Hump day is here! Yesterday was a difficult day for me. But it was made so much better by my family and friends! I cannot thank my blogging friends enough for being with me on this hard anniversary. To read two beautiful tributes please visit my friend Ellie at HoneySuckle Hollow and my friend Gram at Goodnight Gram's Blog. Also, my friend, Wendy, left me a great message on my Facebook page. All of you mean so much to me. And in My Simple Woman's Daybook post on Monday I mentioned Harley being at camp. I wondered if she would remember what happened a year ago. At 11:30 p.m. last night I received this text. My kiddos are the best!
Now let's get on With Wednesday Hodgepodge and link at From This Side of the Pond.
1. Is your home air conditioned? If it's not air conditioned, is that by choice? Did you grow up with air conditioning? If not how did you cope with the heat? Share about a time or place you remember as being too hot-the temperature kind of hot, lest anyone be confused.
Thank goodness our home is air conditioned. We are so spoiled! I grew up without A/C and don't remember it being all that horrible. But I think I would now find it unbearable. When I was young I remember my mom would hang wet sheets and then blow a fan through them. This was supposed to cool us down. Can you imagine? Right now my car does not have A/C. I try not to drive in the hottest part of the day. But sometimes we have to!
Oh my goodness! I feel like most of my life is "up in the air" right now. I think it is due to this past year of adjusting to life without Richard. It's like I am having to re-learn how to live. I also will admit that I haven't done much towards moving forward. His shirts are still hanging in the laundry room. His glasses are still on the entry table. His shaving supplies are still in the bathroom medicine cabinet. I have plans to change all of that within the next few months! I'm in no hurry.
3. Your favorite light and airy dessert?
When I worked in the nursing home an Amish lady told me how to make these Lemon Bars. I wasn't quite sure, the first time I made them, they would turn out okay. She insisted it was only the two ingredients. So I tried them! And they were delicious. A good summer treat! Make them and let me know what you think!
You'll Need: 2 Cans Lemon Pie Filling
1 Angel Food Cake Mix
Preheat the oven to 350F
In a mixing bowl pour in the cake mix- there will be 2 separate packages in the mix, the powdered egg whites and the cake flour mixture, use both. Dump them into the bowl and mix them with a fork or whisk. Don't waste your time with an electric mixer on this one, you don't want to over-mix it by any means. Add in both cans of lemon pie filling mix. Mix just until incorporated, but again, don't whip it or it will overflow when you cook it and change the texture and volume of the bars.
Pour into a 9x13 Pan and bake for 26 minutes. Cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. The powdered sugar makes them pretty.
4. When did you last feel like you were 'floating on air'?
I laughed when I read this prompt. I can't remember the last time I felt I was 'floating on air'. It might have had something to do with more than one glass of wine!
5. Airport, airmail, airtight, airhead...which have you most recently encountered? Explain.
Another prompt that caused me to chuckle. I last encountered an 'airhead'. I live with her. We tease her about it. She isn't blonde. But we think she might still have some blonde baby roots. (I am not trying to offend any blonde haired people). My granddaughter, Harley, sometimes just can't see things clearly. And sometimes the funniest things come out of her mouth. Like the time she was talking about the band Candyland. What? I haven't heard of that band. She meant Sugarland! We love the girl!!!
6. Have you ever been to the Alps? If so where did you go? If not, is this a destination on your must-see list? If you were headed that direction this summer, which of the following would be your preferred activity...a gentle walk, a serious walk, a bike ride, a boat ride around one of the lakes, or summer snow skiing?
I have never been to the Alps. I have never had a desire to go to the Alps. And if I ever find myself in the Alps then a gentle walk is all I have in mind!!
7. What is one saying or phrase that was considered 'cool' when you were growing up?
When I was a teen we used to call police officers 'the heat'. Once when my cousin was home on leave from the Navy we were all out dragging main street one night. My cousin was driving. Someone said, "Look out! The heats on." My cousin started fiddling with the dials on the car's heater saying "No it's not" We teens howled at how 'dumb' he was!! But he was a 'cool cat' (another phrase) and didn't get mad at us.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I saw this on Facebook last night! There is so much to chew on here. Do you have these three kinds of people in your life?
I can think of names right off the top of my head. I am doing to CHOSE to concentrate on those who fit into #1. What will you do?