Wednesday, May 24, 2006
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?
at May 24, 2006
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