Well, as many of you know we here in Seattle don't usually have to worry about the heat very often for our summers. It is rare to find a house here that even has air conditioning, because you wouldn't use it that often...normally! But this summer has been quite different, we have had way more heat and sun than we normally have. Here is a photo of firemen cooling down public at the 35th annual Seafood Fest. I don't know that we even ever had a record this hot... to break as yesterday? We checked in here in our neighborhood at 109 degrees yesterday. It was unbelievable!
We jokingly called some of our family and friends and told them good bye, just in case we didn't make it through the HOTTEST day ever! Humor did seem to help the situation some. My niece is with me and she is from Utah and even she is HOT,HOT, HOT! Yes, we spent most of our day yesterday in stores because it was almost unbearable here at the house. We left and didn't come back till 9:30pm. Even then, the upstairs was just too hot to sleep or do anything, that is why I didn't even write in my blog ( that's not NORMAL either). So we put mattresses on the floor and stayed down stairs. I am always surprised at how the humidity and heat like this just drains you of your energy. I am trying to redecorate a room and clean the house before all my kids get here on Saturday and do you think I got that accomplished? No, it is just too hot, it something doesn't change soon, we will just have to make finishing this room and cleaning the house, a WONDERFUL FAMILY EXPERIENCE! Shhhh.. don't tell the kids yet, wouldn't want to spoil their fun, or give them a chance to back out! :)
So here I am the next morning and I can say that I did it! I survived the HOTTEST DAY ever! I kept thinking to myself, "Lynn, you have lived through a lot of things, you can do this!" :)
I have to admit, I didn't have it as hard as my daughter Amy,who has a baby coming in a couple of weeks. Her poor hands and feet are so swollen, it reminded me of my pregnancy days in West Virginia in the summer. Man, yesterday I thought I had been caught in some type of time warp and had traveled back to those hot summer days at home. YUK! That is exactly why we wanted to move to Washington, to get less humidity and less extreme summers and winters. Oh well.
I need to remember to be more like my granddaughter and just try and enjoy every minute of each day...hot or cold!
Life truly is...what we make it! :)
"You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour." ~ Jim Rohn
"THERE ARE TWO BIG FORCES AT WORK, EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL. WE HAVE VERY LITTLE CONTROL OVER THE EXTERNAL FORCES SUCH AS TORNADOES, EARTHQUAKES, FLOODS AND DISASTERS, ILLNESS AND PAIN. WHAT REALLY MATTERS IS THE INTERNAL FORCE. HOW DO I RESPOND TO THOSE DISEASTERS? OVER THAT I HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL." ~ Leo F. Buscaglia