Monday, July 20, 2015

This Heat Though

So, I don't know about where you live, but it is HOT down here in Mississippi.  It's not the pretty kind of hot anymore either.  You know how, in all movies that are set in the South, we're sitting around, glistening in our perspiration all day, but, if you'll notice, we always manage to look sexy. 

Well, we're past that now.  June may have found us looking sultry with our tiny beads of sweat, but's "done got ugly" down here.  It's so hot, we don't even care anymore.  You open the door and about three seconds after that 96 degrees with 88% humidity hits your face, you're going to look about as fresh as an old, sticky string mop and that's just all there is to it. 

The heat just brings out the ugly in me.  Ugly lookin'.  Ugly actin'.  Ugly thinkin'.  It must also bring out the southern inclination to drop my g's.    

Y'all know how I feel about summer.  Its only redeeming quality is the absence of an alarm clock.  In my estimation, it is the least among God's glorious creations.  Every now and then, I just have to state my disdain publicly in case anyone has any question about my feelings on the matter.    

My family just got home from New Orleans, speaking of steamy southern spots.  It was a multipurpose trip.  Carson had a very fruitful doctor's appointment at Ochsner for his aggravating eczema and Blair had an appointment at Tulane about a nutrition internship, which she may be interested in next year.  I missed the trip because of obligations here, but they kept me in the loop with their braggadocios texts.
When in New Orleans, eat as the New Orleanians do. 
Can you see how lost they look without me?  Kind of a hollow look in their eyes. 
Miserable, I tell you. 

I've decided to take the next two weeks off to spend with my kids before they go back to school.    Blair will start her senior year in college and we'll be moving her into a new apartment soon.  Carson is finally home from all of his trips and starts school on August 5, so we'll all need a little together time before we start to break off and get busy again. 

So, that's what I'm going to do.  I'm going to shut 'er down for a couple of weeks and love on my babies for a while.   

I'll see you on August 2! 




  1. Enjoy your time with the kids, Joni. They are getting to old, you know? Even though they looked happy eating scrumptious food in New Orleans:). I'm visiting my mom in California and just had a storm with cooler temps, felt like winter! With Carson starting school in Aug, Fall is around the corner! Well ok, sort of, you know, Sept month, ha! Kathleen in Az

  2. Have fun and make lots of memories!

  3. Enjoy the time with your kids! I'm hugging mine a little closer and a little more often these days, too. :)