Thursday, August 2, 2007

It's Getting Hot in Here

It was 99 freaking degrees today.  UGH!  Yeah, we stayed all 'chill' in the A/C.  That is too hot for me to deal with the pool.

Before Lupus and RA, yes, now... no way. 

However, the kids had a nice day - at one point they had two friends here - Russ and Hammer's Gal Pal. 

Gal Pal is doing a summer report on the book 'Girl with Pearl Earring' by Tracey Chevalier, a favorite of mine.  She came to ask me for some help with it, which I was happy to give! ;-)

Russ stayed for dinner, which was hot dogs, baked beans, and a potato salad that I made with no mayo, thinking of my hubby because he hates mayo.

I boiled the red potatoes, until still firm but soft.  I sauteed fresh string beans, chopped onions, and 2 cloves of sliced garlic in olive oil.  After beans soft but not mushy and onions soft, I put it aside in a bowl in the fridge.  Drained potatoes, put them in a fridge also.  Then, tossed together and added grape tomatoes.  Next made a balsamic vinegar dressing, with crushed garlic, basil, and olive oil.  Tossed all together, then back in the fridge, until served, cold.  Yummy.

You can cut the tomatoes in half, I didn't because of Hubby's diverticulitis. 

Russ headed home, and then DogBoy arrived to sleep over.  Pumpkin headed home with Bob, to sleep over their house with their daughter, Peanut. 

Hubby just took all the boys to rent movies, and to 7-11 (which is next door to the video store) for snacks and slurpees. 

I have an awful headache.  Ugh.  I am enjoying the quiet and hoping it will start to ebb before they get back!

Since it is a sleep over night!  I decided to do a meme and may do another later!  A Meme-a-palooza if you will!  Please join in!

TheThree Things Meme

3 names you go by:
Dawn, Mommy, Edd

3 screen names you've had
topaz65, dawnz3devilz, and portkeymom

3 physical things you like about yourself
eyes, hair, nails

3 physical things you don't like about yourself
size 10 feet (thank you kids), my weight, my sore joints

3 parts of your heritage
American, German, Italian

3 things that scare you
no coffee, something happening to kids/family, spiders
3 of your favorite bands
BonJovi, Eagles, Def Leppard

(this depends on my mood...)
3 of your favorite songs
(so does this, but here are todays...)  'Sweet Escape' by Gwen Stefani, 'How You Remind Me' by Nickelback, 'Time in a Bottle' by Jim Croce (my wedding song)
3 things you want in a relationship
Family first, marriage second, sex third... (LOL)
2 truths and a lie in no particular order
I love being a mom, I love my pets, I hate coffee (bwah ha! Hard huh?)
3 things about the preferred sex that appeals to you
humor, nice hands, expressive eyes

3 of your favorite hobbies
reading, writing, museums
3 things you really want to do badly right now
have a snack, get rid of my headache, get a hug from hubby!

3 careers you've considered/you're considering
physicist, economics/business, writer

3 places you want to go on vacation
(oh so many...but here is 3)  Paris, UK, Scotland

3 kids' names you like
(3 that are not my own children's... )  Evan, Dean, Luke (boys)  Brenna, Ariadne, Charity
3 things you  want to do before you die
travel, see and enjoy grandchildren, be published
3 ways that you are stereotypically a guy
I can shoot, I like watching sports, especially football, I like beer!
3 ways that you are stereotypically a girl
I love being pampered, I hate spiders, I like being romanced (DID YOU READ THAT, HUBBY???)
3 celebrity crushes
Mark Harmon, Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt
3 persons  that you're tagging
You know who you are...  lol

If you play along... drop me a comment so I can check it out!  Gaz and Russ... you haven't meme'd in ages... so C'MON!!!!

be well,

ps... Dan, Paul and Cin... this tag is just for you all!  lol


tenyearnap said...

That potato salad sounds really good! I may have to try it. So, send me a bowlful, okay? Hee hee.
And where do I find this Coffee Church? Oh yeah...Dunkin Donuts! --Cin

jckfrstross said...

have a good night:) coffee is a good thing lol


eml625 said...

You want to move??


dpoem said...


Alright.  I'll do this as soon as I get a chance.  Probably not tonight, though.  But, I'll try.  


plittle said...

I am fraught with skepticism.

sugarsweet056 said...

Hope your headache goes away.

mleighin21st said...

I'll drink Paul's share of the coffee!!!  It's not quite that hot here today,  but the coffee is on ice :)  AAHHHH.

gazker said...

Ok, ok, so I ain't memed! I will this weekend ok? Gaz ;-) xxxxxx

gazker said...

PS, You are coming for dinner when you come to the UK!

cherry2sweet2eat said...

its been to hot here in philly i cant take it know more im bout to shed my skin lol.

ksgal3133 said...

It's so hot and humid here too. Looking forward to fall!
I hope your headache goes away.


hsauls said...

I'm too out of it to play but I pimped you in my journal... check it out

cacklinrosie101 said...

Yum, that potato salad sounds delicious.  I think I just might make that for tonight.  We love red potatoes.  It's a cool 90 in western Pa. but the humidity is a killer.  At least that AC of mine is cooling just dragging along, though.  Stay cool.  HUGS  Chris

emabecmar said...

that potato sald recipe sounds delicious. I will have to make it for sure. Love the meme answers, lol. ((((((hugs))))))))

chat2missie said...

The potato salad sounds great!  Hope your headache went away.

psychfun said...

Love the Calvin! :-)

Hey...I had a migraine yesterday too...not sure may have been sinus...meds were not working? Finally went away later in the evening. Today so far ok. I wonder if it is the heat & barometric pressure? It is going to rain all next week...ugh!

deshelestraci said...

I really enjoyed the Girl with the Pearl Earring.  Your potato salad sounds yummy!
I think I got your headache.  It's killing me.  More coffee please!

coelha said...

I'm laughing at your last tag...very appropriate..ha ha ha ha... Julie :)  

swmpgrly said...

hope the headache is short and sweet.

swmpgrly said...

Ok I did it

helmswondermom said...

I enjoyed the meme, and I think I'll do this one.  It was pretty hot here today, too, and the air quality was very bad.  Stay cool, and I hope your head is feeling better soon.

stansgirl2004 said...

I saw this in Linda's journal I'm gonna play too
hugs, Marina

nay0114 said...

Oh my gosh I miss getting a slurpee and going to 7-11. We don't have any of those here. I was raised on them. Brought back good memories of walking to the local store back when you didn't have to worry about leaving the house because someone would kidnap, rape or kill you. My mother actually locked us outside to keep the house cool.
I'll have to do the meme. BonJovi you know it..
Take care, Chrissie

lindaggeorge said...

I see we have similar tastes in men!

Linda x.