THIS is the way most people feel about summer.
can’t get enough of this great sunny SUMMER weather.
lounging about in cool blue pools!
flowers blooming to beat the band.
picnics in the park.
grilling in your own back yard.
hiking in the great outdoors.
on and on it goes.
and coming up . . . a weekend of FIRE WORKS!
what’s not to love ???
i say . . .
when is it going to be AUTUMN ???
are we there yet?
this morning i decided to try to walk for exercise.
starting a new healthier lifestyle you know.
so at exactly 5:23 this morning . . .
just at daybreak . . .
i set out. in my shorts and tank top and sneakers.
i soon realized i had dropped into a natural VAT OF PEA SOUP
disguised as the ‘ great outdoors. ‘
it was already almost 80 degrees at 5:30 in the morning.
with HIGH HUMIDITY.
last night after i watched the movie ‘ erin brockovitch ‘ on tv
at the end of it at 11 pm . . . it was 94 degrees.
lest you hurry to suggest it . . .
i will be joining the ranks of those ‘ mall walkers ‘
circling the cool halls of the market place before it opens.
SO . . .
i guess the moral of this post is . . .
bully for you! all you summer lovers.
i use to be one in your ranks too!
when i lived somewhere that had SENSIBLE summer temperatures
and humidity that didn’t make you feel like a hot blanket covered your face.
you can love summer all you want to.
and i know for those of you who live in my beloved northern and eastern climes
summertime is a most wonderful season indeed!
i remember those days with a heartfelt longing. and i’m truly happy for you!
I AM! because after your winters . . . you DESERVE a glorious summer!
your gardens are overflowing with healthy GORGEOUS flowers.
you can go outside without the risk of having a STROKE.
you can actually USE your patio or balcony.
the water in your pool is NOT lukewarm.
it’s actually cool or even cold.
and totally refreshing!
i celebrate the season FOR you. not WITH you.
the picture below tells you EXACTLY how i feel about summer here on this
this is my summer face.
i cannot tell a lie.
and i don’t even apologize for it anymore.
i’m as grumpy as that SWEET bull dog. she really is sweet.
she’s just HOT! LOLOL!
to top it off . . .
my air conditioning broke in the middle of last saturday night.
i woke with a huge head ache and realized it was about 90 inside my apartment.
to think we lived in this state once for a couple of years when i was 10 and 11
and nobody had air conditioning in their homes back then!
how did we survive???
i do remember wrapping up in a wet towel once and sleeping in the bath tub!
but that didn’t occur to me as an option on saturday night. i wish it had.
all i knew was . . . still being dehydrated that i needed to BE COOL!
i called the marine on sunday morning and stayed with him that day and night.
finally on monday afternoon they got it fixed.
it has now been running almost non stop to recover the comfort zone.
i dare not think about the electric bill!
but regardless of that bill. trust me! i’m not complaining.
THANK GOODNESS for central air conditioning!
what a blessing it is! and NEVER think i take it for granted.
i’m thankful for it every single summer day.
alas. alack. and as it were.
i am trying desperately to ” bloom where i’m planted. “
but like everybody’s flowers here . . . those pitiful courageous souls
who never learn . . .
year after year they spend money once again on beautiful annuals.
they set out their flowers so exuberantly every spring . . .
only to watch them start wilting and dying about 8 weeks later.
they started out so beautiful.
like those poor flowers in this constant prairie heat
i am permanently WILTED about now.
i am simply SURVIVING not BLOOMING.
everybody’s flowers look like they’ve been zapped with a nasty magic wand.
their heads are bowed and they’re fighting to simply stay alive . . .
even though those diligent pioneers keep them watered and shaded if possible
the everlasting HEAT is simply too much for them.
until late autumn here . . . i say LATE . . . because each year it gets later.
last year our november temperatures stayed in the mid 80’s . . .
this picture below shall be my go – to for a feeling of inspiration and relief!
the one lying down there flat out on the ice . . . with a smile on her face!
AHHHHH . . .
til soon old bean.