Monday, December 15, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY December 15, 2008...

Outside my window... There is slush and sleet. Yich!

I am thinking... that I can't wait for Honey to get home so we can go to the pharmacy and get something for my ear - it is stopped up horribly.

I am thankful for... a God that provides for and even anticipates my every need.

From the kitchen... Tortellini Meatball Soup, Garlic Breadsticks, Pizzelle cookies and fudge!

I am wearing... Navy skirt, socks and tennis shoes, white T- shirt and gray pullover sweatshirt - it is cold here today!

I am creating... cookies and candies for our trays that we are giving to loved ones and friends this year.

I am going... to be starting a new job soon!!!! Actually my old job that I quit 2 years ago. But the company that I am with now has cut our wages for the second time in as many years and not only can I not afford the pay cut, but it is the principle of the thing - if someone is a skilled worker - I have 15 years experience - then do you keep cutting their wages and expect the same amount of work from them? In other words, if my years of experience and expertise mean nothing, then get Joe Blow in off the street and let him do it and see how you get by. Sorry for the rant!

I am reading... Doomwyte by Brian Jacques.

I am hoping... that my ear problem will be taken care of tonite.

I am hearing... not much, pretty quiet around here.

Around the house... not a lot, we did a good clean Friday and Saturday.

One of my favorite things... is hot tea. I just love a cuppa on a cold afternoon!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Today: Make cookies and fudge. Tomorrow: More cookies. Mail Christmas cards. Wednesday: Laundry. Thursday: More cookies and candy.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Black Bottom Cupcakes

1-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Combine first 5 ingredients in large bowl. Combine next 5 ingredients in small bowl. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix well. Fill paper-lined muffin tins approximately 3/4 full - I got 18 cupcakes with this.

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Combine these ingredients until slightly lumpy. Spoon into center of chocolate batter in cups.

Bake 20-25 minutes. Let cool in pan 2 minutes and then remove.


Jan said...

I'm sorry to read that you are having trouble with your ears, Raquel I hope the problem clears up soon.

Congrats on your new(old)job. :-)

It's been very cold here today, a high of 20F. We had a hail storm last night, so the roads have remained iced up all day. Brrrr!

Stay warm, love and hugs.

Cheryl said...

Your black bottom cupcakes look wayyy better than mine!

Marie said...

Wonderful day book, Delicious looking cupcakes and I hope you post your recipes! Hope you got your ear sorted. There's nothing worse than an ear ache!

Anonymous said...

Love your day book entry, Raquel. I've got to try those muffins, they look so yummy! Hope your ear is better soon!

Domestically Inclined said...

It was so good to hear from you Raquel and so glad that it was a blessing to you. Yes, it was faith in a life no matter where God put her! Hope your ears will be doing better soon. It is cold here as well, -7 when I was out the other night, and the next day it felt great almost balmy at 13! You have blessed us much with the Christmas music on your site. Thanks so much from Great Grandma and I! Merry Christmas!