Hot Hot Hot…Cold Please

Usually the weather is quite moderate here on the island. But lately the heat and mugginess are a wee bit stifling. The heat index is somewhere in between OMG and WT#$#. I do not swear and not going to start. But come on. Give a gal a break. In winter, you kind of hide from the bitter cold and in summer, you do the same thing. Grrrr. Although I should not complain at all because some places around the world are getting record breaking crazy heat. So. Solution. Nothing like putting ones toes or calves or higher into the ocean. If you do not have relief tickets to seaside, I suppose you can take a cold shower or even better, invest in a pool….kiddie size.

Grandkids come in handy. Hey if you cannot beat ’em, join em. LOL. They do not need much as little ones so a little bit of water from the hose (of course warm and cold water as they are fussy about too cold – LOL) and voila….relief. Yes Mother Nature needs a chill pill right about now.

I really do not think one pays attention to the temperature when younger. If it is hot, it is hot. If it is cold, it is cold. It is what it is. But as one grows older, there seems to be a noticeable difference in reaction to the body especially the muggy part. I do not do muggy. I mean I do but I don’t. And to top if off, I do not care for air conditioning. I do not have it in my home as the trees and sea nearby kind of keep things okay. I think it is the extremes to the body…too much. But the mugginess, now that is another thing. It is like when you just took a shower and think did I not just dry myself or is that sweat. Seriously.

Yes tis the season of summer. Hot days and muggy nights. Relief will be overrated. Even turning my pillow over to the cooler side, does not cut it. LOL. But it is summer. In Canada. Four season country. But just so you know Lord whatever you are baking outside, I think it is done.

Do I prefer hot over cold? At this point, maybe. Or not. Well I got that off my chest. Fans on. Curtains closed. Windows open. Movement at minimum. Oops. I got the grandkids. Hmmmm. Well, slower motion. And pray.

I do worry about the little ones and the elderly. It is not good for them. What to do! Well you do not put on the stove. Try barbequing….or sidewalk works now. Maybe you could purchase half a T-shirt… not to worry about the 6 or 8 pack bod. Get a sign to say “summer you can stop showing off. We get it. You are hot.” They have ice blocks for sale….hover around it like a campfire. Also check to see if your fan is spinning the right way.

So today if you can, stay cool. Like send shivers down your spine or break out in a cold sweat or keep a cool head kind of cool. Brrrr.

Happy summer day. Blessings.

Let us pray for those who need our prayers and for those who need relief from the extreme heat. Amen

Published by karenpnd

Taking in life and enjoying what is around me. Retired educator who has realized the bounty of many gifts given while in teaching and working a board level, I have missed out on paying attention to my surroundings including human interaction. So I find myself wanting to write and share a pondering or two. And that leads me in giving blogging a go. Looking forward to meeting others along the way as companions along the journey.

2 thoughts on “Hot Hot Hot…Cold Please

  1. OH YES…….. Hot and sticky here too!! Sure feel the heat and humidity much more now that his gal is, shhhhh, 60!
    LOVE playing in the kiddie pool when Addy is here. The splash pads have been amazing too! We were supposed to get rain today and although it looks like rain and smells like rain and the weather on my phone says rain, nothing but a few piddly drops so far!!
    I say go for whatever cools the mind and body and some days that just may be an old fashion giant freeze or a DQ ice cream cone (chocolate dip of course)!!
    As always love reading your blog!! Cheers my friend!


    1. Hey Kimm. Bless your heart. It is crazy the weather. And normally here on island we do not have such dramatic heat waves for such a length of time. I am looking at the forecast for next week or so and it does not look too promising. I do not mind heat but with humidity…yikes. Anyway you got the hang of it too…kiddie pool, splash pads. Whatever works in our lives. LOL. Nice. You make me laugh when you talk about piddly drops. Love the phrase. It has rained alot in last couple of months but lately, not a sign.
      Good advice about what cools the mind and body….not as fond of ice cream (long story but worked in ice cream shack when younger and had to taste test) but a fudgesicle. Well off to the put toes in the sea…it works quickly. Be good to yourself. Thank you ever so much for connecting. Blessings.


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