the quotidian (8.27.12)

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

Cousin cuddles.
Please note: my son is not yet thirteen
but already he’s adorning his wrists with bands and chains.
Is this something that all preteen boys do?

This Laura Ingalls imposter loved our scraggly peaches.
Which reminds me. What do you call a fake noodle?
An impasta.

A jar of bees: captured by the child most allergic to them.
Either she’s really stupid or really brave.
Though I suppose it was smart of her to give her little brother
the privilege of setting them free,
since, for his troubles, he got stung twice.

A true-blue paperbag princess!
(Though she preferred the title of “Rag Princess.”)

Smashed and crispy, with oil and salt: the damaged, freshly-dug potatoes.

Ketchup in the making.

These days, a daily ritual.

This same time, years previous: tomato jam, basic oatmeal muffins, earthy ponderations, part three, on not rushing it, chocolate malted milk frosting, nectarine cobbler, odds and ends, fresh tomato salad, buttery basil pesto, basil pesto


  • the domestic fringe

    My son wraps odd things around his wrists all the time. I am always like, "Really?"

    The bees. Yup. The most allergic are always the ones to do silly things. My son was feeding fire ants crackers once. Almost died. So not fun for parents.

    Hope you have a great week!

  • Margo

    I should like homemade ketchup, but I don't like the version I've had.

    My kids are old enough to wash the jars! It's saved me some time this summer.

  • Peggy

    The bands and chains are definitely normal… our 13 year old has been wearing them for the past 2 years as well as all his friends. our 16 year old wears a braided friendship bracelet on his ankle (it was too big…)

    ketchup looks good!

    love paper bags…. 🙂

  • mavis

    #1 The metal chain is totally normal.

    #2 Please post you ketchup recipe, I have a feeling I'm going to need one soon. 🙂

    #3 Paper bags, boxes, and dirt are the best toys ever.

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