Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Summer Heat


It's only May 24 and it's hot. Yesterday, I woke up to a very humid, sticky day. And I was not happy AT ALL.

I'm not a heat person. Summer's exhaust me. I can't stand to be outside in the heat and if I am, watch out - you'll have a very cranky person around.

Memorial Day weekend is coming up and there are those who will flock to the beaches, the swimming pools, and the great outdoors. Well, I'm willing to go for a picnic, but I better darn well have a big area of shade to sit in.

It's not that I loathe summer. I like the slow, summer days, the laziness that permeates everything for a time. School is out, the kids have a chance to play, and it's the perfect time to read a few books on the front porch (in the shade and as long as it's not TOO hot out). I used to love summer vacations as a kid. Of course, I wouldn't go outside much. My favorite activity was staying in the nice, cool house (Mom would usually get up early and shut all the curtains to keep the house cool for as long as possible without turing on the a/c) and reading. I always favored doing household chores instead of farm chores. Sure, I did my share of scooping ditches, chopping weeds in the bean fields, and irrigating (although I was never very good at starting pipes), but I didn't do it with a smile. Especially when it was hot out.

I like the ambience of summer - I just can't stand the heat. And in Nebraska, especially in the eastern part, you're going to have heat and humidity to contend with.

Are you a heat person?

15 comments:

  1. I am a heat person. I thrive in the summer. That's one of the reasons I moved to Kamloops, it's one of the hottest places in BC. I like dry heat, though, and that's what we have here. I hate cold weather. Maybe that's because I was born in California, but I've lived most of my life in Canada and I still haven't gotten used to winter. I tolerate it and rejoice when spring comes. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Not a heat person--not with humidity anyway. I like the 20-25C range so I guess I need to move :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. No, no, no, no, no, no and furthermore, no. I hate heat. Like you, I wilt and am exhausted. I perk up in the cold, I'm depressed in the heat. So how come I'm still in Texas?

    ReplyDelete
  4. yep, like the heat. We've just gotten our first hot day today. Spring was chilly and rainy. And while I prefer the drier heat...I'll take our good old midweat humidity and heat over snow and cold weather.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I could go for a little heat right now, even with humidity. Being on the Atlantic coast, we have a more humid summer than a dry one. But the past few weeks have been a lot of rainy/cloudy days so I could use a change. I say we switch.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Have I mentioned that I hate heat? *gg*

    ReplyDelete
  7. You know my answer. Love the heat as long as it isn't humid.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beat me over the head with a hated book. I'm a heat person. I've been cold all my life and it seems like I can't get warm enough. It can be 85 degrees outside and I'm chilled. Give me 90+ with a light breeze and I'm a happy girl.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I guess I have more tolerance for heat than cold. Can't say I love baking, though. ESPECIALLY not at night.

    I'd love to hear more stories about farm life some time!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Jason, I have many stories about farm life...perhaps I should turn them into a short story collection. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm pretty good with the heat, till it goes overboard - like it did the day last summer when I was supposed to take my motorcycle course - temp of 38ºC with Humidex of 44ºC. Now THAT was just stupid hot. But mostly I like the heat :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am soooo not a heat person. Virginia in summer is HOT. Icky. I love spring when all the flowers start to bloom and it's just in the 60s and 70s. Nice.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Anonymous4:46 AM

    Very best site. Keep working. Will return in the near future.
    »

    ReplyDelete
  14. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Super color scheme, I like it! Good job. Go on.
    »

    ReplyDelete
  15. Anonymous12:10 AM

    Best regards from NY! video editing schools

    ReplyDelete

I love to hear from you!

It's Time

I've had this blog for over 10 years. But I'm finding that I go to it less and less. Maybe it's the death of blogging that broug...