Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nothing But Hot Air: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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Is your home 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.
Praise the Lord, yes!  Living where I do without air conditioning could prove deadly.  I did grow up without air conditioning, but we spent a lot of time playing with the water hose, swimming at the river or city pool and drinking A LOT of ice cold Kool-Aid.  The most recent episode of dealing with extreme heat was a post from two years ago:
I mentioned on my Facebook page that I nearly spontaneously combusted in the gym this past weekend.  I got so hot that I had to stop, sit down, and cool off to keep from hurling (literally!!).  At first, I thought it was so warm in the room because the "seasoned saints" had asked the air to be turned down (they always say they're cold).  Then, I thought it was just me because I was wearing a t-shirt instead of something sleeveless.   I went back Monday (in a tank top); more of the same, but I did finish.  Yesterday (in a tank top), I got through 2 minutes of my usual 30 minute run and started feeling pukey and had to stop. I still thought it was me.  Turns out from what the other patrons are saying, it isn’t just me.  If they can’t (or won’t) fix it, may I suggest closing the blinds to the big windows during the day to keep the room cooler or SOMETING?  Look, I love The Biggest Loser as much as the next person, but I’m not interested in joining the upchuck-your-way-to-fitness crowd.  Sheesh! 
OK, I know this is not what she was talking about, but this came to mind when I read the question.

What's something in your life right now that falls under the heading 'up in the air'?
  • My recovery.
  • Getting closure on a piece of my past that won't go away.
  • My finances, but since I've started work, I'm on my way to being able to work on that.
Your favorite light and airy dessert?
Whatever fruit is in season. 
When did you last feel like you were 'floating on air'?
Probably when I had to take a steroid shot a few months ago for a sinus infection.  Had some great sleep, plus I felt like I could bench press a Buick. 
Airport, airmail, airtight, airhead...which have you most recently encountered? Explain.
Airhead, and I shan't elaborate.  I'm being nice.
Have you ever 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?
I've not been there and I'm not sure if it's on my must-see list.  Though, a bike ride there sounds fabulous.
What is one saying or phrase that was considered 'cool' when you were growing up?
Well, since I wasn't cool, nothing I said would be considered such.  However, my friends and I who were fans of Perfect Strangers would say, "And now we are so happy, we do that dance of joy!" whenever something good happened (or just to be dorks when nothing of particular interest happened).  Runner up is the phrase "Don't do that." from The Monkees.  (Remember, they had a resurgence in the 80's),

Insert your own random thought here.
Not sure what to write today, so I'll share a quote from what is currently off the shelf: Beth Moore's book Get Out of That Pit.  "Listen carefully:  If you belong to Christ, satan cannot destroy you.  The best he can do is to convince you that you're destroyed.  No, beloved, you're not." - p. 62


  1. Some wise words from Beth Moore...I enjoy and learn so much from her Bible studies. Stay cool today!

  2. Hi there! I know how hard it is to let go of things from the past. We also had a pool growing up so if it was hot we'd just jump in or just run through the sprinklers.

    1. How did we ever survive childhood: No air conditioning, no bike helmets, no seatbelts. I guess we were just built Ford tough. :)

  3. We used those keeping cool tactics too - never had AC

  4. That is a great quote you shared from Beth Moore. Such comforting food for thought.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  5. I had completely forgotten about the "Dance of Joy"! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! :)

  6. I can relate to your #1 answer. I go to Zumba on Mondays and it is extremely hot where we go. We run fans, but it is only hot air blowing. There have been times we have just had to stop because of the heat. Great quote from Beth Moore.

    1. That just makes me feel nauseous. I wonder how in world people are getting out and running or biking in weather we're having right now.

  7. I agree, great wisdom there from Beth Moore.

  8. I love Beth Moore and I love that quote!

  9. I had an opportunity to download free books from Beth Moore. "Get Out of that Pit" wasn't one of them, dang it! I need to revisit some of her books! Thanks for the reminder! Also praying for peace, calming and healing on your recovery and closure.