Thursday, July 2, 2009
heat and quiet
Summer is here. I say it every year and I will say it again, Summer Is Hard.
I asked my mom, a native of North Carolina, if there is any way that Nordic roots could have snuck into my genes. I mean, heat really does me in. And it doesn't even have to be that hot. Anything above 80 and I am sapped and irritable. And the thing is, no matter what the temperature is, I have 2-3 people depending on me for things like food. Even when it is hot, they want to eat. Explain that, my friends.
And what makes it especially hard is the lack of relief. We have two window units for our a/c which I feel guilty about running all day, so I don't (unless it's like 100, then I do). We have no yard, no hose, no pool. We DO have sprinklers at the local playgrounds. So I expect we'll be frequenting those streams of water, but the heat still just feels like a weight that I have to carry around until fall.
This year I am trying to tackle this obstacle head on. I will do my best not to swelter away this summer. But, I just want to say, it's hard.
So, I have been a little quiet around here. I am still doing and making, I'm just having a hard time stringing words together to write about it.