after the weekend: trip to the mall, rain, and lemon cookies (recipe!).

A wonderful-nothing-planned, lazy weekend. 
Adam worked until late morning on Saturday, so we decided against going to the theater (bumped it to next weekend). So instead Adri went to hang out with the aunties, up in Wesleytown, Adam took a nap, and Julia, Stan Lee and I all went to the big city (grocery shopping, the mall, and all that). It was soooo strange to be out and about, and not have either Adam OR the Wee One with me. A lot of fun, but still, so weird.
On Sunday we went out for an early morning rainy drive to the store, got some new baby plants, came home, I made Bloodys, and Adam made brunch, Adri and Adam watched cartoons (like they do together every Sunday morning), I put a roasting chicken in the oven, and then we just lounged around all. day. long. Very much-needed.

Sooooo, yeahhhhh, back to Monday. Wow. The weekend really flew by! It's pouring rain here, so I guess it's no walk today.  I do have a lot of cleaning to do, and we have to check the mail at some point. I think it's just going to be lots of reading and cuddles today. For dinner I'm going to toss some stew beef in the crock-pot, a can of cream of mushroom soup, chopped onions and mushrooms, and cook all day. When done, I'll add sour cream, and chopped parsley, and serve over buttered noodles. 

I can't believe it's the First of August! This year is really flying by. Like, F A S T. 

I hope you have a Happy Monday, and a great First Day of August, and (if it's raining wherever you are) stay dry! 

(cookie recipe below)

Lemon Cornbread Cookies (Adam LOVES these, I made them a few weeks ago, and he asked for them again, yesterday)

You will need: 
1/2 a stick of butter
1/2 cup of sugar.
1 large egg
2 boxes of Jiffy Cornbread Mix
1 Tbls of lemon zest ( I like to add a bit more)
1/2 a cup of confectioner's sugar
2 Tbls of lemon juice

To make: 
Cream butter and sugar. 
Add lemon zest and eggs. Beat well.
Add cornbread mix and stir until just well blended.

Drop in spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet. Cook on 350 (pre-heated) for about 8 minutes (do not let brown!). 
Take out, let cool, transfer to plates.

Out of confectioner's sugar and lemon juice make a glaze. 
Drizzle over cooled cookies.


  1. Cookies sound so good! I love using cornmeal in recipes

    1. They are super good, and the cornmeal really does add a lot of added texture!

  2. Hi Rosie!
    I just stumbled onto your blog from another blog. I love all of your quotes on the side bar. I am an empty-nester and wife of a physician. I mention this because of an experience we had with a patient while living in Germany. It concerns all of your lovely book cases in your photo. I am just adding a note of caution for your little one in suggesting that they are all bolted to the wall securely. They can fall over if pulled on in the right place and can be deadly. I hope this does not offend you. I have a grandson myself and am very vigilant.

    1. Hi Bonnie! So nice to hear from you. I'm always happy to hear from new readers! Thanks so much for your concern. We do realize that they can fall over, and they are all secured to the wall :) I've also heard horror stories about falling book shelves :( That's so interesting that you lived in Germany! I've only traveled to Norway, but would really love to explore Europe one day!


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