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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A light hodgepodge

Hello blogging friends!  I missed last week's Hodgepodge while I was away visiting family and off to a couple of concerts.  (See blog post before this one.)  It's good to be back.  Joyce:  I have been meaning to tell you this...every time I check out this week's questions I see your picture, you standing in snow in a winter parka. I think you need to "summer-ize"  the shot!  I get cold looking at you standing there!  lol

Speaking of being cold...     read on!

1.  Is your house 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. 

Yes, my house has central air conditioning.   I live in the south so it's a must! And, not just to cool the temperature but to get rid of the humidity in the air!


Growing up our house did not have AC.  I'm thinking back to the days when I was a kid living in Ohio.  We had a huge built-in hallway ceiling fan on the second floor to suck the hot air out.  When you turned the thing on it sounded like a jet engine taking off!    I remember when my dad got a window air conditioner for his office in the house. He converted the attic space into an office and into a bedroom for my brother.  Obviously it would get very, very hot up there.  So, he put in a window AC unit and that's where we would like to hang out when it was really warm.  He had a small black & white TV up there too.  It made a great little get-away spot.

I also remember going on long car trips without AC.  All the windows would be "rolled" down... and the warm air blew on us three kids (and the dog) in the backseat.  Dad always got a very tan left arm from resting it on the open windowed door while driving.

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

Personally, nothing really.  I guess it would be that our pastor has accepted a call/job at a church in suburban Chicago and he and his family are leaving next month.  It makes me sad because he is a great pastor and person, and I just love his wife and children too!   So, our congregation will have an interim pastor as we go through the process of finding a new pastor.  We will be 'up in the air' for about a year until all of that happens.


3.   Your favorite light and airy dessert.

I am not a big dessert eater.  I really only eat dessert on special occasions.  So, believe it or not, it's a tough question for me.   I am going to pass on the "light and airy" part and just say a warm brownie.  lol

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

Okay, don't laugh or judge me!!?!  Two Saturdays ago I went to the Tim McGraw concert and my daughter and I got to be on the side of the stage for the first two songs.  I'll see if I can post a video I took when Tim first came out...    and yes, that is me screaming!  (You aren't judging me, are you?  ha)

I could not get the video to load.  Drat.    Sorry.

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

Well, I guess I AM a bit of an airhead at times.  So, I will go with that.  Sometimes, I can't make my brain work fast enough to retrieve a name or past situation, and that upsets me.  Scares me.  I think I come across as an airhead.

6.  Have you 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? 

Yes, I have been to the Alps!  I have been to both the Switzerland and the Austrian Alps... back in the early 2000's when I chaperoned on Sussex County Youth Orchestra music trips.  One of the group's concerts was played in Mayerhofen, a beautiful town at the foot of the Zillertal-Achensee range (yes, I had to check back in our scrapbook to remember that name!)  We went on this trip in early July and there was snow up on those mountains.  People were skiing at the top.  We also went to Engelberg and Lucerne, Switzerland.  We went to the top of Mt. Pilatus on a cog train.  It was very cool and foggy on that day.

If I went back I would probably prefer a serious hike - and really any hike in the mountains is serious, isn't it?

7.  What is one saying or phrase that was considered 'cool' when you were growing up? 

Well, I must go back to question 5, and say I can't get my brain to recall specific sayings....     I do remember calling girls "guys" which my mom never understood.   Guess it sounded better than saying 'girls' or 'gals'!  ha!

8.  My random thought today. 

I could randomly write about what all continues to go on in our country...  deep stuff.  But,  no, it's summertime, and it's the start of a beautiful day as I type this!!    So, I will say to you all to have a wonderful day!!  I hope you get rain if your area needs it - and I hope you stay safe.  I don't always agree with my blogging friends here when I read their replies, but I am happy that I can enjoy a place  here on this site, where we can all agree to disagree - and still wish each other a beautiful day!





 






 


11 comments:

  1. I'd kind of forgotten about car trips without ac unil mine went out early this summer. It was miserable! Hot air blowing on you doesn't really help : ) Looks like you had a great time at the concert!

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  2. I often wonder what it must have been like to live in the South before air conditioning. And yet I'm sure there are still many who don't have it. It must be tortuous during the hottest months of the year. I call group of girls guys too like, 'Hey you guys,' :-)

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  3. I would have been screaming to be that close to Tim McGraw, too, so no judging here!!!!
    We (my parents & 9 siblings) used to drive to Tx. every other year to visit family. No air & no radio! So glad those days are gone! :)

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  4. Hi Marla! I'm stopping by to say HI from the link up! Oh my! I wish I had your restraint when it comes to dessert! Honestly, I don't eat dessert ALL the time,but it is rather hard for me to pass up anything that's chocolate! Enjoy your day!

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  5. A Chocolate brownie sounds good to me - anything with chocolate would do actually. We don't really need AC here but I do enjoy having it in the car. Sounds like you had a great time at the concert and definitely not judging! lol

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  6. Your memories of driving in a car with the windows down brings back memories for me too! We used to call it 460 AC…4 windows down, doing 60 miles an hour! LOL

    Girl, anything chocolate is good, whether warm or cold, to me!

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  7. I know exactly what you mean about not being able to recall a name or situation quickly and feeling that you appear like an airhead. It IS scary. Sometimes funny the airhead things I do (like put scotch tape in the fridge of the junk drawer) but I will be talking (again) to my dr about my memory because it's slipping worse (and accompanied with imbalance, inflamed joints, and eye twitching, it reminds me of a disease I don't want!!!).
    Or maybe it's just natural aging and I can't accept that I'll be 50 next month???

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  8. I know exactly what you mean about not being able to recall a name or situation quickly and feeling that you appear like an airhead. It IS scary. Sometimes funny the airhead things I do (like put scotch tape in the fridge of the junk drawer) but I will be talking (again) to my dr about my memory because it's slipping worse (and accompanied with imbalance, inflamed joints, and eye twitching, it reminds me of a disease I don't want!!!).
    Or maybe it's just natural aging and I can't accept that I'll be 50 next month???

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  9. I could have used airhead to describe myself after our sunrise walk on the beach this morning.I wasn't paying attention and my foot found that slime on top of the sand. Grateful that no one videoed THAT. LOL I remember the car windows being rolled down too! And Dad's arm getting tan. :)

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  10. I remember cars without A/C. And now I'm driving around in one. Only because I'm too cheap to get it fixed. I tell the grandkids they'll live. I don't know if they believe me though!

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  11. That is so cool about the concert! How awesome that you have been to the Alps. Love your random, thank you and I think we all feel the same way about our country.

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