Sunday, August 09, 2009

Did I Dream That???

It was an unGodly HOT weekend. This summer has been exceptionally cool ~ up until this weekend. I do NOT deal with heat and humidity well, in my old age!

I knew the heat wave was coming so Friday night, I baked some "This Isn't Your Mother's Chocolate Chip Cookie" cookies, ala Susan Mcmillin at the "Chickens In The Road" Blogspot. To say they are good is like saying that I LIKE Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Blizzards...

Saturday was wickedly hot so I went to work. *On my THREE-DAY-OFF WEEKEND!* They have air conditioning. Saturday night, I took some cookies to my VSF (Very Special Friend) who I call "Doc" ~ and that's ALL you need to know Mr. Stearman!!! I spent the night at Doc's but it was so hot that he slept in the bedroom and I slept on the floor in the living room. RIGHT in front of the air conditioner.

I came home early this morning and went back to bed. Slept until 11:00 o'clock!! I HAD to do more baking because I had purchased fresh blueberries for a tempting recipe I saw on "Welcome To Prosperine" Blogspot. I didn't want the blueberries to go to waist WASTE, so I bit the bullet and baked "Orange Blueberry Bread" today. (TWO loaves!) Oh - My - Gosh is it good!!! (notice that half of the smaller loaf is already gone)

The heat and humidity were stifling so I took a nap. I laid down at 3 o'clock and slept until 5. Nobody can accuse me of not making the most of my weekends off!

When I got up at five, it was glorious outside! Still a bit muggy but the temp had dropped precipitously and it was MUCH more bearable. I took the chickens out the left over orange peels (I grated the peels and hand squeezed the juice called for in the recipe!). They seemed to enjoy them.

Especially Star!

I'm still very tired so I think I'll call it a night early tonight. Happy DREAMS!

DREAM says...

It was WAY too hot for us girls to pose so
This One's For Katie..."



  1. Oh yes it was 93 degrees here today plus humidity!! Not my cup of tea at all.....I am liking 72 degrees much better. Pics all look very yummy! So you have a "Doc"?....interesting LOL

  2. Anonymous9:54 PM

    "Doc" ... a Vet I hope ... hehehe

    Hey dear friend ... it is just nice that you have someone and are happy ... regardless of the nature of the relationship ... it is nice to not be alone except for the times yah choose to be.

    Be happy ... my 'Not a Doc', named Pete ... sure is keeping me happy ... :-)

    Life ... is SO very good ... hehehe.

    Bill ... aka 'Mr. Stearman' ... ;-)

  3. Anonymous12:08 AM

    All the baked goodies look marvelous-
    Hope your heat wave breaks soon!

  4. Sounds like a lovely weekend :)

  5. I wouldn't expect it to be so hot in Minnesota, my goodness.

    We want details about "DOC" :-)

  6. Those cookies look delicious. I need to look for that recipe and try them. I hope it cools off for you soon Nancy.

  7. Just click on the "This Isn't Your Mother's Chocolate Chip Cookie" link in the post and it will take you right to the recipe, Shula! I've got to warn you can't just eat one or two! They're better by the handful!!

  8. I promise i want comment on all the superfluous baking after all my health food additions killed your chronic illness.... I promise. ;) Im glad you opened up a bit about your VSF to your many other friends, it's good to be able to speak openly; but whooo you're gonna have your hands full with prodding questions for a while! Good luck with that! :) And finally, you're just MEAN! All these pictures of my very favorite place in the world and my mimi just waiting for me! Carter thinks he'll have the whole long weekend off but wont be sure till mid week, so tell mimi she may have to keep my seat warm a bit longer. :(

  9. Anonymous7:35 PM

    Dream looks sleepy/tired--I would not want to be wearing wool in this heat!
    Diane L./Bloomington,IN.
    PS:Nancy, you are not 'old', though the heat makes us all feel that way.

  10. PS, I have heard you snore, I know why "Doc" was sleeping in the other room.
    Love you :)

  11. Looks like a great way to spend a really misery-bly hot weekend!


  12. Love the chicken carrying away a piece of orange. So familiar.

  13. Corrine ~ I DO NOT SNORE!! That was MARIE...


  14. Gosh, looking at that lovely baking is making me hungry! Hope you don't get too baked yourself!

  15. You do TOO snore! ;)

  16. Thanks for the back-up Katie : )



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