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my time in the sun

March 16, 2009

Remnants of breakfast in the little kitchen nook On Sunday morning, I ate breakfast in the kitchen nook, soaking in the morning light. It was a moment I’d been daydreaming about for weeks, since we first visited the house. I checked my email, read the paper and made a list for the farmer’s market. And, […]



March 12, 2009

Nearly another month has gone by and I can hardly believe it. Rama and I are very slowly settling into our little new house. We’re still living among towers of boxes, but we love it all the same. As each box gets unpacked, it becomes less this house we’re renting and more a home for […]



February 18, 2009

So, as if one big change weren’t enough, Family Hughes is moving. To a little house a couple miles away. Next week. And we’ve just started packing. I had grand plans for cleaning and purging months in advance, packing a box or two a day, and keeping the last-minute tasks to a minimum, but my […]


good company

May 25, 2008

On the menu this morning: fresh blueberry pancakes, apple-smoked bacon and strawberries. Wherever we do end up, I vow to have more brunches and dinner parties and people over for no reason at all. I love setting the table just right, turning up the tunes and making a meal that makes me proud. I love […]


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