4.27.2009

It's Coming

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The heat. It's coming. I'm not ready.

It gets too sweaty, too sticky, and I don't like it one bit. Cars are ovens and as soon as you walk out the door it hits you in the face like a hair dryer on full blast. After dragging ourselves into the house there is nothing left to do but strip down and head for the pool or a cool shower. It's the only relief. Heaven to your sweat glands. But the sun is brutal with it's UV and UA and U-whatever rays. Sunscreen is packed in every bag, in the house, in the car, in the stroller. Popsicles melt right off the sticks and the radiant pavement burns the back of your legs.

When my mother came 2 years ago in July she worn a wet towel around her head the whole day. She thought she was melting. Menopause didn't help. Now she'll only come in the winter.

People say that your blood gets thinner. I don't believe it. Blood doesn't thin from heat exposure and they only claim that in the winter when it's 70 out. It's easy to state your love for the desert then. The summer is just too brutal for acclimation. Honestly. The other one I love is, "It's a dry heat." I'm telling you it doesn't matter one bit when the thermometer hits 114 in July what kind of heat it is. It's just freaking hot.

So, for the next few weeks we are taking complete advantage of the outdoors until it hits 100 and stays there. You can leave me a message - I'm good at checking them.

10 comments:

The Wifey said...

Gag. Good luck with that. Sounds brutal. Honestly that's a good reason why we'll probably never move to Arizona.

Do your plants handle the heat well?
What about chickens? Are you going to go out there one day and find them Kentucky Fried?

{Erica} said...

Well it's only 46 right now, with lots of rain, thunder storms and tornado watches...so I'll take the heat...that being said I've been in AZ when it's unbearable and it's NO FUN!

Ella has that blue bathing suit and always get compliments when she wears it. I love it and it looks just as adorable and your little one as well :)

p.s. how many months does the temp seem unbearable? I've always wondererd....

sheena said...

i'll be there tomorrow.

sweetpea#1 said...

I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. It gets that hot here and I am dreading it. I hide inside a lot during those scorching months and only come out around 7:30-8 pm when the heat goes down to maybe low 90's instead of 110. Not good.

Candy said...

oh I feel for you! That's why I don't think I could ever life there. the heat would just kill me! Now wait, Ryan will get a job in AZ and we'll be melting buddies. I'm sorry you're so hot, especially when you're pregnant!
Hang in there!

mjs ashworth said...

I am so sad you don't love the heat. Summer is my favorite time of year. Even in July 114 degrees and pregnant...

I will take the heat over the cold ANYDAY.

Give it one more shot this summer I know you will LOVE it!!

hays said...

carly - i'm praying for my garden ans i've heard to put ice jugs in the coop for them.

erica - june through september are pretty unbearable. it's not too bad until it hits 105 - then it's like burning in hell.

jes - you are crazy.

Saskia said...

I LOVE the heat, but we hardly ever get hot weather here which is probably why I love it...

Oven cars are no fun though, even on the 2 days a year my car ever heats up that much.

x

Megan said...

I was there this weekend, I thought I was going to die! It was only 90! Good luck!

Rhonda said...

You two sound like my husband and I...my family lives in Vegas...We always go in June. He hates the 114 degrees. I on the other hand sit outside on the patio...I constantly tell him "It's a dry heat"... hehe

Enjoy the "coolness" why you can.

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