Quotidian: daily, usual or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace
Heaven: permission to tool around the back forty on Grandpa Jack’s tractor.
Memories: Just before we left, Grandma sat him down,
asked lots of questions about the weekend, and wrote down what he said.
Weird: she can’t help herself.
Playing a wordless game of rocks: big hair and not-so-big hair.
(Tina, how we love thee.)
Wounded: she flayed (what a horrid word!) the back of her ankle on a step.
The line-up: after returning from a tractor ride to the woods (courtesy of Uncle Johnny)
and discovering a beaver dam.
Surprise! The grandparents flew in their children’s much-adored babysitter.
Ice cream on Jack’s Mountain.
Going home: after seven hours in a car, I feel like a part of me has died.
Warning: this is what happens when you give your daughter a make-up kit for her birthday.
Grill ready: made into this salad.
Verdict: yummy, but a little bland.
A morning ritual: packing into jars the tomatoes that roasted in the oven overnight.
Picking over the candy—I mean, the cherry tomatoes.
Cleaning out the freezer: puff pastry with caramelized onions, Swiss and Parmesan cheeses,
and (not shown) a dab of grape jelly.