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1. What’s your favorite childhood snack that you still eat as an adult?
I don’t know…I sometimes eat those little fruit snacks that come in little baggies…

2. What food will you not eat the low fat version of? Cheese…it’s the one major thing I am picky about…as a kid, I hated any kind but Velveeta, BUT I have grown from that and I will eat Kraft, Borden, etc., even some store brands, but I can’t stand the low fat and fat free kinds….Surprisingly I have ate soy cheese before and I liked it, although it’s pretty expensive and I prefer the real thing…

3. What’s your favorite way to cool off during the summer? Stay somewhere where there’s a good A.C. 😉

4. What’s your favorite summer read? I’m not a big Re-reader of books so there’s not a specific book I read every summer; As for genres, I read all types so there’s not even a specific kind of them. I don’t like to read too many of the same type of book in a row usually so I am just completely random all the time!

5. What are you doing to stay cool in this awful heat? I use my A.C. ALOT and pray that it can keep up with the heat!

{June 18, 2011}   In dire need of rain

Another triple digit day here in Texas with no rain in sight. To make matters worse, there are 2? separate wildfires within 30-50 miles of me currently.

One of the fires apparently occurred last night and got to 80% contained only to have high winds and dry conditions spread the fire. On my last look to the news page, they had it 20% contained. We are within 30 miles of this fire and the sky is dark from the smoke in the distance and ashes are falling randomly at different places in my city and a few alongside it. I can smell the smoke and it’s a very surreal moment. Although I know the fires are still aways from us here, I also know the ashes could spark another fire if they touch dry enough grass. Our week has been full of 100 degree days…merely 15 minutes ago, it was 102 here. Rain has not fallen here in awhile either and we are under a burn ban. So it’s a creepy feeling realizing that you’re so close to a big disaster and could very possibly be affected by it. It’s one thing seeing stuff on TV, but quite another thing being directly involved.

Maybe that’s a very selfish thing to admit. The idea that watching a disaster on TV doesn’t put things in perspective as much as actually being directly involved with it. It’s my honest view, though.

Last I heard, the county that I live in is in no direct danger at the moment, but with ashes falling on dry grass, there’s still a chance of trouble. Having already lost a home at 11 to a fire, the idea of losing another scares me. I pray that we will get some very much needed rain soon. Not only for our area but all areas on fire at this time. I pray for these fires to be ended as soon as possible with as little loss as possible. I feel so much for those that have already lost homes and businesses to fires.

Please keep Texas in your thoughts and prayers right now!

{June 7, 2011}   The heat is my enemy!

If there’s one thing I absolutely detest about summer in Texas, it’s the heat! Yesterday, I was out headed to a doctor’s check-up around 10 in the morning and I groaned in protest as I drove by a bank that broadcasted the current temp. as 98 degrees. UGH! It’s not even the hottest days yet either!

It doesn’t help that I have inherited this extra skin on me that acts as insulation. While some people rejoice as the temperature gets warmer, I walk around feeling like I’m trapped in a desert. It’s no wonder I prefer staying indoors with an AC a much as possible in the summer time. I hibernate just like a bear….a confused bear that mistook summer for winter, I suppose.

Is it only me that feels this way though? Am I the only one who feels that the increasing heat just sucks all the energy out of you and makes you feel like a zombie in search of brains…I mean, water?

Someone should really invent an invisible climate controlled bubble that you can wear around you where you can be comfortable while outside the bubble, the temperature remains the same. It would probably have an atrocious price tag, though….and I would be scraping together pennies to be able to afford it. Anything to be out and about in the Texas heat without having to suffer through it! Lord help me make it through this heat!

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