Monday, December 30, 2019

the quotidian (12.30.19)

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

This year's spread was improved upon with guests from Eritrea, Tunisia, and Sudan.

The ordinary made festive.

Flaming burger balls: not exactly what he was going for.

Burger vs TMJ. (The burger lost.)

Finetuning and tweaking.

Everyone needs a Mavis in their life.

We're on a Rook kick: anyone up for a game night?


Crash course in auto mechanics, courtesy of Necessity.

Rain or shine, Sunday afternoons are for playing.
(photo credit: my older daughter)

Our pastor invited him to read his statement during her sermon.
(photo of photo by Jim Bishop)

This same time, years previous: a mistake-based education, family magnified, our apocalypse, chopped locks, tamalada!, one step above lazy (maybe), eggnog.


  1. What is the awesome looking pie in the Christmas eve cheese feast please?!

    1. That is a traditional Eritrean bread that one of the gentlemen brought! It's called Himbasha. Here's a video on how to make it ( but ours had raisins and some type of herbs in it, too, I think.

    2. Brilliant thank you! Now to gluten free it!

  2. If my daughter were to see a picture of your "spread" she would be begging to know your address!

  3. Oh, Rook! Remember Nicaragua? I'll come over to play!


  4. Glad to see he got to read his statement. I didn't know anything about the sanctuary issue until reading your post. I am still not sure how I feel about it, but am continuing to investigate. When we stop listening to each other is when the real danger starts. My civics teacher used to use this quote, "My rights end where your noses begins." Basically that means to me that we should focus less on our own rights and look at our neighbors. Clearly the individuals in that meeting were only focused on their own rights. Thank you for the wake up call.

    Amy in PA

  5. I, too, have been thinking a lot about your experience with the sanctuary issue. It nags and pokes and prods at me. I am glad your son was able to have an opportunity to read his statement.