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tomato soup with coconut milk

I have a confession that is unlikely to surprise you: I haven’t been cooking much lately. Mike has been working long hours, and cooking for one gets dull. And frankly, I’ve been tired. And uninspired. And perfectly content to eat Trader Joe’s Indian food from a cardboard box and aluminum pouch. (It’s like backpacking food—at home!)

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fresh blueberries

Sometimes I have mornings when the world feels so daunting it takes courage just to swing one leg out of bed. These are the days when my to-do list starts unfurling, like some unwanted tickertape parade, before I even open my eyes. They’re after nights spent dreaming about work projects gone awry. Or friends I didn’t call back in time. Or laundry.

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