Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Don't Tell Me You Like This Weather

Well, I can't hold my tongue another minute. 

We have to talk about this heat.

I think I've made my feelings about hot weather pretty plain. 

I loathe it. 

I detest it. 

I despise it. 

I abhor it. 

And if I could think of any other synonyms for hate, I'd keep going.

I've tried to be a big girl about it, though. 

And not whine or gripe or complain. 

But, today. 

Today was my breaking point. 

I ran errands all day.

98 degrees. 

108 heat index.

3,000% humidity.
   
In and out...in and out of the hot car.

Sunglass fogging up every time I opened the door.  

Then, I came home and did a couple of things outside. 

And that's when it happened. 

My heat threshold had been crossed.

I came back inside. 

Wet with sweat. 

And I was mad. 

I started stripping off clothes. 

And saying things under my breath as they flew across the room. 

I grabbed my desk fan and held it up to me.

Until I was sure my body temperature was back down to the 115 degree range. 

Hormones could have tipped the scales. 

I don't think hormones really pair well with extreme heat conditions.

Where the two collide can be an ugly place. 

A testy place. 

So, in conclusion, I want to give you my opinion...... 

Summer exists only to remind us that Hell is a real place.

And you don't want to go there. 

So, don't tell me you love summertime or I'll look at you like......
Because there's no way anyone can love this. 

No way. 


So, tomorrow, I'm hitting the road, headed to market for the weekend.  Blair is already there working in her company's showroom.  Carson is in Boston with the youth group from our church.  And Davis will be here sleeping on both sides of the bed.  We'll all be returning on different days and, after a weekend trip to the beach, next week, we'll be home to stay because....hello..... school is about to start!  While that does NOT make me happy, it does signal that we are one step closer to closing the book on this, my most dreaded season of the year. 

Y'all have a good weekend.  

And whatever you do, do it inside!.     










   


1 comment:

  1. Hahaha, Phoenix is Hades during the summer. Just call me Crabby, hiding in my shell. But I can imagine your humidity is much higher, I'll just melt from my sweat thinking about that:(. Keep cool Joni, school is around the corner. For me, the day is slowly getting shorter, minute by minute AND our normal is 106 from 107 tommorrow!
    Think cool happy thoughts! my mom told me the other day:) and have fun with Blair. Kathleen in Az

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