Monday, December 5, 2016

the quotidian (12.5.16)

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

I suspected I wouldn't like this apple tea and I was right.

They disappeared way too fast.

Lebkuchen: the dough sits at room temp for two months (!!!) before baking.

Pfeffernusse: the real kind, with two dots over the "u."

Dog in a bucket.

Cat in a basket.

Startling: a size comparison.

Christmas show at the horse farm.

In  the haystack: a city of burrows.

He  builds things.

Elevated walking.


Late fall.

This same time, years previous: oatmeal sandwich bread, the college conundrum, in my kitchen: 6:44 p.m., cinnamon raisin bread, baked ziti, 17 needles and 4 children, the quotidian (12.5.11), bellydancing... in public, raisin-filled cookies, and chocolate truffle cake,


  1. Over Christmas, I want to show Nickel Boy how to make the stilts we made when we were children. Very simple and very easy to use. We loved them!

  2. Ahh, I love your posts and I think this may be the first time Ive seen something that made me think "Ahh!!! She missed an opportunity to alliterate!" Its a Cat in a Crate! Sorry, couldnt resist!

    1. I thought about that, too! And then I just went with Box and Basket, which isn't even accurate, so... you win!

    2. Hahaha, after I posted that I thought maybe you were going with the Bs.

  3. the lebkuchen - is that from Luisa's book?? I have an attraction for strange recipes and I haven't been able to get my hands on that book yet!

    1. Yep! It's a fun book, and the recipes are quite different from my normal which makes it feel worthwhile---I'm learning something new.

  4. Your husband, my husband...clothes twins, and always working on a project.

  5. your pictures are just beautiful. Love the baby, the haystacks and the last one but really - all of them. please don't ever stop blogging - you are so good at it!