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Friday, July 31, 2009


Well it was actually two days ago when Bellingham hit an all time record of 100 degrees on the 28th. Oh my gosh was it ever hot. I had fans going and a spray bottle of water which I had to repeatedly refill to keep my pups and myself from igniting!
Then to my total amazement, two of my daughters came with some of the grand kids and a new AC unit which they installed for me.
My pups were so relieved they lay on the floor with their little feet in the air with the most delighted look on their sweet little furry faces.
I felt like doing the same thing but it's hard to get off the floor so I layed on the couch instead and yes my feet were in the air for a while and my furry face looked delighted too. LOL!
We don't usually have unbearable hot temps here so not many people were prepared for it. AC Units were totally sold out all over the county. The kids waited in line for a long time with about a hundred other people when a shipment finally came in to Hardware Sales, the best Hardware store in town.
It has cooled off, thank the Lord and temps are bearable now.

Here is my basket of Million Bells, petunias and moss rose. I had to do a lot of watering this past week but everything has survived.

And here is the basket of Petunias my girls brought me on May Day. They have grown to amazing proportion. Cyndi told me they would if I fed them well.
Thanks honey girl!
They are sitting on a bistro chair. Can you see it? Neither can I.

I hope you aren't getting bored with my lily's. They are new to me and I'm like a little kid with a new toy. This is one of the Day Lily's my sweet Sister Bonnie Jean gave me. I didn't expect them to bloom till next year since I just planted them about a month ago, but just look at this! The color is gorgeous and it is huge. I don't know it's name yet but will be doing some research to try to find out soon as I have a litle time.

Ok it's confession time! I have been eating lots of veggie's from my garden, potatoes with parsley, green onions, cucumbers etc, and because it has been so hot lots of salad and fruit. However for the past few days I have been craving something forbidden. I resisted all day yesterday and most of today but as I was doing some computer work I was overcome with an incredible desire, an urge that nothing but the 'real thing' can satisfy.
I thought of the rice cakes which remind me of styrofoam, soda crackers, celery, then I suddenly shot out of my chair, ran to the kitchen, pulled a heavy kettle from the drawer and....
Well, here's the recipe. Don't forget to lick the pan!

Brown Sugar Peanut Butter Stovetop Cookies
(recipe from my daughter Cyndi January 1977)

2 Cups Brown Sugar
1/2 cup margerine or butter
1/2 cup milk
Stir and boil one minute
Remove from heat and immediately add
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
stir to incorporate then add
2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup flaked coconut. (optional)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Mix then drop by spoonfulls onto waxed paper. Let them set till cool if you can wait that long, otherwise eat it from the pan but don't get burned.

Note: You can use one cup oatmeal and a cup and a half of corn*flakes, rice *krispies or what ever you have instead of the second cup of oatmeal.


I pray your temps are tolerable, your cupboards are full and the well don't run dry.
God Bless!



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