Wednesday, July 7, 2010
feel the heat: weather watch 2010
Yesterday's high: 104
Today's expected high: 96
no rain in sight
Summer is all I seem to be able to talk about!
Yesterday I followed my recipe for success again. Up early, drop off Andrew, take Isaac to the park before it's too hot, lay low in the afternoon. Only. I have to pick up Andrew in the high heat of the day: 2pm Yuck. We drove the 15 blocks while I kept telling the car's a/c "nope. get colder. colder still. come on a/c!!" In the afternoon "laying low" meant getting out the paints and while the boys painted the paper, I painted Isaac. He loved it.
Today I am going to work on getting more photos of our heat wave strategies. Maybe I can even capture the dirt and grit that manage to accumulate in the folds of my boys' necks. I swear they're filthy within half an hour of their last bath. Amazing!
And I have a new summer strategy tip to pass on that has been working wonders for me. My mother told me a few days ago that one of the reasons she loves summer is that she has to feel hot a few months of every year. As a North Carolinian transplanted in Vermont she craves feeling hot (I know, crazy, right?). So, when I start to feel hot, instead of my regular to-go strategy (panicking!) I just think, "feel the heat". And it works! The panic subsides!
Who knows? By the end of this summer, I might actually like this miserable season.
I am starting to feel a little self conscious that all I ever post is baking and scrapbooking projects. I mean, how many loaves of blueberry banana bread can you see without getting bored? (recipe here!) I've been working on a big project that I am hoping to post photos of this week...but this is definitely (still) the season of scrapbooking. My poor readers.