If you ask me that question this time of year, my answer will undoubtedly be “Not Really”. It is SUMMER for heaven’s sake!
I LOVE the heat. Summers around here are so short that I can’t get enough of the warm weather. Humidity is not a problem for me. My skin feels great, my joints and muscles move better and I just feel good.
Now, I know that I sit at a desk all day, and don’t have to labor in the hot sun. As a matter of fact, it seems like I am COLDER in the summer than I am in the winter. I sit in my office with the A/C on and shiver. I have to put on a sweater and drink a cup of hot tea every day at around 1pm just to get through the afternoon. When I drive home from work I don’t even open the windows on my car until I am halfway there.
I have often said that if I had visited the tropics when I was younger, I would have never returned. I love the feeling of open windows and grass underneath my bare toes. Even on the muggiest night I am usually content to have a fan blowing on me to keep me comfortable.
I get so tired of hearing people at work or in lines at the grocery store complaining that it is “too hot”. In an area that has only a few months of temperate weather a year I think we can all survive a week or two of summer heat and humidity.
Seriously, do any of you remember this?
I do, and I know that we will have many more freezing, snowy winter days next November through March than the last short string of ninety-degree weather.
If you do have a problem with the heat, I will be thinking of you. Drink plenty of fluids and try to stay out of the direct sunlight. Check on your elderly friends and relatives and make sure your animals have enough water. Try not to complain too much, because there are those of us who wait MONTHS for this.
Know that I will be enjoying every sticky, sweaty moment of this summer weather. I will smile when I walk out the door this afternoon and am hit with a wall of hot, sultry air. I will sit in my car for a few moments and feel the heat sink in to my bones before I turn on the A/C. I will have a cold drink on my front porch this evening while I listen to the birds chirping and my neighbor mowing his lawn.
Ahhh, summer. It will be over before we know it!