Tired, cranky, and HOT – by Liimu
Someone told me that we had over 40 days above 90 degrees this summer. Last summer, we had TWO. Not sure what is going on, but I do have a theory. We got slammed with the worst winter I have certainly seen in my lifetime this past year, and I’ll bet there were a lot of people who were WISHING for 90 degree heat when their power lines were being knocked out by two feet of heavy snow piled on top of them. All those people manifesting heat has led to this CRAZY heatwave of a summer. That’s my theory, anyway.
The funny thing is, when the summer started, we were at our community pool as soon as it opened. We spent 11 hours there the first weekend. We were there every Saturday, Sunday, even weekday evenings if we weren’t busy…basically, as often as we could get there. Somewhere around late July, we were all just sort of… over it. It’s still hot, sure it is. But when I ask my kids if they want to go to the pool, they say, “Again?” I never thought I would see that day. And honestly? I can’t blame them. I’m pretty tired of it, too. Come to think of it, lately I’ve just been tired. The last two Sundays, I have had a hard time even getting off the couch at all, let alone getting all our pool stuff packed up and hauled over to the pool.
But I’ll have more on THAT for you next week…till then, you’ll just have to stay tuned. And while you’re at it, stay COOL. (How tired are we of hearing people say THAT??)