Monday, August 24, 2009

Summertime Blues

105 yesterday. At least 102 today. We avoid the outdoors, because even running errands in your car causes one to get hot, sweaty and cranky. The grass is brown, the leaves on the trees are shriveling, and even the mistletoe is wilting.

Today's laundry day. At first I told myself I'd take it easy and just use the dryer. But I hate to waste all that heat and sunshine, and it will dry my clothes faster anyway. I pinned up and took down three loads today. Taking down load #1 and putting up load #2 under the intense zenith sun, I did get a little dizzy from the full-on heat.

Tonight was "Meet the Teacher" night; first day of school tomorrow. We were thrilled to find out some of our favorite friends and neighbors with two kids our kids' age are all assigned to the same two teachers. We decided to take the excited kids to the park, to burn off some energy so that hopefully they will go to sleep early. If you sat still, in the shade, and caught the hint of a breeze, it was almost tolerable. Anna got cranky and tired first, and I was happy to walk her home, where she took a COLD bath. I stuck my dusty feet in to wash off before cooking dinner. It felt great.

So summer vacation ends, but summertime burns long and hot like a supernova here in Central Texas...

11 comments:

peevish said...

It will break. Someday the heat WILL break.

Laura said...

Wow! You've really been sweltering. Weird summer here, too. Seems like there should have been a happy medium somewhere.

Emily said...

Ugh. I'm so sorry the horrific heat wave continues for you. Come escape to NYC again! :-)

Thank God for air conditioning. I always wonder how people survived living in the South before it was invented.

Anonymous said...

Gosh,Jennifer, you make me feel hot just to read your posting..whew!! :)

A.Norma.

peevish said...

I guess blogger ate my comment last night.

I just want to say everything Emily said. And add that there is no way I'd be outside hanging laundry. Sorry, Earth.

get2eric said...

Ain't that the truth. I am so sick of it. I'm ready to leave TX

get2eric said...

Ain't that the truth. I'm so fed up with it. Makes me want to scarper.

EdamameMommy said...

Jenn, agree with your comment about if you sit still and the breeze comes...felt so horrible for neighborhood preteen boys in full football uniforms at 6:20 tonight when my car said it was 90 degrees out.
Yes peevish, in December it breaks. late December at that!
Em, they slept in long wet nightgowns on verandas and prayed for breezes.
Daddy, you should but there will be tears. Heck we all should.

ColeBugsmommy said...

I hope the kiddos had a great 1st day!

Anonymous said...

On reading todays posts..why don't you all move to a cooler part of the United States? just wondering that's all. :)


A.Norma.

mainlyclearskies said...

Ouch. I'll take our cooler-than-normal summer over sweltering heat.