the quotidian (9.2.13)

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

With only a few weeks left, we finally put up the
 under-the-counter curtains we had made-to-order back in the beginning. 
Why, oh why, didn’t we do this earlier? 
(This question is becoming our commonly-wailed lament.)
Apple pie-crisp: it didn’t taste as good as I thought it would.
Chocolate cakes don’t come out of the pan in Guatemala.
The closest I get to processing food: roasted tomatoes to store in the fridge. 
They go well with macaroni and cheese, beans and rice, eggs, whatever.

Baked French Toast
To make it truly a breakfast fast food, I assemble and bake it the day before and leave it on the counter overnight. In the morning, I pop it in oven, turn it to 350 (ish), and let it heat
for 15-20 minutes. It’s on the table ready to eat before 6 am.
Bonus: it warms up the house on these chilly mornings.

Before drying clothes, check pockets and remove crayons or you will regret it.
After a day of preparation for first communion:
happy with her plastic rosary and “soy misionerola en la Verapaz” pin..
(Not that she’ll have first communion, seeing as we’re Mennonite and all.)
The swirly eye designs were not a part of the theological study, but the idea for the cross?
Yes, probably.
(Also, notice the new earrings. Less than a month after getting them pierced, 
she’s switching out earrings like a pro.)

Can you tell what movie we’ve recently watched? 
Hearing my 7-year-old bust out with (a paraphrase of), 
“You think I’m embarrassed to go home to Starla at night?” 
makes me over-the-top proud. I’m educatin’ ’em right.
They found it in the driveway and are keeping it in a container to wave under unsuspecting noses (both people and dog). The fumes were so bad my older son had to take a series of hits 
from his deodorant stick to clear his nasal passages.
Slain by fermented bug odors.
Nap interrupted.

Girlfriend chat.

High in the nispero tree: singing her heart out, 
oblivious to me and my camera and the whole wide world in general.


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