I swear to you I am not going to spend the entire summer complaining about the weather. Can I just take a few sentences to whine, though? It's really hot here right now--yesterday's air temperature was 97, but if you calculate in the humidity it felt more like 105 and it's going to be this way all week. Despite that clear blue sky and bright sun, it wasn't pretty. It was even less amusing when we turned on our air conditioning unit only to discover there's something wrong with it. I spent the afternoon sweating (no need to even move--the humidity does all the work for you!) as I was waiting for the technician to come and take a look at our AC. He never came, but at about 4:45 someone called to apologize and reschedule (after I took half a day off work--I might add half a day away a very nicely air conditioned building!). Oh, I might mention that for a second time in a week the power went off in my neighborhood. What to do when the lights go out? Luckily since it was daytime I read for a while and then stitched. Just as I was starting to nod off (intense heat has that sort of soporific effect on me), the power came on and the fan started rotating again. Yay. So, please cross your fingers that the AC can be fixed today (another afternoon off work).
Okay, whining over. I promise to stop talking about the weather--I know many people live in far hotter places than I do and never say boo about it. I have a low threshhold when it comes to dealing with extreme heat. I never would have made it as a pioneer--I'll be the first to admit that. Just imagine living before electricity and having to wear long skirts. Eeek.
Sorry, now I really am finished talking about the weather. I did manage to add a few stitches to my needlework project. I'm being optimistic that I will stick with it and finish it before the end of the year--I stitched in the date. Usually I wait until the end to do that. My initials will go on the other side.
Over the weekend reference to D.H. Larwrence's Lady Chatterly's Lover came up in a book I was reading and in a movie I watched, which reminded me how much I want to read him, but never get around to it. I know he is not a favorite with many readers, but I still would like to give him a try and see what all the fuss is about. I pulled my copy from my bookshelves in contemplation of starting to read the book. I wonder if it would raise a stir on the bus. Probably not. No one else ever seems to read.
I was going to write more about what I'm reading at the moment, but frankly it's just too hot and I feel like I'm melting. Maybe I'll go water my flowers. I can attest to how cold the water from the outside faucet is right now--and you're never too old to play with the hose. Happy reading everyone.