Monday, November 21, 2016

the quotidian (11.21.16)

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


Post-election therapy.


Beans and greens.


Peanut butter cream: a thank you pie for the neighbor who loaned her his trailer.


My  older daughter's attempt to season the skillet.


I told them to stop talking so they wrote notes instead.


Christmas lullabies.


Cleaning tack (with expensive olive oil, grr).


On  the "ah-ya" (short for caballo).




After much searching (soul, internet, and store), new kicks for the mama.


Best buds.


Still can't beat his papa.


Herding cats: what taking a family photo is like.

PS. A couple fun (family-friendly) videos: this one gave me the shivers, and this one (watch it all the way to the end) kept me up at night, wondering and giggling.

This same time, years previous: spiced applesauce cake with caramel glaze, in my kitchen: noon, sock curls, official, the quotidian (11.19.12), ushering in the fun, orange cranberry bread, and chocolate pots de creme.

11 comments:

  1. the Sweetsie death stare

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    1. She delivers it freely. It's amazing we're all still alive.

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  2. Oh the notes.....hahaha! The plight of homeschool Moms!

    My boys saved an A/C blower when our heat pump was replaced to build a wind tunnel. I think I am glad they are grown and gone and the blower is still lurking in the shed.

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  3. Thank you, JJ. I needed that (the second "this one"). It's been months since I laughed so hard.

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  4. Isn't olive oil too unstable an oil for leather care? I *think* I once read something somewhere... Or maybe just imagined?

    I love the family pic!

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  5. Our family photos end up looking like that too and we only have one kid. One of these days, that's the photo I'm going to use on the card.

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    1. I always MUCH prefer the candid photos.

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  6. If Dr. Perfection is talking about your youngest daughter, her gaze is what caught my eye. It is actually a lovely artsy look.

    Love the arm wrestling guys and waiting for the moment when he beats dad! Older strength versus younger vigor still wins out.

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  7. My children like TOMS...buy a pair, they donate a pair. (re' shoes)

    What's on the baking sheet in front of the girls? Chopped nuts? Are you making caramel apples?

    Hope you all have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving.

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    1. On the tray: quinoa, cooling. I wasn't making anything caramel there, but yesterday I made a double batch of caramel popcorn...

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

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