Okay – I admit it… I’m a wuss when it comes to hot weather. I have to slather on SPF 40, I hate to sweat, and my face turns an ugly tomato red when I have to be outside for any length of time. Now, if I could be at beach under a pretty striped umbrella with a breeze off the water and my favorite new book in my lap – well, then I could embrace the whole “hot as hell” idea.
But on my home turf, I’d just as soon not see the mercury hit 90+. My hometown is Chattanooga, and when I talked to my mom the other day, she said Chattanooga had set an “all-time” record of 105 degrees. It had never before ever been that hot in all the years of record keeping.
But enough is enough! The grass is brown. You can burn your hand just opening the metal storm door, and the neighbors’ cats are drinking out of our bird baths and terrorizing the pretty finches. Sheesh!
It’s so bad that I have almost given up dreaming about hunky heroes and started fantasizing about crisp October days and warm, wooly sweaters.
And by the way, If any of you EVER hear me complain this winter about how cold it is, just shoot me! I’d give my right arm just about now for a pretty six inch snow or even one of those dreary, rainy November days. I guess the grass IS always greener…
We’ve got some family plans for Labor Day and then it will be back into the writing trenches for me. I’m working on a fun new proposal which I hope will get a nibble of interest from somewhere! And then I have my next contracted book due November 30. And after that it will be Christmas!!
So there you have it, lots of whining from me even though (don’t say it too loud) the temps today aren’t supposed to get out of the eighties!!
Some of you know that I just got back from a family wedding in Orlando. We spent one day at the Magic Kingdom and despite being baked and wilted, had a great time. Because of my bum knee I had to wear my dorky white tennis shoes instead of my pretty red sandals, but I can only suffer for fashion to a degree. And at least my feet didn’t hurt. Mickey is a great guy but a bit short for me. 🙂
Hope everyone has a great week… and please drop by to share your fantasies of fall with me. We can only dream…