Wednesday, November 16, 2011

the quotidian (11.16.11)

Quotidian: daily, usual or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace











*blue, blue, oh so blue!, autumn skies: but today they are heavy and dark with rain
*the fruits of my (much needed) inspiration to clean out my spice cupboard, thanks to Aimee of Simple Bites
*an apple pie, ready for the oven
*fixing the wheelbarrow tire: he hooked up the air compressor all by himself (and without me knowing) and then used it correctly, too
*slicing apples for the dehydrator
*cozy reading time
*caramel popcorn cooling on the table: decreasing the popcorn and (unintentionally, I promise!) increasing the butter makes for some out-of-this-world deliciousness
*a trash can lid hat
*gorgeous green, good for both my eyes and my tummy. (Bonus, my kids love them, too.)
*after an evening of guests: the table, still dressed and lit. As we’ve had a lot of company in the last couple weeks, we’ve been burning candles endlessly. I light them as soon as I get up in the morning to make the cold, dark mornings a little more inviting.

This same time, years previous: a homeschooling experiment report 

5 comments:

  1. Is your lettuce back up and running? I'm really enjoying the subtle translucent, with slight stained glass, effect on the top crust of that pie.

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  2. Katie, That's YOUR lettuce (it was incredibly delicious) and some store-bought. Also, what a neat description of the pie---I like it.

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  3. Love! Your photography has become wonderful. Your skills have caught up to your eye.

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  4. I found you again after too much absence, Jennifer Jo. Your photos and your well-chosen words leave me in a meditative, appreciative state. Thank you.

    They also connect me with my own childhood and early motherhood as I write my memoir. Thank you for that, also.

    Shirley

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  5. Cookie baker Lynn and Shirley, Thank you!

    And what you said, Shirley, about my post leaving you in "a meditative, appreciative state"---well, I'm so often NOT there myself that it makes me giggle that I could make someone else feel like that. I mean, I'm aspiring to that, of course, so your words are a wonderful compliment. But I'm kind of shaking my head, too.

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