Today promises to be the hottest day of the year here so far. This is a promise I wish Mother Nature would not keep. It’s been so hot here my misery meter has risen as high as the thermostat measuring in the triple digits. Now I know those of you who are reading this who live in a place where the temperature hovers in the 100’s are saying “heat, what heat?” I know summer time means hot. But, it’s just melt your face off hot. Africa Hot! Friggin H.O.T! I have no tolerance for this ridiculous weather! So I’m grasping for anything that has the word ice in it. Ice cream, ice tea, ice cones, ice cubes…I want them all. Oh heck, pack me in ice and wake me when the weather reaches a tolerable 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
When I was young we lived on the equator (literally) we lived in Turkey for five years. It was in the 120’s and hotter on many occasions and I still managed to play outside. But now, when I’m smack dab in the middle of menopause, I just can’t do it! I know, I know. Call me a wimp and call me a whiner. It’s okay. I stand tall as I declare my distain for heat. This morning I actually watched a segment on the news that provided a recipe for baking chocolate chip cookies on your cars dashboard (don’t look for that recipe anytime soon). So, while I continue to live here on the sun I say; “enjoy your summer, stay hydrated, use sunscreen and think cool thoughts ….. Where the heck is the shade?”
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