This same time, years previous: carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, depression chocolate mayonnaise cake, baked-in-a-pot artisan bread, take two, green smoothies, and strawberry cheesecake ice cream.
Quotidian: daily, usual or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace
In the downtime between play weekends: stocking up.
Thrift is mincing the one remaining corn tortilla and adding it to the chili.
Paying off: fall plantings.
Rocky Mount Fire: that afternoon we had to shut the windows to keep out the smoke.
Burning down the tent caterpillars.
Don’t choke, because doing the Heimlich maneuver in that brace would be rather tricky.
Pixie: she wants to go still shorter.
Backseat writing nook.
Taking shape: concrete counters (not for us).
Splitting her sides over my ineptitude.
(Now that the play is over, I’m willing to risk a broken bone.)
They spend hours (upon hours) together.