Remember the good old days where small talk revolved around talking about the weather? Or talking about fishing? There's not enough water in the lakes to fish. No rain in weeks and we are having a HEAT WAVE. Since this non ending heat spell has stayed over the central states, no one including myself even wants to talk about the weather anymore. Today's high is 108 degrees. It is grating on my nerves. Everywhere you go it is HOT. There is no place to go to escape it. Even the stores are hot. Argh!
What are you doing to stay cool?
I go to exercise three times a week and I can hardly breath when I finish. Add the heat...no one is happy. Our yard is dried up except for the areas in the front and back close to the house where Hubs waters. He get up at the crack of dawn, goes out and waters before he goes to work. Remember? He planted a lot of trees last Spring and he's doing his best to keep them alive.
Last week I worked at the flower shop. I looked forward to going to work. Guess what? It was hot there too. The day before my boss' mother and I traveled two hours to go to a silk wholesaler. And, YES, it was not air conditioned. Thought I was gonna die. I designed five new pieces for a beautiful old church in town. That took me about five hours.
I worked the next week as well. Processed flowers on Monday, designed arrangements for the cooler and did the days orders as well as the ones for tomorrow. You know it's a sad day when my mind co-operates and my body won't. I have been in some sort of flair. I hurt especially from all of the standing. Add in a lot of heat and I am not too happy. It has taken me most of the week to recover from standing. I only thought I was in good shape until I went to work. Argh! Again.
I have to say that I was able to do more than I thought I could do. I went to exercise, then had a little lunch, then off to work. I laid off today and gave myself a break because when I woke up this morning my arm hurt so bad that I could barely lift it. I'm laying low right now.
While some of you have received too much rain and flooding waters from the recent hurricane, we have not received any. Right now Texas is about 17 inches below our annual rainfall. We beat the records for the number of days over a hundred degrees. In fact before this rain, we were at day 59 of temperatures over 100 degrees. It has been horrible.
While I sympathize with those in the flooded areas, I have to admit I am so very thankful for this rain. We have had forest fires all around us. It looks like this week our temps will be below or at 90 degrees. And that puts me in a much better mood.
I hope all of you are with standing the weather no matter what you may have to deal with right now.