Let me tell you, there’s nothing like putting on your bathing suit just a mere seven weeks after you’ve given birth. It’s enough to make a girl weep…but when the three "H’s" are on the weather report–hazy, hot and humid, it’s definitely worth it.
The pool here on the farm is more than refreshing. It is spring fed, so the water can be likened to jumping into an ice bath. Well, maybe it’s not that bad, but when it’s your first swim of the season, it feels something like that. Today after I dove in, I could barely get words out to Mary who wanted to strike up a conversation with me, while I swam for the edge. The cold was compressing my lungs or something.
The good part about the water temp is that one dive is all you need for a complete body cooling. It’s about all I have the time for with a newborn waiting in the shade. Something tells me I’ll have a baby sling tan this summer.
I’m finding the irony quite humorous, that I’m about to share a cookie recipe with you in the same post that I’ve just complained about putting on my bathing suit, but here goes. These are a great cookie to whip up when it’s just too hot to heat up the oven and bake multiple trays of cookies. They are a family favorite, although I have to admit that this picture of them isn’t very flattering. (do cookies worry about flattering photos?) Anyway, they weren’t ‘fresh’ when I took this picture, but they still taste good!
Easy-Peasy No-Bake Cookies
2 c. sugar
1 stick of butter
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 t. vanilla
3 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. nuts (optional. I never use them)
Bring sugar, butter, cocoa, and milk to a boil for 1 full minute. Remove from the heat and add vanilla and peanut butter. Blend. Add oatmeal and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfull onto wax paper. Allow to cool and then peel from the wax paper and serve.