It is SO hot. I’m sure you know that already, and probably don’t need me to tell you that, but yeesh it is.
Normally we’ve been to the pool at least a dozen times and had BBQs in the backyard and grilled out several times. But to date we haven’t been to the pool at all, instead opting to hose off in the sprinkler because then we can go back into the air conditioning and it’s twice as cool. We have had NO BBQ’s which makes me sad, but nobody can tolerate this heat. We have grilled out one night, and it will probably remain only 1 night until this heat wave disappears. None of us wanted to go check the food.
We’ve made smoothies every single day. I have become addicted to frozen wine and have been wanting to drink it was early as 11:30. I don’t but trust me, I think about it. 😉 Anything cold, with ice or frozen and it still isn’t enough. While I need my coffee to wake up in the morning, I am finding myself not drinking it very long in the morning – trying to drink it as quickly as possible so I can move onto cold beverages. Yes, yes I know I could drink ice coffee, but usually that just makes me thirsty.
We’ve broken so many heat records this year just in our area, but then I read the other day on weather.com that across the US there have been 4000+ records beat and rising each day. Nuts!
Even my house isn’t staying cool. I hate having sky lights. They are beautiful, but they are horrible when it’s hot. We have them covered, but still they drop heat into the house. By the time morning comes, it’s just the right temp which lasts for a couple of hours, two if I’m lucky and then we start the pattern all over again. We even have a few windows in the house that have extra blankets and sheets hung up to keep the heat out and the air in. It’s working but I’m sure it looks attractive to my neighbors. Guess what… I don’t care.
Gardening has been fun in this heat as well. We try to get out there as early as possible and simply drench the garden and a different area of the yard daily. Yesterday in our hurry to water and get inside as quickly as possible, my daughter was standing on one side of the garden by our firewood, and I was standing on the other and I was running the sprayer over all the leaves. She asked me to spray her feet and I did and all of a sudden there’s this horrific sound. Kind of sounded like a bunch of dying birds. No, really it did.
She freaks out and tentatively begins trying to figure out where the noise came from which of course meant I had to stand there and continue spraying in her general area. Finally, she figures out there’s something moving right near where she is standing. She declares she has found baby mice. She hadn’t.
Turns out that literally two feet from my garden is a whole little home of baby bunnies. I got them wet from the hose and they got mad and made all kinds of racket. I’ve never heard a sound quite like that before. You’d have thought we were killing them.
We finally got to go back inside when she was satisfied that they were okay. Okay?
Really?? Mama Bunny who we’ve been fighting with for months to stay away from my garden, procreated and delivered her little bundles of joy within inches of my vegetable garden. Seriously?