I still have the amazing SRK card you sent me last year. SRK looking over baby Jesus. It’s perfect.


    • These are so many wonderful things to look forward too! I am so happy your sister is moving closer. Is she the one with the kiddos so your kids will have cousins? Or is she without kiddos so your kids will get spoiled?

      I feel kind of the same about Thanksgiving, although this isn’t the first year it’s been like this. Once it gets down to just me and Mom and Dad, or sometimes me and Mom and Dad and Grandpa, all the family traditions and elaborate cooking and stuff starts to feel kind of silly. So we just have a nice meal together and feel thankful.

      It makes total sense to be excited about snow that might let you do dirt bike riding! We had our first snowfall here a week ago, and it was magical and lovely and made me happy for no reason at all, just because it was snow.

      I’m excited about Christmas decorations too! What I wanna do this year is paint the windows of my parents’ apartment. We can put up Christmas trees and all kinds of things.

      On Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 11:17 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • I never thought about painting windows! I bet I could get the kids to paint the window that faces the street. My sister moving is the one with the kids. My brother doesn’t have kids, yet. He just got married in September. Now he is going to be in NYC with no family. So it is sad for him. Oh well, he can try to convince my new sister-in-law to move to CA.


        • I’ve always loved painting windows, when we were growing up we used to regularly paint the window of the front door, and then people could see and admire it when they came up the walk, it was nice. Felt silly to paint windows in my apartment floating above the world, but now I have an excuse!

          On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 3:01 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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  2. I moved from the Upper Hudson Valley downriver to the Lower Hudson Valley to be closer to the kids. I’m now about 10 mins from NYC, which has its pluses and minuses. (Plus: an Indian food market, book store, clothes shop). Since the new house is much smaller, I gave away tons of stuff including a huge dining room table, and have been eating on the coffee table that’s in front of the couch.
    While walking the dog, I came across a “For Free” sign on a round, solid wood pedestal table in good condition that’s just the right size. It’s in my kitchen now. Makes me very happy after a nerve wracking night of watching election results. Having a nice place to eat is much better than politics.


  3. I’m also looking forward for Ludo.
    I can’t wait to watch Taish. Harshwardhan Rane is praised for this role in all the reviews. I hope the movie will appear on Eintusian soon.
    I’m counting days for November 11th because it’s Polsih Indipendence Day an also San Martino Fest and I love both holidays.


    • My brain: “November 11? Why do I know that date? Oh right! It’s also Armistice Day. How weird, Polish Independence Day is coincidentally also the last day of WWI. Wait, wasn’t there something about Poland and Armistice? It isn’t a coincidence at all! Armistice Day is ALSO the day Poland got independence because WWI is how Poland got independence!” It took me a surprisingly long time to get there, but I did.

      On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 10:14 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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