Monday, July 27, 2009


A friend in NC so kindly pointed out that my whining about the heat here in the Pacific Northwest would not be tolerated.

"You know what hot is," she reminded me. "So put your big girl pants on for a whole stinking week and deal!"

She said this as she was warning her children not to go outside, mind you, because it was time for the mosquito truck to come through the neighborhood and hose the area down. If you don't live in certain areas of the south, you have no idea what I'm talking about. If you do, you're nodding your head and wondering if all that airborne crud is really so good for you after all.

Anyhow, I digress.

The point was, it's hot here. It's hot here, and there's no air conditioning. It's hot here and I can't even say the heat balances out, because I look outside and there is a decided lack of Spanish moss to be found draped on the branches of the trees.

So pardon me if I whine about the heat. I promise I'll regret my little snit sometime in February. And yes, I'm thanking my lucky stars that no one is coming by to spray my street with malathion anytime soon. But did I mention ... it's hot?

Until the heat wave breaks, you can find me in front of the fan with a glass of iced tea. I promise you, heat is made that much more bearable with a glass of sweet tea in your hand.


Kindred Blessings said...

Even Washington hasn't taken the Southerness from you. Enjoy your sweet tea!

Renee said...

Bless your heart! You share about the heat all you want. You are just not properly outfitted for such adverse conditions.

Beth said...

I live in NC and it's not that bad this year... heat wise at least. The mosquitoes, however, are horrid. I WISH they would spray our street.

I lived in Savannah, GA for 4 years, and the heat and humidity there was extreme. I'd walk my dog at midnight and would be coated in sweat after a block because it was still 90 degrees with 200% humidity.

Anyhow... sorry you're hot. This too shall pass.

Robin's Reports said...

I have to comment. My good Titus 2 mentor uses the phrase, "Put on your big girl pants" from time to time. I think it is so funny.

So sorry that you're not dealing well w/ the heat & bugs. You definitely don't want to be in Central FL in July/Aug. You'd never survive.

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

We have lovely weather here right now, today, the one day I came across your blog. Earlier this summer it was 95 in my house for 4 days. With 2 window ac units running. Snow started last year in November and did not end until May.
But today, today is lovely.