Monday, June 16, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY June 16, 2008...

Outside My Window... A weak sun is finally starting to shine through the gray clouds. There is water standing on my front patio. The birds are busily chirping and there is an occasional rumble of thunder.

I am thinking... that I wish I had about 3 more hours to do things in the mornings!

I am thankful for... Rainbows. They are there to remind us of God's covenant that he will never again destroy the earth with water. Even if it seems like it sometimes.

From the kitchen... I am making some lemon-poppyseed scones later. Also, I am making Scooter's Sea Spuds for supper. New recipe, liked the name.

I am wearing... A navy skirt, my princess kitty socks with pink houseslippers, a pink t-shirt with embroidered flowers and a blue sweater. My hair is in an octopus clip. Ain't I just loverly?

I am creating... A cross-stitch picture of a teacup-stack. Been working on it for a while and I am about half done!

I am going... to my auntie's on Saturday! My mother is one of 9 girls, 2 of whom are dead now. They take turns every month or so having a tea party at one of their houses. They are so much fun!

I am reading... The Historical Book of Mysteries. Wow, I am glad I did not live in some of those times. Poison, daggers, arrows . . .

I am hoping... that I will be off for vacation the week of the 4th!

I am hearing... Not much, as it has quieted down around here.

Around the house... I need to finish weeding the garden path. Right now, I would just be pulling up mudballs.

One of my favorite things... is roses. I made some rosewater on Saturday - the house smelt like roses all day!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: If it ever stays dry, finish weeding that garden path. Making scones today, tomorrow making some lime jelly. Then Thursday making some cookies, I think some Pizzelles. Friday night making some goodies to take with me Saturday morning to my aunties.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...Photobucket

If you would like to do the Simple Woman's Daybook, just hop on over to: The Simple Woman and check it out. Loads of fun, even though I know I did not get the links done right.


Killlashandra said...

I've never heard of Pizzelles cookies before. What are they like?

Pretty flower picture, I like all the water droplets.

Wow, you made rosewater. What a lovely project. I'm sure the house smelled wonderful too. I find just the hint of rose scent to be very relaxing.

Angela said...

You are certainly very busy Raquel, I am looking forward to the holidays to get a bit more me time.
I loved rose water as a child, it is such a beautiful scent.

Raquel said...


Pizzelles are an Italian cookie, very crisp. They are made on a pizzelle iron, which kind of resembles a waffle iron. They are good with ice cream and used for making stroopwafels, which I will be posting in my blog one of these days. Pizzelles are usually flavored with anise, but I like them with lemon and I make a chocolate version also. Thanks for reading my blog!

Jan said...

Lovely picture, and nice to find out a little more about you.

Marie said...

Love your day book Raquel! I will have to do mine tommorrow as Tuesdays is Dorie day on my blog. Will check back later to see if the picture is showing up then!

meg said...

Ooo~ sounds lovely; how does one make rosewater?

Angie said...

How do you find time for it all? I wouldn't know how to go about making rosewater. Not unless it's something like us kids used to do: rose petals in a milk bottle with water added and all squashed down to a pulp with a stick. Then we trid to get our mum's to dab it behind their ears for perfume. Can't think why they wouldn't!
Angie, xx

Thia said...

Lime jelly sounds yum!