Monday, January 2, 2012

the quotidian (1.2.12)

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

*the "dining room" table: peppernuts, orange-chocolate chunk cookies (recipe needs some tweaking), my new (and much loved) Good to the Grain Cookbook, my current novel (Middlesex).
*to calm a fussy baby: twinkle lights and the cold night air
*still-life art: a dinosaur in green marker
*living-life art, part I: Renaissance Man
*living-life art, part II: Renaissance Man, with Navel Orange Bosoms
*Christmas Goodies Galore
*family: all a-jumble (don't be deceived by the boy's closed eyes—he was very much not asleep)
*a professional cut: after staring at her chopped hair for a couple days, and with Sunday fast approaching, I rushed her into town for a real haircut. I'm so glad I did.
*her papa: "You're beautiful!"
*story time: my mother, in her element
*New Year's Eve: he was wearing the earmuffs in order to block out the sounds of me watching Glee

This same time, years previous: loose ends, maybe not a true confession


  1. Dear Mr. Handsome,
    Hang in there, life gets better. I hear 2012 is the year of the pineapple.

  2. You're giving your kids such a wonderful start in life.

    P.S. Looks to me as if Mr. Handsome is in need of a support bra.

  3. A lovely (cozy) peek into your *everyday* life. You will be so glad you did these posts in days to come. :)


  4. Would love to see more pictures of Miss Beccaboo. That haircut is smashing!

  5. LOVE Miss Beccaboo's haircut! Beautiful!