the quotidian (4.30.12)

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


Masking tape and brown bag shoes: they’re all the rage, didn’t you know?

Dressed up and nowhere to go…except to the front yard to dance for the passing cars.

Goat cheese, asparagus, red onion, and bacon pizza: I was the only one who liked it.

An ice cream sandwich experiment: I am unimpressed.
(The cookie part isn’t soft enough—actually, it isn’t soft at all, boo hiss.)

In preparation for the family reunion this weekend:
40 jumbo jalapenos, 2-3 pounds of cream cheese, and 2½ pounds of bacon.
(I’m hoping for leftovers.)

Peanut butter cookies: it’s tech week for the older kids’ theater production 
and I’m in charge of one of the cast suppers.
(The reunion and play are both this weekend—I’ll consider the week a success 
if my head doesn’t fly off my shoulders.)

Trying to get some respect…

…and getting put in his place, ouch.

Stripping down the table for a redo (five years late, but that’s beside the point).

He got sick of the messy craft table and now I have a new shelf, hallelujah.

Fact: trampolines aren’t just for jumping on.

This same time, years previous: baked beans, shredded wheat bread, rhubarb jam


  • the domestic fringe

    Love those duct tape socks/shoes. My son made a wacky hat today and duct tape was his choice medium. Glad you're getting your table redone and a shelf too. That's a pretty good week.

  • Anonymous

    the kids can't wait to come down. CAN'T WAIT. Albert was trying to figure out a way to get out of his soccer game on Friday night, and Shinay was already trying to figure out how we could stay til Monday. They love your family – – our family. 🙂

  • Kris

    Don't the cookies get softer when you freeze them before eating? I would think that the ice cream would help moisten and soften the cookies…

    • Jennifer Jo

      The cookie was a little softer today (and the ice cream was harder), but it still had a bit too much crunch. We'll see what they're like tomorrow…

    • Anonymous

      They would not see it as a box of junk, new treasures and I would love to see what they would do with it!

  • Karen

    I would have eaten the goat cheese pizza with you! Those poppers look mouth-watering! And, I can't wait to see an 'after' of your table. I have always admired your table whenever I've seen pictures of it on here.

  • Hello. My name is Meshan.

    I always get hungry reading your blog. Good luck with the reunion and play! I'm totally impressed that you're already prepping for them- they're sure to be a success.

  • Faith

    I'm glad you mentioned that those ice cream sandwiches didn't work out, I have had them on my mind since she posted them. Any thoughts on tweaking to get the cookie softer?

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