Monday, April 30, 2012

the quotidian (4.30.12)

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

 

Masking tape and brown bag shoes: they're all the rage, didn't you know?



Dressed up and nowhere to go...except to the front yard to dance for the passing cars.



Goat cheese, asparagus, red onion, and bacon pizza: I was the only one who liked it.



An ice cream sandwich experiment: I am unimpressed.
(The cookie part isn't soft enough—actually, it isn't soft at all, boo hiss.)



In preparation for the family reunion this weekend:
40 jumbo jalapenos, 2-3 pounds of cream cheese, and 2½ pounds of bacon.
(I'm hoping for leftovers.)



Peanut butter cookies: it's tech week for the older kids' theater production 
and I'm in charge of one of the cast suppers.
(The reunion and play are both this weekend—I'll consider the week a success 
if my head doesn't fly off my shoulders.)




Trying to get some respect...



...and getting put in his place, ouch.



Stripping down the table for a redo (five years late, but that's beside the point).



He got sick of the messy craft table and now I have a new shelf, hallelujah.



Fact: trampolines aren't just for jumping on.

This same time, years previous: baked beans, shredded wheat bread, rhubarb jam

11 comments:

  1. I'm glad you mentioned that those ice cream sandwiches didn't work out, I have had them on my mind since she posted them. Any thoughts on tweaking to get the cookie softer?

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  2. I cook as if bacon hallows anything it touches. I think I would have loved that pizza.

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  3. I always get hungry reading your blog. Good luck with the reunion and play! I'm totally impressed that you're already prepping for them- they're sure to be a success.

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  4. I would have eaten the goat cheese pizza with you! Those poppers look mouth-watering! And, I can't wait to see an 'after' of your table. I have always admired your table whenever I've seen pictures of it on here.

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  5. I am tempted to send your kids a "box of junk" just to see what they can make out of it.

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    1. They would not see it as a box of junk, new treasures and I would love to see what they would do with it!

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  6. So excited for those poppers.

    The last picture is beautiful.

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  7. Don't the cookies get softer when you freeze them before eating? I would think that the ice cream would help moisten and soften the cookies...

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    1. The cookie was a little softer today (and the ice cream was harder), but it still had a bit too much crunch. We'll see what they're like tomorrow...

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  8. the kids can't wait to come down. CAN'T WAIT. Albert was trying to figure out a way to get out of his soccer game on Friday night, and Shinay was already trying to figure out how we could stay til Monday. They love your family - - our family. :)

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  9. Love those duct tape socks/shoes. My son made a wacky hat today and duct tape was his choice medium. Glad you're getting your table redone and a shelf too. That's a pretty good week.

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