the quotidian (2.24.14)

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

At Shannan’s bidding, I downloaded FotoSketcher and have been 
turning everything into watercolors ever since.

It’s become a compulsion.

I may need an intervention.
Doctor’s waiting rooms: I’ve had more than my normal share this week. 
 This one got bonus points for having a Keurig and real mugs.

The good part of a missed day of work (for my husband) for a medical appointment: he drives while I knit.

Hurtling down the highway to the dental chair, needles, anesthesia, and sore gums.

Minus ten teeth, plus chains.

On a liquid diet for five days and counting.

The rest of us, however, are most certainly not on a liquid diet: blueberry baked French toast.

Butchering the squash.

Weather confusion: a lawnmower turned snowplow with chains, a sled, and a kid in shorts.


  • Mama Pea

    Oh, that second picture of your son after the dental appointment! Poor baby. Good thing he has a mom who knows how to make nutritious liquid meals for him. I well remember the 2-1/2 hour ride home from the big city when our daughter had to go in for the periodic appointments to have her braces adjusted.

  • Anonymous

    Your entire Quotidian merits comment — and a chuckle! The water color app is so cool. I can see why it could become obsessive. Oh, and your poor son. So not fun. I hope he is mending well….But your last picture is so funny! I do believe you have five children rather than just the four you claim. Love it all! Thanks for sharing. ~Sherry

  • Suburban Correspondent

    Yup – that last picture sure does sum it up, doesn't it? We call it Weather Whiplash, and we've had a lot of it.

  • Judi

    Minus ten teeth? Why? That is an awful lot of teeth to have pulled! My mouth hurts just thinking about it.

    Your butternut squash reminds me I should be using more of ours that we still have from our harvest last year.

    Have a great week!

    • Jennifer Jo

      Nine were baby teeth and one was a permanent one (the one that got shot out by his friend in Guatemala: (you can see the incredible crowding in that photo). Also, they were attaching chains/wires to teeth that are still up in the roof of his mouth to help pull them down.

Leave a Comment