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Friday, June 15, 2012

My Heat Index

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I hope you are cooler than I am.


It was 100 degrees today.


I know. 

I say the same thing every summer.


I have decided , however,

I am going to enjoy it.

So,

my heat index this summer is going to be tied to

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family members standing in the yard watching grandsons

throw the baseball,

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Blue Bell thawing (just enough)

on my patio table,

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and my vintage ice cream scoop waiting nearby.

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And naps, and lots of iced tea, and avocados, and tomatoes from my garden,

and bouquets of zinnias, and books, and the periodic frozen margarita or

cerveza preparada, and new songs on my IPod,

and my new Jimmy Choo perfume,

and turquoise jewelry, and white linen.

What’s on your heat index?

 

20 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Ice cream sounds good to me!!
Not that bad here today as humidity was down - unusual for this area.
Enjoy your weekend.

PURA VIDA said...

Those are some perfect solutions to heat

Karen said...

Yes... an attitude adjustment is just what I need, Miss Laura, to "enjoy" the heat and be thankful. You are so right... there is not much we can do about our deep South Texas broiling heat waves, but Blue Bell ice cream, a chilly margarita or a frosty beer darn sure help!
Right-on, Sista.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Debbie said...

I did the same thing (made the same decision) about slowing down and enjoying the summer. I called it my Sand Pail List (copied that from a magazine article.) My list includes everything from watching sunrises and sunsets to bike riding. If it's too hot to do things during the day, I will just do them by night.

I refuse to wish this summer away like I usually do!

Bliss said...

I'm rather a softy, swallowed hard for the grand dad watching the grandson picture, and I have not even considered a cerveza preparada for the day.

~Bliss~

Theresa said...

Yummy! I have been enjoying frozen yogurt when I am sizzling:) Enjoy your day my friend, I plan on enjoying mine! HUGS!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Ice cream is a definite on my heat idex...clothes hanging on the line, DRYING before I get the whole load out!
a quick dip in the pool-- to bring the temps down (on the inside!)

;) Loving some Blue Bell, Pat

Jojo said...

We haven't hit 100 but it's getting hot and the temperature is rising. I will take a mild winter and deal with a hot summer any day than have to deal with a cold winter.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

We're real close to 100 and the humidity pretty much matches it. Ugh! But, Blue Bell can cure anything I'm convinced. :o)

janice15 said...

San Francisco has been very warm yesterday and today...phew...we complain when it's too cold and then too hot...lol...I love it a little warm but not like 100 its too war, we had 98 yesterday...hope you cool off a little bit enjoy your Sunday. with love Janice

Nancy's Notes said...

I like how you deal with our Texas heat! Oh Laura, what a wonderful photograph of your precious daddy and your precious grandson, I've a lump in my throat. Hug your daddy extra tight on this Father's day and every chance you get.

I'll always keep in mind your "Heat Index!"

Love you, dear friend.
Nancy

trash talk said...

White skirts, bare feet, braids, and Jean Nate'!
Seriously...nothing cools me down faster than a Nutty Buddy.
Love the blue hue and especially love the photos. In the words of a famous man I'd love to meet..."Keep a tight rein" on him girl!
Deb
P.S. I have no idea what a Cerveza Preparada is but you better believe I'm going to google it pronto!

Jacqueline said...

Someone just threw the 'Summer On' switch here too Laura. My solution is to keep my active hours to early in the morning or late in the evening and leave the noontime to hardier souls than I!

Loui♥ said...

yesterday when the temp recorded 100 degrees.
I was in my air conditioned kitchen..
preparing my summer favorite:
Gazpacho..
Sangria..
melon Kabobs..
garlic chicken was already prepared..
was being fortifies by ..
iced tea..
the long hot summer?
maybe so..
but I'm prepared..
frozen margaritas..check!
(frozen strawberries, peaches)
glace'..check.
anytime..
I'm ready!
hugs..
Loui♥

Emom said...

I am 55....hot flashes and mood swings......heat index? ....well, let's just say my husband is freezing in our house....smiles

allisamazing said...

It isn't hot here yet but what a great reminder for when the heat does crank up to just stop and enjoy the moments! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I have followed you back :)

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Fudgcicles!!!
Watermelon, ice tea, sitting right in front of a fan and watching fireflies.

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