Monday, October 28, 2013

the quotidian (10.28.13)

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

Far away we went,
and then we did return.
Now we are settlin' in
and again have quotidian!

Making homemade wines.

The welcome-home sign outside my older daughter's Sunday School class.

Endless hours of make-believe. 

In our welcome-home boxes: evaporated milk, canned pumpkin, and apple butter. 
So I made pie.

At the birthday boy's request: homemade potato chips.

Big skillet cornbread.

New: both the sister-in-law and the baby.

Pensive: my niece.

My son took this picture. He said, "It's a great picture, Mom! Look at the lighting!"

My love.

PS. Did you notice how many times I used the word home? I'm not apologizing.


  1. Most beautiful word in the English language, I'm thinking...

  2. Looks like you are celebrating home in all those many ways. After all your travels, it's wonderful that home is so very good to you. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

  3. I made apple butter pie (sans pumpkin) yesterday! And I've never made that in my entire life. Maybe I've been reading your blog so long that I can't help but do what Jennifer Jo does...


    1. Now I'm laughing!

      How'd the pie turn out? Is it worth a recipe share? I have more apple butter...

    2. This was the recipe:

      It's pretty sweet, but I loved it. I didn't have gingersnaps so I just used plain ol' pie crust. I'm going to try it with pumpkin now since my husband loves pumpkin pie.

  4. I want to know if the pie was good. Never done did make a Paula Deen before.

    I have never tasted homemade potato chips. I adore potato chips. I feel that I am missing something fundamental to my life.

    1. They are light, crispy, salty, (crumbly), DELICIOUS, with an occasional soggy one.

  5. This post looks like you are actually settling in, relaxing. Good for you! There and home again, and I got to go vicariously. Thanks for that, and it is delightful to see you back where you belong. Great picture of hubby.

  6. Oh, my. You have the most gorgeous husband. Just sayin'.

  7. put crumbled bleu cheese and pesto on the homemade chips.

    a local nite spot here makes this, and it's wonderful!

    1. That sounds wonderful, but how do they keep them from not getting soggy?

  8. Homemade potato chips? They look wonderful. Bet your boy was happy. :) It must feel good to settle back into life on this side of things. And...strange, too. Happy weekend! Hugs, Camille