OK everyone..I know that you will all think I am crazy, but I am going to come right out and say it anyways...
I WANT WINTER!!!!!
Seriously...is anyone else out there tired of these unbearable temperatures??? 90's and 100's with the heat index, and it isn't even August!! The really sad thing is that we don't have it nearly as bad here as folks in other parts of the country. It's making me a little crazy, and I am irritable, cranky, and unable to focus on my work.
I love summer...I really do, but OMG, I want it to cool down...at least a little!!
The heat isn't all that has me cranky...I feel like I am living in a dungeon...My husband heard somewhere that if you pull all of your blinds, you will conserve up to 45% more energy, so he insists that we live in darkness until this weather breaks. GRRRR...gotta love him in spite of it though!! :)
The other day a storm came through and it got even darker. I decided to light a few of my antique lanterns and pretend to be living in the past. It would have been fine if it were night time, but something just didn't feel right about wandering around the house during the day with only a lantern to light my way!! I found myself wondering if this was how my great grandmother Nettie might have felt back in the late 1800's if she had been presented with the same situation.
It was fun for a little while, and oh how I would love to be able to go back in time just long enough to experience the early ways of our ancestors, but then reality took over, and I realized that I needed to get back to work, so I tucked those thoughts away in my mind and will revisit them another day. I tried to take pictures of the lantern that I carried from room to room, but it was too dark, and they didn't turn out!!! Maybe in another post.
In an attempt to cool down a little, I thought I would post a couple pictures from this past APRIL...just to remind myself that this heat really isn't so bad and that in a few months, I will be wishing for these hot temperatures again!!
This was the last snowfall we had this past spring. Very pretty, but not so welcomed at the time!
Our back yard.
Front of the house...OK...I take back what I said earlier...I don't think I want winter after all...I'll just wait it out like everyone else...after all, if it were winter now, I would have missed out on fall, and that is my favorite season of all!! :) :) :)
Wishing you all cooler days ahead!!