the quotidian (12.19.16)

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

My husband and older daughter were neck-in-neck, eating these. About 9 or 10 each, I think.


It’s always such a relief when these cookies are done.

He waited until it was 17 degrees outside to change the locks.


After years without a hot water faucet handle: FINALLY.

Now people can find us!

In installments: fire-laying.
The beast has been resurrected, thunk-thunk-thunk.

What I get for allowing my younger son to inflict me with his notions of beauty.

Reflected sparkle: the best part of the tree.

This same time, years previous: brightening the dark, supper reading, on my to-do list, fa-la-la-la-la, how to have a dunging-out date, the quotidian (12.19.11), chocolate-dipped candied orange rinds, scholarly stuff, and walnut balls (and I’m not even being dirty).


  • Athanasia

    I love sitting in the dark and admiring my sparkly Christmas tree, also. It looks like you have the same 1950s cookie cutters we do…the moon, the bell. Our star is different…more chunky. We also have a tree, a donkey, a chick and a rabbit.

  • dr perfection

    Your younger son has shown that you could handle a pixie nicely. Just think, you could shower and it would be dry in 30 minutes.

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