Monday, March 28, 2016

the quotidian (3.28.16)

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

My second flop in a row: can I no longer make a decent chocolate cake???

My younger daughter's latest creation: every time we go to Costco, she lurks at the edge of the bakery like a lost puppy, watching the cake decorators (and hoping they'll toss her a treat).

Post-rehearsal: late-afternoon "lunch" in the sun.

Running lines while rocking lambie.

Fly season: it's disgusting.

Curious kisses.


Enforced lactation.


Putting in fence for the second pasture: she says she wants a steer.

Jacob Marley! Come to life! In our field!

Frolicking till the sun sets.

This same time, years previous: the Tuesday boost, seven-minute egg, maple pecan scones, our oaf, the visit, the quotidian (3.26.12), a spat, breaking the habitsmokey fried chickpeas, happy birthday, happy pappy!, and brandied bacony roast chicken.


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    1. The American Shorthorn Association should have good information. They are a quiet breed and excellent for junior activities and I think maybe less expensive to buy than anything Angus. Is this a potential 4-H project? The roan hair is wonderful to groom and so pretty. They fatten well and easy to feed. Here are some basic links.

      American Shorthorn Association

  2. I have never had this chocolate cake recipe fail but I also don't think it is the best recipe out there. Hershey's One Bowl Chocolate Cake-

  3. I think your daughter's cake decorating skills are AMAZING!

  4. What a beutiful "Cuddles" photo! Find a magazine to submit that one to!