Quotidian: daily, usual or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace
Swimming in cucumbers: we have a huge long row and it’s producing something wonderful.
Which is good because we are out of all things pickle.
Garden lushosity, thanks to a rain-filled spring and five huge bales of straw.
(That’s the row of cucumbers running between the beans.)
Glam and glitz: this is what happens when you give the birthday girl a make-up kit.
She got nail polish, too.
update: his symptoms were a little unusual (aching joints and bad headache), so I made like a typical paranoid mom and called the doctor. Even though I downplayed it (“It’s probably just a flu bug—how about I bring him in on Monday?”) they wanted to see him right away. The doc checked him over, ordered blood work for Lyme, and started him on antibiotics.
He’s doing fine now, and I’m a little skeptical that it’s actually Lyme, but we’ll see.
Or maybe not.
As I understand it, a person with Lyme is just as likely to have a negative test result as a positive one. Anyway, it’s good that he adores the taste of pink amoxicillin.
Because he gets to drink three large bottles of it.
Bedtime stories with Papa: I think he’s reading a book about science experiments. Not exactly my first choice for pleasure reading, but hey, to each his own.
This photographer is doing a book project about trucks and asked to interview my husband. I took lots of pictures of him taking pictures. The kids acted like they had never seen a camera before, so eager were they to slip in front of the lens and grin their heads off.
My older boy is big into flint and sparks.
(He’s also big into knives, thus the bandaged fingers.)
Her little homemade quilt she’s been making: she gave it to her cousin for her first birthday.
I went to the farmer’s market, and even though our tomatoes are starting to ripen,
I couldn’t resist the multicolored beauts.
Also, I caved for corn. I like it roasted, but the kids prefer it boiled. However, the leftover roasted corn was excellent in a rice-beef stir fry (along with leftover grilled zucchini, tomatoes, lime, chipotle butter, poblano pepper, onion, smoked salt, and feta).
Simple pleasures: grilled cheese composed of sourdough, mozzarella,
oven-roasted tomatoes, and fresh basil.
This same time, years previous: zucchini pasta salad, peas with prosciutto, Jeni’s best ever vanilla ice cream, preserving stone fruits, pasta with roasted tomatoes and summer squash, cooked oatmeal, red beet salad with caramelized onions and feta