Archive for July, 2009

Indian express.

This will be my last post for a while because I won’t be updating the blog while I’m in India.  To refresh your memory of Indian geography, here she is:


This is a photo of the framed world map that hangs in our study at home.   Since it’s my map, the starry stickers are places I’ve visited.  Funny aside, doesn’t China look like a big storm cloud about to rain on South and East Asia?  Yikes.

After landing and spending a short night in Mumbai, we’re heading on to my paternal grandparents’ home in Guwahati (pron. go-HAH-tee), which is the capital of the state of Assam in the very eastern part of India:


Then we’re off to my maternal grandparents’ home, which is near Cochin if you consider a 4 hour drive  into the mountains “near”!  Although this map doesn’t show state boundaries, Kerala runs along much of the southwestern coast of India:


And then as if that wasn’t enough travelling, we’re taking an overnight train from Kerala to Goa, which is south of Mumbai, for the “vacation” part of our vacation – relaxing at a beach resort and enjoying a large family reunion with all my aunts, uncles and cousins from my mom’s side of the family.

Catch you on the flip side…

July 31, 2009 at 3:34 PM 2 comments

Packing it up.

We’re packing for our upcoming trip to India.  Thankfully the state of our bedroom floor has improved since I took this photo.


July 28, 2009 at 7:38 PM 2 comments


Meena got a balloon at our local bookstore this morning.  Look at how delighted she is!



July 27, 2009 at 1:59 PM 4 comments


I’ve been busy doing things in the house, so in an effort to find a photo for today’s post I looked around for something to capture.  I like the angles of the frames on our sideboard.


July 26, 2009 at 1:53 PM Leave a comment


Someone upstairs is on our side because temperatures have cooled off a little outside.   Here’s a hero in my opinion:


July 25, 2009 at 1:48 PM Leave a comment

It’s getting hot in here.

I have most of the blinds closed in our house because our airconditioner isn’t working, so I’m trying everything I can think of to keep the house cool(er).  It’s still 82F degrees (28C)  in here though.


July 24, 2009 at 2:21 PM 1 comment

Black white red pink grey.

This combination of specialty salts has been giving our favorite meals extra flair lately. If you haven’t already delved into salts such as Cyprus Black (and White) sea salt flakes, Hawaiian Red Alaea sea salt, Dark Pink Himalayan salt, or Fleur de Sel (sel gris), you really should seek out some and try it.


July 23, 2009 at 1:48 PM 1 comment

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