Outside My Window . . . our shade-tolerant plants are, amazingly, still very much alive and thriving, in spite of the triple-digit summer heat!
I Am Thankful . . . our house and vehicles have functioning A/C’s, and we can afford to use them to stay comfortable.
From The Kitchen . . . I smell the bar cookies I made earlier today (I used the Coconut-Flour Snickerdoodles recipe and modified it to work for bar cookies rather than drop cookies*).
I Am Wearing . . . my at-home “uniform”: shorts, short-sleeved shirt, socks.
I Am Creating . . . nothing crafty at the moment, although I’m still holding out hope I’ll get an ornament started for the Christmas in July Stitchalong ;-).
I Am Going . . . to have allergy testing done next week, something I’ve been debating doing for several years. (Our son had it done earlier this week and he’s looking forward to going with me and watching me end up with a bazillion red dots on my back LOL.)
I Am Re-Reading . . . “Fire“, by Kristin Cashore. (After I finished “Bitterblue,” I was regretting not having done a re-read of “Graceling” and “Fire” before starting “Bitterblue”, so I went backwards and did a re-read of “Graceling” and am nearly done with my re-read of “Fire”. I’m enjoying the re-reads as much as the original read-throughs.)
I Am Hearing . . . the soft rumblings of far-off thunder; sadly, no rain for us tonight.
Around The House . . . everyone is feeling the end-of-the-day-&-full-bellies drowsies.
One Of My Favorite Things . . . is being an at-home momma and wife.
A Few Plans . . . for upcoming weekends include attending two different plays, a roller-derby bout (to watch one of my sis-in-laws in action!), and hopefully seeing some of the action/sci-fi flicks that’ll be coming out early August.
Here Is A Picture Of . . . Annie, snoozing in her newly-discovered “I fit here perfectly AND it’s sooooo comfy AND I can keep an eye on outside goings-on” spot:
*To make the drop cookies into bar cookies, I buttered my “Edge” brownie pan then sprinkled cinnamon-sugar on the bottom before adding my batter. After I gently patted in the batter, I sprinkled cinnamon-sugar liberally on top, then baked the bar cookies at 375 F. for 25 minutes, gently cut them into squares and baked another 10 minutes (in the pan). I let them cool completely in the pan. The texture is quite similar to a coffee cake, and it’s substantially quicker to make the recipe as bar cookies than as drop cookies.