Wednesday, August 22, 2007


It is hot. Today when I called the time and temp # they said it was 104 degrees. I don't doubt them at all. I decided to see if I could fry an egg outside. I had a pie pan outside on the driveway in the sun. I feed critters in it sometimes. Anyhoo, in this first picture you can see the egg really didn't do anything. There was no sizzling going on at all. The egg just lay there.

After a couple of hours this is what it looked like. It didn't cook but it sure about dried up!

Yesterday I went to see Jimmy and Sandy. We went out to eat and we all had the same dish; the baked spaghetti, except I got mine with the meatballs. It was great and the bread that went along with it was deelicious indeed!!

Here is Sandy getting ready to take a tiny bite!! LOL Well, actually she was only pretending to take that big bite for me and the camera!!

It's always nice to visit those two and I'm so glad I met them, and it all happened by blogging.

If you look behind her you can see rain on the window and outside. It rained on me about all the way there and back, but we didn't get anything but sprinkles here. It's still dry as dust. She said I brought the rain to them, since they needed it badly too. I wish I could have brought some for us. The lawn is crunchy and brown now. I know some places are getting swamped with rain and here we are so dry. That's the way it goes. We get what we get and we might as well be thankful for it.


Blogger PEA said...

I don't think I could handle that kind of temps! Over here we find 80F too hot! lol These days we've been staying in the low 70's and that's perfect for me!!! The mornings are starting to feel like Fall, it was only 44F yesterday morning. Glad you had such a wonderful visit with Sandy & Jimmy...I know how much they love being with you too:-) xox

7:09 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

I was thinking of coming over for breakfast, but...

8:08 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

UH I hope you cleared that pic with Sandy before posting it. Sounded like fun.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Diane J. said...

Mmmm, that spaghetti and bread looks delicious! I could eat some of that about now....

It's dry, brown and crunchy here too, Rachel. It's rained all around us it seems, but not here. It was 101*F here today.

I wish Pea could share her low 70's with us, but Fall will be here soon enough, I suppose.

Love and hugs,


8:41 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

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9:43 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

It's really hot here too. Right around 100! Looks like you, Sandy and Jimmy had a good time (and good food) together
Sandy always looks so happy :)

9:54 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

Been raining here since the weekend. Finally some sun tomorrow and back into the 90's by the weekend. Yippee!

10:13 PM  
Anonymous gel said...

Now experiments! You adventurous chick, Rachel. At blogfest, tho, I think I'll let someone else cook my eggs. :)
(so nice you met friends through blogging. I'm making plans to meet another artist who lives within a couple of hrs of me...and when I'm able to afford to accompany GEM to England on his business trips, I have a score of blogger friends over there.)

2:38 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Built yourself a solar oven and you could do all your cooking outside. Your experiment might have worked better if you used a black tin plate rather than aluminum.

I hope cool breezes blow your way soon.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

If you had put the egg right on the sidewalk it would have fried, but it would have been a mess....

We will be in the mid 90's here today and getting hotter over the weekend. We have a large High preasure system hanging over us right now so we won't have much rain for a while. I would rather have the high at this time of year, than a hurricane! We were lucky that Dean decided to take off for Mexico....Yes!

Now I am hungry for spaghetti.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Well Rachel, you would make a good candidate to eat with the Jim Bunch Eats group.

We had spspaghetti--whole wheat, not baked but boiled--tonight. Sandy got us hungry for it.

Thanks for reading BP's story. I like it even though her creativity, imagination, and vocabulary are ahead of her grammer and spelling skills for right now.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

That egg would've fried in Miami!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

I'll take the spaghetti over the egg, thank you very much! You are hilarious!! OMG, it IS hot!! Can you even believe it??? Thanks for visiting. Come back any ol' time.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

I love baked spaghetti - looks like Sandy does as well. After all we ate on our trip - I think I'll pass at least for awhile.
We got rain tonight - not much, maybe a quarter of inch.

7:55 PM  
Blogger ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh yes I remember you now...this is my state too! How about we fry pancakes tomorrow?

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. Thanks for stopping in at my bird blog. And thanks for leaving a comment there. I do appreciate it and if you know of others who like birds maybe you can let them know about it. I am just starting it and with several thousand bird photos I am kind of distracted and sometimes don't know what to show next. All of the birds are from my backyard. And it is crunchy like your's is. We were in a three month drought that was ended the other day with some rain but it is still super hot and dry and humid. You can actually fry an egg on anything black that is in the sun.

That's the bird blog URL if you are interested.

Thanks again.

2:16 AM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Hahaha trying to fry an egg !! Could you send me some heat over ? I had to put the heating on last week !!

11:32 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That is a funny picture, Rachel...I loveSandy looking like she is going to stuff her mouth.
I've always wanted to try that egg deal...I am amazed it did nothing....well, except dry up! (lol)
We need rain here, too.....I can't even remember when the last time was that we had rain....April maybe?

BTW: I tagged you for this MEME I djust posted....It is fun and interesting to do...If you decide to do it, let me know, my dear....And I am soooo enjoying my almonds, too...My God, they are yummy...!

1:14 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Just dropping by to say hello and wish to you a nice weekend! Many hugs!

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear you, not only is it hot, but so muggy that you have to change cloths in the middle of the day. It's been too hot to use the computer at home to post and then when I get ready too it storms and I have to turn the computer off.

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

opps ... that was me


8:14 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hey My Dear Rachel...
Make upo a middle name that you wish you had...That is what I did...And I think that is in the rules, too...Anyway...that is the way to do it...I found it fun...THOUGH time consuming....Mostly because I wanted to use pictures....That is what takes the time...Choosing the right pictures. BUT you don't have to do that...!
Do let me know if you decide to do it...! I think you will enjoy it,my dear.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

I caulked the house. An hour later it rained hard. I'm getting ready to paint the house. That should bring out a monsoon, for sure. Give it a try down in KY. It's a sure thing, better than washing your car.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Rachel...That day was the last time it rained here. We are on water restrictions now.

Loved those cows cooling their legs off.

11:37 AM  

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