Friday, July 09, 2010

Today it rained

The humidity is still making it warm
but it has cooled off a tiny bit.
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I got the second job application done
and submitted.
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Need to go grocery shopping for some good
energy-boosting food.
Please pass on all summer
it's-to-hot-to-cook
meal suggestions
as I am again at a loss
as to
what to make for dinner...
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I admit that I don't even want to think about
working on French.
One thing at a time.
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Am praying that the heat and humidity will lessen
as it drains energy quickly...
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I am continuing to be encouraged, gently challenged
and comforted by the book on St. John of Shanghai and Sans Francisco
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Wishing encouragement and strength for all of you
reading this post!
May God help us and have mercy on us!

6 comments:

Athanasia said...

Too hot to cook? Make a chilled salad.

Slice and dice a plum tomatoe or two. Slice and dice a fresh crisp cucumber. Salt, pepper, garlic to taste. Lastly, slice mozzarella cheese over it. Put all in a bowl. Sprinkle liberally with virgin olive oil and a dash of vinegar. Stir well. Enjoy!

For some pizazz, add a slice or two of proscutto ham.

If all else fails, eat one or two ice cream sandwiches and forget healthy!

I've gone an made myself hungry!

GretchenJoanna said...

Isn't Blessed John awfully encouraging? If you ever get to make a pilgrimage to SF to venerate his relics, it's just a short hop to visit me--remember that!

Marfa said...

It rained here in Ohio, too...yes, nice and cooler, but not cool enough for me to cook. I understand. We do not have central air conditioning, so have the windows open, fan in the window, to create a breeze....and eating lots of watermelon, blueberries and cherries...and peanut butter & honey sandwiches!

elizabeth said...

Thanks Athanasia - I will have to try this...

I would love the ice cream sandwhiches, but I have to be careful with sugar...

GJ - yes, he is so encouraging! If I am ever able to go out to CA to see him, I will let you know, thanks! :)

Marfa - I love pb and honey sandwiches!!! yum... It is hard not to have air conditioning where I live in an apartment; I am really fortunate to have one for my living room; I hope your house is not too bad with the fans...

eatting fruit is such a treat in the summer! I am loving the strawberries!

Pres. Kathy said...

I know how you feel. When the weather is warm I don't have energy to cook. Salads are the best way to go. Hope you are well.

Anna said...

Mmm! Still hot here too. I've been eating a lot of pasta salad lately, with raw baby spinach (or other salad greens), red pepper, avocado and flaked cooked fish. Dressing: a little raw garlic finely grated, lots of lemon juice, french/wholegrain mustard, honey, salt & pepper. Add lots of any leafy herb you like (probably just one) - basil, dill, thyme, cilantro...

I recently came across this and thought of you: http://acathistes-et-offices-orthodoxes.blogspot.com/ lots of beautiful prayers to (especially western) saints in French!