For the most part I didn't do much of anything this weekend, and tried to get some much needed rest. I think I'm just plain tired, and my muscles are sore from two of the exercises
Dr.G gave me. I love doing them and can see such immediate results, but the muscles I'm using have gone a long time without being challenged.
After some delightful days in the 80's we are now spiraling up into the 90's, and depending on which weather report I look at it could be 100 by Thursday. Of course it could over-ride the weather reports and get to 100 tomorrow.
I think I may finally have the water spigot to the swamp cooler turned the correct way. I have noticed the air coming out hasn't been cool at all. I believe the theory is that a fan blows air over a tray of water and cools the air coming out of the vents. When it gets in the 90's the swamp cooler doesn't do much good, but I have fans strategically placed throughout my house, as well as windows open for air circulation. It is an old technology but I still don't understand it.
Growing up in Cincinnati it was hot and humid in the summer but there wasn't much that could be done about it except run fans and drink ice water. That's essentially what I do today. My dad worked nights and had to sleep in the daytime, and my mom went out and bought him a window air conditioner. We could stand outside the closed bedroom door and feel a bit of cool air coming from under the door. Heavenly!
I "discovered" a great cure for indigestion - vanilla ice cream! It doesn't take much ice cream to do the job, and it is so refreshing in this weather. Since I live alone I eat it right out of the half gallon container. My kids would think I'm weird, as they thought their dad was weird when he drank milk straight from the half gallon carton, but he lived alone too, so why not.
Once the hummingbirds discovered the nectar they sip constantly. It reminds me that I need to change the water and wash the feeder - I'm sure in the heat it gets nasty pretty quickly. I've been intending to get a small bird bath to place under the tree in the front yard. In this heat I think the birds would enjoy some water to splash in and get the dust off their feathers.
Parting With Memories:
6 hours ago