Holy shit. I am so hot. Like heated to the very depths of my soul and can’t even think straight, hot. And It sucks, but what can we do about it? (Apparently I can bitch about it. Ha!)
We started the week off in the woods doing the camp thing. The park, Allis State Park, was just gorgeous. Nice and quite, lush and green, with a really cool fire tower with views for days. (I climbed it, the mr stayed on solid ground) The weather was amazing and it really was just what we needed. We went for a good hike, made lentils and zucchini for dinner, then just hung around and chilled by the fire. The perfect start to camping season even though I forgot my camp clothes. We were coming from a visit that required me to look decent and I forgot to pack a change of clothes and only grabbed my thin thermal underwear that I sleep in. But lucky me, the mr let me wear his extra shirt so I managed alright. That mr. Always looking out for me.
Back in town we did life as usual although with the heat and all we, especially me, have functioned at a much slower pace. We did manage to go for a bike ride lunch, another couple small hikes, and pick lots of flowers on top of feeding Megans cat everyday. And my garden is growing at a rapid pace and is now on the verge of being overcome by the onslaught of weeds. I just haven’t wanted to spend to much time weeding this week because again, heat and all. Other then that, same old, same old.
Friday I was really excited to spend the afternoon working at the studio. But when I got there, all the kilns were on and reaching maximum temperature so the studio was a bit toasted warm and not the pleasant cool I was looking forward to. After work, the mr and littles picked me up, (they just went to the movies and were complaining how cold it was… brat faces) we went home and I made them pasta because I couldn’t do much more. They played in the sprinkler then we tried to walk around the block but they just couldn’t make it around because of the heat, then Miley felt sick and had to go home. So the mr and Judah brought her home and went to get supplies. Ice cream and chips. We ended up watching Kindergarten Cop which I haven’t seen in like 20 years (it was terrible and Judah loved it) then made Judah a bed in our room so we could all crank the ac for the night and not melt.
Woke up, did the pancakes, went on a few errands, and dropped the boy off to his air conditioned family. Then the heat really just plowed me over. My brain tuned to mush, I cleaned a bit, picked blackberries from the yard, and basically just laid around on the floor and sweated. It was nasty and I was miserable. Meanwhile the mr was outside mowing the lawn because he is a glutton for punishment. And crazy. And that was the day. I was showered and locked away in the bedroom with the ac on by 7. And it was nice.
Currently sitting in the living room, with no ac, at 4am and the tempature is 87. It’s just not right.
Going onwards with the day we are headed back into the woods again and I am optimistic. Camping by a lake in a forest so we should be semi cool?? Or less hot then right now I hope. At the very least we can jump into water. But I am pretty sure the heat, or at least the humidity is going to break today. It has to or else I am a goner.
Hope you al are holding up better then I am. HAHA!
Linkage from the net.
-I am in the Spice Girl Generation. And yes, I loved them and still do. The Rise of the Spice Girls Generation
-The mr and I have been going back and forth between new sleeping pads or an inflatable mattress or just using yoga mats for camping…. Maybe the hammock is the way to go. Camping hammocks free you from tent tyranny
-How changes in barometric pressure affect the human body. I am so so so sensitive to it. I get head pressure and joint aches when it fluctuates. It’s annoying.
-It is so hot so you should know exactly what your options are. What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet, and Sherbet?
-There's An Explanation For Why You Always Get Sick During Time Off. I don’t get “sick” per say, but I definitely crash after a long stint of work.
-What the holy fuck. Arby’s mocks the fake meat trend with vegetables made out of meat (or “megetables”) But pretty dang funny.
-I love a good tile floor. Who doesn't? CHECKERED PAST.
-Hiiiiii! THIS is how texting has changed grammar & the way we communicate. I think by now we all know that a period at the end of a text is hostile. HA
-This could be my calling, or just a good way to get out of the country for a few years because, well you know. New vacancy for sheep dyke warden
Pictures from the week.