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.


  1. the Sweetsie death stare

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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.

  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.

  7. My children like 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.

    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!