Hi! This was a weird week. I did a lot but there is little to talk about. OK, let’s back up for a moment or two.
I am not a hot weather person. I live in New Hampshire instead of Texas or South Carolina (I’ve lived both places) for a reason! I could not survive in a place where air conditioning was mandatory.
We started our second heatwave of the year on Saturday. Typically we will have 90+ F (33+ C) for extended periods perhaps twice a season, usually in late July or early August. Some years are worse. Being on our second one weeks before the official start of summer? That is odd! And for a person who prefers cool temperatures?
And yet I haven’t minded it….yet – ask me On Thursday how I feel! In fact, it has been nice.
I did a full mowing of the yard (I always do the front-front, but the other parts might be staggered, depending on growth and weather) for the first time this weekend. I did a few walks. I used the water hose a lot, for cleaning, watering plants, filling doggie water dishes and cooling down puppies. The walk after a storm rolled through Saturday evening was gorgeous – it is rare that the air has that color quality. There was walking in the relatively cool woods and some hikes up a hill, plus my favorite run, which has some of the best views in a 10 mile radius. I stayed outside as much as possible.
There are down sides – coordinating opening and closing windows to get cool air in the house at night while shutting out the hot air. The fan-noise drives me absolutely crazy – I avoid it when I can. Overall, though,it was good.
Because this was the first real taste of summer we’ve had. It felt so, so much like summer, and reminded me more of summer from my childhood than any other stretch of warm weather I can remember in the last few years. The long June days, the heat, but not super oppressive – I enjoyed being out and doing things. The taste of the air. It was all there.
So that is my smile, a nice early taste of summer.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).