Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Staying Cool and Airy

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.

For the first time in a long, long while, we have AC. A small unit that my husband brought with him when we got married. For just the upstairs to sleep comfortably. We never had AC growing up. But we are in Maine. We don't have many miserably hot days thankfully! And when we do? Fans, water and popsicles!

2. What's something in your life right now that falls under the heading 'up in the air'?

Will I find part-time employment that allows me to get my oldest son off to school mornings and pick him up in the afternoons, homeschool, get my daughter to and from band practices, manage my home, family and garden, and have time for me, my husband and our kids? I'm asking a lot, huh?

3. Your favorite light and airy dessert?

Fresh sliced strawberries with homemade whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce...Sometimes I eat it for breakfast. Shhhh! Don't tell!

4. When did you last feel like you were 'floating on air'?

Sunday, May 15th. The day I married Tom.

5. Airport, airmail, airtight, airhead...which have you most recently encountered? Explain.

Airhead. LOL (I think I'll leave my answer at that...)

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 seen the Alps! In high school, we traveled to Belgium, Spain, France, and Switzerland. Switzerland was an amazingly beautiful place!  And I'm always up for a boat ride (but remind me to take Dramamine so I don't get motion sickness...).

7. What is one saying or phrase that was considered 'cool' when you were growing up?
OK, the island is an odd place. We have our own phrases and words for things.  But I remember in elementary school we were all saying "burn-ah ver-dah" to mean something cool. Don't ask me why! LOL

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Join Joyce from From This Side of the Pond for Wednesday Hodgepodge. Share in the randomness!

Happy Hodgepodging!

24 comments:

  1. I can handle the lakes without Dramamine, but nothing with waves : ) I hope you find just the job you need!

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    1. Usually I'm OK too...I'm good with kayaks and small boats, but I got very motion sick on a cruise ship during choppy waves. Ugh! That was awful!

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  2. Lovely thought for the day. Good luck with the job hunting.

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  3. The drizzle of chocolate over your strawberries and whipped cream sounds like perfection. I'll have to give that a try the next time I get strawberries.

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    1. It IS pretty good! Slice the strawberries. Fresh whipped cream. A drizzle of chocolate sauce. Mini chocolate chips are good too. ;)

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  4. Maine is definitely on my list of places to go!
    Funny phrase!

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    1. I think you'd have a great time here!

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  5. I think we should revive that phrase. It's fun to say!:-)

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  6. Very interesting phrase indeed. Kids say the darnedest things, huh? Oh, to live in Maine and enjoy the cool and the ocean!
    I hope you find just the right job. I won't tell anybody about your breakfast. In fact, I may try it tomorrow since I have some of the best strawberries in my fridge right now. We had them last night over Paula Deen's pound cake. So yummy, but not light and airy.

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    1. You can't go wrong with pound cake! ;) Probably not something for breakfast though...

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  7. MMMM, dessert sound yummy! I've been mostly "airhead" lately! :)

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  8. I don't think I would know what to do in cool weather! I have always lived in the heat. You are not alone in your joy of strawberries and whipped cream. I guess I have something I need to be making in the future! Good luck on the job hunt…you got this!

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    1. And you know...strawberries with a little whipped cream isn't such a bad dessert calorie-wise! Or a breakfast in my case! LOL

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  9. Wow! What an amazing trip to take in high school! I'm a Dramamine queen too. Good luck on the job hunt!

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    1. We were very fortunate to have a teacher who enjoyed, planned and carried out European trips for us. It was an experience of a life time!

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  10. Oh, AC... As we are living in just in unbearable heat right now, we just have to switch on the AC, though I can't stand it! But we have to survive somehow :)

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    1. Sometimes it's necessary! We only turn it on when the days are hot AND humid and fans just aren't cutting it. Fortunately we don't have too many miserable days!

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  11. Living with Indiana's humid summers I consider AC a must. Well, that and my post-menopausal internal furnace demands relief. OTOH, it's been 80 the past couple days and with extremely low humidity (finally) we haven't turned the AC on yet. So yeah...it's the humidity here that takes a toll.

    Growing up in the 60's (was a teen in the 70's) my dad owned a plumbing and heating/ac business, so we always had the types products that he sold and installed. We had a monstrous AC unit outside our big 2-story house and I remember as a child sitting in front of the fan singing into it. The fan made my voice warble and it was fun to hear what kinds of silly ways the fan would change it. I'm sure the neighbors were entertained. I at least hope they weren't overly annoyed. :^)

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    1. Oh, my kids do that sometimes with our fans! Funny what things amuse us as kids, huh?

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  12. Re: Question @2, that's called life! Best wishes to you and Tom as you travel through life forever. Good luck with the job search!

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    1. It sure it! Life is complicated and requires juggling! But we work it out in the end! Thanks for the best wishes! Almost 3 months married now!

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